January 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1976, “King of Hearts,” a 1966 anti-war film fable starring Alan Bates and Genevieve Bujold that became cult favorite on the revival film circuit in the seventies, played at the Bay Theater as part of an one-week exclusive engagement. Two animated shorts, “Bambi Meets Godzilla” (1969) and “Thank You, Masked Man” (1968), animated to a Lenny Bruce routine, filled the rest of the bill.

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Here’s the trailer for King of Hearts.

And you can watch Marv Newland’s suspenseful “Bambi Meets Godzilla” in its entirety here:

And finally here’s Lenny Bruce’s very un-PC and often blacklisted revisionist take on the Long Ranger, “Thank You Masked Man,” produced by John Magnuson and directed by Jeff Hale.

– Michael Dobkins

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