Archive for Roadshow

Tortured Lost Souls, Burning Forever ! (March, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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And here we have a limited roadshow engagement for some exploitation shocks and scares of a Higher order courtesy of bible-thumper extraordinaire, Estus W. Pirkle, and converted sleaze-merchant, Ron Ormand. Try a double-feature of this and the dynamic duo’s other Commie-bashing, convert-or-die screeds, If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? some time. It’s quite the trip.

The Burning Hell (1974) The Ormond Organization / P: Ron Ormond, June Carr-Ormond / D: Ron Ormond / W: Ron Ormond, Estus W. Pirkle / C: Ron Ormond, Tim Ormond / E: Ron Ormond, Tim Ormond / S: Estus W. Pirkle, Jimmy Robbins, Tim Ormond, Robert G. Lee, Jack Hyles, Bob Gray

Parents: Since this Film Contains Certain Scenes, We Suggest You See it First. (November, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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This German import about a high school girl getting pregnant was imported and re-cut, dubbed over, and given the full salacious roadshow treatment by American International. And though blessed with a fantastic trailer, by all accounts the film itself is a bit of a snoozer despite the live birthing sequence.

Helga (1967) Cammer :: Rinco Film :: American International Pictures / P: Karl-Ludwig Ruppel / D: Erich F. Bender / W: Erich F. Bender / C: Fritz Baader, Klaus Werner / E: Monika Pfefferle, Ilse Wüstenhöfer / M: Karl Barthel / S: Ruth Gassmann, Eberhard Mondry, Asgarda Hummel, Ilse Zielstorff, Lagroua Weill-Heilé

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.

NOTE! Segregated Audiences Only! The New Hygiene Thunderbolt! To Miss It is a SIN! (February, 1948)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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“Nothing’s hopeless if it’s advertised right.”

                                               — Kroger Babb

Other Points of Interest:

For more on Kroger Babb, Elliot Forbes, Mom and Dad, and the history of Post-Word War II sex-ed exploitation movies and the death of the Hayes Code, click right here and head on over to the Brewery.

Mom and Dad (1945) Hygienic Films :: Hallmark Productions EP: Barney A. Sarecky / P: Kroger Babb, J.S. Jossey / AP: Lewis G. Dow / D: William Beaudine / W: Kroger Babb, Mildred Horn / C: Marcel Le Picard / E: Richard C. Currier, Lloyd Friedgen / M: Dave Torbett / S: June Carlson, Hardie Albright, George Eldredge, Lois Austin

These and Many More Exciting Magic Feats… (July, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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From Heaven to Hell with a ‘Hop-Head’ (April, 1936)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Narcotic (1933) Roadshow Attractions P: Dwain Esper, Hildegarde Stadie / D: Dwain Esper, Vival Sodar’t / W: A.J. Karnopp, Hildegarde Stadie / S: Harry Cording, Jean Lacy, Joan Dix, Patricia Farley

Spend New Year’s Day with the World’s Weirdest Movie! Monsters Come Out of the Screen … Invade the Audience! Carry Girl Victims Back into the Screen! (December, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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I fear I got a little too excited when I found these ads last night, accounting for the metric ton of blur and out-of-focus crappiness. Fear not, I have every intention of re-shooting them tonight at work and will replace the majority of the art in this date specific but myopic mess of a post.

Updated: 1/7/2013. Amazing what kinda quality you can get when there isn’t a bunch of smutch coating the lens…

Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (1965) David L. Hewitt and Associates / P: David L. Hewitt / AP: Ray Park / D: David L. Hewitt / W: David L. Hewitt, Jean Hewitt / C: Austin McKinney / E: Bernie Chomper / S: Vic McGee, Peter James Noto, James Reason, Clara Nadel, Pauline Hillkurt, Charles Hegen

PUBLIC NOTICE: Police Officer On Duty — No One Under 18 Allowed to See the Miracle of Birth in All It’s Gooiness! (May, 1972)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Teenage Mother (1967) Arrow Films :: Jerry Gross Productions :: Cinemation Industries / P: Jerry Gross, Nicholas Demetroules / D: Jerry Gross / W: Jerry Gross / C: Richard E. Brooks, George Zimmermann E: Israel Ortiz / M: Steve Karmen / S: Arlene Farber, Frederick Riccio, Julie Ange, Howard Le May

The Baby-Maker (1970) National General Pictures / EP: Robert Wise / P: Jack Larson, Richard Goldstone / D: James Bridges / W: James Bridges / C: Charles Rosher Jr. / E: Walter Thompson / M: Fred Karlin / S: Barbara Hershey, Scott Glenn, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Sam Groom