I've been typing up eBay listings this evening. The items least worth the effort receive the most extensive treatment, as follows:
Woolner Bros. Present:
MUTINY IN OUTER SPACE -- ORIGINAL ONE-SHEET MOVIE POSTER
1964 RELEASE -- ASTOUNDING ADVENTURE from the CENTER OF THE MOON
Starring: RUGGEDLY GOOD-LOOKING MEN and PRETERNATURALLY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS… err, I mean, WOMEN
Original one-sheet poster, approximately 27-inches by 41-inches, with the usual folds, but otherwise in utterly crap condition. Note a few little creases around the corners, not affecting the image. Note a few little tears along the folds, somewhat affecting the image. Note a bunch of pinholes and some rips and tears around the corners, giving the whole thing a totally ratty appearance. NOTE THE BIG HUNK OF PAPER MISSING from the lower left corner.
Hey, does that say "Harold Lloyd Jr." down there near the big missing corner piece? As in, son of the guy who dangled from the clock face back in the silent movie days? That's kinda cool; what's rather odd, though, is that Harold the Younger also appeared in Girls Town (1959) aka The Innocent & The D@mned, and I just happen to have a half-sheet poster for that movie, in much better condition that this space movie thing, simultaneously listed! You can see it here, if you're so inclined. And no, it's not like I was collecting Harold Lloyd Jr. memorabilia or anything, although I bet you could put together a rather impressive collection, quantity-wise anyway, for comparatively little money.
Did I mention the tape on the back of this poster? You probably wanna check that out before bidding. It looks like pretty old tape; might add to the value.
So, all things considered, why should you bid on this poster? Why should you care enough not only to bid, but to bid to win?
AFFORDABILITY! Most really cool sci-fi posters will set you back some serious bread.
Here, you get swell graphics, albeit an unknown title, for a fraction of the price of, say, The Day the Earth Stood Still or Mars Needs Women.
It's OLD! Anything old is, by its very nature, rare and valuable, right? Except for people, of course. (Ya didn't expect sly social commentary which would end up making you think about the inequities of life and stuff, now, did you? I mean, it's eBay, not a college philosophy debate, right? So I guess I should shut up and let you get back to buying cool old stuff.)
GUY FIGHTING A GIANT FERN! Or some kind of tendril. Tendrils are basically a poor-man's tentacle, I suppose. Like in those kind of messed-up anime films. But without the bikini babes. I'm not doing a very good job selling you on this thing, am I?
CUTE GIRLS! Three - count 'em - three cuties on one poster! Although, it might be the same girl three times. Which, considering how cute this girl is, three times would… uh… 'kay, never mind.
Check out the ROCKETS! That's the future we're all supposed to be living in!
"Astounding Adventure from the Center of the Moon" is a GREAT tag line!
Those little damaged areas add CHARACTER. One you frame it up, the edges aren't going to show. The other minor creases and stains enhance rather than detract from the image; you'll never have people asking you, "is that a reproduction" like they would if you had one of those snooty rich-guy "mint condition" posters.
Model your next COMIC-CON COSPLAY COSTUME on the outfits in this poster. That would so seriously rawk! And you could probably find all the stuff you need at, like, yard sales and thrift stores.
Did I mention the PRETTY GIRL(s)? Three of 'em!
You can tack this poster to the wall of your dorm room with masking tape and not have to worry about damaging it, unlike with that fanceh Citizen Kane piece you paid so much for and that you're afraid to expose it to those harmful UV rays that "preservationists" drone on about.
Mutiny in Outer Space was Harold Lloyd Jr.'s last credited film appearance, and no Harold Junior collection would be complete without a representative item from his final film! I mean, now that you've suddenly started amassing a Harold Junior collection and all….
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then, if you add up all the words you've already slogged through to get to the pictures, you're really getting your money's worth from this listing, aren't you? Take a look at the photos below and ask any questions you may have before placing a really high, because you want to win bid.
PHOTOS: (Click on any photo for a larger version)
various close-up photos of corners and edge-damage here
Did I mention that this poster is offered in as-is condition? Just thought maybe I should reiterate that.
Opening bid is 99¢