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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:02 pm 
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One night, as a small boy, my family was walking down Hollywood Blvd. in 1964 when it was squeaky-clean and a magnet for families.

A dozen or more young men were passing out free newspapers--at least they looked like newspapers, tabloid-sized, folded in half, with a banner headline:

USA LANDS ON THE MOON! FIRST MEN IN THE MOON!

We took several copies. It was an eight-pager, featuring PR stills of the Nathan Juran/Ray Harryhausen film just then in general release in several of the theaters on Hollywood Blvd. and throughout Los Angeles.

All the written content was in a "factual" journalistic style, at least on the front page. Inside, there were open references to the film, the special effects (how it was done, and how it was being shown in theaters), and a big two-page centerfold showing panoramic photos of the scene where the explorers first fight the Selenites. Illustrations explaining the layout of the moon people's city, the spacecraft, and other details rounded out the many visuals.

It was quite a PR job and became one my rare collectors' items in my library.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Could you post a pic of it?


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