Friday, August 29, 2008

The House On Skull Mountain

Clipped from "The Macon Herald" in GA in 1974.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I didn't purposely clip this ad, since the movie wasn't interesting to me at the time, as it wasn't about monsters, sci-fi or Kung Fu. But as I was scanning in the ads I did clip, I found this intact on the other side of one I had saved while living in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. So, here you go, from 1975! Just shows that movies like "Jungle Fever" were nothing new. It must have been popular, since it was, as the title of this blog says, "Held Over!"

Notice the intentional resemblance the ad has to that of "Gone With The Wind," which was set around the same time period. During the 1970's the interracial theme was surely more controversial than now... but people from both sides of the tracks have been hitching a ride on the love train for as long as they've been around each other.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

Clipped by me from a Beckley, WV newspaper on Friday, June 4, 1982.

Clipped from The New York Times on Sunday, June 6th, 1982..

The ad below was clipped from the WV newspaper one day before the big event. You know I was excited.

From the Scrapbook:

A couple of drawings taped in the scrapbook, the top was done about 1972 or so, when I discovered Star Trek and became a lifelong fan (so far). I was about 13 years old. The second I did about 1974 when I knew a bit more about it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Dragon Dies Hard

Clipped from a Ft. Lauderdale FL newspaper in 1976.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hunchback Of The Morgue

Clipped from the Macon Herald (GA) with my sweaty little fingers in 1973.

Paired on a double-bill with "I Drink Your Blood," (which was usually seen in the dubious company of "I Eat Your Skin") "Hunchback" starred the wolfman himself, Paul Naschy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Neptune Factor

Clipped (crookedly) from the Macon Herald (GA) in 1973.

Significant to me because it featured two stars from my favorite Sci-Fi movies, "Forbidden Planet's" Walter Pidgeon and "The Time Machine's" Yvette Mimieux (who I had a major crush on). This movie was also known as "Bottom To The Voyage of the Aquarium" by those not kind enough to overlook the unconvincing effects, achieved by placing the sub miniatures down among ordinary fish and crustaceans. Irwin Allen did it better eight or nine years earlier on his TV shows.

From the clipping you can tell a few things about me at the time; I didn't cut too straight with the scissors; and that I would jot little commentary notes on the movie ads sometimes. I also cut away the movie theater information most of the time, since I didn't consider that important. Now, I wish I had been a better snipper, less of a penman, and more inclusive with what I saved. But really, the worst cutter was whoever clipped up the original slick and put it together in oddly-shaped pieces in order to fit in a smaller newspaper ad. They could have at least put all the sections on an equally black background to hide the edges!

I never did see the film; now that it's out on DVD I'll probably pick it up soon just to satisfy the inner kid that wanted to see it back then.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"Go Ape!" Marathon ads

Falling out of the Scrapbook this time are:
The "Go Ape" Marathon ads
(Click for larger images.)
The ads asks, "Can you take it...will you really Go Ape," but the real question is "Can your butt take it?"

How well I remember the excitement I felt that summer in 1973 when these ads came out. At 15 years old, I was a little late getting into the Apes thing, it was only after "Battle" that I started becoming aware of them very much and was getting interested, even though I had never seen any of them. When they were all played back-t0-back in these Ape-o-thons, I was wishing I could go, but didn't bother to ask my parents. It gave my stepdad too much pleasure to say no, and I'd just get ridiculed for it.

That couldn't stop me from wishing, however, or clipping the newspaper ads, and soaking up everything I could about them through "The Monster Times." Finally, I was able to see the original when it showed on TV while I was at my Grandma's house, and I was in heaven. Yes, I was officially an Apes fan, and would always remain so. And beautiful Zira stirred a crush I have never gotten over! Then when the Apes TV series began I really got into it, collecting with feverish thrill all of the Marvel POTA magazines that came out.

Below is a little article I clipped from the Macon Herald (GA), like all of the ads above, about the marathon showings. In some future posts I'll revisit the Apes from time to time, including the ads about the series from TV Guide.

And here is the Go Ape! poster in all it's colorful glory.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Death Race 2000

Today's Scrapbook selection is:
"Death Race 2000"
In light of the soon-opening remake, here's my clipping of the original's ad from a Ft. Lauderdale paper in 1975. Still hard to believe that the sci-fi milestone of 2000 is now in the past. Wow.
(Click to biggie-size!)


The Scrapbook opens today on:
The ad for "Westworld," clipped from the Macon Herald (GA) in 1973.

"Free gifts for the kiddies" says the ad. Bring the kids to see carnal cavorting with androids and violent gunfights! Fun for the whole family.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sting of the Dragon Masters

Snipped from the Macon Herald (GA) in 1973.
Also known as "When Tae-Kwon Do Strikes." After Bruce Lee's films, this is one of my all-time favorites. I love Angela Mao in it, she is beautiful and deadly! The fight scene in the restuarant, which begins with a striking image of her eyes reflected in the sword blade, is the best.

Nightmare At Shadow Woods

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Birds

Clipped from the a 1963 edition of the Macon Herald (GA).

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Return of the Dragon

Clipped from The Macon Herald (GA) in 1972.
(Click on images to view hi-res scans.)

Today's Scrapbook Page Extra:
Drawing of "Five Fingers of Death"

I was a tender 13 when I drew this, looking at an image in The Monster Times. It was done in pencil, then I started to ink it in, but my black marker ran out. I only had two colors left: magenta and green.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Seven Blows Of The Dragon

Clipped from the Macon Telegraph (GA) in 1972.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Skull

"The Skull" from 1965, clipped from the Macon Herald (GA).


Impulse, 1974

Andy Warhol's Dracula

Also known as "Blood For Dracula," this ad was clipped in 1974 from the Macon Herald (GA).

Note the offer of Band-Aids!

Below is a review from the Atlanta Constitution.

The Chinese Connection

Clipped from The Macon Herald (GA) 1972