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« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2014, 03:58:55 PM »
Yeah, they went through all that work for a theater in Omaha, Nebraska. Nowadays they just sent out a damn tweet.

Frank's on a truck.  I'm sure he was taken from theater to theater just like the cans of film.  I wonder how many places he visited and how many parades he rode in?  He looks tired.  There must have been many pictures taken of him, many with smiling fans.  Strange, this is the only picture of him I have ever seen.

You can get a better idea od how big he is, when you compare him to the height of the trick door.  Nice collectible, if you had somewhere to put him.
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« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2014, 05:20:55 PM »
I'm sure that poor old Frank is with Forry by now.

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« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2014, 07:42:28 PM »
I'm sure that poor old Frank is with Forry by now.
Forry probably already has a hellatious collection in Monster Heaven.  ;D
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« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2014, 08:08:58 PM »
All these pictures are great.

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« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2014, 09:37:34 PM »
On Broadway, New York City:



The Day the Earth Stood Still - RKO Mayfair - New York City - September, 1951.  - Partially seen at he far right is the RKO Palace. 

(If a "One Sheet" poster is 27 in. x 41 in. and a "Two Sheet" is twice that size, How many a "Sheeter" is this thing?)

So THAT'S where that darn poster came from! I've had it rolled up in my garage for years, but never knew where it was from until now!


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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2014, 10:36:55 PM »

I had to look this one up:



Shaft  &  Velvet Vampire - Nixon - Philadelphia, PA - Sometime between 1971 (when both movies were released)  &  1985 (when the theatre was torn down).
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« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2014, 11:05:53 PM »
Forry probably already has a hellatious collection in Monster Heaven.  ;D
He probably has all our childhood toys that wound up in toy heaven (mine are probably in a much hotter place).

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« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2014, 11:40:48 PM »

I'll try again -

These were stolen from an earlier thread somewhere in the UMA - I don't remember where:




King Kong - Fox - Pomona, CA - May, 1933 - 1




King Kong - Fox - Pomona, CA - May, 1933 - 2 

(Lousy fake audience - I would rather have had a clear view of Kong.)
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« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2014, 05:34:08 AM »

On the corner of 1st and Broadway, this theatre is still in use:



King Kong - Orpheum - Wichita, Kansas - circa 1955  - (Saturday kid's  matinee - note all the bikes)
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« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2014, 09:19:12 AM »
Kong looks like he's saying "Why you, I oughta . .!"
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« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2014, 02:28:19 PM »
Kong looks like he's saying "Why you, I oughta . .!"
Ah yes, the deadly martial art of Wai Ai Ota. (Bruce would say- "The art of fighting without fighting"  :angel:)
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2014, 03:07:17 AM »
On Broadway, New York City:



The Day the Earth Stood Still - RKO Mayfair - New York City - September, 1951.  - Partially seen at he far right is the RKO Palace. 

(If a "One Sheet" poster is 27 in. x 41 in. and a "Two Sheet" is twice that size, How many a "Sheeter" is this thing?)





I think that DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL "photo" is a painting. Look closely at the cars and people. If it's a photo it's been digitally altered to look like a painting.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2014, 03:13:07 AM »
Here's a photo of the real thing...


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« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2014, 08:49:58 AM »
I think that DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL "photo" is a painting. Look closely at the cars and people.

Damn, you're right, it is! Wonder why somebody did it? You can see the added small GORT at the bottom of the "poster" (amongst other changes).
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2014, 09:38:59 AM »
I need to get my Delorean fixed and go back in time.

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