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Auction History Result

Lot #: #278 FORBIDDEN PLANET linen one-sheet movie poster '56 Robby the Robot!!

Date Sold 12/18/2004
Sold For: Login or Register to see sold price.
Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 8
CATALOG SOLD OUT

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.



An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 27" x 41") (Learn More)

Forbidden Planet, the classic 1956 Fred McLeod Wilcox science fiction (sci-fi) outer space robot monster thriller ("AMAZING!"; "in Cinemascope and Color"; "Based on the story by Irving Block & Allen Adler"; very loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"; about space men who journey to a distant planet, and they find that all the members of the original expedition have died, except for one man and his daughter, and they have discovered the secrets of a long lost civilization called "The Krell", which dwarfs anything humans have ever discovered, but there is a very dark side to those secrets that is soon revealed) starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman (as the cook, who was put in the movie for comic relief), and Robby the Robot (billed as "Introducing Robby the Robot"). Note that after Robby the Robot appeared in this movie, he had another movie role in "The Invisible Boy", and then he appeared in a slightly modified version as the robot in TV's "Lost in Space". On November 21, 2017, the original "Robby the Robot" was auctioned, and it sold for $5.375 million!
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Condition: fine. This poster was linenbacked and during the backing process, its defects were repaired and it now looks really great! See below for its pre-restoration defects (we are the only major auction company we know of that gives accurate detailed pre-restoration information to our bidders, but we wish everyone did!).

the poster had extremely tiny holes at each crossfold and very minor fold wear; there were pinholes in the corners, and a few very minor border defects. Overall, the poster was in excellent condition prior to linenbacking, was very nicely linenbacked, and looks fantastic!
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