Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The December of 1979 was one of the most exciting for me as a Star Trek fan that I had ever had. The fever pitch that had been building from the magazine articles, tv spots, and newspaper ads like the one above had me all twitterpated. The ad above was clipped from the Atlanta Journal.
For more articles and clippings about the release of the first Star Trek movie, go to my other blog: http://www.mystartrekscrapbook.blogspot.com/ and relive those days, without the need for a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Merry Christmas to all my readers! And as Tiny Tim observed, "God bless us, every one!"
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The photos and movie info came from the same paper. Note that "The Stranger Wore A Gun" was a 3-D movie. Back then the gimmick was used to try to draw people back into the theater as TV stole them away. Now we're seeing a resurgence of 3-D being used for much the same reason.
I'll post more from this December paper soon, as we look back on the holiday season of fifty-five years ago! Were you even alive then? I was five years away from gracing my parents with my presence.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Another ad slick that ran in the "Castle of Frankenstein" magazine., issue #11 published in 1967.
Originally shot in 1955, by a Czech filmmaker, the film was re-edited with additional American footage by a distributor and released in 1964.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
These ads came from the same newspapers that an earlier post did; check out the ads for "Take Her, She's Mine!" and other Thanksgiving ads, right here.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Above is a picture and info about the movie from the same page. Notice the theater showtimes on the left... there are "neighborhood theaters," "drive-in theaters' and "colored theaters." Segregation was still in full swing then. We've come a long way since!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I'm featuring a Star Trek cover story from this mag on my other blog, "My Star Trek Scrapbook," so visit there also.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Both the ad and the photo below were scanned from my copy of the The Atlanta Journal from Sunday, Feb. 21st, 1954. As always, click to view in Super-Big-O-Vision!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Clipped from the June 23rd, 1989 issue of the Register-Herald in Beckley, WV.
(In case you've noticed the wide-ranging area that these newspapers cover that I have clipped from in the past, well, long ago when I was at home living with my parents, my stepdad was in construction and moved a lot. Since then I've also lived in three states, so you're liable to see clippings from newspapers all over! And when in bigger cities where the newspaper stands sold papers from the major publishers from around the country, I sometimes bought them as well when I knew they held ads for movies I was watching for. The New York Times, for example.)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Scanned from my copy of the Sunday, February 21, 1954 edition of the Atlanta Constitution. Note the unusual terminology: "M-G-M's picturization of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar." That's a new one on me!
Below are some of the other movies advertised in that same day's newspaper. As usual, click the images to see all the little dots in "huge-o-rama-vision!" No special glasses required.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The article above I clipped from "The Star" tabloid about the same time. I really liked the show and seldom missed it Saturday mornings. I still get a chill watching it when he changes into Captain Marvel! The musical buildup, the animated effects of the transformation, and the subsequent leap into the air, were all done very well. They handled the drama and power of the change better than any other medium has, including his appearance on the Justice League episode "Clash." Sure, this Cap was more involved in lifting fallen trees and stopping runaway cars than fighting super-villains, but for a kid's show it was well done and exciting, and I have great nostalgic memories of it. I hope how soon the first season is released on DVD! As it is, I have my episodes taped off of TV Land latenight showings from a few years back.
Let's hope that the still-in-development Shazam movie gets made soon, and that it fulfills the possibilities of the character. It could really rock! And wouldn't it be nice if they gave Jackson a cameo role in it also?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sometimes I could kick myself for the slipshod way I collected movie ads back when I was in my early teens. This is a good example. I clipped the ad too closely around the border, also removing the theater info, which I considered superfluous at the time. And sometimes I wrote commentary on the ad, like at the bottom where I derided the idea that anything could beat Kung Fu.
I also flinch when I think about all the ads for the other movies out at the time that I clipped around and threw away. If only I had saved them all, what I blog I could have! But I only saved those I wanted to see.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Otherwise known (presumably in non-3D showings) as "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein," this ad for "Frankenstein 3D" was clipped from the New York Times in March of 1974. It was retitled "Flesh For Frankenstein" for later releases.
It was often paired with Warhol's Dracula film, the ad for which I posted earlier here.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
When I first began this blog it was to share the clippings I made years ago of movies that interested me. But as I went through my saved newspaper movie sections, surrounding the ad I wanted or on the back page I found a lot more ads. So I've broadened this blog to include any that I have, whether I saved them intentionally or not. After all, you might enjoy seeing whatever I post, whether I liked the movie or not!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Clipped from the Beckley Register-Herald (WV) in June of 1984.
This movie came out before the internet was widely used, so there were still secrets kept right up until the day or so before release. And unless you picked up the novelization and read it in those couple of days before the movie premiered, you could still go in and be surprised. Today, unless you hide under a rock, it's hard to go see a movie that has a lot of fans like Trek and not know more than you want to already.