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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2014, 09:39:48 AM »
Free Vomit Bag?

Wow, I always brought mine from home (but that was for Adam Sandler films & rom coms).

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« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2014, 04:55:06 PM »
Free Vomit Bag?

 :o

I wonder if those are now valuable collector's items? And would usage have enhanced or reduced their value?

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They are fairly common on evilBay. There are actually different types depending on when it was issued. And, all I've seen on offer are sans pukey remnants.  :laugh:



Although, some of the evilBay sellers would probably send it "used" if you requested it to make a sale, then swear it was vintage vomit>:D
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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2014, 05:20:17 PM »
This is taken from a reprint of a postcard:



Horror of Dracula & The Thing That Couldn't Die - Gloversville, NY - 1958

(Click on picture for full size image.)
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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2014, 08:20:02 PM »
 Another time machine worthy moment.

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2014, 10:03:06 PM »
Another time machine worthy moment.
You got that right, brother! That is awesome. How I long to walk into it and see that double feature...

I was just a dirty thought in my Dad's mind in '58.  >:D :laugh:
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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2014, 10:23:33 PM »
An unidentified theater in 1954:



gog - What monsterkid wouldn't want to buy a ticket to see this movie?
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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2014, 10:44:24 PM »


The Cat People - The Rialto - New York City, 1942.





The Body Snatcher - RKO - St. Louis, Missouri - 1945.





The Body Snatcher - Hillsborough Drive-In - Tampa, Florida - 1945.

(How cool would it be to be a young guy with a 40's convertible and a cute date seeing this a first-run feature on a warm summer night?
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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 01:00:38 AM »
I would love to have that robot standing next to my flatscreen! I don't I've ever seen gog? Is it good?
Mirabile dictu,don't you agree?

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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 03:02:21 AM »
I would love to have that robot standing next to my flatscreen! I don't I've ever seen gog? Is it good?

Never saw this one.  It was not on official VHS or DVD for a long time.

MGM has it out on Made-On-Demand DVD-R with no extras.
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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 08:48:10 AM »
Wow, I would have loved to have been at that "The Bodysnatcher" premiere. Multiplexes have no personality whatsoever.

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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2014, 09:49:30 AM »
I don't I've ever seen gog? Is it good?

"gog" is one of the 3 sci-fi films produced by Ivan Tors in the mid '50s. "The Magnetic Monster" and "Riders to the Stars" were the others. If you're a big '50s sci-fi fan, you'll want to own them (but you'd already know that). Definitely worth seeing, even if you're not. All 3 turn up on TCM about once a year.
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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2014, 10:01:47 AM »
I would love to have that robot standing next to my flatscreen!


That's GARCO. He's not in the movie, but they used him to promote it.
http://cyberneticzoo.com/robots/1953-garco-harvey-g-chapman-jr-american/
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« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2014, 02:22:21 PM »
That's GARCO. He's not in the movie, but they used him to promote it.
http://cyberneticzoo.com/robots/1953-garco-harvey-g-chapman-jr-american/


Since reviews mention gog and magog, I figured this was the one not on the poster.

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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2014, 02:35:47 PM »
Wow! That was a great article Mike, I somehow have never heard of Garco until today? Unless it was in my youth and I had since forgotten.  But I was born in 73 so it may have been old news by the time I was of age.  As for 50s science fiction I have been trying to watch as many as I can get my hands on and catch up. I used to catch alot of them on the wtbs matinee s and late night movies growing up, thats also where  I first saw all the godzilla flicks too.
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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2014, 02:38:01 PM »


Just how much time HAVE you spent in the dark during your lifetime?

My thoughts exactly!
Mirabile dictu,don't you agree?