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

Item # 688298

July 27, 1984

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 27, 1984

* Best "Purple Rain" film advertisement
* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review
* Rock musical drama film - Prince
* The Corsicain Brothers opening day as well

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Purple Rain" 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: "Prince's 'Rain' Sizzles" And perhaps more significant is the terrific, 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 I and VI totaling 44 pages. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century