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Great film clips of the premiere of Jimmy Stewart’s THUNDER BAY. Hopefully this hasn’t been posted earlier. Film is dated 1953.
The artist was the great Frank Frazetta. I have the half sheet from The Gauntlet hanging in my garage. jerry
Here’s a couple of websites: http://frankfrazetta.org/ AND http://frankfrazetta.com/
The film was one of those “R” rated softcores. The Times Square was one of my favorite theaters in the 50s, since it was nothing but westerns. Sorry it came to this.
Here’s the poster.
Funny stuff, Ed.
Can’t imagine any entertainer, or ANYBODY for that matter, who would want to be vulnerable on a stage – on The Deuce – when 100 flying discs have just been distributed.
Great ad. jerry
You shouldn’t be selling your product by posting to every theater you can think of. I reported this to the site owners and I hope they do something about it.
There’s a bad joke there somewhere, RobertR
Peter, I’m no technical genius but I can tell you that the glasses were red (right eye) and blue (left) from Deep Vision 3-D. So I assume anaglyph.
The film had some nice 3-D depth but very little action “jumping off the screen” as advertised. Leonard Maltin says its one of the weaker uses of early 3-D. Still, it’s a better movie in 3-D. jk
My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in 3-D yesterday as part of the Tampa’s classics series. Before the film, patrons take pictures of the palace, there is a 20 minute organ recital of movie tunes, coming attractions of next week’s CASABLANCA. What a thrill! Great atmosphere! You have to see a classic here, it’s our time machine. jerry
This trash at The Victoria and GINGER at the Astor.
I was just looking at a book in the library called “1950s” by Jane Duden. Not much of a book but it does have a small shot of the Rialto taken from the south side of 42nd Street. Double bill is surprisingly conventional WE’RE NOT MARRIED and BROKEN ARROW. If this was during the original run of WE’RE NOT MARRIED that would put the year at 1952. j the k
Great job, Ed. Truly a labor of love. And the image title “doors to nowhere” seems very appropriate. jerry
Looks like 1947, the year that CRY WOLF with Stanwyck & Flynn came out. jerry
Here’s a shot of both. jerry
The New York showing mild dramas with ramped up marketing, 1957
Found a great frontal shot from 1936 pre-RKO. jerry
I visited this theater when my wife and I “discovered” it during a day trip about 5 years ago, on our honeymoon.
We wished that we could have returned for an evening showing.
We did meet the cinema’s caretaker and we tried in vein to communicate with him. I even tried to purchase the lobby cards on display. He was trying to sell us on returning that evening for “GLADIATOR” which would have been real cool to see in this setting.
Hope to get back. jerry
www.fillmore-east.com appears to have been abandoned. Does anyone know of a definitive website dedicated to the Fillmore. Especially a complete listing of the concerts. jerry the k
Although I wasn’t looking for the Apollo (42nd Street), I do have a few ad copies from the NY Times microfiche of the 1950s. So you should see a bundle of them out there. jerry
Any listings from the 50s, Al? The escaped female lifers sounds like a better screenplay, Will. Did the November ‘57 story have any photos of the theater, Al? jerry
Here is that ad I mentioned last year. Imagine doing this for 1 DAY!!!
Sorry about the duplicate post above; I received an error message on the first submit. jerry
An ad depicting better times in 1959. Two movies. 11 cartoons, free photo of Edd “Kookie” Byrnes. Throw in a hot dog heated under a light bulb, grape soda right from the machine (make sure the cup comes down straight), bon-bons and I’m there. jerry
Searching all of the NY tImes from the 50s, I see only one mention of The Terrace. Unfortunately, it is this. I can’t imagine this theater showing an “art” film. jerry
One of the double features that I was able to re-trace was The List of Adrian Messenger one during the summer of 1963. Here’s the ad. jerry
After my beloved RKO 23rd Street closed in 1960, we had to go to the 58th St. RKO for this Christmas show. 3 movies (my hero Audie & Francis!!!)& cartoons, the day after Christmas 1960. WOW. jerry