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« Reply #240 on: October 09, 2020, 11:02:43 AM »
Oh! Does it feature that song? 

Yes.  It plays over the opening credits.

(I looked it up on YouTube.  They have the whole movie in 3 segments.  I only watched the first few minutes.)
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« Reply #241 on: October 09, 2020, 03:56:25 PM »
Yes.  It plays over the opening credits.

(I looked it up on YouTube.  They have the whole movie in 3 segments.  I only watched the first few minutes.)

Wow! I never knew that before. The song was only credited to one movie.
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« Reply #242 on: October 09, 2020, 04:19:36 PM »
Wow! I never knew that before. The song was only credited to one movie.

I went back and checked.  They repeated it at the end, too.
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« Reply #243 on: May 23, 2021, 11:12:52 AM »
Memphremagog posted this photo in another thread.  I think it deserves a mention here, too.  (Click on picture for larger image.)



Mummy's Tomb, The and Night Monster - Loew Poli Bijou - New Haven, Connecticut - August, 1943

Both these films were released in October of 1942.  Ten months later they are still playing in New Haven.


Flags are on display in front of the theater.  Looks to me like a sailor in dress whites (or a milkman) in the background.  The war is raging overseas.  Maybe he is a recruiter?

There is a big foot and arm peeking from behind the coffin.  The long late afternoon shadows suggest he is hiding between the coffin and its stand.  Camera shy - or bracing the coffin for the photographer?


Their is another marquee across the street, but I can't make out the words - dang.


These old photos are such tantalizing windows into the past.  They never show quite enough to satisfy my curiosity.
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« Reply #244 on: May 23, 2021, 06:36:58 PM »


Star Wars - Esquire - Chicago, Illinois - May 31, 1977
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« Reply #245 on: May 23, 2021, 07:14:56 PM »


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« Reply #246 on: May 23, 2021, 08:04:02 PM »


Abbot and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff and Rope of Sand - Temple - Temple City, California - 1949

Rope of Sand is a film noir set in a South African diamond mine.
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« Reply #247 on: May 23, 2021, 08:49:18 PM »


Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The - A.B.C. Theatre - Lower Clapton Road, London - 1953 - Rolling Promotion

I really love gaudy, float-like rolling promotions like this one!  Having gone all out like this for an advertisement, the patrons must have been very let down by the actual movie.


Here is a shot of the A.B.C. Theatre:



Unknown year for this photo.  Must have been before the 1950's.  The place looks a little staid for such carryings-on.
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« Reply #248 on: May 23, 2021, 09:30:31 PM »


Andy Warhol's Dracula and It's Alive - Pix - Los Angeles, California - 1974
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« Reply #249 on: May 23, 2021, 10:06:50 PM »
Having gone all out like this for an advertisement, the patrons must have been very let down by the actual movie.

I doubt it, since it was a big hit!
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« Reply #250 on: May 23, 2021, 10:08:26 PM »


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« Reply #251 on: May 24, 2021, 01:19:20 PM »


Andy Warhol's Dracula and It's Alive - Pix - Los Angeles, California - 1974

Not just Los Angeles, but Hollywood, right on Hollywood Bl. Note the "Walk of Fame" along the sidewalk. I'm sure you knew that, buy I felt I had to point it out to readers not familiar with the area.
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« Reply #252 on: May 24, 2021, 05:01:44 PM »
Not just Los Angeles, but Hollywood, right on Hollywood Bl. Note the "Walk of Fame" along the sidewalk. I'm sure you knew that, buy I felt I had to point it out to readers not familiar with the area.

Indeed.

That theatre has gone through MANY name changes over the years.  It is now called the Fonda Theatre (for Henry Fonda) and they list their address as Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028.   The Zip code 90028 is also used for Hollywood - go figure.


Fun fact:

The small Pix theatre would premier "Jaws" just one year later in 1975.
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« Reply #253 on: May 25, 2021, 06:13:50 PM »
These old photos are such tantalizing windows into the past.  They never show quite enough to satisfy my curiosity.

I really like them too and not just for the theatres and movies. I find the other businesses, cars and clothing fascinating as well.

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« Reply #254 on: May 31, 2021, 03:51:58 PM »


Return of the Vampire - Rialto - Times Square, New York City - 1943

Return of the Vampire opened in November, 1943.  One of the signs here mentions this is the "First New York Showing".

But some of the War Bond promotional signs mention the "4th".  Assuming the are referring to July 4th, could this picture have been taken in 1944?  Either way, WWII was on everyone's minds - even when escaping to the movies.
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