Sinful Small Smut Movie Ads – Detroit in the Early 70’s

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1-22-71, Detroit – a “Seemore Doules” Double Feature from the NYC area hits downtown Detroit. By this time, the Gem was just keeping alive with these skin flicks. Marina is available from Something Weird Video.

It’s time to dive into those small but sweet and sinful Adult movie ads from the 70’s which are a reflection of a time gone by when they could be advertised in the newspaper. This round focuses on my part of The US – Detroit and the Metro Area.

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1-4-74, The 6 Mile was in the Highland Park area was did well for a while through the Early to Mid 70’s. This was possibly at it’s height with High Rise being a well-known flick directed by Danny Steinmann (Savage Streets, Friday the 13’th Part 4: A New Beginning) while Teenage Fantasies was a big hit through the Early 70’s reportedly filmed at the Eugene Hotel in Oregon featuring the one and only Rene Bond (no wonder why it played so much!!!).

Sadly, after the Variety and Guild stopped sharing it’s program with the 6-Mile (they would be closed by 1974-5), things would face a slow decline. Naturally, the theater would end it’s Adult era in 1980 and would try to revive it’s life as the Eighties theater, which had a number of good films but not the power or image to bring in the customers.

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3-2-73 – The Pussycat got away with this logo for a while! In Personals, Armand Weston is the host of a look at the Personal Ad scene featuring people who did not go that route including Tina Russell and Barbara Grumet.

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5-6-73 – Get ready to “Check Out” at the X-Rated Supermarket! Reportedly, Producer Paul Roberts was an Associate Producer of the short I Am a Motel which included an appearance by the one and only Leonard Cohen. The theaters showing this would stick around for a while.

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3-7-73 – The Nortown was a second – or maybe third-division theater when it decided to go Adult. Mona was the infamous 1970 film that changed the game in the adult field. I don’t think that the type-set used for “Highest quality Adult films” brought in the customers, but at least it was showing a winner.

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10-8-73 – the Frisco is a PNC Bank today!

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4-20-73 – the infamous Forced Entry at the Variety, Guild, and 6 Mile when they were showing some notable Adult flicks.

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8-3-73 – Hey, didn’t we see that “New talent, new faces” font before?!!! The Harbor Theater closed as an Adult place to try to turn into a music place featuring Punk bands (Saw the UK Subs there in 1988).

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9-21-73 – The Gem getting sleazy with The Girl Nappers! It might be a small ad, but I like the “forbidden” feel of this one as it was with Love Captive.

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3-22-73 – A rare ad for the Projection Room with a stylish small ad for the Frisco. It’s possible that the Projection Room was shut down by through the attack on Adult theaters in 1973 although the Frisco stuck around for a while.

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11-30-73 – The National Burlesk was down to showing three flicks with small ads, this one featuring the ad art of The Blue Balloon. The sight of Forced Entry at this time was showing that it was a second-third level Adult place.

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3-15-74 – The Guild was getting super sleazy by this time with Prison Babies and Madame Satan. The Frisco was possibly getting a little too frisky for some tastes with a title that was possibly whipped up due to the popular cover version of “You’re Sixteen” by Ringo Starr, but it was the 70’s!

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9-25-74, The Highland using the ad art for Zero In and Scream for More Ways than One.

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2-8-74 – The Frisco with The French Girl and the Hi-Land with Switchcraft.

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11-8-74 – A Las Vegas Entertainment theater ad featuring some hits and the Atlas going for the 3 Dollars, 3 Hours, 3 Movies bit.

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5-3-74 – Well, The Devil Made Me Do It!

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~ by screen13 on January 16, 2017.

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