03/14/09 134 W, 1 I - + 8 - 9 Cobra Woman, 1944


Reading old newspapers means seeing great old ads, such as this one for a feature film at the Ambassador. The Internet Movie Database describes Cobra Woman as an adventure/drama with the tagline "STRANGE LOVES, UNBELIEVABLE ADVENTURES in the SOUTH SEAS!" The plot has something to do with a man's kidnapped fiance, her Pacific island-ruling evil twin, and sacrifices to an angry volcano god. (Do they ever make movies about happy volcano gods?) The Universal Pictures feature-- in Technicolor!-- was released in May of that year. This ad appeared in July, hence the frosty treatment of the theater name. Guess they had air-conditioning. The Ambassador was located on Fayetteville Street, no? Read about that theater at the Cinema Treasures site. Click to enlarge, but beware the volcano god:
 






  
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