Archive for Live Acts

Halloween Hop! (October, 1964)

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

 
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Dig the fine print. “No Jeans, No Slacks.”

 

Straight Out of Fort Calhoun… (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on March 20, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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On the Stage! Not a Movie! Direct from the World Institute of Bio-Psychology! An Amazing Presentation of Health and Beauty! Also, SEX! (December, 1931)

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Direct from Hollywood! Beware! Weird! Eerie! Spine-Tingling! (December, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Hey, Man! Dig This Crazy Show! A Real Gone Thriller! Makes Frankenstein Look Like a Sissy!(October, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on April 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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All of that and a screening of The Tingler to boot. Ah, to be a kid in 1964.

Other Points of Interest:

Ads for the 1957 tour of Dr. Jekyl’s Really Weird Show.

Dine and Dance this Weekend to Some Great Sounds! (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on February 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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On the Stage! Unbelievable Feats Impossible to Describe! :: Blackstone and His Show of 1001 Wonders! (April, 1934)

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Harry Blackstone and His ‘Vodvil’ Show.

WARNING! If You Have a Weak Heart, Better Stay Home! :: Chan Loo and Co.’s Horrors of the Orient! (August, 1950)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Chan Loo was really Frank Chan, a Chinese-American magician who performed his Horrors of the Orient from the 1940s through the 1960s.  Offering a series of five ‘sensational scenes, weird-thrilling comedy-laffs, and gorgeous girls.’ You will be actually surrounded by a horror horde of nightmare creatures. ALIVE!!! In person! The Hollywood Wolf Man, the Hunchback Igor, and the Living Zombie, all promised to be on the loose at a theater near you.

 

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Watch Out When the Lights Go Out! :: Dr. Silkini and His Asylum of Horrors! (November, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Holy crap but I do love these things. Here, we catch back up with Dr. Silkini and His Asylum of Horrors — this time from the 1954 run, where the mighty King Kong (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) replaces the Frankenstein Monster on stage and in the aisles.
 

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Dr. Silkini and friends.

Other Points of Interest:

The newspaper ads for Dr. Silkini and His Asylum of Horrors 1958 run.

Drive-In Mash-Up :: The $5,000 Ballad of Ahab the Snake Man! (July, 1969)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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And where were you when man landed on the moon? Wherever it was, I believe Ahab the Snake Man has got you beat. For, on the very same date Neil Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind, Ahab was being dug up from his snake-filled coffin. Amazing.

 

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