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Re: THE MONOLITH MONSTERS - Gallery
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2015, 12:26:52 AM »
Oh!

I never would have spotted that.  I just assumed that the most effective one was their A choice.

(One can never underestimate studio executives.)
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« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2015, 12:32:12 AM »
The only Half-Sheet I have ever seen for Monolith is almost identical to the No. 1 Lobby Card.

Universal's (and other studio's) "A" Style half sheets are almost always the same art as the title cards.
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« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2015, 12:34:27 AM »
I never would have spotted that.

You can just barely see it at that size!
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« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2015, 12:36:03 AM »
This was the B version of the "The Incredible Shrinking Man" half-sheet:





This is the artwork for Ad Mat No.403:



I think that if a B version of the Half-Sheet were ever produced for "The Monolith Monsters", this is the design that would likely have been used.


WAIT A MINUTE!

That IS the artwork that was used for the "A" version.

Now I don't know what the heck they would have used for any "B" version.

(I really need to get some sleep one of these days.)
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« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2015, 12:43:14 AM »
You can just barely see it at that size!

I never even realized that the posters were ever given A and B designations by the studio.  I thought those were assigned by dealers/collectors who wanted to catalog items.

(Makes sense that the studios also cataloged offerings for the theaters, publications, etc.)

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« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2015, 12:46:35 AM »

That IS the artwork that was used for the "A" version.


I checked the MM HS close up and there is no "A", or "B", so it's the only HS for that title.
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« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2015, 12:48:37 AM »
I checked the MM HS close up and there is no "A", or "B", so it's the only HS for that title.

I did the same after you showed me that close-up.

Too bad.  If they could have made as dramatic a "B"version for Monolith as they did for Shrinking, I would have had another item to search for.

At least I can save some money.
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« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2015, 12:50:47 AM »
I never even realized that the posters were ever given A and B designations by the studio.  I thought those were assigned by dealers/collectors who wanted to catalog items.

It was mostly for the theater owners to order which posters they wanted.
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« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2016, 01:45:58 AM »
This is a new addition to my collection:


 57-495 - Promo - 1849-P04     -   Grant Williams
                                    (Click on picture to see larger image.)

This promotional still has been altered by the studio to promote “The Incredible Shrinking Man”, but it is obviously Promo P7 from “The Monolith Monsters”.

This lop-sided, copied print (stamped Feb. 1957 on the back) has been made with a snipe touting I.S.M. laid over the left hand side.

If you look closely, you will see that Grant Williams is wearing his costume from Monolith, some of the trouser wrinkles are missing from the center bottom of the picture where identifying lettering was printed over, and an obscured “P7" can just barely be made out in the bottom right corner - impossible to see in scan.

I would very much like to obtain an Original, Unaltered print of this promotional still. 

Until then, this confirms the previously unidentified image I am seeking.

(I hope to be adding something interesting about this time next week.)

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« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2016, 10:18:24 AM »
(I hope to be adding something interesting about this time next week.)

Cool! Did you ever get the HS?
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« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2016, 10:41:14 AM »
This is a new addition to my collection:

Well I think you should be getting many more.

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« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2016, 10:59:47 AM »
Well I think you should be getting many more.

Check the first 3 pages.
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« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2016, 11:20:41 AM »
Cool! Did you ever get the HS?

Nope, still looking.  Half-Sheets are strangely elusive.  I did have a chance at one, but it was in terrible condition.


Looking for these:


    Want the following ORIGINAL 1957 Stills in Excellent Condition:

             1849-20 - Have TV Promo Copy
             1849-26 - Have Yellowed Print

   
Also:

Publicity Department Photos:   1849-P02 - (Grant Williams)
                                              1849-P03 - Unknown Image) - This is the only image that remains a mystery.
                                              1849-P07 - (Grant Williams) - Have Altered Copy promoting "Incredible Shrinking Man"

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« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2016, 12:01:13 PM »
It's amazing that you have all but those few original stills! How many do you think you have?
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« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2016, 12:56:21 PM »
It's amazing that you have all but those few original stills! How many do you think you have?

Well...

Off the top of my head:

8½ of the 10 Publicity Dept. Photos
11 Advertising Dept. Photos
33 Stills
Pressbook (source of all the ad cuts)
5 of 8 UK "Front of House" Stills
8 U.S. Lobby Cards
1 U.S. 27 x 41 1-Sheet Poster
1 U.S. 36 x 14 Insert
1 U.S. 14 x 22 Window Card
1 U.S. 10⅞ x 4 Coming Attractions Card
1 Australian 13 X 30 Daybill
1 Australian 27 x 41 1-Sheet Poster


A few autographed items, etc.


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