Movie Heralds were way cool extras to the movie-going experience before all the media- hyping via Facebook, Twitter, and (name-your-own-preference-here) took over. A sample "newspaper" would usually come with the pressbook and the theater would then purchase them in bulk, to hand out to patrons as free advertising to promote the movie.
Here's the one for The Legend of Hell House. See more movie pressbooks From Zombos' Closet.
This is still one of my favorite horror films, and especially haunted house treatments. Such atmosphere. Beware Belasco.
Posted by: John W. Morehead | February 28, 2011 at 08:16 PM