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Auction History Result

4v580 BWANA DEVIL 1/2sh R54 a lion in your lap, a lover in your arms, it's all adventure & romance!

Date Sold 4/21/2009
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A 1954 Re-release Vintage Theatrical Folded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28") (Learn More)

Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil, the 1952 Arch Oboler ("The man who gave you 'Bwana Devil' and Radio's famed 'Lights Out'") 3-D (3D; 3-Dimension) adventure thriller ("The world's first feature length motion picture in 'natural vision 3 dimension'"; "A LION in your lap!"; "A LOVER in your arms!"; "You have never witnessed anything in the world like this before!"; "In thrilling color"; "3 Dimension"; director Oboler went to Africa in 1948 and teamed with a cameraman to film native people there, and it was that authentic African footage that was used in this movie; the movie is based on a real story from Kenya in 1898, where British railway workers were being attacked and eaten by lions, and the head engineer had to figure out how to stop the attacks, or he would not be able to hire workers!) starring Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Ramsay Hill, and Paul McVey. Note that the poster states that "Bwana Devil" was the first feature length 3-D movie, but some would argue that other films (such as "The Power of Love") would fit that description. However, "Bwana Devil" truly is the first mainstream feature length fictional film using the 3-D Technicolor process (there are some other movies that have a somewhat tenuous claim to being earlier, but most people generally accept this movie as the first feature 3-D movie!) Also, note that this movie premiered in 1952, but all the poster material we have seen is dated 1953. If anyone has ever seen any poster material dated 1952 please e-mail us!
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Important Added Info: Note that this movie was originally in 3-D. The studios created both 3D posters and 2D posters (the 2-D posters were for theaters that lacked the 3-D equipment). This poster is from the "2-D" release. Also note that this poster was machine folded at one time but has been laying flat for a long time and will be sent rolled in a tube.

Condition: good to very good.
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