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
The ad below was clipped from the WV newspaper one day before the big event. You know I was excited.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
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
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!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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.
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
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
(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.