This is the Original (1sh) 1953 (Title) Lobby Card THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. It was used by Warner Brothers to promote this movie when it was released in 1953. It is not a reprint nor a reproduction.
Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway , Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, and Jack Pennick. It was directed by Eugene Lourie. This unrestored movie Lobby Card measures 11" x 14". It comes with an unattached stiff cardboard backing.
This original movie Lobby Card is graded C7.5, Very Fine Minus. Original movie Lobby Cards are graded as follows from the top down: C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Fine/Very Fine), C6 (Fine or Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), C4 (Good), etc. The Lobby Card has a very presentable appearance and is immediately ready to be framed and displayed.
The Lobby Card has a very clean appearance with great detail. The flaws that are described above do so mainly along the borders of this Title Lobby Card, leaving the main image in excellent condition. If you are interested in this Lobby Card and would want it restored to resolve the flaws mentioned above, just let us know.
We can either have it restored for you and just add the restoration cost to the price, or refer you to one of the professional restoration companies that we use. That said, with proper framing, the majority of the noted flaws would be greatly alleviated. We list this particular Lobby Card of THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS as the Title Lobby card, writing it as (Title) above, for two reasons.
(1) Of the 8 Lobby Cards for THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, this is the only one in which THE BEAST is seen on the Lobby Card. This can be seen in James A.Gresham's book on 1950s sci-fi movies titled " THEY'RE ALREADY HERE ", page 50. It looks like the Title Lobby Card, although none of the Lobby Cards are numbered.
(2) This Lobby Card was graded and authenticated by MPGrading. Their certification sticker is on the reverse of the Lobby Card (see photo 12). It states that this is the Title Lobby Card of THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. It also states that the grade is C8.5 Very Fine to Near mint, but that was back in October 2010 when MPGrading did the certification. Obviously, this Lobby Card has seen use and incurred wear since that time, but it is still in excellent shape.We believe that the original Title Lobby Card of THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS has excellent investment value. This 1953 movie and its movie memorabilia are part of the amazing two decades of the 1950's and 1960's of sci-fi and horror movies. The movie memorabilia from these 50s and 60s sci-fi and horror movies is always in great demand by fans and collectors alike. In addition, we believe that this being the only Lobby card of the set of 8 that depicts THE BEAST and being the Title Lobby Card certainly add to its investment c value. If you have any questions, please let me know.
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I have a number of other original movie posters and Lobby Cards listed and generally we are listing new items each week. The item "THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS Original 1953 (Title) Lobby Card, C7.5 Very Fine" is in sale since Saturday, March 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Lobby Cards\Originals-United States\1950-59". The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia.
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