Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Betty Boop Post-code...........

There was a time when Betty Boop could show more skin. Where she could appear "Naked" and did. Guess which cartoon that scene was in! By 1935 the Hays Code was in effect. Will Hays, the Postmaster General was drafted by Hollywood to come up with a Ratings System of sorts. No more Gratuitous Nudity, Violence etc. This even effected Betty. Now she wore less revealing dresses and wasn't as (presumed) Slutty. And yes, most of her cartoons became BORING. They still retained the great Max & Dave Fleischer animation, but Betty's Bad Girl Heart was squashed. You need look no further for visual evidence then this 1935 poster.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

To All of Our Veterans, Thank You

Maybe movie posters like this help remind us all of a time that now seems unimaginable. To the Men & Women of the Armed Forces, we owe you all so much more then thanks.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Great Bogie Image!

Look at this Dynamic Three Sheet! They do not make them like this any more! From 1952.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Made in 1943, they had no idea how really Mad he was

I know nothing more about this film then the title. But with John Carradine (Father of Kung Fu star David) as the Head Nutzy Nazi, this poster sure makes it look entertaining.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A Favorite Guilty Pleasure

1972. Everyone in Junior High (mostly the boys) were talking about this movie playing at the local Del Mar Drive In.I of course was much to young to be admitted to see such a "Trashy" film. However, (believe it or not) up on the hill looking down upon the drive in was a Church Parking lot. From this parking lot, you could see the large screen perfectly!. Myself and a small group of high testosterone driven boys, walked from home to this parking lot of viewing pleasure. When the film un-spooled, our eyes widened to the glorious displays of womanhood on the screen. Although we could hardly hear the sound, we didn't need it. The fact that we all knew that we liked what we saw, but were in our mid-teens with not a clue what to do if faced with a naked Cheerleader, made it that much more memorable. So here is the poster to the film that forever made me a follower of the fine art of Cheerleading!

Friday, May 2, 2008