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|The picture shows a view of this Unused 1956 Forbidden Planet Science Fiction Movie Ad Mat Mold. The ad mat is not dated but it from 1956 when this movie was made. This is a mold in which lead is poured to create a thin metal negative image that is then mounted on a wooden block for printing. Advertising is no longer being made or printed like this. The ad mat is like a miniature 3-D poster and would look nice framed, or you could still use it and make print blocks from it. The print block would have been used to print on movie pages in newspapers, in magazines, or in the movie theater programs. It is made of a thick compressed paper board. This admat has an image of Robby the Robot and it is marked as follows:|
M-G-M'S ADVENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN!
CINEMASCOPE AND COLOR
STARRING WALTER PIDGEON - ANNE FRANCIS - LESLIE NIELSEN
WITH WARREN STEVENS AND INTRODUCING ROBBY, THE ROBOT
(blank space for second movie title)
AD MAT NO. L-201 2 COLS. x 2-1/2'' (70 LINES)
The ad mat measures about 5-1/2'' x 3-1/2''. It is in excellent unused condition with some small old water spots as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a cast list from this 1956 movie:
Walter Pidgeon - Dr. Edward Morbius
Anne Francis - Altaira 'Alta' Morbius
Leslie Nielsen - Commander J. J. Adams
Warren Stevens - Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow M.D.
Jack Kelly - Lt. Jerry Farman
Richard Anderson - Chief Quinn
Earl Holliman - Cook
Robby the Robot - Himself
George Wallace - Bosun
Robert Dix - Crewman Grey (as Bob Dix)
Jimmy Thompson - Crewman Youngerford
James Drury - Crewman Strong
Harry Harvey Jr. - Crewman Randall
Roger McGee - Crewman Lindstrom
Peter Miller - Crewman Moran
Morgan Jones - Crewman Nichols
Richard Grant - Crewman Silvers
James Best - Crewman (uncredited)
William Boyett - Crewman (uncredited)
Frankie Darro - Robby the Robot (uncredited)
Marvin Miller - Robby the Robot (voice) (uncredited)
Les Tremayne - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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