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6t094 THINGS TO COME 1sh '36 William Cameron Menzies, H.G. Wells, best stone litho sci-fi art!

Date Sold 12/6/2011
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

H.G. Wells' Things to Come, the classic 1936 William Cameron Menzies English futuristic science fiction (sci-fi) utopian thriller ("What will the next hundred years bring to mankind?"; "A mighty challenge to the world of today!"; "Like a flaming comet come this startling, human picturization of the world of the future!"; "Will the new bomb destroy mankind?"; "Will future generations be driven to build cities underground?"; "Will World Ward III destroy civilization?"; "The Picture that tells all"; "An Alexander Korda Production";"See the world in ruin! See its amazing renovation! See the city of glass! See humans living underground! See the gigantic space gun for the first flight to the moon! See man's substitute for the sun! See civilization as we know it today laughed at by our great-grandchildren! See the 'wandering sickness' destroy half the people on the earth!"; produced by Alexander Korda; based on the novel The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells, set 100 years into the future, in 2036; about a second world war [not WWII!] which causes great turmoil in the world, and then scientists begin to rebuild civilization into a scientifically designed utopia) starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle, Patricia Hilliard, Margaretta Scott, Edward Chapman, "and a cast of 20,000"
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Artist: Kupfer Sachs

Condition: very good to fine. The poster has the tiniest of separation at the crossfolds. It was framed for many years and there is a tiny strip of darkening on the extreme outer edge of the blank borders, and faint rippling scattered in the poster, but otherwise, the poster is in absolutely wonderful condition, and it has never had any tape or any sort of restoration!
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