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|The picture shows a view of this Unused 1956 Rodan The Flying Monster Movie Ad Mat Mold. The ad mat is not dated but it is from the 1956 movie. 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. 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 a movie scene image of the Creature Rodan flying with jet airplanes and Soldiers attacking it. It is marked as follows:
A SKY-HORROR 200 MILLION YEARS OLD
HURTLES DOWN TO TERRORIZE THE WORLD!
MOST HORRIFYING HELL CREATURE THAT EVER MENACED MANKIND!
''RODAN!'' THE FLYING MONSTER
PRINT BY TECHNICOLOR
THE KING BROTHERS PRESENT A TOHO PRODUCTION
A DCA RELEASE
ENTOMBED IN THE BOWELS OF THE EARTH FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS
FREED BY THE EARTH SHAKING HELL BOMB...
NOW ITS GIANT WINGS RAGE ACROSS THE HEAVENS...
DESTROYING THE WORLD WITH SUPER-SONIC SHOCK BLAST!
The ad mat measures about 4-1/4'' x 7-1/8''. It is in mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a cast list from the 1956 movie:
''RODAN!'' THE FLYING MONSTER
Kenji Sahara - Shigeru Kawamura, colliery engineer (as Kenji Sawara)
Yumi Shirakawa - Kiyo, Shigeru's lover
Akihiko Hirata - Professor KYUichiro Kashiwagi (biology)
Akio Kobori - Police Chief Nishimura
Yasuko Nakata - Female Honeymooner
Minosuke Yamada - Colliery Chief Osaki
Yoshifumi Tajima - Izeki, reporter of Seibu Nippou
Kiyoharu Onaka - Male Honeymooner, Sunagawa's friend (as Kiyoharu Ohnaka)
Ichirô Chiba - Chief of police station
Mike Daneen - American Soldier Typing
Tazue Ichimanji - Haru, Kiyo's neighbor (as Tsurue Ichimanji)
Saburo Iketani - News Reader
Saburo Kadowaki - Sunagawa's colleague
Katao Kawasaki - Tsunesan, miner
Kanta Kisaragi - Suteyan, miner
Takuzo Kumagaya - Policeman Tashiro (as Jirô Kumagai)
Saeko Kuroiwa - Nurse
Tsuruko Mano - Osumi, Kiyo's neighbor
Mitsuo Matsumoto - Professor Isokawa
Hideo Mihara - Commander of JASDF
Kiyomi Mizunoya - Otami, Yoshizo's wife
Junichirô Mukai - Military officer
Toshiko Nakano - Kiyo's neighbor
Rinsaku Ogata - Goro, miner, Kiyo's older brother
Keiji Sakakida - Tahei, miner
Yasuhiro Shigenobu - Sabu, miner
Junnosuke Suda - Coroner
Shigemi Sunagawa - F-86F pilot
Jiro Suzukawa - Yoshizo, miner
Masaaki Tachibana - Policeman
Bontaro Taira - Laborer
Kiyoshi Takagi - Dr.Minakami (colliery)
Kamayuki Tsubono - Policeman of the crime laboratory
Mitsuo Tsuda - Staff officer Takeuchi
Akira Yamada - Radio operator on jeep
Paul Frees - Police Chief Nishimura (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Art Gilmore - Narrator (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Shoichi Hirose - F-86F pilot (uncredited)
Ren Imaizumi - Engineer Sunagawa (seismologist) (uncredited)
Keye Luke - Shigeru (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Fuyuki Murakami - Professor Minami (science) (uncredited)
Haruo Nakajima - Radon (uncredited)
Ichirô Nakaya - Senkichi, miner, killed by Meganuron (uncredited)
Tadashi Okabe - Journalist (uncredited)
Yutaka Oka - Kitahara, F-86F pilot (uncredited)
George Takei - Professor Kashiwagi (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Katsumi Tezuka - Hotel manager (uncredited)
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi - Imamura, F-86F pilot (uncredited)
Koji Uno - Reporter (uncredited)
James Yagi - Voice (uncredited)
Ren Yamamoto - Soldier in Jeep (uncredited)
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