Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cult of the Fotobusta! :)

Ciao Again! :)

As promised, I have some more Italian fotobustas for you. These are especially timely, as well, since Me-TV is airing JK's classic Cult of the Cobra this evening (July 16 - check local listings for time).

These 'bustas blend two scenes from the film. First, here's JK and his GI buddies "snaking" into trouble:

Next, here's another double scene, with JK on the right taking aim at an alarming intruder:

Here's a close-up of JK's throwing technique:

Another close-up, just because:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sally and Some Fotobustas! :)


Here's another look at Sally and Saint Anne--with an Italian accent! :)

The title SALLY... e i parenti picchiatelli on these vintage fotobustas (Italian lobby cards) roughly translates into English as Sally and Her Crackpot Relatives. And, the "cards" are actually more like posters since they're huge and printed on thin, fragile paper, which made it a challenge to handle and photograph them.

The fotobustas range in condition from fair to fairly terrible. However, they're an incredible find in any shape. And sometimes, it's not only the subject matter that's important in movie memorabilia, it's the preservation factor, as well. This ragged bit of JK ephemera will have a safe place in the Kellection.

Now, back to Jack! He appears on all four fotobustas. I hadn't seen three of these images and none of them in color before.

First, here's JK as bird-brained magician Mike O'Moyne with his sister, Sally (Ann Blyth):

Next, a wide-eyed Mike (dig that crazy tie!) and a smiling Sally:

The gang's all here with yet another variation on the cast photo:

How about a close-up of jovial JK:

Finally, Mike seems to be daydreaming as he and Sally watch their boxer brother Danny (Hugh O'Brian) spar with his manager (King Donovan):

One more close-up of that dreamy JK:

Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay tuned for more fun with fotobustas! :)