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Review & premiere of "Heavy Metal", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item # 645802

August 07, 1981

LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 7, 1981

* Best "Heavy Metal" film advertisement & review
* Grand Opening Day premiere of this adult animated sci-fantasy cult classic

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture cult classic hit "Heavy Metal" 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 9 of section VI has a review of the film headed: "'HEAVY METAL'...AND THE ZAP GOES ON". And perhaps more significant is the terrific, full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed on it's opening day. (see).
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 48 pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century