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“Here’s a collection of lobby cards from American films that were used to promote their release in West Germany from 1965-1969.”

50 ultra stylish lobby cards from the hip world of 1960s American cinema Drugs, counterculture, spies, and a hundred other elements that help define the word “cool.” Here’s a collection of lobby cards from American films that were used to promote their release in West Germany from 1965-1969. Included in this collection: What’s New Pussycat?

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Still Only One: Remembering the King Kong Hype of 1976

Still Only One: Remembering the King Kong Hype of 1976 | Lest anyone think that movie hype is a creation of the 21 st century and modern Hollywood studios, today I wish to call your attention to the incredible age and specifics of Mania: the marketing and promotion surrounding the mid-1970s Dino De Laurentiis remake…

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Movie and Rock & Roll posters aren’t the only kind of posters worth saving. Look at these brilliantly colored posters of early Pan Am Airlines. What kind of posters do you collect?

Jet-Age Dreams in the Vintage Posters of Pan Am Airlines Pan Am: History, Design & Identity, a new book by Matthias C. Hühne, retraces the distinct design history of the defunct Pan Am airlines. Pan Am hasn’t existed as an airline since 1991, but its blue globe logo endures as a familiar icon of the…

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Infographic Breaks Down Xenobiology from ‘Prometheus’ Through ‘Aliens’

Infographic Breaks Down Xenobiology from ‘Prometheus’ Through ‘Aliens’ – Bloody Disgusting! With Alien: Covenant coming next week, this is incredibly helpful. The evolution of the Xenomorph, as laid out in Alien and Aliens, is fairly straightforward. First, the Queen lays an egg. Out of that egg comes the Face Hugger, which latches itself onto a…

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What Was the Final Horror Film Officially Released On VHS?

What Was the Final Horror Film Officially Released On VHS? – Bloody Disgusting! We love useless fun facts. So let’s explore this one. For many horror fans, the first introduction to horror cinema came courtesy of the video shops that s We have acid-free boxes to keep those VHS tapes from accelerated aging. Click on…

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15 STARS AND THE ICONIC MOVIES THAT MADE THEM CRINGE

15 Stars and the Iconic Movies That Made Them Cringe This is a case of he said, she said. Sharon Stone claims she was appalled the first time saw her infamous leg crossing scene in 1992’s “Basic Instinct.” Director Paul Verhoeven had tricked her into removing her underwear, she explains, assuring her that the shot…

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31 Genius Facts About Jim Henson

31 Genius Facts About Jim Henson Happy Birthday, Jim Henson! On this mental_floss List Show, John Green shares some little-known facts about the brilliant man behind pop culture icons like Big Bird and Kermit the Frog. Don’t miss an episode- subscribe here! (Images and footage provided by our friends at Shutterstock.) 1. Do you have…

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The Original ‘Alien’ Xenomorph Design Was Wonderfully Absurd

The Original ‘Alien’ Xenomorph Design Was Wonderfully Absurd – Bloody Disgusting! Before H.R. Giger came on board, the Alien team explored some real weird ideas. I think most people reading this right now will agree when I say that the Xenomorph in the original Alien, portrayed by Nigerian actor Bolaji Badejo, is still to this…

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