Movies Under the Stars

Also via Green Cine, this fascinating collection of newspapers advertisements for Wisconsin drive-in movie theaters, many of which date back to the 1940s. It’s a great collection, not just for the films that are being advertised, but also (and possibly more importantly) for the “lost” culture of drive-in movie theaters found in these ads (originally via Rashomon).

2 Comments »

  1. Jimbo Said,

    February 23, 2005 @ 6:06 pm

    That is a great collection, but don’t you think it’s weird how they fetishize the original newspaper (no microfilms used)? But then they digitize the ads and put them up on a website, as if these images are somehow more authentic for being digitizations than the images placed on microfilm.

    I just find this particular claim to authenticty particularly bizarre, but whatever…

    jwb

  2. Chuck Said,

    February 23, 2005 @ 7:29 pm

    You know, I thought that desire to convey authenticity was a bit strange, but then I just liked looking at the pictures….

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