The "Apes" films rank right up there with the Star Wars franchise as essential 1970's cinema. Let's face it, the Planet of the Apes films are near and dear to all of us science fiction enthusiasts. Also, if you're a fan of collecting the posters, you'll also know that this is by far the most dramatic and colorful Planet of the Apes poster ever produced!
Most all of the other original posters produced on the "Planet of the Apes" series are frankly lackluster! This is a happy (and peppy) exception.
This 24-sheet billboard poster size was only issued when the film first came out. Almost all the billboards were pasted up and used, so ONLY this one example is known to have survived. In fact, this poster image is so rare that it hasn't been reproduced in any form since 1970.
There isn't even an image of this poster in the original press book! It's that rare, and so enjoy the nice photos I've posted.This poster was printed in 12 sections, which is standard for a 24-sheet movie poster billboard. When assembled, in total this poster measures almost exactly 19 feet 7 inches by 8 feet 9 inches. Obviously, this poster hasn't been used and is in VERY FINE+ ORIGINAL CONDITION!! After 100 years of being the industry standard, paper billboards are now an artifact from the past. The film industry discontinued printing their 24-sheet and 30-sheet movie billboards on paper, just like that - overnight - in the early 2000s.
Unlike poster paper, vinyl is NOT archival or stable! It degrades and breaks down over time. Vinyl is also exceeding difficult to store.
Basically, vinyl poster stock is not viable for long-term collecting and procuring! I won't touch it. Happily, this vintage Beneath the Planet of the Apes 24-sheet was. Made on glorious USA high-quality paper.
It was right about 2007 (or thereabouts) that the paper movie billboard sadly came to an historic end in America. Nevertheless, the paper billboard had enjoyed a full 100 years of prowess. It more than stood tall; it stood mighty, as a unique art form and an important part of our heritage. Life would look a whole lot different here in the United States if it weren't for the creation of the billboard. There's no question, billboards have literally changed the landscape of this country - from sea to shining sea.The best of them need to be preserved. This is one of the very best of them! It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock - Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won't inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. Please write with any questions.
If you're in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. The item "THE ULTIMATE PLANET OF THE APES 1-OF-A-KIND 24-SHEET MOVIE POSTER BILLBOARD" is in sale since Sunday, December 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79".miniver" and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.