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Second Run Showcase :: 3 Smash Horror Pictures! One Complete Show! (November, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by WB Kelso



As the 1940’s rolled into the 1950’s, The Island Theater, a much smaller venue than the Grand and Capitol show palaces, became an exclusively second run outfit, a grindhouse in the truest sense, where the turnover was an exhausting two day whirlwind of interchangeable flicks, leading to some outstanding ad combinations and campaigns that needed a proper category to show them off properly. And so, here ya go.

For the Love of Film Noir :: Loving Him Plunged Their Lives into the Darkness that Surrounded Him! (December, 1947)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by WB Kelso







FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

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.

Nightmare Alley (1947) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / EP: Darryl F. Zanuck / P: George Jessel / D: Edmund Goulding / W: Jules Furthman, William Lindsay Gresham (novel) / C: Lee Garmes / E: Barbara McLean / M: Cyril J. Mockridge / S: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Mike Mazurki, Tyrone Power’s gum

The Invisible Wall (1947) Sol M. Wurtzel Productions :: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Sol M. Wurtzel / AP: Howard Sheehan / D: Eugene Forde / W: Arnold Belgard, Howard J. Green, Paul Frank / C: Benjamin H. Kline / E: Frank Baldridge / M: R. Dale Butts / S: Don Castle, Virginia Christine, Richard Gaines, Arthur Space, Jeff Chandler