Here’s another batch of posters from my treasure hunt. There are more I didn’t photograph yet.
The Phantom Tollbooth (1970). A lot of the kid posters are labeled “MGM Children’s Matinees,” which were films re-released between 1970 and 1972 to be played as matinees before current films.
Dr. Crippen (1963)
Get Carter (1971)
Village of the Damned (1960) & Children of the Damned (1964)
World In My Pocket (1961) & Looking For Love (1964)
I couldn’t find any usable video from World In My Pocket (though there’s a dubbed version on a sketchy Russian movie site). All I have is the Wikipedia article. So I’ll compensate with two clips about Looking For Love.
I’m a digital media teacher. Today, I met with a bunch of fellow elective teachers for an all-day planning meeting. We normally meet at the district offices, but today we were invited to the Warner Bros. lot. In the middle of the meeting we were taken to Stage 24. It used to be where they filmed Friends, but today it was mostly empty.
MOSTLY empty; it now held this:
The stage had boxes and stacks of promotional posters from Warner movies from the past sixty years. “We’re going to get rid of all this. Take as much as you like!”
You know how you sometimes get a dessert that’s so delicious you keep eating well after you are full? That was me with these posters. I spent HOURS digging through them. I took a bunch for my classroom, and more for me. I left behind a ton of things that looked amazing but were not appropriate for school. Most of the materials were either half sheet posters or publicity packs, but there were some full size posters as well.
Here are a few of the things I found. I added trailers if I found them.
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975), starring Ron Ely, AKA “TV Tarzan.”
Deadly China Doll (1973)
The Impossible Years (1968)
A man called Dagger (1967)
Two posters for The Bad Seed (1956)
Chamber of Horrors (1966)
The Body (1970) – music by ROger Waters!
The Time Machine (1960) promotional materials.
Octopussy (1980) – Not the worst James Bond movie, but certainly close.
Time After Time (1979). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said “My name is H.G. Wells. I have come here in a time machine of my own creation!”
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972). A Brian De Palma movie!
Rock & Rule (1983)
Mayerling (1968). No real trailer available, but here’s a “fan” edit.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) promotional pictures. I’d say this is the greatest film about a man who turns into a fish and joins the navy ever made.
Hot Potato (1976) and Enter the Dragon (1973).
The Gumball Rally (1976)
O Lucky Man! (1973) promotional pictures.
I have a car full of posters like those, but I definitely left these two behind:
When I was really working out, I’d start the day with a cup of KTPM, run thirty miles, have two more cups, lift for a few hours (either upper body, legs, or tongue), have eight more cups, then go right to sleep. I have never been healthier than I was at my healthiest!
If you weren’t in the mood for a movie, you could go to the Poison Spring Lounge and hear the Velvetones, or dance at Eagles Hall, or go to the free buffet at the grand opening of Ramando’s. If you were a senior citizen (which would make you about 120 now), go to the clubhouse and get breakfast.
And I love the articles. The “Women Soldiers” article starts with “…Israel’s shapely girl soldiers have been right behind the frontline troops.” At least they didn’t go with “G-G-G-GIRLLLLSSS? In the ARMY?”
Kids today and their crazy television shows. Technology is separating the generations! Good thing that’s fixed now.
There was a time when not every movie was based on a comic book, when movies didn’t have years of hype leading up to their release. I remember being a kid and scanning the newspaper for new movies. You never knew what you’d find.
Sadly, I can’t find any trace of this movie online. Like many lost films of the past, it’s as if it never existed.