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

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July 18, 2008

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 18, 2008

* Best "The Dark Knight" film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere
* Superhero - Christian Bale - Heath Ledger
* Also opening day advertisement for "Mamma Mia!"

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Dark Knight" 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).

Inside section E has a terrific, double full page poster-like advertisement for the film 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 E totaling 60 pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century