Welcome back to the ol' Arcana for another round of Grab Bag Goodies!
As outlined in previous installments, I purchased a few hundred promotional stills that have had their title captions trimmed off. Some I recognize, most I don't. It's up to my faithful readership to help me decipher what they're promoting. Hell, solve enough of 'em and maybe I'll send you some of the duplicates I received!
For those not familiar with promo stills, they occasionally carry a helpful hint or two. Some are branded with a cataloging code of letters and numbers which usually signify an abbreviation of the title (sometimes a retitling) and, if you're especially lucky, maybe the year of release (not to be confused with year of production). And that's pretty much all we have to go on...
The tenth batch is below; let's see what you've got!
#47: No Markings!
I found this still belongs to Raymond Jacobs' The Minx (1969), a corporate espionage sexploiter probably best known today for its soundtrack by '60s U.S. psych-rock outfit The Cyrkle. Dark Shadows actor Robert Rodan mixes things up as a business tycoon preparing a not-so-hostile takeover the way they used to do things: he hires a trio of hookers to hump the signatures out of his competitors! His wife (B-movie starlet Jan Sterling) doesn't approve. Naturally, this one was rescued from oblivion by Something Weird Video, who offer it on DVD-R. (Incidentally, I have a negative set for this film, but it's the "hot" set including all the nude shots. This photo must've originated from the "cool" pics.)
#50: No Markings!
Like what you see? Be sure and check out our previous Grab Bag Photos, some of which are still unidentified. Speaking of which, Name that Movie Monday Challenge #24 is still open; I've since added a few worthless hints for frustration's sake. (Challenges #27 & #28 have been solved, but real life keeps interfering with real blog updates! Damn the Man!)
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