David Crouse posted this photo of a fantastic Revenge of the Creature billboard sign, taken by his uncle who was stationed on Okinawa in 1957/58, to the Universal Monsters and More Facebook group. Try not to drool too much.
In Professor Kinema's files is this photograph taken by Forrest J. Ackerman at the Ackermansion, though I don't know the exact date. I don't know who the woman is either, but she's holding onto a Beast With a Million Eyes puppet by Paul Blaisdell. This is probably the latex version, not the wax, but anyone who can take their eyes off of the lady long enough to confirm this, I'd appreciate it. Notice the After Hours magazine in the shot: one of Warren's lesser known publishing ventures (it lasted 4 issues).
Thanksgiving Day, 1927 -- If I told you there was this guy, Urbain Ledoux (I know, the papers liked Urban instead of Urbain), who gave up a business career to help the homeless and foster humanity among his fellows, who wanted to be a priest but got turned off by seeing very unpriestly misconduct, and who worked hard to awaken the slumbering conscience of the people to help those less fortunate and less news-sensationalized than the bombastic morons parading as intelligentsia today, you'd say I was crazy. I'm not, he was, and we all should be just as crazy as him.
Central Press Association, 1935--Santa, fed up with all the Halloween holiday nonsense, sets up shop before October 31st, to tell eager young candy-gobblers, like brightly dressed Tim Burton, they should enjoy Santa's (s)elf-printed coloring books instead of sugary sweets. Santa's giant elf-handler and marketing muscle on the right (behind his chair), provides support to move the line along, even as little Tim desperately tugs on Santa's hand for anything sweet or chocolaty instead of crayons.
Kenosha, Wisconsin, October 16th, 1962-Local thespian dons ritualistic Halloween costume and accidentally socks Lucinda Little in jaw while demonstrating the I-want-candy (and need to pee, but it can wait until I finish) dance. Lucinda recovers, but can't eat any of the Halloween candy her neighbors shower her with out of sympathy. Parents sue local thespian for damages, local thespian sues costume maker for making his mask eye-slits too small, and little Bobby Little (lower left), sues local neighbors for giving too much candy that his sister couldn't eat, causing multiple cavities and stomach aches for him.
Halloween window painting takes 3rd prize, October 24th, 1962 (photo by Carl W. Eysenbach)--While Ginny Bawman ponders where to put the Mystery Machine, she loses her footing and mistakenly grabs for the painted tree branch. Luckily, a passing shopper cushions her fall.
From Cleveland Press, October 31st, 1950 (photo by Glenn Zahn)--Joey and Janey Skittles are paralyzed with uncertainty as to what to eat first: Left Twix or Right Twix; sadly not realizing that their hard earned 2.5% savings account dividends would be swallowed up by the Great Recession in the future, making the flimsy Twix marketing conceit pale in comparison.