Promotional matchbook for the 1937 marijuana exploitation film, Assassin of Youth. Elmer CLIFTON.

Promotional matchbook for the 1937 marijuana exploitation film, Assassin of Youth.

n.p.: Privately published, 1937.

Item #SKB-16894

A classic, reefer-madness-era anti-marijuana film styled after Reefer Madness and taking its title from a line in a Harry Anslinger article that appeared in The American Magazine that same year. The front cover states: "A Puff---A Party---A Tragedy! Assassin of Youth---Daring!" with an ilustration of a "reefer" emitting smoke. The back cover shows a man and a scantily-clad woman smoking marijuana: "Marihuana Daringly Exposed---Assassin of Youth." The matches are not present, else near fine. This is one of two matchbook designs for this film. Scarce, vintage Reefer-Madness-era ephemera from the same year that marijuana became illegal.

Price: $125.00

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