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Premiere of "Flash Gordon", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

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December 5, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 5, 1980

* Best "Flash Gordon" advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere
* Science fiction action cult classic film

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture cult classic hit "Flash Gordon" 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).

Page 3 of section VI has a terrific, full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day. (see). Also other nice movie advertisements including "Empire Strike Back" as well.
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 38 pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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