This is the Original (1sh) 1951 Lobby Card THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. It was used by RKO to promote this movie when it was released in 1951.
It is (we believe) Lobby Card No. 6 of the 8-card full set. The "6" appears on the bottom right in the image area. It is not a reprint nor a reproduction. Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer , James Young, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, William Self, Eduard Franz, Sally Creighton, and James Arness (as The THING).
It was directed by Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks. 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. Despite the flaws mentioned above, this Lobby Card has a very presentable appearance.The 1 hole on the right is the main issue, but with proper colored matting on the reverse, when framed, such as a dark blue/blackish matt, the appearance of the hole can be minimized. Outside of this hole, this Lobby Card has very few of the flaws allowed for a C7 graded item. Thus, it has been given a C7.5 grading. Either way, we have included photos of the flaws for your review. The colors of the Lobby Card are impressive with excellent detail of the images. We believe that the original 1951 Lobby Card THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD has very good investment value. Almost all movie memorabilia from the incredible two decades of sci-fi and horror movies from the 1950s and 1960s are always in great demand from fans and collectors alike. THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is definitely amongst this group, and for me one of the better movies from those two decades, although I love them all. And this scene, of the small group of servicemen and researchers waiting for The THING to appear and walk down the electrified walkway, is certainly one of the best (maybe just for me) images out of the entire set of 8 Lobby Cards.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I have been collecting original movie posters for over 30 years.I understand that buyers, like myself, expect representations of items for sale that are accurate, complete, and truthful. We do not use "stock" photos. Thanks for taking a look. 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 THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD Original 1951 Lobby Card, 11x14, C7.5 Very Fine" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. 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.