This Mexican lobby card for The Planet of Female Invaders (1966) is so pulp science fiction 60s. The women aren't dressed well for inter-planetary travel, and those helmet-hats they're wearing are pretty wild.
The usual elements of exploitative promotion are here: cowering, partially undressed female and a weapon held in an attacking posture. But due to an imbalance in the illustration, the ho-hum left side of this Mexican lobby card for Venganza Apache greatly lessens the impact of the more aggressive right half of the card. Also the proportions on all elements in the illustration aren't well thought out: one giant guy, three little heads, and a doll-sized woman. I hope the movie has more action than this lobby card and better thematic sense.
Another visually charged Mexican lobby card, this time for the thriller En Carne Propia. Note the fearful female huddled against the unperturbed male, and the blood dripping down across the newsprint. I can't make out what the shadowy figures are in the top middle of the card. I'm open to suggestions.
Highly connotative illustration and uncluttered layout give this Mexican lobby card for La Marca Del Cuervo its promotional power. Intrigue, action, and what I call the "western way" are embraced here.
Blended use of the elephant photograph with the illustration gives a lively, and a little awkward, sensibility to this Mexican lobby card for The Savage Girl with Rochelle Hudson. Sadly she wears more clothes in the movie than in the illustration, and she walks around with a killer gorilla (Charles Gemora)--no, not the guy in the inset scene holding her savage body.
Here's another Mexican lobby card for the duo of Kitty De Hoyos and Dacia Gonzalez. Not sure what the chickens are meant to convey, but I'll let you draw your own conclusions. Two words will come to mind, I'm sure. Very lively card showcasing the two women. Notice the absence of their usually brandished whips.
Looks like Zorro has some competition. Careful attention devoted to this lobby card's layout and colors draws your eyes first to the masked characters on the left while inferring their capabilities at providing suitable action for this southwestern actioner. Note the diagonal flow of the card and how two characters, a cowboy on the right and a masked rider on the left, are facing each other. Perhaps a love interest is being hinted at?
Lots of fisticuffs punctuate the movie serials. This Mexican lobby card for El Rey Del Sabotaje (Radar Patrol vs. Spy King) captures the pugilistic-paced thrills. Striking use of yellow with black, and the tilted position for the inset scene work very well together with the font choices creating an easy to understand and visually exciting layout.