Archive for Gimmicks and Promotions

Put ‘Em Anywhere — As Long as Your Mom Can’t See Them! (April, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on February 18, 2017 by WB Kelso

 
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A Mad Romp with Spirits of the Dark! You’re Invited — If You Have the Nerve!(October, 1961)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Weird … Macabre! A Plan of Torture! (October, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Told in Blood! Cosa Nostra Story in 2 Shocking Motion Pictures! (November, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Al Capone (1959) Allied Artists Pictures / P: Leonard Ackerman, John H. Burrows / D: Richard Wilson / W: Malvin Wald, Henry F. Greenberg / C: Lucien Ballard / E: Walter Hannemann / M: David Raksin / S: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Nehemiah Persoff

Pay or Die! (1960) Allied Artists / P: Richard Wilson / D: Richard Wilson / W: Richard Collins, Bertram Millhauser / C: Lucien Ballard / E: Walter Hannemann / M: David Raksin / S: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Vito Scotti, John Marley

Ringing in the New Year :: To the Wee Hours in the Morning… (December, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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May 2016 be kindly to one and all.

Authentic Phony Express! (October, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on December 11, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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The Big Screams are on the Big Screen! (August, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Other Points of Interest:

Full review of Fiend Without a Face at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for Fiend Without a Face at the Archive.

The Haunted Strangler (1958) Amalgamated Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / EP: Richard Gordon, Charles F. Vetter / P: John Croydon / D: Robert Day / W: John Croydon, Jan Read (story) / C: Lionel Banes / E: Peter Mayhew / M: Buxton Orr / S: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Vera Day

Fiend Without a Face (1958) Producers Associates :: Amalgamated Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / EP: Richard Gordon, Charles F. Vetter / P: John Croydon, Ronald Kinnoch / D: Arthur Crabtree / W: Herbert J. Leder, Amelia Reynolds Long (story) / C: Lionel Banes / E: Richard Q. McNaughton / M: Buxton Orr / S: Marshall Thompson, Kim Parker, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Stanley Maxted, Terry Kilburn, James Dyrenforth, Robert MacKenzie, Peter Madden

1001 Screams! It’ll Scare You Stiff! (October, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Apologies to one and all for the near extinction-level-lack of content at The Morgue lately. But between the annual September Sabbatical and the massive Hubrisween Review Marathon at the Brewery there just wasn’t time. Hopefully, that’ll change now that we’re moving on to November. Regardless, have a Happy Hallowe’en, Boils and Ghouls and as my treat to you, a wonderful set of ads that I’ve been sitting on for almost two whole years!

The Strange Door (1951) Universal International Pictures / P: Ted Richmond / D: Joseph Pevney / W: Jerry Sackheim, Robert Louis Stevenson (novel) / C: Irving Glassberg / E: Edward Curtiss / M: Joseph Gershenson / S: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest, Richard Wyler, Alan Napier, Michael Pate

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: Bomb Shells, Sky Rockets, Fountains, Helicopters, the Duke, McQueen and Hope (July, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Happy 4th July to all of you from Scenes from the Morgue.

The SHOCK of Your Life! Plus Multiple other Thrils, Chills, Terrors and Amazements! Also, Communists. (April, 1952)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Jungle Headhunters (1951) RKO Radio Pictures / P: Julian Lesser / W: Joseph Ansein, Larry Lansburgh / S: Lewis Cotlow

The Whip Hand (1951) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Howard Hughes / P: Lewis J. Rachmil / D: William Cameron Menzies / W: George Bricker, Frank L. Moss, Roy Hamilton, Stanley Rubin / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Robert Golden / M: Paul Sawtell / S: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr, Lurene Tuttle