Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sunday Matinee

Good heavens, I am really getting out of my routine. So as a belated Saturday Matinee a couple of posters to help you keep the sabbath in a clean and wholesome manner. They are promoting an early anti-drugs movie of the Reefer Madness type. The Pace That Kills dates from 1935 and I'm guesing that 'dope' in this instance refers to cocaine, which was the trendy drug of choice among affluent delinquents of the 1930s (cf Agatha Christie's Peril at End House, 1932, in which muderous young socialites are bonded by their shared coke habit).

[I've just seen another poster for this intriguing film, and yes it's definitely coaine their bashing on about].

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