Monday, October 26, 2009

Orca The Killer Whale

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I find the hyperbole in this ad amusing... "One of the most intelligent creatures in the universe." Really? Then why aren't they creating land vehicles that they can ride out of the ocean and kill us from?
And I love how they will seek vengence "across seas, across time, across all obstacles." Okay, over seas and time I'll grant them, but just sit on the beach beyond the high tide mark and you're pretty safe. They're not even gonna whip out a second-hand harpoon gun and shoot you.
UPDATE: I know my regular visitors have been wondering why the lag in entries; and the simple fact is that I have just about exhausted my collection of ads to post. If I run across more, either already in my collection, or if I add some more during my searches in flea markets and antique shops, I'll post them here. So check back occasionally!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

1967's Superargo

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Admat for the Italian wrestler/superhero Superargo film from 1967.

Monday, July 20, 2009

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Scanned from a full-page ad from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel for the re-release in the summer of 1977.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fists Of Fury

Clipped from the Macon Telegraph (GA) sometime in 1972. The exact date is not known. Also known as "The Big Boss."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

1970's Equinox

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The famous admart art for "Equinox" the movie that started out as an ultra-low-budget 1967 amatuer film short. It managed theatrical release in 1970 after being discovered by a Hollywood producer and increased up to minimum running time with newly-filmed footage. Read the Wiki page for complete details.

Monday, July 6, 2009

1972's Last House On The Left

Admat for "Last House on the Left," released in August of 1972. This landmark low-budget film shocked the audiences and put Wes Craven on the horror-fan's map.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

1974's Gold

Clipped in October of 1974 from a Macon, GA newspaper.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Black Sunday

Admat for "Black Sunday," Bava's breakthrough 1960 film.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Batman: 20 years ago!

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Commemorating the 20 year anniversary of the movie's release. Clipped from the June 23, 1989 edition of the Beckley Herald-Register. I really can't believe it's been that bloody long ago! Unreal...

Read the longer post on the anniversary over at my other blog, Fantastic Flashbacks!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

1957 "Shock Show" double feature

Admat for double-bill of "Voodoo Island" and "Pharoah's Curse" from the summer of 1957.

Friday, June 19, 2009

1973's The Paper Chase

Scanned from my copy of the Ft. Lauderdale News, Nov. 30, 1973.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon

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Scanned from my copy of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel of February 6, 1993.

Monday, June 15, 2009


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Admat for the Jaws rip-off that came out in 1977.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Iron Maze

Scanned from the Miami Herald published on December 6, 1991.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kramer vs. Kramer

Scanned from my copy of the Macon Herald, published Dec. 27th, 1979.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

1973's Charlie Varrick

Scanned from my copy of the Ft. Lauderdale News, Nov. 30, 1973. Below is an ad from the same day. I thought it was funny in looking back that both movies felt it necessary to say they were "in color," but I suppose the industry was still in transition from playing some black and white movies at the time.

Friday, May 29, 2009

First Family

From the December 30th, 1980 issue of the Macon Herald.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Teenagers From Outer Space

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Clipped from the June 12, 1959 issue of of The Atlanta Journal.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Terminator 2

Clipped from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel on Aug. 2, 1991.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blake Edward's "10"

From the Macon Telegraph Tuesday, January 1, 1980.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

1971's Zeppelin

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An unusual source for this ad; not from a newspaper, but from a comic book! I was going through some of my old comics in my collection and found this. Scanned from issue #14 of DC comic's "Phantom Stranger" published July 1971.

Friday, May 15, 2009

1954 Julius Caesar article

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution dated Sunday, Feb. 21st, 1954.

Below, some smaller ads from the same day's newpaper.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Batman Forever

Clipped from the June 24th, 1995 edition of the Charleston Gazette (WV).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country

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The last of the Original Series movies with the full cast. This was clipped from the Friday, Dec. 6th, 1991 edition of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. This movie premiered only one day before the first Trek movie did, Dec. 7th, back in 1979.

Below is an interesting Trek-themed ad for the sound system in one of the theaters showing the new movie.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Jurassic Park

Clipped from a June 1993 edition of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

If you like dinosaurs in the present day, much as this film presents, you will get a kick out of the ongoing series of posts I'm doing on another blog. Visit the "Dinosaurs Attack" entries, presenting hi-rez scans of the 1988 Topps card set, over at My Monster Memories!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

1954's Jack Slade

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, dated Sunday, Feb 21st, 1954.

And, from the same day's newspaper, this photo from "Hell and High Water."

"Well, uh... I don't know..."

"We've been down here for 6 weeks. All I'm sayin' is, they don't ask, we don't tell."

Don't forget my other fun blogs:

My Star Trek Scrapbook at

and My Monster Memories at

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Green Hornet

Clipped from the Macon Telegraph in 1974, this "movie" was merely several episodes of the 60's TV show, edited together and released theatrically to cash in on the public interest after Lee's death.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Superman: The Movie

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Full-page ad scanned in from the Friday, April 6th, 1979 edition of the Miami Herald.

Think about it: a full-page ad for a movie that's been in the theater for 17 weeks? Amazing, and something you may never see again. That movie was HUGE.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Batman Returns

Clipped from a Ft. Lauderdale paper in 1992.
Although I stopped clipping most newspaper ads after I got older (I didn't need to clip them when so much material was available, not like when I was a kid), I still did for some like this. Wish I had kept it up longer!

Monday, April 27, 2009

1953's Top Hat and The Cruel Sea

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, dated Sunday, Dec. 20, 1953.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Steven Spielberg's 1941

From the Macon Telegraph (GA), published Tuesday, January 1, 1980.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1954's The Stand At Apache River

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Scanned from my copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published February 21, 1954.

Below, an ad for another theater from the same paper. It's a testment to the changing times: today, a movie titled "3 Sailors And A Girl" would more than likely only be available in the back room of the local video store.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Jerk

Scanned from my copy of the Macon Telegraph (GA), published Tues, Jan 1, 1980.

Below are some more of the film ads from the same paper.

Friday, April 17, 2009

1957's The Unholy Wife

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Here's an ultra-cool gem of a movie ad from my copy of the Savannah Evening Press, dated Thursday. December 12, 1957. That is one bad girl there.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jeffrey Hunter in 1954's The Young Texans

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, dated Sunday, Feb 21st, 1954. Jeffrey Hunter went on to fame playing Christ in "Kings of Kings," and he notably played Captain Christopher Pike, the Enterprises's first (onscreen) captain on Star Trek.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

From The New York Times, Sunday, Nov. 30th, 1986.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

1951's People Will Talk

Scanned from my copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, dated Sunday, Sept. 16, 1951. I love that "Happy Family" copy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

1953's Walking My Baby Back Home

In some states you could get arrested for that.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, dated Sunday, Dec. 20th, 1953. It looks like they're having w-a-a-a-ay too much fun for a 1950's newspaper!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

1951's A Place In The Sun

From my copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, printed Sept. 16, 1951.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Capricorn One

Admat for "Capricorn One" from 1978.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1951's Here Comes The Groom

Scanned from my copy of the Kankakee, IL Sun-Journal, dated October 7th, 1951.