Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Panic in New York: Menagerie Breaks Loose

For this one, I have created a brief video presentation. I believe you will find it both informative and entertaining.

3 comments:

April said...

"Even weirder is the real life explanation for this. You see, movie newspapers come preprinted with generic fake articles. You just add an appropriate headline and/or lead story. (I previously referred to this in my look at Kronos.) Anyway, the ‘menagerie’ headline was in fact a standard one for phony movie newspapers. In particular it appeared on every single edition, regardless of the main story, of the various newspapers showcased in Horror of Party Beach!"

from---http://www.jabootu.com/vcjanohone.htm

Monty Ashley said...

My theory is that somebody grabbed a real newspaper to use for a mock-up and didn't notice the distracting headline. But then what about the later movies? Either they also didn't notice (because it does kind of stick out, especially in "The Year Without a Santa Claus") or they're doing it as a joke.

Anonymous said...

...I'm only so ancient, but as I noticed this enjoyable bit of trivia a few decades ago, and observed the following about it, I can tell you this much -- 'way back in the mid-twentieth century, one could acquire, in New York City's Times Square area, as a "gag gift", keepsake, or tourists' souvenir of one's visit to NYC, an authentic-looking, custom-printed phony newspaper headline -- that's what all those cheap props are, although their points of origin may in some instances have been those old-school NYC gift shops' West Coast counterparts. Thanks for your posts about 'em.