Mexican lobby cards in the 1980s were usually printed on thin, glossy paper. On the plus side, less acidity, so they hold up better; on the minus side, not as appealing as the older, larger, and print-on-thick-card-stock lobbies are. On a side note, I met Robert Lansing while working at B. Dalton Software Etc. on 5th Avenue in New York City. He was looking for a financial software package, I forget which one. We special ordered it. I recall he was a laconic as his screen persona.
Here's one horror movie on my to-see list, but the problem is that the original R-rated version was chopped for VHS and television. A DVD release by VCI in 2001 contains the theatrical version, but not the director's cut. This version has a different ending than the one the director intended. (Ruby (1977) entry on Wikipedia).
Here's what I'm waiting for on The Walking Dead: someone wearing a luchador mask kicking zombie butt. Come on, people! In a world filled with zombies, how can you NOT have a person in a luchador mask kicking zombie butt?
At 18 by 23 1/4 inches, this is one big pressbook. Add ten pages filled with photos, articles, a coloring promotion, a theater giveaway clown mask by Topstone, a comic herald, and a full color cover, it becomes a pressbook collector's dream. I'm sure the audience liked the movie, too.
Still a good movie, even if Christopher Lee wasn't in it. This is something of a double bill pressbook, although The Leech Woman is somewhat off to the side as a suggestion more than a big selling point.
I would watch the Bomba and Tarzan movies every Sunday on local television, along with Abbott and Costello. The movies aren't great, but always entertaining, and they give you an interesting perspective on how Hollywood (and America) viewed the Dark Continent (Sub-Saharan Africa according to Wikipedia), and its inhabitants through cinema. And boy, I wish I looked that good in a loincloth. I know the term "dark continent" has fallen out of favor, but it best encompasses the artistic leanings and dramatic on-film mindsets of the 1930s through 1950s.
This large 15 by 22 inches pressbook for Jules Verne's Master of the World, starring Vincent Price, has stiff covers, lots of promotional material, and a polished page layout. All of this presents quite a "selling" package to movie theaters, and indicative of American International's use of quality pressbooks for movies where Vincent Price is involved. (See The Tomb of Ligeia and The Haunted Palace.)
Private eye Peter Gunn was one of my favorite characters on television in the 1960s. Even as young as I was I loved that opening theme music. It's a wonder I didn't become a PI. And I shouldn't forget Honey West. She was a favorite, too, though I think I was in love with the AC Cobra she drove and all the high tech gadgets she used more than anything else. Here's the movie herald from 1967's color caper, Gunn.