here is the original 1960 8x10 color set of stills
(place your cursor over the image and desriptions
will appear in your lower left status bar)
half-man, half-ape creatures of 800,000 years in the future, depicted
in "The Time Machine," George Pal's imaginative new color
production for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, gave MGM's make-up head, William
Tuttle, the greatest challenge of his 25 years in Hollywood. The actors
portraying these people, called the Morlocks, required two-and-a-half
hours daily in the studio's make-up department before going before
Pressbook of The Time
Pressbooks are interesting
in that they show what was available to the theater owners to promote
the film for their theater. In the case of The Time Machine the
1960 pressbook comprised 20 pages of ads, articles, posters, heralds,
and other promotional tie-ins to the film.
The copy on page one
DRAMATIZE SCIENCE-FICTION WONDERS!
EYE-STOPPING LOBBY STANDEE!
PROMOTION! UNIQUE SHOMANSHIP!
will be no clothes problem for girls of the future. Yvette Mimieux,
who portrays a girl of 800,000 A.D. in "The Time Machine,"
George Pal's imaginative new color production for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,
based on H.G. Wells' novel has the smallest wardrobe ever devised
for an MGM film. It consists of one velvet tunic and one wreath of
This illustration was
printed in the 1960 pressbook.
For those of you old enough to remember,
these would have been mimiographed not photocopied as handouts.
here to get a large version you can printout or download.
we should have a coloring contest?
The accompaning caption
read as follows:
coloring contest mat, available in 2- and 3- column sizes, illustrates
all of the drama and thrills of The Time Machine. It may be used
in a number of ways as an effective selling aid:
1. Plant with
local newspapers for use as a coloring contest. Offer guest tickets
to the winners and display winning entries in your lobby.
2. Use as a
3. blow-up this
mat and use as a display piece in your lobby or out front.
4. Arrange to
use it in supermarkets as a bag stuffer.
is the case of a man who literally had time on his hands. One sequence
of "The Time Machine," George Pal's imaginative new color
production for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on H.G. Wells' novel, featured
50 clocks which required to strike simultaneously. It was prop man
Don Vanni's job to slow down the fast ones and speed up the slow ones.
two "takes" did the trick.
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