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« Reply #150 on: June 07, 2014, 07:27:10 PM »
Looks like they broke all their T's:




Atragon  &  Lost World of Sinbad, The - Alden - Globe City, Arizona - 1963
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« Reply #151 on: June 08, 2014, 07:11:09 PM »
A little photo fakery here:



Frankenstein  &  Dracula - DeMille - New York City, New York - 1950's.

(This photo and another photo of the DeMille Theatre showing "Psycho" in 1960 (poster earlier in this thread) appear to be identical except for the posters.  One or both pictures were manipulated by publicists.)

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UPDATE:  Found this to support "Psycho" photo authenticity.




(But why is the word "Shocker" reversed on the falling banner?)



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« Reply #152 on: June 08, 2014, 07:52:11 PM »
(But why is the word "Shocker" reversed on the falling banner?)

Because the wind blew it uʍop ǝpᴉsdn.
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« Reply #153 on: June 08, 2014, 11:23:04 PM »

Times Square;



Maze, The   &  Roar of the Crowd - Amsterdam - New York City, New York.

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« Reply #154 on: June 08, 2014, 11:29:22 PM »
I wonder what that "Toys/Souvenirs/Jokes" gift shop next to the "Psycho" theater had on the shelves back then (1960).

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« Reply #155 on: June 08, 2014, 11:32:04 PM »
I wonder what that "Toys/Souvenirs/Jokes" gift shop next to the "Psycho" theater had on the shelves back then (1960).

Fake vomit, rubber hot dogs, plaster-of-Paris dog poop and the old fake nail through the finger gag. etc.
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« Reply #156 on: June 08, 2014, 11:36:55 PM »
Fake vomit, rubber hot dogs, plaster-of-Paris dog poop and the old fake nail through the finger gag. etc.
All winners in my book.

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« Reply #157 on: June 13, 2014, 02:12:04 AM »

Sorry I haven't been keeping this up, but life has been getting in the way.




Rattlers  &  Bug  - Dilworth - Charlotte, North Carolina - circa 1978.

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« Reply #158 on: June 13, 2014, 02:16:09 AM »
Jolly old England:



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Evil Dead, The - Prince Charles Cinema - London, England - Unknown date.

Evidently, the Prince Charles has had special showings of "Evil Dead" throughout the years.  No telling when this was taken.  The artwork below does not look 80's vintage.

(Whoever snapped this picture managed to cut off all the good stuff below - Grrrr.)
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« Reply #159 on: June 13, 2014, 02:22:58 AM »



Fearless Vampire Killers  &  Nightmare Castle  &  Island of the Doomed - Grand - San Francisco - 1967.


(Look at the wonderful old houses in the background.  The most recent picture I saw of this theatre, it still had the upper structure of the marquee, but it was covered in graffiti and the building was being used as a Dollar Store, a really tacky one - sigh.)
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« Reply #160 on: June 13, 2014, 08:40:33 AM »


Fearless Vampire Killers  &  Nightmare Castle  &  Island of the Doomed - Grand - San Francisco - 1967.


(Look at the wonderful old houses in the background.  The most recent picture I saw of this theatre, it still had the upper structure of the marquee, but it was covered in graffiti and the building was being used as a Dollar Store, a really tacky one - sigh.)
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« Reply #161 on: June 13, 2014, 09:21:05 AM »

Look at the wonderful old houses in the background. 


The ground floor is shops, though there is likely apts. (or the shop owners quarters) on the upper floors.
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« Reply #162 on: June 13, 2014, 09:24:33 AM »
Evil Dead, The - Prince Charles Cinema - London, England - 1981.

You sure the date is right? I wouldn't have thought Raimi would get marquee billing, at that time.
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« Reply #163 on: June 13, 2014, 10:55:29 AM »
You sure the date is right? I wouldn't have thought Raimi would get marquee billing, at that time.

The date was taken from the picture source.  There were no cars visible.

I assumed it was right because of all the  posters, etc. below.  I guessed that if the movie was 10 years old, the decorations would probably be less, or it would have been playing with a sequel or other feature.

I can't be sure.

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« Reply #164 on: June 13, 2014, 06:38:21 PM »
A testament to our love of big apes:


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Mighty Joe Young - Criterion - New York City, New York - 1949 - 1

OK, here's the deal: This is supposed to be a photograph of an acrobat performing stunts above a New York City crowd for 1949 premiere of "Mighty Joe Young".  Notice the gorilla is wearing sneakers.

I've seen enough publicity pictures to think this was a genuine 8X10 photo that has been touched up by the press to make it easier to understand in a smaller newsprint format.  Details that would have been hard to see, have been outlined in ink.

The people across the street at the Hotel Astor seem to be looking up in the direction of the "gorilla".  And the men tending the cable are looking in the right direction, too.  Look closely at the near side of the street between the acrobat and the cable tenders, and you can see a portion of the Criterion Theatre with the words "Mighty Joe Young".





Mighty Joe Young -  Criterion - New York City, New York - 1949 - 2


This 2nd picture is a street-level view from the other end of the street, showing the opposite end of the Criterion Theatre marquee.  Half a buck for a movie in 1949 - even though it is big city prices for a premiere.

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