This is the original (1sh) 1958 movie poster THE SPIDER. It was used to promote the film in theatres when it was released by. In 1958 It is not a reprint nor a reproduction. Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson , Gene Roth, Hal Torey, June Jocelyn, Mickey Finn, Sally Fraser, Troy Patterson, Skip Young, Howard Wright, Bill Giorgio, and Bob Garnet.
It was directed by Bert I. This restored movie poster is Rolled and linen backed.
The poster measures 27" x 41". The poster was rolled once it was linen backed. With the linen backing, it now measures 28.50" x 43.50".
This poster was originally Folded. Almost all original movie posters pre 1985 are Folded. This is not considered a flaw or defect. This Restored movie poster is graded C8.5, or Very Fine to Near Mint. This grade is generally the highest grade a restored original movie poster can receive.Original movie posters are graded, from the top down, as C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Very Good to Very Fine), C6 (Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), etc. It is difficult to find any C10 (Mint) original movie posers pre 1985. Prior to restoration this poster was graded a C7 Fine/Very Fine. Restoration removed a censorship stamp on the poster, and restored/repaired pinholes, creasing along the Fold lines, minor Fold separations at the cross Folds, and minor tears along the borders. The poster is now displays beautifully. As you know, most of these original movie posters - especially pre 1985 - were displayed in Theatres and have gone through years of handing and storage. Sometimes it is amazing to think that any of them survived. But even as I as collecting for the past 30 years, I always only wanted ORIGINAL movie posters, but I hated the tears, and pinholes, and creasing, and Fold separations, and white lines at Fold lines, etc. That came with original movie posters. So for the originals that I sell, I often have them restored and linen backed in order to give you the best of both worlds. I know some collectors feel that restoration destroys the "authenticity" of a poster, and they have a good point.
But I still have them restored. I don't think there are too many fans and collectors of original movie posters that want to display an original movie poster that is full of stains, tears, missing paper, Fold separations, etc. Obviously the restoration process adds to the cost of the poster, but we feel it is worth it. The original 1958 movie poster THE SPIDER has great investment value.
Demand for old time horror and sci-fi original movie posters is incredibly strong and continues to grow, and the two fabulous decades of the 1950s and 1960s sci-fi/horror movies and their original movie posters will always have high demand from fans and collectors alike. The high grade of C8.5 Very Fine to Near Mint also increases its value, while the linen backing will help to maintain the integrity of the poster. If you have any questions, please contact me. The representations for this movie poster are honest, complete, and accurate.The photos you see are of the exact item you will be purchasing. We do not use "stock" photos. If you have any other interests in original movie posters, please take a look at my other listings. And I continue to add listings generally each week or so. The item "THE SPIDER Original 1958 Original Movie Poster, 27x41, C8.5 Very Fine/Near Mint" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1950-59". The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.