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.
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?
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.
A rather nice pose of Cheryl released in 1977. This is the first Pro Arts poster release for Cheryl, the second would be the pink bikini poster from 1978.
Lovely pose of Ann Margret from Pro Arts, released in 1978 titled “Ann-Margret” and number 14-608.
Ladd gained fame and even teen idol status when she won the role of Chris Munroe on the series Charlie’s Angels, replacing departing Farrah Fawcett. She remained with the series for the rest of its run. She became a bit of a poster queen as well, with a multitude of nice poses, most release through Pro Arts.
A really colorful poster, depicting the late David Bowie, released in 1977 by Portal Publications of Corte Madiera, California. It measures 20 x 28. No clue about the history of this poster (if it was used as a promo for some venture or just a really nice poster release, no matter the reason, though, it is still cool.) RIP David, you are missed!