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October 31, 1974

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 31, 1974

* "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" opening
* American horror film - movie - Leatherface

Page 101 has a  5 1/2 x 4 inch advertisement (not including locations underneath) for: "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" for it's premiere opening in New York City. Through research, this film opened in NYC on Oct. 30th. Being a weekly publication, this is actually the opening day ad for this film there. I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
Advertisements for this film are hard to find due to the fact that many cities across the country chose not to show it because of it's graphic nature. While others decided to show it days or even weeks after it's official release. The October 24th issue of this publication did not have the ad. The November 7th issue doesn't have it either so I assume they showed this movie for just one week only.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete in 136 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, minor margin wear, generally in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American horror film produced, co-composed, and directed by Tobe Hooper, who co-wrote it with Kim Henkel. The film stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen. The plot follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old homestead. The film was marketed as being based on true events to attract a wider audience and to act as a subtle commentary on the era's political climate. Although the character of Leatherface and minor story details were inspired by the crimes of murderer Ed Gein, its plot is largely fictional.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century