This ticket was given complimentary to a person(s) responding to an advertisement in the Zanesville Signal newspaper in Ohio. The theatre showing the film was The Weller Theatre. Yes, Weller, as in the famous Weller Pottery of Zanesville. The film itself was / is an exploitation film; a cautionary tale of evils befalling young, small-town women responding to ads for work in the big city. The work usually did not pan out, but the women / girls were instead offered cabaret jobs which were veiled brothels. "Slaves in Bondage" was a Jay - Dee - Kay Production, directed by Elmer Clifton. The opening scene of this 1937 black & white film is a night scene of a speeding car from which the audience hears a distressed girl's voice. She eventually escapes the back seat of the still moving car. It can still be found and viewed on the internet. As you can see in the photos, the ad was written to excite the "winner" either through disturbing thoughts or by titalating promises. The browned paper has some issues; small tears (see photos) and a taped fly leaf. The fly leaf supposedly covers a nude woman, however, when you open it, the woman is holding a placard advertising "Slaves in Bondage". The inside story of the white slave market. The producers / director redeem themselves by having the vice racketeers brought to justice in the end. This ticket is quite a survivor from the practices of early film advertising. Measurements 4.25 x 3 inches
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