Joey Lawrence’s One Stop Poster Release

One Stop Posters released this pose of Joey who is an actor and singer.   He is probably best known for his role in the sitcom Blossom (91-95)  playing not so bright Joey Russo.   He has two younger brothers, Andrew and Matthew, who are also actors.

Lawrence sites music as his passion and in 1993, he released his first album, it was self titled on MCA Records. It produced a hit single, Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Two other singles performed better in foreign markets: Stay Forever (US #52 and UK #41) and I Can’t Help Myself (#27 UK).  In 1997, he released his second album, Soul Mates on Curb Records.  The album featured ten songs, nine of which Lawrence co-wrote and he gets s solo writing credit for  Me and You, for those who think that matters.    Lawrence also took more of an active role for this album, co producing it.   In 2011, he released two singles, Rolled and Give It to Ya.  Two more single releases followed, Our Time, in 2013 and Imagine in 2017.

Joey still acts and two of his most recent appearances came on the television series Hawaii Five-O as Aaron Wright.

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The Price is Right’s Dian Parkinson’s 1987 Poster

Dian’s claim to fame is as an ex model (former winner of the 1965 Miss World USA Pageant) who was a prize presenter on the popular game show The Price is Right from 1975-93.  She caused a bit of stir when she accused host Bob Barker of sexual harassment and filed suit against him in 1994, a year after she left the game show.   Parkinson said that for the last three years of her stint on the show, she was forced to engage in a relationship with Barker (which resulted in a pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage) who threatened to fire her if she refused.  Barker denied the accusation and said that the relationship was consensual (even claiming that it was Parkinson herself who actively pursued and seduced him) and eventually the suit was dropped in 1995 with Parkinson claiming it was taking a toll on her health and pocketbook.

Anyway, enough of the bad stuff, eh, what concerns us is the nice 1987 poster of Dian released by Starmakers.  A bit of rarer poster to find, but one well worth adding to your collection.  Oh, and you can see “more” of Dian, if you so desire, by getting copies of the December 1991 and May 1993 issues of Playboy magazine.

Gregory Harrison as Gonzo Gates 1980 Poster

Gregory Harrison gained 1980’s  teen idol status from his work as Dr. George Alonzo “Gonzo” Gates in the popular CBS television series Trapper John M.D. (79-86).    He left the series mid way through the last season to pursue other acting ventures.  A popular television movie from 1981 For Ladies Only saw Harrison cast as a male stripper (with a poster released of him in character also available).

Harrison married actress Randi Oakes (of CHiPS. fame) in 1980 and the couple have four children.  Harrison currently has a reoccurring role as Thomas O’Brien  on the Canadian American drama series Chesapeake Shores airing on the Hallmark Channel.

Keep up to date with what Gregory has been doing at hiswebsite.

Margaux Hemingway 1977 Pro Arts Poster

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Pro Arts released this not often seen poster of Margaux Hemingway in 1977.  It measures the usual 20 x 28.

Granddaughter of celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway, Margaux, gained popularity as a model in the 1970s appearing on a multitude of magazine covers including Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar to name just a few.   She started her acting career in the 1976 cult film Lipstick along with her younger sister, Mariel.   She would go on to make appearances in 16 films between 1976 and 1996.

Sadly, throughout her life, she suffered from depression, alcoholism, bulimia.  She would die of a overdose of phenobarbital on July 1, 1996, just one day shy of the 35th anniversary of her grandfather’s death.

Steve McQueen’s 1971 LeMans Poster

This Steve McQueen poster was not sold in stores, but was instead, a promotional item that was given as a premium at Gulf Oil gas stations.  I am not certain what you had to purchase in order to get the poster, but I am guessing it was probably a minimum amount of gasoline or maybe an oil change, or something along those line.

The poster shows, not just McQueen’s handsome face, but the car that he drove in the film.    The poster measures 17″ x 22″.  It is such a cool piece of history, that I had to include it here.  I wonder how many folks still have theirs?

Lenny and Squiggy Poster

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Lenny and Squiggy (Michael McKean and David Lander) were the not so bright neighbors to Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney (Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams) on the ABC sitcom, Laverne & Shirley.   McKean and Lander created these two characters while in college together and after graduation continued to perform the them at various live venues.

As a side note, in 1979, the two released on Casablanca Records, as their characters, an album titled Lenny & Squiggy Present Lenny and the Squigtones.   McKean penned many of the songs and the duo, as their TV counterparts, made an appearance on American Bandstand and performed King of the Cars from the album.

Anyway, this is a Marathon Graphics poster that measures  23x 35.

Cheryl (Ladd) Lace a 1978 Pro Arts Poster

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One of several Cheryl Ladd posters released via Pro Arts.  Ladd gained her fame and 70s female teen idol status thanks to starring in the series Charlie’s Angels as Kris Monroe, little sister to Jill Monroe, played by Farrah Fawcett, who left the show in hopes of becoming a movie star, which didn’t pan out as hoped.

This pose is a take-off on the classic Rita Hayworth pin-up pose found in a 1941 edition of Life magazine.