Christmas Day, 1912. No blockbuster premieres, but here’s a look back at advertisements that show what was playing at movie houses across America that day.
Sposin’ You Pulled $300 Out of a Pack of Strollers?
Seven ads from early 1923 solicit submissions to the Strollers Movie Limerick Contest. The ads include sample limericks and picture C142 Canadian Strollers movie cards.
Alice Faye Lights a Lucky for Hubby Phil Harris in Colorful 1950 Ad
A look at a very colorful 1950 ad for Lucky Strikes featuring Alice Faye and Phil Harris, plus an Alice Faye photo gallery and comments about some of my favorite Alice Faye movies.
Coca-Cola – A Grateful Invigorant Without Reactionary Lassitude
A hilariously worded 1906 advertisement for Coca Cola as it was published in the Burr McIntosh Monthly. Full ad shown with all text reproduced.
The Deagan Una-Fon – This Kind of Advertising Pays
An advertisement showing the Deagan Una-Fon promoting Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid with some background information about J.C. Deagan, Inc and the Uni-Fon as an advertising tool.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Oz in The American Magazine
I found this beautiful full page color ad for The Wizard of Oz while paging through the September 1939 issue of The American Magazine and cribbing contents for its sales listing.