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

Item # 646735

June 03, 1988


* Best "Big" film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day premiere review
* Fantasy comedy film - Tom Hanks
* Killer Klowns from Outer Space

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Big" 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: "'Big' at Head of the Body-Exchange Class" 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).
Also opening day advertisements for the movies: "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" and "Funny Farm", amongst others.
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 36 pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century