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1985 - WHERE DID ALL THESE IMAGES COME FROM?
In 1985, I was taking a tour of the Stadium Cinemas I & II in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Not knowing that this would become a place of employment for me 9 months later.) The manager led us through a storage area that contained a large pile of theater seats and other spare parts. Off to one side were 6 large cardboard boxes, each one stuffed with advertising material covering three decades of movie history (1950's - 70's). The sheets were 8x11" or 8x14" and contained the B&W clip art that newspapers required for their movie sections.
The manager had no desire to keep the material - small advertisements used for newspapers had little value compared to posters. For the next few weeks, I dragged one box at a time back to my dorm room. I sorted and indexed the advertisements for roughly one thousand movies. The sci-fi and horror ads I kept for myself, while all of the rest were donated to the BGSU Library of Popular Culture.