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White Zombie film debut... 1st of it's kind....

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July 28, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1932

* White Zombie movie debut
* 1st film featuring zombies
* Opening day in NYC

Page 22 has a 7 x 4 inch movie advertisement for the movie "White Zombie" on it's opening day in New York City. This movie is considered the very 1st of it's kind featuring a zombie character making it a historic item in the field of horror movies.

News of the day, sports and other advertisements throughout. Complete in 36 pages, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: White Zombie is a 1932 American independent Pre-Code horror film directed and produced by brothers Victor Halperin and Edward Halperin, respectively. The screenplay by Garnett Weston tells the story of a young woman's transformation into a zombie at the hands of an evil voodoo master. Béla Lugosi stars as the antagonist, Murder Legendre, with Madge Bellamy appearing as his victim. Other cast members included Robert W. Frazer, John Harron and Joseph Cawthorn. This movie is considered the very first feature length zombie film.

White Zombie premiered on July 28, 1932 in New York City's Rivoli Theatre. The film received a mixed box office reception at theaters upon its initial release, but was a great financial success for an independent film at the time.

Category: The 20th Century

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