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.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wow, Sophia Loren and James Coburn! And... O.J Simpson? Well, two out of three good ones ain't bad. Clipped from the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel in 1979.
Now that I think about it, the tagline "When crime and passion mix" is ironic considering who's in it... funny how much foreshadowing there is in reality when we go back and look for it. For example, there are examples in TV and print too numerous to mention that put planes headed toward the WTC in the picture or scenario, way before 9/11.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Below is a theatre write-up about the movie from the same day's paper.
For your nostalgic enjoyment, here are a couple more items from that paper. A store Thanksgiving ad...
...and a portion of a full-page toy sale ad as the stores kicked off the holiday shopping season.