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375. John D.F. Black personal (3) World War propaganda posters from the Star Trek production offices.(ca. 1917-1945) Vintage original (3) posters including (1)WW1 “Clear theWay!”linen backed poster designed by Howard Chandler Christy to encourage the public to purchase bonds for the fourth Liberty Loan campaign,mounted to wooden board with frame measuring 21 x 31.5 in.,(1) Red Cross “The Greatest Mother in theWorld”linen backed poster, considered to be the most famous promotional Red Cross posters used during the war, mounted to wooden board with frame measuring 29.5 x 44 in.,and (1) Uncle Sam “IWantYou!”poster created by James Montgomery Flagg,used for bothWWI andWWII,framed and measuring 27.5 x 41 in. Exhibiting expected age and wear, some edge and surface loss to the older pair, toning, and mild waving to the Red Cross poster. Overall in vintage good to fine condition. $1,000 - $1,500
376. Gene Roddenberry typed and signed letter regarding the Star Trek “film project”.(Paramount TV, 1966-1969) Vintage original typed letter signed by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry regarding “Star Trek” merchandising. Composed on Star Trek letterhead captioned “From the Log of the Starship Enterprise”, Roddenberry writes on 16 August 1976 as planning was underway for the first Star Trek feature film. Roddenberry writes to Jesco von Puttkamer of NASA, in part, “...I was especially pleased to get at this particular time your strong and honest comments on the spread of cheap STAR TREK hucksterism and the damage it may do to the image of the STAR TREK film project. I have taken the liberty of forwarding your letter to Mr. Richard Zimbert, Executive Vice President of Paramount Business Affairs, who has voiced some of the same concerns...I was already worried about the other trouble makers but the name Timothy Leary gave me a real chill...[signed] Gene Roddenberry”. In addition to working with NASA on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Roddenberry was present at NASA’s 1976 unveiling of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, named after the Star Trek Enterprise. Single page letter measures 8.5 x 11 in. Exhibiting block of toning, folds, and edge wear. In vintage very good condition.
$500 - $700

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