Category: Marathon Graphics

Lenny and Squiggy Poster

lenny and squiggy

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.

Warren Beatty’s Heaven Can Wait Poster

warren beatty This is a Marathon Graphics release from 1978 and shows Beatty from his comedy film Heaven Can Wait.  The film was the second big screen adaption of a play written by Harry Segall. (The first movie adaption was way back in 1941 and starred Robert Montgomery).   In Beatty’s version he is football player Joe Pendleton who is taken to Heaven a little early thanks to an over anxious guardian angel.  When the boss find outs that a mistake has been been, and since Pendleton’s body has been cremated,  he gets to come back to earth in a new body that of Leo Farnsworth, who just happens to have been murdered by his wife and her lover.

Anyway, you don’t see too many posters of Beatty so this one is a bit of a rare piece.

Deborah Raffin’s 1978 Willa Poster

I  have to admit that I know very little about Deborah Raffin in terms of her career, while I have heard of her, I can’t honestly recall ever seeing any of her work.   But, in doing some research for this blog, I found a poster from 1978 released through Marathon Graphics (#2024).  It shows lovely Deborah from her television movie, Willa  which is the story of a  young mother struggling to become a trucker so she can support her two children.  I have never heard of the movie (there are some copies floating around on VHS) but it does co-star Clu Gulager, Cloris Leachman, Corey Feldman, Diane Ladd and former Olympic athlete Bob Seagren, who tried for a career in acting during the 70s.

Deborah died at age 59 on November 21, 2012 of leukemia.