Here are two terrific newspaper ads for Houdini's Terror Island at the Oregon Theater in July 1920. While the official Terror Island pressbook would provide basic ad images, it was largely up to theaters to come up with their own ad copy. As you can see, the Oregon goes all out in this regard. My favorite line: "It won't be necessary to drink the evening cup of coffee. SEE HOUDINI."
Morning Register, July 27, 1920.
Morning Register, July 25, 1920.
Later this week I'll share some more Terror Island newspaper ads that go their own curious ways.