The Thing (1951) - From Another World

Lot #334 - Cinema Poster Live Auction - US One-Sheet Poster, 1951

Stock #124595

"Natural or Supernatural?" was the question asked on the US One-Sheet poster campaign that accompanied the release in 1951 of the the classic Howard Hawks sci-fi creature-horror "The Thing: From Another world". A striking and unusual design (used as a teaser and general release) where the red letters of the title were made to resemble body parts made up from blood and guts with electrical wires (electricity played a key part in the movie) emanating from the letters. The almost basic design was clearly intentional as the studio didn't want to have the posters reveal much about the movie or the monster, thus heightening the anticipation and getting the audiences into the cinemas. Presented linen-backed with minimal restoration this scarce example displays to very good effect with amazing graphics and strong colours.

27" x 41" (69 x 104 cm)

Condition: Excellent

Conservation linen-backed, with fold lines 'flattened out'. Colours are strong and the poster presents and displays to a very high standard.

Artist: Unknown Artist

£800 - 1200

VAT Status: M

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

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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