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-16339

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: "'Assassin of Youth' Daring Marihuana Expose." The back cover shows a "reefer" emitting a wisp of smoke while a man and a scantily-clad woman smoke marijuana: "Marihuana Deals Wild, Mad Thrills At a Price A Puff--A Party--A Tragedy!" All the matches are present. The striker shows some use (but not from the matches in this matchbook), very good plus to 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: $300.00

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