The mask almost looks like Rod Serling, doesn't it? I can never forget doing The Mouse with Soupy Sales back in the day. Sadly, I don't do The Mouse anymore. Time marches on. (Thanks to eBay'r meatnose3--other sellers use that moniker, too?--for taking decent pictures.)
I love the folder-type double bill pressbooks with separate inserts for each movie (or campaign manuals as they were called, too). Here's one from American International Pictures touting a double bill of The Amazing Colossal Man and The Cat Girl. I have The Cat Girl waiting for me--on my DVR--courtesy of TCM. I don't think I ever caught that one. But who hasn't seen The Amazing Colossal Man?
You'll see a bit of a similarity between another Ben Cooper Ghost costume and this Gus the Ghost version. The other ghost has the costume image in color, with slight alterations. Gus, here, looks a bit more naughty. I doubt the box the seller, bc3697, is listing this with is the original one: I say that because, usually when the costume is personalized with a name, that would appear on the box; so instead of just "Ghost" the box should read "Gus the Ghost." And that's one of the pitfalls of Halloween costume collecting: knowing if the costume is paired with its original box. And I don't mean to imply eBay sellers are doing it out of convenience. How many Halloween costume experts do YOU know?
Roger Corman directed fourth movie, Day the World Ended, starred Richard Denning, Paul Birch, and Marty the Mutated Monster courtesy of Paul Blaisdell. Double billed with The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues, the pair made a tidy profit. It was the first double feature offering by American Releasing Corporation, later known by horror fans as American International Pictures. Day is the better of the two movies.
According to the Wikipedia article on The Bat, with Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead, the movie was released on a double bill with Hammer's The Mummy. I wouldn't mind a midnight showing of this double bill. Hell, I'd watch Price in anything.
Growing up, I wanted to look like Steve Reeves. Then I wanted to look like Gordon Scott. Then I gave up and just enjoyed watching their movies. You can, too (either looking like them or watching their peplum movies ;) Either would have made a superb Superman with muscle not built into their rubber suits.
I admit I only picked this up because of the big ape (the hairy one, not Clark Gable). Apes in jungle movies are cool. The newspaper-styled heralds handed out to promote movies were (and still are) cool, too. They were made of paper. You remember paper, don't you? The Planet of the Apes heralds are some of the best.