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.
Time to saddle up with the Gangsters of the Frontier pressbook. Always note the good guys wear white hats that never get dirty, no matter how much they tussle with them black-hatted outlaws. White scarves complete the ensemble. Here's the comic reader version to stash in your saddle bag: Download Gangsters of the Frontier Pressbook.
I love westerns, grew up with them on television and in the movies. Grew up with Buster Crabbe, too. He portrayed Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, in those serials that inspired Indiana Jones and breathtaking cinema. So...here you go, pardner.
In the 1960s, you listened to music either on vinyl or radio. Or, of course, you could see a movie about hipsters twisting to the groove. If you remember Thom McAn, Arthur Murray dance studios, and Chubby Checker, I've got a pressbook for you. Here's the comic reader version to twist to: Download Twist Around the Clock Pressbook.
Sure, that's right, the women don't count. Just the boys and their flying machines. This movie only recreates the Edwardian Age for Magnificent Men, and we all know women weren't magnificent or funny in the Edwardian Age, right? Yes, movies have come a long way indeed. But still fun once you get past the 1960s male-centric nature of it.
Cowboy movies may be poised for a comeback. Saddle up with Tom Tyler in Mystery Range to prepare yourself. Here's the comic book reader version to slip into your digital saddlebag: Download Tom Tyler Pressbook, before you hit the trail.
An exciting pressbook for an action adventure movie, the poster art for Sands of the Kalahari is vibrant and filled with drama and menace. And just look at that ballyhoo for the movie theater! Here's the comic reader version: Download Sands of Kalahari Pressbook
Here's the British pressbook for the Lost City of Gold (1958) with the Lone Ranger. Mind you, this is the real deal, not the buffoonish misfire starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Here's the comic book reader version for you hombres and hombrettes: Download Lone Ranger British Pressbook
Private eye Peter Gunn was one of my favorite characters on television in the 1960s. Even as young as I was I loved that opening theme music. It's a wonder I didn't become a PI. And I shouldn't forget Honey West. She was a favorite, too, though I think I was in love with the AC Cobra she drove and all the high tech gadgets she used more than anything else. Here's the movie herald from 1967's color caper, Gunn.
Non-English pressbooks usually aren't very large or filled with pages like the American pressbooks, but they still pack a neat promotional wallop in a small package. Here's the French pressbook for the film noir, Conflict (1945).