Godzilla vs King Ghidorah – 1991 movie programme

Cover. Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah 1991 Movie Program. Japan.

This Japanese movie programme for the 1991 film Godzilla vs King Ghidorah is a most welcome addition to the TVTA archives. The attractive programme features stills and background on the production of the Kazuki Ōmori / Toho Studios film, as well as advertising for some of the cool toys and merchandise related to the release.

Enjoy the selected scans 🙂


Toys and merchandise 

Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah toys by Bandai.

Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah toys by Bandai.

Encyclopedia of Godzilla.

Godzilla 1992 Calendar.

The Art of Godzilla.

Max Factory Custom Craft Godzilla models.

Advert from Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah 1991 Movie Program. Japan.


Detail from rear cover of programme.


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Japanese Godzilla print goodies

Godzilla Store Tokyo. Chirashi side a.

The King of the Monsters is back! TVTA takes a look at some more Godzilla chirashi movie posters, along with posters for the Godzilla Store Japan, and the Atami Kaiju Movie Festival.

Let’s kick off with a shopping trip…

Godzilla shopping?

Rarrrr!!

Yes!

Japan – a country I hope to one day visit for its culture and landscape. Tokyo – a city that is a must for me to see because of its toy and pop culture heritage. Add to this now the Godzilla Store, Tokyo. Imagine if you will, dear readers, a whole shop dedicated to Godzilla!

Godzilla Store Tokyo. Chirashi side b.


And there’s a festival too…
… devoted to Godzilla and other Kaiju monsters…

Godzilla Atami Kaiju Movie Festival 2019. Chirashi poster. Japan.


Two new film posters…
Shin Godzilla, 2016

Shin Godzilla. 2016. Japanese Chirashi poster side a.

Shin Godzilla. 2016. Japanese Chirashi poster side b.


Godzilla, 2014

Godzilla. 2014. Japanese Chirashi poster. Side a.

Godzilla. 2014. Japanese Chirashi poster. Side b.


Coming soon…

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah anyone? Don’t miss the next TVTA Godzilla thriller!

Until then… thank you for rising from the sea and destroying cities with us 🙂


To see TVTA’s other Godzilla Japanese chirashi posters, click here

1930s in film – Belles, Beaus, and the best of the ads (part 2)

Kestos Brassière Vest. 1932.


Welcome to the 2nd and last part of TVTA’s mini-series in which we feature cinema stars of 1930s Classical Hollywood, plus beauty and fashion culture – all courtesy of British film entertainment magazines The Picturegoer Weekly and Film Pictorial.

The images you are about to see are almost 90 years old! And have been carefully scanned by TVTA from their original publications to delight modern readers. Part One can be found here



Peggy Shannon. Film Pictorial. 1934.

Peg’s Paper – Tallulah Bankhead fashion patterns. 1932.

Geiger and Lander. 1932.

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1930s in film – Belles, Beaus, and the best of the ads (part 1)


Welcome to a new mini-series from TVTA in which we feature cinema stars of 1930s Classical Hollywood, plus beauty and fashion culture, all courtesy of British film entertainment magazines The Picturegoer Weekly and Film Pictorial.

The images you are about to see are almost 90 years old! And have been carefully scanned by TVTA from their original publications to delight modern cinema lovers.

Film Pictorial Vol 1 N°25. Aug 13. 1932. Greta Garbo.


Film Pictorial. 1932. Bright and Breezy.

The Picturegoer Weekly. 1932.

Film Pictorial. 1932. Laurel and Hardy.

Film Pictorial. 1932. Radio Studios girls.


Not much change afoot in 90 years

The content of these two journals is not much different than today’s comparable versions covering the entertainment side of movies; with articles and photos of celebrated film stars, Hollywood gossip and rumours, and adverts aimed at the fashion and beauty markets.

The adverts…

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Selected images: Starlog Scrapbook movie magazine, 1984

Featuring stars from some of 20th century cinema’s biggest sci-fi, horror, and fantasy hits (and a few misses) … TVTA is pleased to present selected images from the 1984 Starlog Scrapbook Vol. 3. by Norman Jacobs and Kerry O’Quinn.

© O’Quinn Studios Inc. Images reproduced by TVTA for film appreciation purposes.

Sigourney Weaver and Jones – Alien. JoBeth Williams – Endangered Species.

The Three Stooges. Have Rocket, Will Travel.

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars.

Edmond O’Brien and Jan Sterling. 1984.

David Naughton. An American Werewolf in London.

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Cinecom Jr. magazine – Japanese Star Wars special

Cinecom Jr. Star Wars. Cover featuring BB-8. 2017. Japan.

Aimed at Japanese kids, this issue of Cinecom Jr. is an eight page special published in 2017 to conicide with the Star Wars film The Last Jedi. Japan has always had a love affair with the droids from the Star Wars universe, so it’s no surprise to see the skittish and adorable astromech droid BB-8 gracing the cover. Contents include features on the Star Wars film trilogies, plus a super fun-looking board game!

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Thanks for looking, stay well, healthy, and MTFBWY 😎

Japanese chirashi posters – Wonder Woman 1984 & more!

Wonder Woman 1984. Japanese chirashi poster. Front.

Wonder Woman 1984. Japanese chirashi poster. Reverse.

New Japanese chirashi movie posters just in at TVTA, and the Wonder Woman 1984 as seen above is simply one of the best posters I’ve seen!

Also freshly scanned are these other ‘wonders’. Enjoy 🙂

Pretty Cure. Chirashi. Japan. 2020. Front.

Pretty Cure. Chirashi. Japan. 2020. Reverse.

Hokusai. Chirashi. Japan. 2020.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Chirashi. Japan. 2008. Front.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Chirashi. Japan. 2008. Reverse.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Chirashi. Japan. 2019. Front.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Chirashi. Japan. 2019. Reverse.

Godzilla Anime. Chirashi. Japan. 2018. Front.

Godzilla Anime. Chirashi. Japan. 2018. Reverse.

X Men 2. Chirashi. Japan. 2003. Front.

X Men 2. Chirashi. Japan. 2003. Reverse.

A newspaper life – pop culture ads from the defunct French Metronews

Metronews. Astérix. 24 Oct. 2013.

A TVTA special

One of the first jobs I did when I moved to France was working as a newspaper and advertising distributor. The newspaper in question was Metronews, which was launched 18 February 2002 as Metro then renamed Metronews in 2013 until it ceased print publication and moved online in 2015.

Metronews was hand-distributed on weekday mornings to commuters and students, and deposited in self-service racks in and outside of public buildings and city transport networks. The title was part of Metro International – a Swedish global media company since 1995 based in Luxembourg that publishes the range of Metro newspapers around the world. 

Metronews was a freesheet newspaper, and it gained the bulk of its revenues from advertising, which ultimately led to its 2015 demise due to the growing trend of advertisers and readers migrating to online services. As a consequence of the print title ending, I, and the rest of my distribution team, lost our jobs and were offered free government re-training packages.

I remember my last morning as a distributor; Friday, July the third, 2015, the day the print title ended, handing out that final ever edition with mixed emotions: it would be a relief not to have to work in the noise and bustle of one of France’s big cities full of traffic fumes and freezing wind in the winter, and to not have to wear the green T-shirt and baseball cap uniform!… but I was sure going to miss some of my daily acquaintances, the early morning chats and improving my French language skills. Plus, as a writer, there was always plenty of inspiration to be found by observing human nature and the dynamics of people when spending significant time in a big city.

TVTA never misses an opportunity to archive!

Being as my blog has always been about pop culture advertising, it was only natural during my time with Metronews I saved some of the issues – including that last ever edition I mentioned… funny to think that each of the covers you are about to see I personally handed out at one time, thinking to myself: hmm, I must remember to save one of these to post up on my blog one day…

Metronews. Grand Theft Auto V. 17 Sep. 2013.

Metronews Star Wars Rebels. 2014.

Metronews. Star Wars Rebels. 30 Sept 2014.

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