Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Evil

Clipped from the Macon Herald (GA.) in December of 1980. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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.

Oh, and there was another little sci-fi movie playing at the same time, called "The Black Hole" or something like that. :) The ad above was clipped from the Macon Herald (GA.)

For more articles and clippings about the release of the first Star Trek movie, go to my other blog: and relive those days, without the need for a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Here Come The Girls: Christmas 1953

All of the clippings on this entry are scanned in from my copy of the Atlanta Constitution published on 12-20-1953. As promised last time, these clippings give us a nostalgic glimpse back in time to the movies and ads from the Christmas season of 55 years ago.

Merry Christmas to all my readers! And as Tiny Tim observed, "God bless us, every one!"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"99 River Street" plus more

The ad above I scanned in from my yellowed copy of the December 20, 1953 edition of the Atlanta Constitution. I dig that tagline: "Rips into you like a double-crossing dame!" Yes, that can be painful.

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

Journey To The Beginning of Time

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

The China Syndrome

Scanned in from an April 1979 Ft. Lauderdale newspaper.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Mirror Crack'd

From the Macon Telegraph (GA), December, 1980.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Indy 3/Star Trek 5.. plus more

Clipped from a Beckley, WV newspaper in June, 1989.

Plus, since today's ads are small, here is a little grouping of ads from 1978 I'll throw in at no extra cost!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1963's The Incredible Journey

(Click on all images to view full size.)

The ad above was clipped from the November 29th, 1963 edition of "The Sentinel" in Lewistown, PA. It was a Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. President Kennedy had been shot only about a week earlier.

The ad above was published in the Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1963 edition, the day before Thanksgiving. There was age damage to the bottom so I had to photograph it rather than scan it in, as it was in two parts.

This write-up above on the movie was from the Wednesday edition also. Below are some of the ads taken out by local businesses wishing the readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I echo the sentiment to you! May your Thanksgiving holidays be full of family, love and thankfulness.

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.


Another (relatively) recent ad, clipped from a Charlotte, NC newspaper in June of 1995.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

His Kind Of Woman

Scanned in from my copy of the Atlanta Journal from Sunday, September 16, 1951.

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!

A few more of the films playing at the same time, from the same page.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth

(Click to view in Bigger-Than-Life-O-Scope!)

Occasionally I'll also feature ads for movies from various other kinds of mediums besides newspapers. This is from a full-page ad in "Castle of Frankenstein" issue #11 published in 1967.

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

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

From a Charleston, WV paper in May of 1989. Notice all the other cool movies playing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seems Like Old Times

Scanned from the Macon Telegraph (GA.) issue in December of 1980.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Long, Long Trailer

(Click images to view larger size.)

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!

Below is another small side ad that was in the same paper, thrown in for free for your nostaglic viewing pleasure. Please, if you are enjoying these posts, comment! I'm getting lonesome here...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pinocchio Re-release

Clipped from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel in December of 1978.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

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

Army of Darkness

Clipped from a Ft. Lauderdale newspaper on Feb. 19, 1993. Not that long ago, really... but a good ad! Click the image to see Bruce Campbell in all his bigger-than-life badness!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Julius Caesar

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

Nine To Five

Clipped from the Macon Telegraph in January of 1981. You're looking swell, Dolly!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Knights of the Round Table

Both the movie ad and the photo of star Robert Taylor were scanned from my copy of the Sunday, December 20, 1953 edition of the Atlanta Constitution.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shazam TV Guide article

As mentioned in an recent entry, and on the blog description to the right, I'll sometimes include TV show ads and articles that I have in the old scrapbook. I know, they're not "vintage newspaper movie ads" as the blog header proclaims, but I feel that they still fit, and danged if I intend on starting another blog just for these occasional entries. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them as much as the movie ads.

The one above is from TV Guide around 1974, while the "Shazam" Saturday morning series was in early production. (Sorry about the faded Scotch tape in the middle.) Jackson Bostwick, the first (and best) Captain Marvel on the show, is shown doing the flying stunts. If it seemed that the Big Red Cheese was flying roughly 10 feet above the highway most of the time, this truck-based flying rig explains why. They could have taken a cue from the effects done in the 1940's Captain Marvel serial, which were far superior to anything else done at the time and were the best seen in movies or TV for over three decades later, including this show.

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?

And what teen boy could NOT have a crush on Isis as portrayed by JoAnna Cameron? The article above came from a local TV guide newspaper supplement that I clipped while living in Ft. Lauderdale FL in 1975 when she joined the lineup with her own show.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Any Which Way You Can

Clipped from the Macon Telegraph (GA) on Dec. 31, 1980.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Legend of Hell House

Snipped from the Macon Telegraph (GA) in 1973. I loved this artwork, and being a fan of Roddy McDowell from the Apes movies, I circled his name in it. I was stupid sometimes. I also cut away the movie theater details. How short-sighted I was at 14!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Night Stalker

Sure, I know, this is supposed to be a movie ad blog, but if you read the fine print over there on the blog description you might see that I would occasionally throw in TV guide ads and old movie reviews. Here are some from the fall of 1974, the ads clipped from the TV Guide and the article from the Macon Telegraph. I enjoyed the series back then, and along with the Planet of the Apes show also premiering, it was a fun season for TV.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Triple Irons

(Click on movie ad images to see in larger resolution.)

This ad was clipped from from the Macon Herald (GA) in 1973.

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

Andy Warhol's "Frankenstein 3D"

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

Stir Crazy

Published in the Macon Telegraph the last week of December, 1980.

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

ST III: The Search For Spock

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.