Below is an original Grim Game ad from a rare Variety Magazine that I just acquired. Variety was established in 1905 when it was launched as a weekly periodical covering vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City.
For dramatic entertainment of universal appeal, “The Grim Game” is in a class by itself. The aeroplane collision in midair – an accident wholly unexpected but caught in its entirety by the camera – is only one of a long succession of thrills.
These six reels of thrill-entertainment may now be seen at any Famous Players-Lasky Exchange.
Story by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Gray Directed by Irvin Willat
What makes this ad so cool is the following:
- The date of the Magazine is September 19, 1919 (9 19 1919)
- The page number that this ad appears on his page 52
- It has an image of Houdini and his pet “Abraham Lincoln”
- It has 4 roundel pictures of scenes from the film