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Review & premiere of "Escape from L.A.", in a Los Angeles newspaper...
Item # 646801
August 9, 1996
LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 9, 1996
* Best "Escape from L.A." film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review
* American science-fiction action film
* Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) - John Carpenter
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture cult classic hit "Escape from L.A." 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: "'This Makes Sigalerts Seem Tame" with a related photo. (see) And perhaps more significant is the terrific, full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day. (see).
Also the opening day review and advertisements for the movie "Jack" starring Robin Williams. Other nice films ads 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 F totaling 62 pages. Great condition.
Category: The 20th Century