THE TOP TEN MONEY MAKING STARS OF 1965*

*Taken from the results of the annual poll of theater exhibitors nationwide conducted by Quigley Publications and published in the Annual International Motion Picture Almanac.

     

 1. SEAN CONNERY           2. JOHN WAYNE

     

     3. DORIS DAY             4. JULIE ANDREWS

     

  5. JACK LEMMON            6. ELVIS PRESLEY

     

    7. CARY GRANT           8. JAMES STEWART

     

9. ELIZABETH TAYLOR  10. RICHARD BURTON

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Remember the old Mad Magazine movie spoofs?  They seem so quaint now; then again, the target audience was ages 12 - 15 so it’s not as if it was x-rated stuff.  This edition is from 1970.  The source material (in case you don’t already know) is below.

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As an added treat, a Japanese poster for the same movie … seems a little more risqué, doesn’t it?

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And above is a retro-groovy 1960s rom-com advert.  I suspect this is actually a recent creation probably made with Photoshop, complete with authentic-looking wear and tear.  

What gives it away, for me, is that in 1969, Natalie Wood was the bonafide star and sole box-office draw of the film, and she (or, more likely, her management) would never have agreed to 2nd billing as shown in this ad.  Still, I think it’s a cool poster-ette.