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Strictly for Adult Eyes and Ears. Don’t Tell Your Friends the Amazing Secret After You See It! (January, 1966)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2017 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
The Collector (1965) Collector Company :: Columbia Pictures Corporation / P: Jud Kinberg, John Kohn / D: William Wyler / W: John Kohn, Stanley Mann, Terry Southern, John Fowles (novel) / C: Robert Krasker, Robert Surtees / E: David Hawkins, Robert Swink / M: Maurice Jarre / S: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

The Pumpkin Eater (1964) Romulus Films :: Columbia Pictures Corporation / P: James Woolf / AP: James Ware / D: Jack Clayton / W: Harold Pinter, Penelope Mortimer (novel) / C: Oswald Morris / E: Jim Clark / M: Georges Delerue / S: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray, Cedric Hardwicke, Maggie Smith

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For the Love of Film Noir :: From the Novel You Whispered About… (February, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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This post is part of my rehash and continuation of the For the Love of Film Noir Blogathon originally held back in February of 2011. Thus and so, we will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again for the entire month of March. And along with all the old material migrating over from the old site, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940′s through the late ’50s. And as an added bonus, I’ll be posting some vintage adverts to stuff I’ve always associated with the genre — cigarettes, booze and fashionable ladies.

The Lost Weekend (1945) Paramount Pictures / P: Charles Brackett / D: Billy Wilder / W: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Charles R. Jackson (novel) / C: John F. Seitz / E: Doane Harrison, Lee Hall / M: Miklós Rózsa / S: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Lillian Fontaine

She’ll Inflame Your Senses with Her Exoctic ‘Kali’ Dance Orgy! (January, 1931)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Mata Hari (1931) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: George Fitzmaurice, Irving Thalberg / D: George Fitzmaurice / W: Benjamin Glazer, Leo Birinsky, Doris Anderson, Gilbert Emery / C: William H. Daniels / E: Frank Sullivan / M: William Axt / S: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley

Mothers Bring Your Daughters! Fathers Bring Your Sons! (March, 1937)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Apparently, the Road to Ruin is a very slippery slope — as good girl Anne Dixon finds out, the hard way — which quickly rockets you down a path wrought with fast cars, booze and drugs, that ultimately dead-ends with an illegitimate teen pregnancy, and, horror of horrors, an abortion! And a lethally botched one, at that! Written and directed by Dorothy Davenport, a pioneer of sorts in the male dominated studio system, who apparently made it her life’s goal to warn others about the horrors of narcotics after her husband, writer/director Wallace Reid, died of an accidental overdose of morphine.

The Road to Ruin (1934) Willis Kent Productions :: True-Life Photoplays :: First Division Pictures / P: Willis Kent / D: Dorothy Davenport, Melville Shyer / W: Dorothy Davenport / C: James Diamond / E: S. Roy Luby / S: Helen Foster, Nell O’Day. Glen Boles, Robert Quirk, Virginia True Boardman

Hearts in Bondage (1936) Republic Pictures / EP: Herman Schlom / P: Nat Levine / D: Lew Ayres / W: Karl Brown, Olive Cooper, Wallace MacDonald, Bernard Schubert / C: Jack Marta / E: Ralph Dixon / M: Hugo Riesenfeld / S: James Dunn, Mae Clarke, David Manners, Fritz Leiber

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Spontaneous Combustion in a Satin Gown! The Only Dame with a Kiss of Flame! (March, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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And after a glut of 3-D releases in late 1953, it wasn’t until March of 1954 before the Island saw another 3-D release hit the Grand. And with the advent of the more user friendly Cinemascope, the writing was already on the wall for Stereo-Scopic films, especially when you consider that last ad, where the theater dumped the gimmick, despite the ballyhoo’d new and improved glasses, to polish off the run after the weekend.

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) The Beckworth Corporation :: Columbia Pictures Corporation / P: Jerry Wald / D: Curtis Bernhardt / W: Harry Kleiner, W. Somerset Maugham (novel) / C: Charles Lawton Jr. / E: Viola Lawrence / M: Morris Stoloff / S: Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray, Russell Collins, Charles Bronson

All Sensationalism Left Intact!! (September, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) Carlyle Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Otto Preminger / D: Otto Preminger / W: Wendell Mayes, Robert Traver (novel) / C: Sam Leavitt / E: Louis R. Loeffler / M: Duke Ellington / S: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, George C. Scott, Arthur O’Connell, Eve Arden, Joseph N. Welch

Da’King Lives! :: A Pin-Up Photographer Who Doesn’t Want to Get Pinned Down! (October, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And here’s another one that has inexplicable escaped my viewing eye. The plan is to remedy this during TCM’s marathon of Presley pictures later today as part of the Summer Under the Stars month. Until then…
 

Video courtesy of Timothy Sideburns.

 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Douglas Laurence / D: Norman Taurog / W: Michael A. Hoey, Dan Greenburg (novel) / C: Fred J. Koenekamp / E: John McSweeney / M: Billy Strange / S: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent, Celeste Yarnall

Da’King Lives! :: Oh! We’re Glad You’re Here! (April, 1962)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

Wild in the Country (1961) The Company of Artists :: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Jerry Wald / AP: Peter Nelson / D: Philip Dunne / W: Clifford Odets, J.R. Salamanca (novel) / C: William C. Mellor / E: Dorothy Spencer / M: Kenyon Hopkins / S: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood

Da’King Lives! :: Battling to the Top Against Hoodlums, Gangs and Their Girl-Bait! (July, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

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Video courtesy of SophyaAgain.

 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

 
King Creole (1958) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: Michael Curtiz / W: Herbert Baker, Michael V. Gazzo, Harold Robbins (novel) / C: Russell Harlan / E: Warren Low / M: Walter Scharf / S: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Vic Morrow

Da’King Lives! :: A Rocking, Socking Powerhouse of Fantastic Talent! (November, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I know, I know, the Jailhouse Rock number was the showpiece for this flick, but I’ve always preferred this simpler number and the magical properties of Scotty Moore’s sunglasses.
 


Video courtesy of Gocciadilluna57.

 
One of the few bona fide musicals The Big E ever made, Jailhouse Rock is also reputed to be the only film of his that Elvis never watched. The reason: the tragic death of his co-star, Judy Tyler, who was killed in an automobile accident just three days after filming wrapped up. Apparently, Elvis was so distraught over this that he could never bring himself to watch her last performance.
 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

 
Jailhouse Rock (1957) Avon Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Pandro S. Berman / AP: Kathryn Hereford / D: Richard Thorpe / W: Guy Trosper, Ned Young (story) / C: Robert J. Bronner / E: Ralph E. Winters / M: Jeff Alexander / S: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jennifer Holden, Dean Jones, Anne Neyland