This is the first in what will be an occasional look back at some old movie ads.
The first James Bond film had what was then a wide release at PREMIERE SHOWCASE Theaters
“Jailhouse Rock” was Elvis’ third film. What is also interesting in this ad is the second feature, a little known film called “Action of the Tiger.” It was directed by Terance Young, who a few years later would direct “Dr. No”, and in the cast below the stars Van Johnson and Martine Carol was an unknown actor by the name of Sean Connery.
Brando and Bogart on the same screen!
“A Hard Day’s Night” was rereleased for the holidays.
In 1965 two films were released called “Harlow”, the first was a big splashy color production produced by Joseph E. Levine and starred Carroll Baker as the 1930’s blonde bombshell. Also released was a quickie production in black and white in a process called “electrovision” and starred Carol Lynley as Jean Harlow. This film came and went in the blink of an eye and has rarely been seen since. Note that in addition to the movie there was a live on stage rock and roll show hosted by New York D.J. Clay Cole.
This 1930’s ad features Chaplin’s masterpiece “City Lights” in its 6th week.