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!