Saturday, January 31, 2009

They don't make double-features like this anymore. (film print ads, 1971)

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When these advertisements appeared in the UK in the March, 1971 issue of Films and Filming magazine, only the British-made 'The House That Dripped Blood' was making its premiere.

'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' and 'Myra Breckinridge' and 'The Honeymoon Killers' had each had their distinctive initial runs in the U.S. almost a year prior.


Video Zeta One said...

Imagine looking up from your bowl of Wheaties and finding these in your morning paper!

I guess we were less easily shocked and appalled back in the 1970s.

Anonymous said...

I always thought it was strange that Roger Ebert was responsible for the scripts for Valley of the Dolls

The In Crowd said...

Joshua - - It's possible that one of the few people who doesn't think it strange that Roger Ebert wrote the screenplay for 'BVD' is Roger Ebert himself. He has a piece posted at his website that he wrote in 1980, looking back on the experience; Check it out.

Johnny C said...

Oh my god... you know I tried to get into to see the Brenkenrich/Dolls double feature when I was 15... at the Marquette Theatre in Chicago. My friend looked older and almost got in, but then they saw my 15 year face that looked like an 11 year old and turn us both away... How my life would have been changed if I had gotten in to see those amazing files.

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