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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby AlamoAl on Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:24 am

I thought about biding on the Crockett token but thought NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW I got enough things. (besides Kathy was nearby and said no biding on ebay tonight) :shock: ;) :) :D
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby NefariousNed on Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:28 pm

My grandmother got me that token back in 1966 after her visit to San Antonio. She took many, many slides of the Alamo then. Unfortunately, my Dad gave away all of Grandma's slides to a cousin after her death. Wah! Wish I could recall just who that cousin is now.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Seguin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:54 pm

It´s time to go cousin hunting, Ned... :D
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:00 pm

Following are some lobby cards from the original 1960 and the 1967 rerelease of THE ALAMO. The 1960 0nes were all hand-tinted.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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NOTE: More newly added lobby card photos on prior page.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Seguin on Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:26 am

There´s some great looking lobby cards here! It´s easy to see the 1960 ones were hand tinted. The colors are awful, at least some of them. Still, it´s nice they have survived for 50 years.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby NefariousNed on Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:44 am

You're welcome, Seguin. It's nice to see that someone appreciates them.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby gtj222 on Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:44 pm

I appreciate them. Thank you for posting them.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby wconly on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:58 pm

Wow! Great stuff here...thanks Ned! W>
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:49 am

My pleasure, folks!

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:12 am

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Where would this sort of promotional art have been used? Mo, Mustang, Rich, or anyone?
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby AlamoMo on Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:58 pm

Where would this sort of promotional art have been used? Mo, Mustang, Rich, or anyone?

Ned

I believe these are some sort of special limited edition print

I saw one on on E Bay USA recently but can't remember
what the description stated !!!!

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Re: Lobby Cards.

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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Seguin on Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:21 am

"I'm gonna tell you something, Flaca and I want you to listen tight..."


"...I´m not interested in young beautiful girls. I prefer sleeping with my horse, and the only gal I want is ole Betsy!" :mrgreen:
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LOBBY CARDS

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:00 am

If you want to download low-res. copies of both sets of Alamo lobby cards, here's a link to a page buried in the Tiomkin
site that has two sets of eight each. Something I never realized is that one set is all from color photos whereas the other
is all tinted black and white publicity stills.

http://dimitritiomkin.com/search_result ... filter=all
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Seguin on Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:36 am

Very cool! Thanks, Rich!
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Reb_Al on Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:06 am

There must be many different lobby cards, going by the selection that has been posted so far. thank you for letting us
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby HunterMike on Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:48 am

Nefarious wrote:Image


This was my favorite scene in the entire movie. I still get fired up when that Mexican soldier jumps over the barricade. I know they all jump it, but the one that seems to get a little higher than the rest. I know you know what I'm talking about! Awesome shot. I'll bet I hit the rewind 100 times on that scene through the years.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby caplock on Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:42 am

HunterMike wrote:
Nefarious wrote:Image


This was my favorite scene in the entire movie. I still get fired up when that Mexican soldier jumps over the barricade. I know they all jump it, but the one that seems to get a little higher than the rest. I know you know what I'm talking about! Awesome shot. I'll bet I hit the rewind 100 times on that scene through the years.


I like this shot quite a bit myself, although the angle used in the film seems to have been shot from a lower vantage point. The lower half of the screen seems to be filled with "shoulders and shakos," with the church facade looming above. You never see how clear the area in front of the church is of Texan bodies (to say nothing of the dragoons who were shot jumping over the palisade). It's a great shot, because, once again, we see the overwhelming size of the attacking force.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Seguin on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:53 pm

Yes, it´s a great pic, but the amount of soldiers outside the church seems a bit like overkill since there´s no defenders left shooting from the church at the Mexicans. Still, cinematic wise it´s a great pic.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby Reb_Al on Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:22 pm

That picture to me is one of the most memorable and beautifully taken of all the Alamo shots.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:37 am

Yes, this still definitely sings. It (or a similar shot) was the cover of Scholastic Magazine in 1961, and I just loved looking at it. It's what made me paint all my Marx Mexicans and Zorro soldiers. Only trouble was (because it had to balance the front page design), it was printed backwards. Really annoyed me.

Many years later, when I baught a huge Alamo press kit from a guy in Hollywood, it had 4x5 inch color transparency of the scene and I promptly took it in to get an 11x14 color print made from it. When it came back from the lab (you guessed it), they had printed it backwards. I took it back and the lady fought with me, saying they printed it based on which side of the transparency the emulsion was on, and that it was correct. I said, "I LIVED IN THE SET! IT IS NOT CORRECT!" She grudgingly printed it "backwards" and it was correct. Only trouble was, the color balance was all mustard colored which took away all the wonderful color pleasure of the scene. I took it in again, and she printed it again with careful color instructions. Perfect job! But it was backward again! :evil: I gave up and paid her. So, for three 11x14 prints of my favorite still, I have two backwards with O.K. color and one O.K. with baby poop color.

The best print I ever got of it hangs in the Imax Theater lobby or gift shop somewhere (or perhaps in the restroom by now), but by the time we made that one (Lashawn and I -- remember Kevin?), the best color was lost in the transparency. Alas and alack.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:04 am

RLC-GTT wrote:The best print I ever got of it hangs in the Imax Theater lobby or gift shop somewhere (or perhaps in the restroom by now)...


Soap box time.

THE CASE STUDY OF A LOST PROMOTION

Between Happy Shahan and Kevin (Quincy Morris) and whoever else, a great situation was established with the Imax Theater powers-that-be to give Alamo Village a wonderful plug. I'm not sure how much of this was in the plan (or agreement), but here's how it used to be.

Before the movie began, Kevin (usually) would come out and introduce it, telling folks where it was made in the process. Then he would say, "Would everybody remain in their seats at the end until the lights come up."

After the last scene, the room would stay dark as the end credits roled over the background image of the Alamo while Sergio Salinas (Happy's country star) sang the title song in the soundtrack. Then the background scene faded to black (with the room still dark) as the final single credit appeared: FILMED AT HAPPY SHAHAN'S ALAMO VILLAGE, BRACKETTVILLE, TEXAS. Then the lights came up. (Talk about a captive audience.)

Then, as the audience left the theater, and walked out into the lobby, the first thing that met their eyes was a series of six 3ft. x 4ft. (I think) frames with a consecutive photo story of Alamo movies, the Imax film and the location with Happy and Virginia featured. These frames were lovingly created by Lashawn Wardlaw and yours truly. And finally, a wooden brochure rack (hand carved by Alamo Village's own Jerry Clardy) provided folks with Alamo Village brochures.

Then Kevin left.

A souvenir counter replaced the series of photos. The brochures were gone. Our rack was in another section of the lobby with something else in it. The photo frames were moved to the opposite side of the exit hall -- the side people coming out of the theater never looked at -- and hung in reverse order, with no concern for the consecutive story link between them.

The next time I saw the film. Sergio's song was mixed out (or turned down), the house lights came up as soon as the movie ended and the credits started. By the time our credit came on, there was nobody left in the theater. AND the photo frames were split up -- some were in different parts of the lobby; some down in the new gift shop. And I doubt if the dippy introducing the film now tells the audience anything more than to turn their cell phones off. I could be wrong.

So: THANK GOD FOR KEVIN YOUNG while he lasted. :lol:

I also want to point out that Kevin was responsible for the fine balance of Alamo history books then sold in the gift shop.

O.K. I'm through. Sorry.
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby MUSTANG on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:14 am

Well, to add fuel to the fire, my book on Alamo Village used to be sold there also, but for some reason, after they sold out the first order, they never re-ordered. Of course, that may have something to do with the quality of the book but you never know/ :)LOL The least they could do is to plug the Village!
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Re: Lobby Cards.

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:27 am

Typical. If it sells, drop it.

Same in the Brackettville grocery store. If I get it regularly, they stop handling it! :roll:

And I'm not bashing Imax personnel. It is most likely just lack of continuity from one regime to the next.

Lashawn Wardlaw was the inventor of a label and an organization to promote jointly promote Brackettville, Del Rio, Uvalde, Eagle Pass and Carrizo Springs for tourism. She dubbed the area "The Southwest Texas Badlands" so that we would have an identity like The Highland Lakes, The Hill Country, West Texas, and The Costal Plains.

Virginia Shahan and I, several years before she died, attended a meeting of The Southwest Texas Badlands promotion organization. I decided to pick members' brains about its origin. Not one person I asked a clue of Lashawn's part in creating it.

Oh, well.... Sorry to have diverged. Back to these wonderful lobby cards.
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