1979 poster of Bo Derek, the woman who dethroned Farrah Fawcett as premere sex symbol for the late 70s and into the 80s. This is a Bo Derek Inc, Standford Blum Enterprises poster release. This is one of at least four posters of Bo on the market here in the US (I don’t know how many posters, if any, were released into foreign markets). Although, I am not sure, I suspect, highly, that this photo was taken by Bo’s hubby, John.
A very lovely pose of Debby released in 1978 by Star City, Inc. Debby gained fame for her song You Light Up My Life which hit #1 on the Billboard charts in 1977 and stayed there for 10 weeks straight. The song was the used in the film of the same name, starring Didi Conn who lip-synched the song, which, in the film was performed by Kacey Cisyk and not Debby.
Catherine Bach made a name for herself by starring as Daisy Duke in the CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard that aired from 1979 to 1985. Shown here, in this 1979 Western Graphics poster release, as her alter-ego, Daisy, it is easy to see how this poster, reportedly, sold 5 million copies. For being such a popular female teen idol, the lovely Catherine had few posters releases.
For being so popular in teen magazines, these two actors had very little in the way of a “poster life”. There is at least one poster of Paul Michael (released by Pro Arts, I think) but none of David Soul, that I can think of right off hand. Anyway, Bi Rite released this pose in 1976 (there is a collage poster from the series available, but it is almost as difficult to find as this poster), showing not just Glaser and Soul, but the famous Ford Gran Torino driven by Starsky. Reportedly, Paul Michael hated the car because he didn’t believe that an undercover cop would drive something that would stand, out so easily, in a crowd. He had a point, don’t ya think?
Here it is, the last day of 2017, and today’s poster offering in this 1979 Pro Arts (14-680) release of Robin Williams as his character Mork. This is just one of several solo poster poses of Robin.
Robin started his career in entertainment as a stand-up comic in Los Angeles California during the mid 1970s. In 1978, Happy Days producer, Gary Marshall,cast him as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork, in the episode My Favorite Orkan from season five of the series. His appearance was popular enough for a return visit to the series in season six (Mork Returns) and of course, eventually, the show would give birth to Mork and Mindy, a comedy sitcom starring Robin and Pam Dawber.
He eventually made it to the big screen, with his first starring role as Popeye from 1980. While receiving mostly positive reviews, the film performed poorly at the box office. But, bigger and better things were in the works for Robin who went on to star in many critical and financially successful films over the years. In 1997, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting.
Sadly, Robin died, at age 63, on August 11, 2014.
Measuring 24″ x 40″ is a rare poster of Angie Dickinson from 1977. Dickinson starred in the hit series Police Woman as Sgt. Leann “Pepper” Anderson. The show, airing on NBC (74-78) was a hit making Dickinson a household name, even though she had been in the entertainment business since the 50s. The role paved the way for other television series that had a strong female lead, such as Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter, The Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner.
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.