This is a set of five ORIGINAL Newspaper AD SLICKS. Each sheet measures 12" x 18," and they are folded with edgewear and small corner folds.

These Ad slicks were part of an Advertising Pressbook campaign to promote in theatres, the UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 1979 Big Budget Comedy War Film,


Director: Steven Spielberg

Screenplay by: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

A Comedy Spectacular!

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up on the trail of a lost Japanese sub that has picked Hollywood as their own target. Will these people be able to defend their homes? Will they be able to preserve the safety in California? Will they be able to get a hold of themselves?

The entire cast included:

Dan Aykroyd ... Sgt. Frank Tree
Ned Beatty ... Ward Douglas
John Belushi ... Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
Lorraine Gary ... Joan Douglas
Bobby Di Cicco ... Wally Stephens
Murray Hamilton ... Claude Crumn
Christopher Lee ... Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
Tim Matheson ... Capt. Loomis Birkhead
Toshir? Mifune ... Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura
Warren Oates ... Col. 'Madman' Maddox
Robert Stack ... Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
Treat Williams ... Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski
Nancy Allen ... Donna Stratton
Lucille Benson ... Gas Mama (Eloise) (as Lucille Bensen)
Jordan Brian ... Macey Douglas

Each page gives ad slicks for the movie to be used in newspapers, synopsis of the film, bios of the actors, and photos from the film. Nice keepsake. Nice for the SPIELBERG fan!

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MORE INFO ON TIM MATHESON: Was the voice of Jonny Quest in the "Jonny Quest" (1964) series.

Served in the USMC reserves.

Daughters: Molly (b. 1987), Emma (b. 1988).

Son: Cooper (b. 1994).

For years after playing ladies'-man Otter in Animal House(1978), he had to explain to disappointed fans that, no, that was only a character he played, and he couldn't really offer them sexual advice.

Worked with John Belushi, John Candy, Sam Kinison, and Chris Farley, all (legendary) overweight comic actors who died at a young age

Played a character with the surname Stratton in National Lampoon's Animal House(1978) and then a character trying to romance a beautiful young woman whose surname was Stratton in 1941 (1979).

Shares his birthday with Val Kilmer.

When he originally auditioned for Animal House(1978), the producers wanted him to play one of the no-nonsense. straight-laced Omegas. However, he adamantly refused, saying, "I'm tired of playing it straight," and sought a role as one of the hard-partying, fun-loving Deltas. He succeeded and got the role of Otter, one of the most fun-loving Deltas of the whole film.

MORE INFO ON JOHN BELUSHI: The son of an Albanian immigrant restaurant owner, Adam Belushi, and his vivacious wife, Agnes, John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six. Though a young hellion in grade school, John became the perfect all-American boy during his high school years where he was co-captain of the Wheaton Central High School football team and was elected homecoming king his senior year. He also developed an interest in acting and appeared in the high school variety show. Encouraged by his drama teacher, John decided to put aside his plans to become a football coach to pursue a career in acting. After graduation in 1967, John performed in summer stock in rural Indiana in a variety of roles from "Cardinal Wolsey" in "Anne of a Thousand Days" to a comic detective in "Ten Little Indians". In the fall of his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, John changed his image into a bad-boy appearance by growing his hair long and began to have problems with discipline and structure of attending classes. Dropping out of Wisconsin, John spent the next two years at the College of DuPage, a junior college a few miles from his parents' Wheaton home, where his father began persuading him to become a partner in his restaurant, but John still preferred acting. While attending DuPage, John helped found the "West Compass Players", an improv comedy troupe patterned after Chicago's famous "Second City" ensemble. In 1971, John made the leap to "Second City" itself where he performed in various on-stage comic performances with others, who includedand. John loved his life at "Second City" where he performed six nights a week, perfecting the physical "gonzo" style of comedy he later made famous. A year later, John and his live-in girlfriend from his high school years,, moved to New York because John had joined the cast of National Lampoon's Lemmings, an off-rock musical revue that was originally booked for a six-week run but played to full crowds for nearly 10 months. In 1973, John was hired as a writer for the syndicated National Lampoon's Radio Hour which became the National Lampoon Show in 1975. John's big break came that same year when he joined the ground-breaking TV variety series(1975) which made him a star. The unpredictable, aggressively physical style of humor that he began on "Second City" flowered on SNL. In 1978, while still working on(1975), John appeared in the movie(1978) which starred and was directed by. It was here that directornoticed John and decided to cast him in his movie National Lampoon's(1978). John's minor role as the notorious, beer-swilling "Bluto" made it a box-office smash and the year's top grossing comedy. Despite appearing in only a dozen scenes, John's performance stole the movie, which portrays college fraternity shenanigans at a small college set in the year 1962. In 1979, John along with fellow SNL regularquit the series to pursue movie projects. John andappeared in minor roles in's financially unsuccessful(1979) and, the following year, in'(1980). Around this time, John's drug use began escalating. Cocaine, which was ubiquitous in show-business circles in the 1970's, became his drug of choice and he almost immediately became addicted to it. His frequent cocaine sniffing binges became a source of friction between him and Judy, whom he married in 1976. John's love for blues and soul music inspired the "Blues Brothers". He and Aykroyd first appeared as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, a pair of white soul men dressed in black suits, skinny ties, fedora hats and Rayban sunglasses, as a warm-up act before the telecasts of(1975). Building on the success of their acts and the release of their album "A Briefcase Full of Blues", John andstarred in the movie, which gave John a chance to act with his favorite musical heroes including,and. Although John's reputation for being an off-screen party animal is legendary, his generous side is less well known. Using some of his money, be bought his father a ranch outside San Diego, help set up some of his Chicago friends with their own businesses and even helped his younger brother, who followed his path to both "Second City" and(1975). In 1981, John appeared in the movie(1981), playing a hard-nosed Chicago newspaperman who finds romance in Colorado with eagle expert. That same year, John andappeared again in the movie(1981), which gave them a chance to reverse roles, with John playing a straight-arrow family man whose life is turned upside down when a wild family man (Aykroyd) moves in next door. In January 1982, John began work on the screenplay for another movie, "Noble Rot". Also, John had checked into a bungalow at the Chateau Marmont, a popular celebrity hotel in Los Angeles. John's drug use had been steadily increasing for over a year now, which alarmed his wife and friends, but he continued to promise Judy that he would quit someday. On March 5, 1982, John Belushi was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 33. The local coroner gave the cause of death as a lethal injection of cocaine and heroin. Several years later, John's drug dealing/drug user companion during his final weeks, Cathy Smith, was tried and sentenced to three years infor supplying John with the. Close friendsang "That Lonesome Road" at a memorial service at Martha's Vineyard cemetery where John was buried.

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