Archive for December, 2012

A Grim Reminder :: Be Safe, Everybody. And Sincere Wishes for a Happy New Year from Scene from the Morgue!

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage News Photos with tags , , on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 
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Ringing in the New Year :: It Will Scare the Living YELL Out of You! Also, Free Hats and Horns. (December, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Film review of High School Hellcats at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for High School Hellcats at the Archive.

Film review of Teenage Caveman at 3B Theater.

Poster Campaign for Teenage Caveman at the Archive.

Film review of Hot Rod Gang at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for Hot Rod Gang at the Archive.

High School Hellcats (1958) Indio Productions :: American International / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Charles Rogers/ AP: Lou Kimzey / D: Edward Bernds / W: Jan Lowell, Mark Lowell / C: Gilbert Warrenton / S: Yvonne Fedderson, Brett Halsey, Jana Lund, Susanne Sidney

Hot Rod Gang (1958) Indio Productions :: American International Pictures / EP: Charles Rogers / P: Lou Rusoff / AP: Lou Kimzey / D: Lew Landers / W: Lou Rusoff / C: Floyd Crosby / E: Robert S. Eisen / M: Ronald Stein / S: John Ashley, Jody Fair, Steve Drexel, Doodles Weaver, Dub Taylor, Dorothy Neumann, Helen Spring, Gene Vincent

Teenage Caveman (1958) Malibu Productions :: American International Pictures / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Roger Corman / D: Roger Corman / W: R. Wright Campbell / C: Floyd Crosby / E: Irene Morra / M: Albert Glasser / S: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Frank DeKova, Leslie Bradley, June Jocelyn, Jonathan Haze, Beach Dickerson

Ringing in the New Year :: You’ll Be SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK from Laughing! Also, Free Donuts! (December, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 
 

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Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for A Bucket of Blood at the Archive.

Poster campaign for The Giant Leeches at the Archive.

Poster campaign for Diary of a High School Bride at the Archive.

Poster Campaign for Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow at the Archive.

Ringing in the New Year :: A New Concept in Terror and Sudden Shocks! Also Free Ham Salad Sandwiches. (December, 1962)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Operation 00-Odballs :: Matt Helm Shoots the Works, Fabulous Slaygirls, Dressed to Kill! (March, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of The Ambushers at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Ambushers at the Archive.

The Ambushers (1967) Meadway-Claude Productions Company :: Columbia Pictures Corporation / P: Irving Allen / AP: Douglas Netter / D: Henry Levin / W: Herbert Baker, Donald Hamilton (novel) / C: Edward Colman, Burnett Guffey / E: Harold F. Kress / M: Hugo Montenegro / S: Dean Martin, Janice Rule, Senta Berger, James Gregory, Albert Salmi, Beverly Adams

Signs of the Season :: Here’s a Movie Treat Wrapped Up in All the Colors of a Rainbow! Dedicated to all Kids from 2 to 92! (November, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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The King of the Kiddie Matinee or The Wizard of Coral Gables, call him whatever you like, either way, K. Gordon Murray definitely left his mark in the world of film entrepreneurs / exploitationeers. His career began with several home-grown and imported Sleaze-Noirs, most notably Shanty Tramp, and his first big hit, Wasted Lives, which featured the live birth of twins and sex-manuals on how to make them that were sold at the concessions stands. Back in 1959, however, Murray struck gold when he went south of the border into Mexico, where he secured the rights to about dozen horror and fantasy films based on several fairy tales for which terms like surreal and bizarre won’t even come close to doing justice to them — including this little acid-trip / holiday classic, where jolly old St. Nick butts head with the Cloven One, who’s trying to make the children of the world more naughty than nice. And with this abrupt change in the demographics of his target audience, Murray then pioneered the idea of an exclusive weekend matinee to mucho box-office success.

And with that, my fellow Morgue attendants,  I bid you all Best Wishes or Bah! Humbug, where applicable, in whatever festivity you choose and we’ll see you all next year.

Santa Claus (1959) Cinematográfica Calderón S.A.-K. :: K. Gordon Murray Productions / P: Guillermo Calderón / D: René Cardona / W: Adolfo Torres Portillo, René Cardona / C: Raúl Martínez Solares / E: Jorge Bustos / M: Antonio Díaz Conde / S: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas, Lupita Quezadas, Antonio Díaz Conde, José Luis Aguirre

Signs of the Season :: Give the Last Word in Nylon Hosiery (December, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Signs of the Season :: Welcome Your Friends with Real Refreshment! (December, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on December 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Signs of the Season :: A Genuinely Fine Movie for Your Christmas Happiness (?!?) (December, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , on December 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Signs of the Season :: Join Today and Shop Tomorrow! (December, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on December 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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