“The Time Machine whirls you to a world of amazing adventure in the year 800,000 !”
A magnificent original 1960 British UK quad film poster for George Pal’s sci-fi time travel masterpiece for H G Wells’ “The Time Machine”…Beautiful Reynold Brown artwork for one of the best film’s of the genre features ‘George Wells’ battling it out against the cannibalistic Morlocks…a truly classic movie poster; lovely deep rich unfaded colours, fantastic imagery and perfectly complemented by the horizontal landscape design of the British quad. Unrestored and presented in original folded (as issued) condition this superb example presents & displays to impressive effect. An incredibly rare example of a personal favourite film & movie poster that represents an incredible chance to own a corner stone piece of hugely collectable original movie memorabilia; highly recommended.
Trivia: The original time machine was sold at the MGM studio auction in 1971, the same auction that originally sold the Ruby Slippers (see trivia for The Wizard of Oz (1939)). The winner of the auction was the owner of a traveling show. Five years later the prop was found in a thrift store in Orange, CA. Film historian Bob Burns purchased it for $1,000. Using blueprints his friend George Pal had given him years earlier, he and a crew of friends restored it. The restoration crew included D.C. Fontana script consultant and writer on Star Trek (1966) and Michael Minor art director on Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Please see www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/props/timemachine.html for further info on this amazing prop.…more detail
UK Quad (30" x 40")
British / UK
Very Fine plus; originally folded (as issued)
Alan Young, Rod Taylor, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Yvette Mimieux