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A set of eight pencil designs for various sections of a space rocket and lunar module from Superman and Superman II.
This collection comes from the estate of Oscar®-nominated production designer Harry Lange. Lange was working for NASA's Future Project department when Stanley Kubrick hired him to conceive and design the technology featured in the ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which he received an Oscar nomination. Lange then went on to play a key role in numerous noteworthy films, including Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Moonraker.
Each page of this set is full of hand-drawn images on tracing paper; some have measurements and scales written alongside. Many of the sheets have worn edges and short crease marks across the edges, but are in otherwise very good condition.