Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1963's The Incredible Journey

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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

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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!