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Review & premiere of "Conan the Barbarian", in a Los Angeles newspaper...
Item # 645680
May 14, 1982
LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 14, 1982
* Best "Conan the Barbarian" film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review
* Fantasy adventure - Arnold Schwarzenegger
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Conan the Barbarian" 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 VI has a review of the film headed: "SPLENDOR IN THE GRASP OF CONAN" The article continues on page 11 with related photo. And perhaps more significant is the terrific, full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day. (see). This was the movie that earned Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition.
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 VI totaling 46 pages. Great condition.