It Came from Outer Space debuted in American movie theaters on May 25, 1953. Valuable It Came from Outer Space movie memorabilia includes American one sheet, half sheet, insert, six sheet and three sheet posters, lobby cards, movie stills, pressbooks and foreign movie posters.
Universal International Pictures' It Came from Outer Space is a science fiction movie classic from the Fabulous Fifties. Directed by Jack Arnold and starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Kathleen Hughes, Joe Sawyer and Russell Johnson, It Came from Outer Space tells the horrifying story of an alien landing in the desert and its effect on the citizens of a small Arizona town, who begin behaving strangely. Made for an estimated $800,000, It Came from Outer Space debuted on May 25, 1953.
Here are ten valuable It Came from Outer Space movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest sci-fi fans and movie memorabilia collectors. "This is Sand Rock, Arizona, of a late evening in early spring. It's a nice town, knowing its past and sure of its future, as it makes ready for the night, and the predictable morning. The desert blankets the earth, cooling, resting for the fight with tomorrow's sun. And in my house near the town, we're also sure of the future. So very sure." - Richard Carlson as stargazer John Putnam in the movie's opening lines
It Came from Outer Space One Sheet Movie Poster
The movie's standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine+ condition on linen sold at auction for $1,135.25. It Came from Outer Space is based on a short story by Ray Bradbury and was shot in 3-D.
It Came from Outer Space one sheet poster $1,135.25
It Came from Outer Space Three Sheet Movie Poster
A restored three sheet movie poster (41x81-inches) in very fine- condition on linen brought $1,673 at auction. "Amazing! Exciting! Spectacular!" Got your red and blue 3-D glasses?
It Came from Outer Space three sheet poster $1,673
It Came from Outer Space Insert Movie Poster
An insert 3-D style movie poster (14x36-inches) in folded very fine- condition sold at auction for $896.25.
It Came from Outer Space Six Sheet Movie Poster
A huge restored six sheet movie poster (81x81-inches) in fine+ condition brought $3,883.75 at auction.
It Came from Outer Space six sheet poster $3,883.75
It Came from Outer Space Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight 3-D style lobby cards (11x14-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $3,107. The 3-D style lobby cards are rarer than the standard non-3-D cards.
It Came from Outer Space lobby set $3,107
It Came from Outer Space Window Card
A 3-D style window card (14x22-inches) in very fine- condition brought $388.38 at auction. Window cards were displayed in businesses in order to promote movies.
It Came from Outer Space Movie Pressbook
A Showman's Manual – known as a pressbook in movie collecting circles – in uncut very fine condition fetched a top bid of $107.55 at auction. The movie's entire poster campaign can be found inside.
It Came from Outer Space pressbook $107.55
It Came from Outer Space Movie Stills
A collection of eight original 8x10-inch black-and-white movie stills in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $74.
Richard Carlson inspects the alien landing site in a movie still, one of eight $74
It Came from Outer Space Italian Photobusta Movie Poster
It Came from Outer Space debuted in Italy on October 23, 1953. An Italian photobusta movie poster (13x19-inches) in very good- condition sold at auction for a reasonable $16 .
It Came from Outer Space 40x60 Movie Poster
A restored 40x60-inch movie poster in rolled fine- condition brought a whopping $9,560 at auction.
It Came from Outer Space 40x60 poster $9,560
It Came from Outer Space Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: It Came from Outer Space half sheet style B movie poster (22x28-inches) in folded fine/very fine condition $3,883.75
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