The Daily Scrapbook “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” Review and the Movie Ad World before the Internet.

Here’s today’s flashback:  From December 1978, A full color ad for Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Donald Sutherland and Leonard Nimoy as well as a boffo review from People magazine.  A full page ad from The New York Times, and smaller ad from our local paper (but still pretty big when you compare it to modern local movie listings).  There’s also a tidbit of info for ST:TMP with it’s ever growing budget and shaving headaches for Persis Khambatta as Ilia.  The media couldn’t stop talking about her shocking baldness.   If you look closely there’s also a teeny ad for a local showing of “The City on the Edge of Forever” at a Universalist Unitatrian chuch.                                                                                                               I’ve also included a back shot of the NYT full page ad unfolded  here so you can see how movies used to be advertised before the internet.  (note Superman and Caravans).   Now to my knowledge the NYT still advertises movies like this, at least on Sundays, but in my local paper, big movie poster ads ads, indeed even small movie ads have all but disappeared.  Not too surprising in an era where newspapers themselves are vanishing faster than that chocolate sundae you ate last weekend!   It was a different world, kids. V2-025V2-026IMG_4800IMG_4801

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