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



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December 15, 1989

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 15, 1989

* Best "The Wizard" movie advertisement
* Grand Opening Day premiere review
* Super Mario's Bros. 3 introduced in America
* Fred Savage - Beau Bridges - Christian Slater
* Tobey Maguire's uncredited film debut


A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Wizard" 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 18 of section F has a review of the film headed: "'There's Little That's Magical in 'The Wizard'" with 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).
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 84 pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century