Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Night Stalker

Sure, I know, this is supposed to be a movie ad blog, but if you read the fine print over there on the blog description you might see that I would occasionally throw in TV guide ads and old movie reviews. Here are some from the fall of 1974, the ads clipped from the TV Guide and the article from the Macon Telegraph. I enjoyed the series back then, and along with the Planet of the Apes show also premiering, it was a fun season for TV.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Triple Irons

(Click on movie ad images to see in larger resolution.)

This ad was clipped from from the Macon Herald (GA) in 1973.

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

Andy Warhol's "Frankenstein 3D"

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

Stir Crazy

Published in the Macon Telegraph the last week of December, 1980.

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

ST III: The Search For Spock

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

The Aristocats re-release

Ad for the re-release, clipped from the Macon Herald (GA.) on December 31,st 1980.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Rocky III

From the New York Times, May 30th, 1982.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rosemary's Baby Review & Ad Group from 1968

Published July 27, 1968 in the Washington D.C. Examiner.


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

Take Her, She's Mine

Clipped from the November 27, 1963 edition of "The Sentinel," of Lewistown, PA. This was on a Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, less than a week after the assassination of JFK. I get a kick out of the language used by Stewart's character in the ad... "My delicious dish of a daughter... every delicious delinquint inch of her is designed to drive her father NUTS!" Today that kind of statement would raise some eyebrows coming from a dad. Sounds like he had some issues of his own, huh?

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.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Clipped from the Macon Telegraph (GA.) on Dec. 31st, 1980.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Friday The 13th

Clipped from an Atlanta, GA paper in late May of 1980.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Clipped from the Sunday, May 6th, 1979 edition of The Miami Herald

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Addams Family

Clipped Dec. 6th, 1991 from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Has it been that long?