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Review & premiere of "The Shawshank Redemption", in a Los Angeles newspaper...
Item # 645628
September 23, 1994
LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 23, 1994
* Best "The Shawshank Redemption" film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review
* Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Shawshank Redemption" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publication.
Note: Where else might one find authentic, poster-size ads for Opening Day showings, in the most desirable Hollywood-area newspaper - as we were lucky enough to obtain this (and others) indirectly from the Los Angeles Times' own collection? It simply doesn't get any better! In over 40 years of collecting, we have yet to see such unique & dramatic coverage with truly top-shelf, eye-catching displayability (see images).
The front page of section F has a review of the film headed: "'Shawshank': Solid Portrayals but a Dubious Treatment" with photo. And perhaps more significant is the terrific, double full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day. (see).
Note that this section also carries the opening day advertisements for the movies: "Quiz Show" & "Terminal Velocity".
A quite rare issue as it would not have been saved since it contains no historically significant content. Present are the complete sections 1 and F totaling 68 pages. Great condition.