Debby Boone’s 1978 Star City Poster

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.

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Catherine Bach’s 1979 Western Graphics Poster

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.

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.

Angie Dickinson’s Super size Pro Arts Poster

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.

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.

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.