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Monstrous Marquees
« on: September 18, 2012, 05:24:52 PM »
Anyone have any images of Movie Marquees featuring Universal Monsters to share?

This original 1952 8x10 press photo of the Victory Theatre in New York City just sold for $14.99 on eBay:



Here is a link to the auction with its full-sized 1600x1264 photo:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Photograph-Victory-Theatre-New-York-City-Frankenstein-Dracula-/130764087506?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7225a0d2


Let's see some more.


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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 05:45:00 PM »
Anyone have any images of Movie Marquees featuring Universal Monsters to share?

This original 1952 8x10 press photo of the Victory Theatre in New York City just sold for $14.99 on eBay:



Here is a link to the auction with its full-sized 1600x1264 photo:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Photograph-Victory-Theatre-New-York-City-Frankenstein-Dracula-/130764087506?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7225a0d2


Let's see some more.


i think the date is wrong? Does this look like the 50's to you? I have doubts.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 06:35:23 PM »
Looks like the movie marquee to the left is showing "Return of the Texan" with Joanne Dru which came out in 1952.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 08:51:55 PM »
Looks like the movie marquee to the left is showing "Return of the Texan" with Joanne Dru which came out in 1952.

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well there you have it. Good detective work. :)
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 09:15:11 PM »
Anyone have any images of Movie Marquees featuring Universal Monsters to share?

This original 1952 8x10 press photo of the Victory Theatre in New York City just sold for $14.99 on eBay:



Here is a link to the auction with its full-sized 1600x1264 photo:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Photograph-Victory-Theatre-New-York-City-Frankenstein-Dracula-/130764087506?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7225a0d2


Let's see some more.


Now that is an awesome sight! I love the luminous eyes of the monsters on the board above the ticket office. Is this advertising a double feature of Dracula and Frankenstein as one show? Using Bela Lugosi as Dracula and Boris Karloff as the monster it seems like it can't be for House of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, or House of Dracula and it doesn't appear to be for Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The Dracula poster is definitely for the 1931 movie and the Frankenstein imagery on the right is from the 1931 original as well, but the standee is from Bride of Frankenstein. Looks like a double feature to me.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 09:18:59 PM »
This is my new favorite thread and only on pic so far!  Complete coolness

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 09:24:35 PM »
Wow that is about as awesome as it gets! Thanks for posting!

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 09:25:18 PM »
Wow that is about as awesome as it gets! Thanks for posting!

Most were on another board....just brought them over.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 10:15:12 PM »
Great pics.


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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 03:40:01 AM »
Don't you wish they had displays like that today I sure do.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 05:03:12 AM »





Frankenstein at the Fordham Theatre - New York City - 1931





Invisible Monster (Serial) at the Alhambra Theatre - Shelbyville, Indiana - 1950's

Actually, the Invisible Monster is about a criminal wrapped in invisible cloth, but invisibility figures into the story as much as it does in 1933's "The Invisible Man".
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 06:04:29 AM »
i wish theaters did stuff like that today. :(