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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.

2000

When I first created redgremlin.com, I decided to make a section dedicated to this collection of monster movie art. To keep things simple, I selected one ad from each sheet. I created different types of menus so you could search by title or weekly schedule, as if this were a real drive-in.

2015

I discovered archive.org.
This website is an amazing repository of images and videos.
I spent about a month scanning and retouching all of my original
ad sheets and uploaded them to the site. The files on archive.org
are all high resolution and can be easily downloaded.

To see the full collection of movie art, go to:

https://archive.org/details/@redgremlin