Saturday, September 4, 2021

At the movies 50 years ago today...

Here are some of the movie advertisements that appear in the September 4, 1971, edition of the York Daily Record, which I worked for from 2000 to 2013. As you can see, the selections leaned much more toward raunch than Renoir.

Among the films for the big screen (a mix of theaters and drive-ins) are: Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller; Klute; Night of Dark Shadows; The Horror of Frankenstein, a Hammer film without Hammer stars (although it does have future Darth Vader actor David Prowse); the Elvis Presley/Mary Tyler Moore/Ed Asner incognito-nun flick Change of Habit; the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young/Joan Baez/Joni Mitchell concert film Celebration at Big Sur; The Omega Man; and the 1970 bomb of a war drama called The Last Grenade. Then there are a bevy of X-rated films, including: Oona, Mnasidika, The Swinging Pad, Lorna, and Dandy — The Love Animal, which you can read about in this amusing review from Mondo Digital that keeps out the X-rated stuff.

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