Joe Namath’s 1977 Pro Arts Poster

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I remember Joe from the 1970s,  mostly for his work on television doing commercials (he filmed one or two with Farrah Fawcett before she became a star in her own right) as well as making appearances on various TV series.   Of course, his greatest claim to fame is being a football player whose career in the sport began in the early 60s and lasted until his retirement in 1977.

Pro Arts released this pose of Joe in 1977 and as far as I am aware, it is their only Namath release.   In my research for this blog, I have only seen this pose offered for sale on EBay a few times, so perhaps it is one of the rarer posters from Pro Arts?

Brian Kerwin’s Rare 1981 Pro Arts Poster

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This 1981 Pro Arts poster is often touted as being one of the rarer posters from the company and it does appear to be only showing up from time to time for sale on Ebay.

I remember Brian best from his work on the series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (later changed to just Lobo) which ran on NBC from 1979 to 1981.   The series was a spin-off from the popular series B.J. and the Bear (1979-81) starring teen idol Greg Evigan.  Kerwin began his acting career on stage and eventually moved on to appear in numerous television series and movies as well as feature films.

In February of 2016, Kerwin’s wife, Jeanne, passed away after a three year battle fighting brain cancer. The couple had been married since 1990.

Ms (Sybil) Danning’s 1981 Pro Arts Poster

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Danning is an Austrian actress who had the bulk of her popularity in the 70s and 80s working in a series of B-movies.  She moved to Hollywood in 1978 with the intention of getting work there in films and by 1980 she had a starring role in the Roger Corman sci fi click Battle Beyond the Stars which was the beginning of her B-movie career.  Other films soon followed.  In 1990, she took time off from the world of entertainment when she suffered a spinal disc herniation (which had been, initially misdiagnosed as a pulled muscle or damaged nerve) doing a stunt for a film.   The herniation required surgery to repair and Danning spent most of 1990 recuperating.

Danning also posed for a series of sexy posters, the one highlighted in this post is from Pro Arts issued in 1981.  A very colorful poster of a lovely lady, wouldn’t you say?

Angie Dickinson’s 1977 Pro Arts Poster

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This lovely poster of Angie Dickinson is from 1977 and is one of two Pro Arts poster releases for Angie and measures 20 x 28.

Dickinson began her career in films and television in the 1950’s and by the time 1959 rolled around she had won, for her role in the Western, Rio Bravo, a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year.  She worked steadily in films having over 50 on her resume. But, it was in 1974 when she assumed her most famous role, that of female cop, Sergeant Leann “Pepper” Anderson in the television series Police Woman that ran on NBC from 1974 to 1978. This was the first successful television series to have a strong female lead. During the run of the series she would receive a Golden Globe Award as well as three Emmy nominations.