Some Sexy Odds and Ends – Random Post Time

•July 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Binghamton, 11-17-72 – AIP’s hit pick up Dagmar’s Hot Pants with Diana Kjaer (Fanny Hill – the Mac Ahlberg film), Inger Sundh (The Seduction of Inga, I a Woman 3, Eva, Sexy Dozen), and Anne Grete (Without a Stitch, Bedroom Mazurka) plays at the Cinecom V Drive In. Produced by Vernon P. Becker, this tale of a prostitute would play for years through the Drive In circuit.

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Montgomery, Alabama, 10-20-72 – the Jet Drive In, home of sleaze since their change in format circa 1970, plays Mondo Exotica

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11-2-70, Honolulu – Cinerama wants you to meet Girly and Candy. the British Horror was well played through 1970-1 and The Scene is planning to do an article on it,  but this was too good to pass up. Vanessa Howard is great in this dark comedy.

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9-5-69, Binghamton – Some “Candy” talking was happening at the Art. Don’t know too much about this flick, but obviously it includes sex, drugs, lesbianism, and a misleading title – no, it’s not the Ewa Aulin film.

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6-14-68, Elmyra – the Roxy Drive In plays Lou Campa’s Venus in furs and Cool It Baby.

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11-25-70, Colorado Springs – Jerry Gross’ Female Animal, deceptively advertised as a Spanish production, was one of the hit films that made Cinemation a strong company through the Early 70’s. Arlene Farber was great!

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10-12-73, Poughkeepsie – Private School Girls has some success in the Drive In circuit, but Death of a Hooker did well.

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Anderson, Indiana, 9-14-73 – don’t know too much about Teenage Animal, but it works well in this post anyways.

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1-19-73, Detroit area – Roommates Here and Now had this striking ad

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Akron, 11-22-74 – Swedish Swingers was shown many times around the US, and I have a feeling that it was another re-title of one of the Schoolgirl Report films they picked up.

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5-25-76, West Palm Beach – I will be planning to post a bunch of ads from the area soon, but here’s something that has been begging to be put on The Scene.

Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – Where the Bird Flew in 1970, Part One

•July 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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8-28-70, LA – Still open today as a leading theater, the Pantages shows Dario Argento’s breakthrough as a Director, Bird with the Crystal Plumage, released by UMC in The US. The theater was one of the many Pacifics in the area, but sadly went under as a cinema by 1977. It would turn into the theater many know and love now – a reviving that might have sparked the arrival of the Fox in Detroit as a leading theater.

The recent release of Dario Argento’s classic giallo through Arrow Video USA has been getting the raves left and right after Blue Underground’s OOP presentation has turned into a collectible item. It’s a highly recommended film that’s a great way to get into the Director’s work before the days of Suspiria, and one which the censor’s knife met to get a GP rating for the US market with only a few seconds of a slashing (the “Panty Removal scene”) chopped out – a very small amount compared to the censorship in later films which made cinema fans angry (Most notably the mess made for the “Unsane” release of Tenebre by Bedford Entertainment) and video fans in the search for expensive imported videos back in the day.  The infamous US pan-and-scan presentations released through the VHS era by United Home Video is at least had some fine clamshell covers which are the appeal to collectors.

You already know the film (I hope you do!), so it’s time to “fly” around with some first runs and Drive In showings see where it landed.

Universal Marion, led by self-made millionaire Louis Wolfson and helped by Sidney Glasier, was a Florida-based company that did well at first with films like Mel Brooks’ The Twelve Chairs, thrillers like the Night Visitor, and even a dip into the imported erotica scene with Eve was Everything but Legal which was more dramatic than the title suggested. After under-performing with Glen and Randa, one of the many “hip” movies of the day that reportedly did not entertain the audience and found trouble to get plays for an X-Rated movie that had no signs of what the customers wanted in one, and released the Manson Exploitation flick Sweet Saviour with Troy Donahue, UMC faded away possibly seeing that the American Independent scene was getting crowded and a bit of a risk to make any serious money if you were not into Porn (Sweet Saviour was an X that flopped on it’s first run) as Argento’s film went into the sea of late night TV showings by 1977 and the crowded world of VHS before the DVD era, although appearances with high-prestige Horror films through the years starting with UMC’s pick up of The Night Visitor (there was a showing with Argento’s own Deep Red!) and good critical reception earned it and Argento a long standing cult through it all.

I think UMC also had connected with Peppercorn Wormser in New York, but I’ll get back to that later, but it’s safe to say that they were thinking big for at lest a year.

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10-9-70, Cuyahoga Falls, OH – The State was one of the many Leow’s cinemas through The US at the time and would live through the 80’s. It’s now a church.

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10-9-70, Chicago – The McVickers was one of Chi-Town’s strongest theaters opening in 1857 and living through many eras of entertainment and would stay in business until 1984. The Early 70’s showed that there were some companies like UMC that would serve first run films to the areas many major studios were by then avoiding. It was a time when several of Downtown Chicago’s theaters including the Cinestage were turning Adult or Exploitation-driven leading to an era of exciting and sometimes dangerous movie watching (Detroit had that serious problem with the UA and Summit, both turning Adult by that time).

In this ad, there was no knife – two years later, the ads for Last House on the Left also featured the knife covered up in the center.

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10-9-70, Hazlet, NJ – The Rte. 35 Drive In was one of the first to dare to pair Argento’s breakthrough with a film by the master some were already comparing him to. I can see some critics playing the cynical snobs (wait, that’s in the job description, right?) and say that there’s no contest as to who was better in a rather unfair battle, but real film fans including several in-the-know programmers decided to see for themselves. In the end it’s a good guess that those who really watched both liked them on their own merits.

One of Leow’s first Drive Ins, it was a big one housing 1,400 cars, and the land is now housing a multiplex.

 

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9-18-70, Stratford, Conn. – A cinema that’s now an office space.

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9-18- and 9-25-70, Montgomery, Alabama – A Paramount Theater, the Empire was established in 1914, and would be handed to Martin theaters by the Mid-70’s. It was a strong theater to get first run movies, and Bird… was a good success in the area.

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10-16-70, Miami – The ABC Theaters were another chain that had connections to play some of the happening hits and several Explotiation and Sexploitation films in some areas. Like the Leow’s

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10-30-70, Bangor, Maine – A long-standing theater that’s sadly demolished and is now part of an office block.

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10-30-70, Fairfield, Conn. – Playing the Nutmeg Theater circuit in at a screen that was in business through the 80’s, but a look at the address now sees it to be just an empty building that used to be a Cabinetry store.

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11-6-70, El Paso – At the still-open Plaza Theater, part of the Interstate chain at that time. Angry Breed, an already dated hip acid biker teen flick, was a bit of a mismatch, but that’s alright. Back then, a mix up was seriously welcome as much as a perfect match.

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Detroit, 11-11-70 – A serious showing in the Motor City’s suburban cinemas proved to be a big score for this movie. The most prestigious screen was the Quo Vadis in Westland while the Michigan Theater was still showing movies at that time (and would later play Jess Franco’s Eugenie in ’71). The Allen Park, still open and now digital, was part of the Nicholas George chain that dominated the area, and the Mall cinemas were part of the General Cinema theater chain around the time that AMC was turning into the best known company for the multiplex business model (it would buy up GCC in 2002).

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9-18- and 12-4-74, Philadelphia –  The Fox was a Millgram theater that used to be one of the best in the area – supervisors worked with white gloves…not black (ha! ha!) – but would shut down in 1980. The December showing was the next run that might be called Suburban Second Run.

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10-30-70, West Hazleton, PA – At the Herkster, now the Cinema and Draft House.

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10-9-70, Upstate New York and Manhattan area – Bill Landis’ Sleazoid Express wrote about the Lyric on 42’nd Street as a kind of place that was comparatively normal in the street of sin that still played the good stuff – in the book, it was the chapter focusing on Andy Milligan as reportedly Bloodthirsty Butchers was a regular showing, after all. A Brandt Theater, it joined up with UMC during it’s first year (Sweet Saviour was not played at any Brandt or Loew’s in NYC, in case of you were wondering).

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10-9-70, New Jersey (Asbury Park and surrounding areas) – It was a hit!
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11-20-70, San Antonio – The Laurel was a long standing theater which closed in 1982. Bird was the word when it was held over!

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11-27-70, San Antonio, Hitting the local Drive Ins after it’s success at the Laurel, both of these places now long gone and have been replaced by retail – The Trail now a Wal Mart! The S seen in many ads through The 70’s was for Santikos, who are still in business with two multiplexes in the Houston area.

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12-4-70, San Antonio – Sometimes a very successful feature would go through a Drive In one week and another then next, as was the case of Bird… in San Antonio.

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12-11-70, San Antonio – Remember Psycho? Well, you will after this showing! There were programmers who seriously loved their films and usually treated them the best they can, and the already high standing of Bird… had this inspired pairing.

Lost at the Last Run Drive In – Rare EuroHorror and EuroCrime Classics (and One British Horror) Under the Stars, 1975-87

•July 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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10-30-81, Greenville, SC – While Werewolf Woman did alright when it was released by Dimension, this was possibly around the time when 21’st Century (Cathy’s Curse, Nightmare, and many more) got the company’s films after going out of business. This special show is a rare presentation with fun for the family in the costume contest that starts off the show. I’m sure that the kids were (maybe) asleep by the time Werewolf Woman showed up on the screen! I said maybe because something like this did not come around every day for them to peep at from the back seat!

In this post, it’s time to travel back to The Late 70’s-Early 80’s and think about watching a well-played film for possibly the last time in a Drive in when the cinema scene was turning epic and you still wanted to spend some time at an place that was still showing some wicked stuff. Back then, there was a very small and interested audience that would grow into the cult we are a part of now, but most of the audience were there to see something cheap or just hang out at an ozoner.

This set of ads focuses on titles I know I can’t do a long article with, but have seen some interesting showings at Drive Ins in the scenes final days. I’m going through my files and I want you to join in the fun!

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4-16-82, Fontana, California – Reportedly out in the middle of nowhere, this was a time when one can enjoy 70’s sleaze. Sex and the Lonely Woman from 1972 can be found through Something Weird Video while Jean Rollin’s Schoolgirl Hitchhikers made in 1973 is found through Redemption Video’s Jezebel line. Sunset International was a company living off it’s past by this time which at least included a few Schoolgirl  films and European Sex comedies.

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2-7-75, Louisville – This was one of the first showings of Rollin’s flick along with Sex and the Lonely Woman and the EuroSex of Should a Schoolgirl Tell. It was The 70’s!

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11-9-75, Anniston – The Pisces Group released a few International Coproductions films like Because of the Cats, which has a very small following today. Rich Kid Crime happens, and it’s a very exploitable topic, especially when made in the Netherlands. Director Fons Rademakers will later win an Academy Award for best foreign Language Film with The Assault, released in the US through Cannon. Demons of the Mind is a very under-rated Hammer film that tried to go back to their more dramatic style after years of sexy Horror films, but wound up lost in the wilderness.

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10-21-83, Akron – I’m sure I did something on this film before, but I’m sure the new readers would like this! Released by Aquarius in the US, this is more officially known under it’s original title…and of course the B needs no introduction!

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4-7-78, Akron – Now HERE’S a Drive In Line-up! Included is a presentation of Jess Franco’s feel-good movie of the decade, Barbed Wire Girls at the Gala Twin!

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9-14-84, Toledo – Although I went to this DI a couple of times, sadly this was not one of them. Cannibal Ferrox was re-titled Make Them Die Slowly for the US market and played very few times outside of New York City (the fate of a lot of these films at that time).

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6-14-75, Panama City, FLA – What a sick and sleazy film! Even in it’s US edit, Delirium was a little too extreme in a time when that was the magic word to bring in the customers! Maybe it was just a little too ahead of it’s time…

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9-19-80, LA area – True, When the Screaming Stops was a major hit at least with our kind of films, but look at the co-feature! It’s the rare Mickey Hargitay psycho sexual killer thriller Delirium!!! Apart from a few showings around 1976-7 through the South and maybe a few other areas, Delirium was seriously persona non grata in the US movie world outside of a few people remembering some wicked stuff on the screen. This showing is perhaps it’s greatest success. If your collection is missing these titles, you should get any official DVD of both films NOW!

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3-3-77, Anniston – I have to bring in a showing of Delirium at the Skyway which is new to the collection. Pets was the super sleazy flick that crept through the Drive Ins through the Mid-Late 70’s.

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2-13-76, Corpus Christi – While Demon Witch Child was a small hit, especially in theaters desperate to play anything and The Devil’s Hand was a Crown International cult classic by that time, Enzo G. Castellari’s Cold Eyes of Fear had a very small release in The US as Deperate Moments through Trans World Entertainment best known for it’s videos after it’s time in the movie marketplace.

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3-3-78, Longview, TX – What are you looking at, Waldemar? The River Road 3 was known for three full screens of good stuff, and Screen 3 was with a couple of early releases from SRC that were re-issues of Hemisphere’s Schoolgirl Reports and other European teasers. The main focus here…come on, look up one screen…you’ll see Curse of the Devil with Paul Naschy that was released by Goldstone in the US. OK, you can look at Screen 3 now.

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11-21-80, Ft. Meyers, Florida – Leon Klimovsky’s Night of the Walking Dead playing anywhere in the US is too rare of a find, but unfortunately any streaming video of it is a hard find, so…here’s a trailer to The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula instead! It might have been a small hit, but it works!

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Ft. Meyers, Florida’s more visual ad.

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9-12-80, Louisville – Jess Franco’s Jack the Ripper had a little more success in it’s US run, but only a pinch. Still, there’s no other showing with “Free Bubbling Vampire Venom”!

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10-10-86, Edgewater Park, NJ – Down for the count, the Super 130 at least showed Cannibal Holocaust, the end of an era…and the end of this article.

Love Me Deadly – The Sinful Satanic Seventies Cinematic Creep of a Legendary Jaw-Dropper

•July 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment


Just to give you a bit of trivia, according to the IMDb, Columbia Pictures of Canada had this film in the Great White North, so I have a feeling that the MGM ad was for Europe. More on that later, now on with the show…

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9-15-72, El Paso – “Only At the Big DRIVE-INS!” this time with a legendary film that is a perfect fit in it’s own way.

Ever since it’s appearance in the video world through Video Gems in the The 80’s and more importantly Something Weird Video in the 90’s, the necrophilia tale of Love Me Deadly turned into a small cult classic among those who wanted their films way off the beaten path. It was one of the many films in an era that brought us such eye-openers like The Baby which crept around the country and made the general public wonder if the film industry was turning into a cuckoo’s nest after “The Permissive 70’s” arrived. This remains one of the crowing kinky kings of the era for cinema ghouls (like me) that still stands along a long list of these films which continues to grow by the month – The Code Red DVD is great.

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6-22-72, Chappel Hill, NC – While I’m still trying to find an ad for it’s first showing, at least there’s a small mention from one of it’s earlier plays. Not the most exciting to look at, but the title alone is enough to bring out the cinema ghouls.

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10-1-72, Greensville, Miss.  — The Showtown Drive Ins were filled with ghoulish flicks. It’s appearance with the Vampire Lovers was a bit of compare and contrast between Lush Los Angeles and Hammer Gothic. This was the time when Last House on the Left was making a serious mark in the movie scene, and you would think that a film like this would also get big as well. Sadly the Distribution was not as strong. The Drive In would close up shop by 1980.

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11-10-72, Alton, Illinois – By 1987, this was turned into a Hardees.

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1-10-73, Tuscon – This screen would close by 1978.

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2-6-73, Ottawa – The Mall is a legendary theater for Exploitation fans in Canada which closed in 1974 through serious Porno competition stealing it’s audience. How Columbia of Canada picked it up is something to think about, but it is an interesting story.

Now is a good time to connect to the information mentioned at the beginning. Believe it or not, Love Me deadly actually had some international distribution. It certainly was not too big of a hit, but it must have played a few overseas markets hungry for American product. Check out this Italian version!!!

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3-2-73, Santa Rosa – A rare ad with the wreath is found! this DI was closed in 1986, a perfect year for these shut-downs – Many of Detroit’s were “Lights Out” in that year.

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2-28-73, Las Vegas, New Mexico – Believe it, it’s still open! Went digital in 2013.

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3-20-74, Victorville and Barstow, CA – The success of The Exorcist sparked a while new campaign! While we did not see any possession, the participation of a Church of Satan Grotto was perfect for this ad anyways – even if we found out long after the fact! While the Joshua closed up, the Skyline is still open! It would be interesting to see this in the wide open air at night in California.

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6-21-74, Phoenix – The possession moves onto Arizona! The Phoenix closed in 1983 while the low-price Westdale 4 was hanging around a little longer.

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11-8-74, Indianapolis – The North Side was originally the Northside and then the Mark Twain before it’s final years as it’s third and final name before closing in 1981. The Twin East’s address is now a Chase Bank!

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11-8-74, St. Louis – This reportedly played a Halloween show sometime in 1981!

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12-13-74, Hampton, Virginia – Going back to the original formula. this used to be the Sidney Lust Drive In, and might have ceased to exist around 1980.

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1-10-75, Louisville – the Preston was another long standing DI which operated through a good part of The 80’s.

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3-21-75, Chicago – This might be a small ad, but it’s a Monroe Theater small ad! It played most of the legendary Exploitation films through the years up to it’s passing around 1977. When it closed up, it was kind of like an end of an era that nobody took notice.

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5-2-75, Danville – The 360 was another hot spot for Exploitation, and Torso was teamed up with Love Me Deadly.  This screen would stop playing movies around 1984.

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10-15-76, Matinowoc, Wisconsin (?) This third-on-the-bill showing was on the same weekend that the Mikadow had Manson Massacre, AKA The Cult, AKA the Love Cult, AKA Together Girls, AKA Girls in Bondage (whew!!!).

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9-25-76, Little Chute, Wisconsin – had to end it with a nice visual ad heading to the final shows. Little is known when it closed, but it seriously was the end of the line until it hit the Video shelves. Video Gems offered it’s release in 1985 as part of a reduced price 10 Terror Treats promotion…and a cult was born.

A Mix of Class-SICKs – Asylum Erotica, Love Me Deadly, and more

•July 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Newark and Claymont, Delaware, 3-24-72 – One of the coolest recent finds is this triple bill at the Naamans DI in Claymont (RIP reportedly 1987) and Newark featuring the much-played night of Bloody Horror/Women and Bloody Terror double bill with Might of the Living Dead. George Romero’s classic was a serious win for any Drive In, but a serious must-see when paired with some great hits. While the then-recent show was in Violent Vision, NOTLD was the best out of them all.

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Binghamton, 9-15-72 – Following up on the Strand Theater article a couple of posts back, here’s a tasty ad for Fernando Di Leo’s Slaughter Hotel marketed as Asylum Erotica. Starring the great Klaus Kinski and Rosalba Neri, the film was Distributed in the US through that “It’s only a movie!” company, Hallmark who seemed to be in good contact with the Cinecom chain as much as Aquarius were judging from other ads from the area.

Kind of reminds me of the gun action in this, although she was better to look at!

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Binghamton, 8-4-72 – The Art gets “Deep” with the original throat that gets looked over, Mona! Here, the film is promoted through WOM – Word of Mouth…and we know where this is going! Making the Blue Film was Directed by Jerald Intrator and is a well-remembered Porn Documentary with Shaun Costello and Harry Reems. Among the non-credited people in Mona starring Fifi Watson and Judy Angel (also uncredited…these things were made Underground!), Howard Zeihm and Producer Bill Osco would go onto more success with Flesh Gordon.

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Montgomery, Alabama, 3-22-74 – This was possibly the final show of the theater’s life, and reportedly there were cuts in it’s Adult fare that it was showing then. Still, this film has quite an interesting history as it was Distributed through Re-Mart – who’s owner Joseph Fink was behind Thunderbird which presented two of William Grefe’s best known films (Death Curse of Tartu and Sting of Death) – and possibly Directed by Rene Martinez, Jr. best known for the brain-crash that is The Guy from Harlem. I dread and wonder how this flick actually was and if it was so sleazy you walked out of the theater needing a shower. Carol Conners, “The Nurse” of Deep Throat, went onto…well, other Adult films like the then-famous Candy films of Gail Palmer, a couple of TV cameos, and was seen in a clothed role around the time in a film called Dear Throat which possibly should have starred her going by the 1 review on IMDb (thankfully there is no film called Deer Throat – Hey, Animal Lover was a hit!)

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10-21-72, Kansas City – Before it was best known as I Dismember Mama, Poor Albert and Little Annie was among the sleaze-a-thon of 1972, and it was a serious creep show. It had little success in it’s original run, but turned into a cult video later on.

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Louisville, 1-10-75 – Leaving you this time with another sighing of Love Me Deadly! This time, it’s paired with the cult Occult horror Mark of the Witch as the third film. The Animals is AKA Five Savage Men starring Michele Carey and Henry Silva.

Sweet Saviour Update – With Come One, Come All at the Fine Arts!

•July 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Ashville, NC, 2-16 to 18-72 – Here’s a recent and rare find for Sweet Savior’s showing at the Fine Arts in Ashville, NC. While the theater today is an Indie house, back in the day it was one of the many Adult theaters that populated the US landscape. While the topic was timely and the film given a high profile New York City showing which caused some shocks and criticism, it wound up being thrown into a small number of theaters after it’s first plays in quick time. Several of it’s showings were at theaters that showed the usual Adult fare in some kind of attempt to prove that they don’t just show the typical X-Rateds only to return to the regular programming the next week.

The film under the title The Love Thrill Murders would be revived to more success when it was picked up Omni and best known through it’s Troma release thanks to the film’s Production Manager Lloyd Kaufman gaining the right to the film

George Romero – 1940-2017, R.I.P. – Memories of the Many Nights of the Living Dead, Part One

•July 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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12-20-68, Detroit area Drive Ins (run starting 12-18-68) – Night of the Living Dead shows in the Metro Detroit area at several Drive Ins, some time after it’s first showing at the Fulton theater in Pittsburgh on Oct. 1, 1968 with it’s controversy and notoriety already known.

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The word Legend and the phrase “Often imitated, never duplicated” will describe the wonderful world of George Romeo and he will be missed. His passing due to Lung Cancer has hit the Cinema world after years of groundbreaking and influential movies, and right now I’m seriously just going to spend the night with the Elite DVD of Night of the Living Dead which remains a definitive experience. NOTLD is one of the first films that brought me into this world of wonderful films through one of the many PD VHS presentations presented to me as a gift from a friend who has brought me into the Toledo Punk scene way back in the day.

The Scene is paying tribute the only way I feel it can through some classic ads of this classic. These might bring back some memories or interest those who want to know about how it was shown and promoted in some areas with some double and triple features that might surprise some readers. Right now I want this to start with some highlights I already have.

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12-13-68, Lansing Drive In with an ad that was cut for the space allowed, but…

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12-15-68, Lansing (Sunday) –  …it was proven popular to be given another day on Monday when the runs at the Drive In were usually just through the weekend. This show will move to the Metro Detroit area on the 18’th (Wednesday).

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Baytown, TX, 11-25-68 start – This was a brilliant pairing with Mario Bava’s classic Blood and Black Lace with the Insurance Policy.

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Biddleford, Maine, 12-5-68 – Here, The Shuttered Room was it’s co-feature.

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12-5-68, Scarborough, Maine – The West Screen had a great night for Horror fans with NOTLD and two Hammer features. The other screen offered those who wanted other fare with some good entertainment. Everyone in the Mature Audience area won!

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Bridgeport, Conn,12-27-68 – the Candlelite/Pix Twin Drive In was featuring a classic triple Horror feature with two Hammer classics added to Romero’s film. To those who did not want to be shocked, the other screen offered the just as timeless and influential Yellow Submarine which was playing in many areas at the same time including Detroit (it moved from the Radio City to the New Studio Center and four other theaters around the time of NOTLD’s Detroit Drive in show).

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Glenolden, PA, 10-25-68 – Although pairing it with For the Love of Ivy may seem slightly odd with the leading film more of an Dramatic Indoor cinema experience, it was logical for bringing together films starring leading American black actors who have made their mark in very important films with Poitier already legendary in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Duane Jones being an Executive Director of the Black Theater Alliance who starred in Romero’s ground-breaking and thought-provoking Horror classic. Dr. Who was perfect DI viewing although I wonder how the children under 12 who got in free reacted to the intense Zombie shock.

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12-17-68, Chicago – A little before Roger Ebert wrote his famous review, but already controversial.

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The 66 and Starlite DIs offered this great Horror show.

Troy, NY (11-6-68) and Tuscon, Arizona (11-8-68) – Two more excellent pairings.

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9-10-69 – Believe it or not, the Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary show included NOTLD as a co-feature! This was a touring presentation of Ray Dennis Steckler’s The Incredibly Strange Monsters who Stopped Loving and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (whew!). At the end of this show, it must have been a tie between the boys and girls to wind up chicken.

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11-1-68, Fresno area – The clumsy censorship seriously dates this ad, but is played with The Sorcerers with Boris Karloff.

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1-18-69, Danville – the 360 has been a regular focus in the posts at the Scene, and I feel that right now it’s about time to make this the last ad for this post. There will be more posts later one, but I want to get to my DVD to remember this classic to remember a great Director as I’m sure you’re already doing with the Romero film of your choice.