The objects found in dead drive-in theaters represent their own class of artifacts. Fragments of marketing pitches for fake food, mixed together with the debris of selling second-run cinematic fiction. All stirred together in a post-apocalyptic, pop-culture, mildewed stew. We started collecting such material during the early 1980s. One of the more surprising relics - a cassette recording of the audio from Zombi 2 (evidently made by someone in the projection booth), was used in some of the earliest Fossil Aerosol Mining Project recordings.
A cache of concession stand packaging.
A display counter acetate of a zombie hot dog.
A box for selling Sprite.
|A pleasantly decayed copy of ad mat for “Foolin
Around” and “Hot Stuff”. |
Poorly pasted-together mock-ups of ads, with notations and bird-dropping patina. Lovely.