Category Archives: 80s posters

Christina Applegate’s 1987 Poster

Christina is probably best associated with the role of Kelly Bundy, a role she played for 10 years, on the popular series Married With Children.  When the series ended in 1987, she went on to create an outstanding career in films, television and stage, winning a Primetime Emmy for her guest appearance in an episode of Friends.   She was also nominated for a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for her 2005 performance in Sweet Charity.

This poster (one of several) is from 1987 and is from O.S.P. Publishing.

Michael Jackson’s 1983 Poster

A poster of the King of Pop from 1983. Released through Bi-Rite and it measures about 23″ x 35″.   This isn’t the only pose of Michael on the market from around that same time frame, but it is one of the nicer poses available.

Heather Thomas of The Fall Guy’s Red Swimsuit Poster

Heather, best known for her work in the 80s TV series The Fall Guy, starring Lee Majors, had several posters on the market in the 80s that showed of her nice form.   As you can see from the info provided, this pose is from 1983 and is a Starmakers release.

Pia Zadora’s 1982 Poster

Actress and singer, Pia, released this poster in 1982 through Zadora Enterprises.   It measures roughly 22″ x 34″ and is a pose that doesn’t show up on Ebay that often.    Pia, as an actress, is best known for  Butterfly (1982) and The Lonely Lady (1983) for which she received back to back  RAZZIE Awards as worst actress.     While her acting abilities are in question, Pia is really a fairly decent singer especially when she follows Frank Sinatra’s advice to “sing the Standards”.   Check out her website to get a sample of her new CD release.

Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I. Poster

One of the most popular shows of the 1980s was Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck in the role of  Thomas Sullivan Magnum, a private detective who lived in a guest house on a 200 acre beach front estate (called Robin’s Nest) owned by Robin Masters, a successful author who is never seen on the series, but whose voice had been heard several times (provided by Orson Welles).   The series ran on CBS from 1980-1988 and made Selleck into a  heart throb and teen idol.  He had a variety of poster poses on the market and the poster highlighted in this post is from 1982 and is from C/C Sales.

Misty Rowe’s 1983 Starmakers Poster

A Starmakers poster from 1983 shows a rather sexy pose of Misty.  She spent 19 years making us laugh with her work on the country music comedy show Hee Haw. Misty has starred in over 200 TV shows, 10 films (playing Marilyn Monroe in at least two of them), posed for a Playboy pictorial (November 1976) and has even added directing and writing to her career which has spanned an incredible 50 years!

Audrey and Judy Landers 1981 Poster

One of the rarer posters to find it seems. Judy (on right) is a popular character actress who had a 14 episode stint on the Robert Urich series Vega$ in 1978.  But, maybe her most memorable role was  as “Stacks” a female truck driver working for B.J. McKay (Greg Evigan) in the late 70s early 80’s television series B.J. and the Bear.

Audrey , who is two years older, might be best remembered for her role as Afton Cooper on the popular night time soap, Dallas, a role that she returned to in the 2014 reboot of the series.

But, don’t be fooled by the thought that these ladies are known only for their  beauty.  Judy, along with her sister, and their mother, Ruth, created and produced The Huggabug Club (1995-97)  an education show for children shown on many PBS stations.  They also provided much of the music for the series as well.

The sisters also did a photo shoot for Playboy magazine. Their non nude layout can be found in the January 1983 issue of the magazine which also offers them on the front cover.

To my recollection, there is one, possibly, two solo poster poses of Judy available.

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.

Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) 1984 Poster

A cool poster of Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai. Released by C/C Sales in 1984 it measures about 23″ x 35″.