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Here’s another batch of posters from my treasure hunt. There are more I didn’t photograph yet.

Poster for "The Phantom Tollbooth"

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.

This trailer even has the “Children’s Matinees” tag!
Poster for "Dr. Crippen"

Dr. Crippen (1963)

The full movie is on YouTube.
Poster for "Get Carter"

Get Carter (1971)

Poster for "Village of the Damned" and "Children of the Damned"

Village of the Damned (1960) & Children of the Damned (1964)

Posters for "World in my Pocket" and "Looking for Love"

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.

Posters for "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" and "Rhino!"

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957) and Rhino!

…and the full movie:

Poster for "The Alphabet Murders"

The Alphabet Murders (1965)

Featuring Tony Randall as Hercule Poirot.

Full movie:

Poster for "The Scarlet Coat"

The Scarlet Coat (1955)

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Today’s treasure

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 floor of Stage 24 partially covered by rows of cardboard boxes and loose stacks of papers.

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 poster

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975), starring Ron Ely, AKA “TV Tarzan.”

Deadly China Doll (1973)

The Impossible Years (1968)

(A scene, not a trailer)

A man called Dagger (1967)


Two posters for The Bad Seed (1956)


Chamber of Horrors (1966)

“The first movie with its own FEAR FLASHER and HORROR HORN!”

The Body (1970) – music by ROger Waters!

“A deeply intimate feature-length film exploring the physical experience of being human.”

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)

Debbie Harry! Cheap Trick! Lou Reed! Iggy Pop! Cartoon Animals!

Mayerling (1968). No real trailer available, but here’s a “fan” edit.

Not exactly a fan: “This movie is laughably bad. I really only watched it so I could look at Omar Sharif and honestly they did him dirty with that hairstyle.”

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.

The transformation scene.

Hot Potato (1976) and Enter the Dragon (1973).

Amazing that Bruce Lee got THIRD billing in the original trailer.

The Gumball Rally (1976)

Raul Julia’s finest film.

O Lucky Man! (1973) promotional pictures.

Slander (1957)

I think I’m getting this one framed.

I have a car full of posters like those, but I definitely left these two behind:

Hercules (1983)

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

“Sure, Peter Sellers has been dead for three year, but that doesn’t have to stop us!”
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Magenta House

I took one of the things I made for my magazine (seen here and here) and reverse engineered it to look like a scan.

An ad for the Magenta Record Hut. Where else can you find Beef Pig?

Really, I’m just using this as an excuse to make a link for testing Fediverse connectivity.

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Real Ultimate Power

I wonder whatever happened to him.

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!

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It’s Big!

A 1947 ad for the classic Big Sandwich before they went commercial. The most beautiful woman in the world holds one aloft. Glowing text gushes over the wonders of Big Sandwich. All told, seven people raise three Big Sandwich to the air as if to say WE DENY YOUR GOD.
Have YOU accepted Big Sandwich?

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I trust Sam.

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I had no idea these had been around so long. The design has barely changed!


The Sources of The Savage She-Girls

I don’t normally do a how-the-sausage-is-made post about my silly little pictures, but these sources are so much cooler than what I made!

Angie Dickinson
Suzy Chafee (yes, yes, older people- “Suzy Chapstick”)
“Shelly Duvall” is actually Chilean artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman.

And that’s before we get to the wild ride that is Page 15 of the June 9, 1967 edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

First of all, look at the range of styles of the movies:

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.

You can read the whole paper here.

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Classic Movie Ads

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.

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And it’s tasty, too!