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Death of Ray Charles... Review & premiere of "Napoleon Dynamite".....



Item # 653568

June 11, 2004

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 11, 2004

* The death report of Ray Charles
* Best "Napoleon Dynamite" advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review


The front page has the report with a supporting photo covering the death of Ray Charles, which continues on an inside page with additional coverage and photos.

This issue also contains a great review and full-page ad for the premier of "Napoleon Dynamite," the motion picture hit comedy cult classic by Jon Heder. There is perhaps no better issue could be found than this (for this ad and review), 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).

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 7 of section f has a 3/5 page advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day with it's review on the same page. Notice the advertisement is upside down.
Note that the movies "Garfield The Movie", "The Stepford Wives", and "The Chronicles of Riddick" also opened on this date with nice advertisements (see images). An ad for an early showing (pre-premiere) of "The Terminal" is included, along with large ads for "The Notebook", "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", and "Shrek 2" - although these were not opening day showings.

Present are all major sections containing approximately 72 pages. Classified ads and inserts are not included. Great condition.

Category: 1880-1889

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