Original Newspaper Ads for TO KILL A
To Kill A Mockingbird received its 8 Academy Award nominations on February 23, 1963, just days before these
ads appeared in newspapers.
The following three advertisements appeared in issues of
The State, The Columbia Record (South Carolina) on
February 27, February 28 (premiere) and March 1, 1963.
very similar to poster:
Ads (above and below) appeared in western
editions of The New York Times. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 25, 1962, in order to be eligible for the 1963
Academy Awards voting. The official premiere came at NY Radio City Music Hall, February 14, 1963.
Below: ad from New Yorker Magazine
original ad, above, from Denver newspaper
Another newspaper ad: source unknown
©2004 Frank W. Baker