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Item # 693438

June 09, 1978

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Friday, June 9, 1978

* Best "Grease" advertisement
* Pre Opening Day movie premiere
* 7 days prior to it's opening
* Musical romantic film comedy


A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Grease", 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 27 of section IV has a full page poster-like advertisement for the film printed exactly one week prior to it's opening day. Could this be the earliest advertisement for this movie in a newspaper ? (see). Other nice movie advertisements as well.
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 IV totaling 64 pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century