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Re: THE MONOLITH MONSTERS - Gallery
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 09:34:35 AM »
But, I never really thought my Monolith Monsters memorabilia collection would ever get as nearly complete as it is.

And now you are the man, the world's foremost authority on Monolth Monsters related memorabilia!

I've had a lot of luck - and it didn't hurt that I have such a fondness for a generally underappreciated film.

Yes, that's the key! If you're a mainstream collector, you end up paying through the nose because of the competing demand of other collectors. That's why the initial focus of any collecting activities on my part has always been the relatively unappreciated parts of any genre, e.g. in comics the Fly as opposed to Spider-Man.

Incidentally, I believe The Monolith Monsters was the first horror or sci-fi flick I ever saw. And we viewed it at a drive-in (Twilight, Sunset?) when it was first released with friends of the family! I never forgot those horrifying images from my formative years although I didn't even know the title until I hunted it down five to ten years ago. As a result, I rank The Monolith Monsters right up there with the best movies of all time, e.g. Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Gorgo, Angry Red Planet, Invasion of the Saucer-Men, Horror of Dracula, etc. Of course I haven't seen it again since that day in 1957 or 1958 so....

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2015, 09:48:36 AM »
...I haven't seen it again since that day in 1957 or 1958 so....
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I have been thinking that I saw it at age 10 in the summer of 1957, but it was actually released in December of that year - after my October birthday.  So now I figure I must have seen it in 1958 sometime before my birthday when I was still 11. 

I saw all of the Universal-International 50's science fiction movies in our little walk-in theater as Saturday morning kiddie matinees, sans parental supervision.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2015, 11:53:18 AM »


I saw all of the Universal-International 50's science fiction movies in our little walk-in theater as Saturday morning kiddie matiness, sans parental supervision.
Sounds like heaven. I got to see some of the late '60s Hammer films like that. I remember marveling at the lobby cards & promo photos outside the theater. Were you too young to catch any of the Creature movies in their original run?

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2015, 12:29:04 PM »
Sounds like heaven. I got to see some of the late '60s Hammer films like that. I remember marveling at the lobby cards & promo photos outside the theater. Were you too young to catch any of the Creature movies in their original run?

Our town had one small walk-in theater.  Sometimes it took a little longer for first-run films to reach us.  They might get to us several months after they had played in big cities like Los Angeles.  But yeah, I saw them all as first-runs for our area.  First-runs stayed out there a lot longer than they do today.  There was no home video. 

Before the days of movie ratings, almost all movies were considered to be suitable for all ages.  Parents used their own judgment as to what their kids could handle.

I remember sitting way down front and to the left of center when I saw "IT Came From Outer Space".  I know I was not in the very first row, because when IT came out of the cave to show Itself and the music welled up, I ducked my head behind the seat in front of me - Then felt stupid that I had cheated myself out of seeing the monster.  Funny, I remember that to this day and that was 60+ years ago.  I never hid my eyes again after that.

People did not feel bad about dropping their kids off at the kiddie matinees and picking them up when they let out back then.  By the time I was 10, I was allowed to walk the half mile or so to the theater by myself.

And yeah, it was heaven.  I loved seeing the re-released classic Universal Monsters, but I will always feel closer to the 50's science fiction that I considered all mine.  I especially like the cheaply made Universal Courthouse Square/desert movies of Jack Arnold.

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Re: THE MONOLITH MONSTERS - Gallery
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2015, 04:48:21 PM »
I have been thinking that I saw it at age 10 in the summer of 1957, but it was actually released in December of that year - after my October birthday.  So now I figure I must have seen it in 1958 sometime before my birthday when I was still 11.

So I must have seen it then sometime in the spring or summer of 1958 at the age of six since the drive-ins in my neck of the woods would have been closed in the winter months.

I saw all of the Universal-International 50's science fiction movies in our little walk-in theater as Saturday morning kiddie matiness, sans parental supervision.

That's the way all movies should be seen. After all, you don't need your parents' presence at the movies. All you need is their quarter(s)!

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Our town had one small walk-in theater.

Relative to you then I lived in the big city. We had seven theatres and three drive-ins from which to choose.

Parents used their own judgment as to what their kids could handle.

Yes, can you imagine? Using your own judgement rather than having Big Brother do it all for you?

People did not feel bad about dropping their kids off at the kiddie matinees and picking them up when they let out back then.  By the time I was 10, I was allowed to walk the half mile or so to the theater by myself.

Yes. Hysteria wasn't such a widespread affliction among adults when we were kids.

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2015, 05:23:08 PM »
I'll post my latest gets here, since they seem to belong here more than the regular thread.

Got a great copy of Lobby Card #8 (nicer than the stock shot below), which just leaves me needing Title Card #1 for a complete set.




Also picked up a BEAUTIFUL example of the Australian 1-Sheet:



(Looks a LOT less like the U.S. versions when they are viewed side-by-side.)


Now I am lacking only the #1 Lobby Card and the Half-Sheet Poster.  They are really just the same artwork in 2 different sizes.

Anybody out there have them for sale - XF/NM examples, only?
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2015, 06:43:27 PM »
Ordered a DVD because of this thread.Haven't seen Monolith Monsters since I was a kid in the 70's.

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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2015, 07:07:52 PM »
Ordered a DVD because of this thread.Haven't seen Monolith Monsters since I was a kid in the 70's.

Don't expect "To Kill A Mockingbird".

(But I love it.)
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2015, 08:39:43 PM »
Don't expect "To Kill A Mockingbird".
Yeah, I like The Monolith Monsters much better.  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2015, 10:03:28 PM »
Now I am lacking only the #1 Lobby Card and the Half-Sheet Poster. 

Do you have the 3 sheet and 6 sheet? I know you don't have the 24 sheet.  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2015, 10:06:27 PM »
Do you have the 3 sheet and 6 sheet? I know you don't have the 24 sheet.  ;D

No, just what is pictured in this thread.

If I was rich and had the room, I might consider them...
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2015, 10:17:27 PM »
If I was rich and had the room, I might consider them...

Yeah, few people have the room to display the big boys.
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Re: THE MONOLITH MONSTERS - Gallery
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2015, 08:59:57 AM »
Got a great copy of Lobby Card #8 (nicer than the stock shot below), which just leaves me needing Title Card #1 for a complete set.

Now I am lacking only the #1 Lobby Card and the Half-Sheet Poster.  They are really just the same artwork in 2 different sizes.

You da man! The word's foremost collector of and authority on The Monolith Monsters memorabilia!

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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2015, 03:55:53 AM »
My dvd arrived and I couldn't wait to watch it.Great movie with some really nice miniature work.That's one thing I love about the UMA it gets you excited about films or toys that your've forgotten about or have never seen.Thanks Adam.

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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2015, 10:16:06 AM »
Thanks, you just convinced me to find a copy of this film and watch it for the first time.
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