E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Lot #70 - Cinema Poster Live Auction - Richard Edlund Collection: US One-Sheet Poster, 1982

Stock #124821

When "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" was first released in 1982, a very small number of full-size 27" x 41" posters with the "bike over the moon" imagery were created by design agency B.D. Fox & Family, and were personally distributed by Steven Spielberg to friends, key members of the production staff and close associates. These are known as the First Printing "Bike over the Moon" posters, and the lot we are offering is true full-size 27" x 41", which we believe is the first time this particular poster has been offered at auction. The popularity of the imagery culminated in the Studio issuing a second print for Studio employees, cast and crew and these were reportedly placed in the office lobby area for employees to take. The second print (more common) posters are undersized measuring 26 3/4" x 40" and were used in marketing campaigns in cinemas. The marketing department at Universal® wanted the imagery used for the major advertising campaign and theatrical use, but Spielberg vetoed this initially declaring that it gave away to much of the plot and then deciding on it becoming the logo for his company Amblin. (Provenance: The Personal Archive of Richard Edlund)

Personally distributed by Steven Spielberg to our consignee.

27" x 41" (68.58 x 104.14 cm)

Condition: Excellent

Unrestored, rolled (as issued). Very minimal handling wear, it presents and displays to excellent effect.

Artist: B.D. Fox & Family

£800 - 1200

VAT Status: Ω

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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