Mr. T’s Western Graphics Poster from 1983

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In 1983, Western Graphics released this pose of Mr. T as his character Bosco “B.A.” (Bad Attitude) Baracus from the popular action adventure series, The A-Team, that aired on NBC from 1983 to 1987.

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Bo and Luke Duke Poster

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A nice pose of Tom Wopat and John Schneider as their TV alter-egos, Bo and Luke Duke from the popular television series, The Dukes of Hazzard.  Bo, Luke and Daisy (Catherine Bach) were raised by and lived with their Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle).  The boys were on probation having be arrested for running moonshine.  Their arch nemesis, corrupt county commission, Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) was always trying to come up with a scheme to make money and it usually always ended up involving the Dukes, whether it was intended to or not.  Hogg hated the Duke boys as they always managed to mess up his schemes. He was always hoping they would break probation so they would be sent back to jail and out of his hair once and for all.

As popular as Schneider and Wopat were, both being catapulted to teen idol status, I don’t recall seeing too many posters of either of these guys.  I think Schneider might have at least one solo pose out there, but I can’t recall any for Wopat.  Catherine Bach has a least one pose of her as her alter-ego Daisy.   It seems as though all of the poses aren’t that easy to find as you don’t seem them offered on Ebay that often.

I believe this poster is published by Western Graphics (I think the same company also released Bach’s solo pose) and while I am not sure of the year, I am thinking it is from the 1980s.

coy and vanceAs a side note, contract disputes caused Schneider and Wopat to leave the series and they were replaced by their “look-alike” cousins, Coy (Byron Cherry) and Vance (Chris Mayer).

This new Duke duo lasted for 19 episodes before John and Tom returned to their roles as Bo and Luke.   I have seen a poster of Coy and Vance on Ebay and the seller stated that the poster is very rare, I can believe that.  I am not sure if it ever made it into the stores or was just a promo type poster.

Shelley Hack’s 1979 Raincoat Poster!

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s-hack-posterLovely Shelley Hack gained some fame for being cast on the fourth (1979-80)  and next to last season of Charlie’s Angels. Taking the place of Kate Jackson (who played Sabrina), Hack’s character, Tiffany Welles,  was a cop who graduated from the police academy in Boston.  She was sophisticated and classy and many fans say she simply didn’t fit in.

Of course, you might also recall that Shelley was the spokes model for Revlon’s Charlie perfume from the middle 70s to early 80s.

Shelley’s solo pose is from Western Graphics and is from 1979. It measures 21 x 32.   Shelly also has at least one other poster, too, a pose with her Charlie’s Angels costars.

A Leif Garrett poster from 1978

Leif Garrett78-westerngraphicsOkay, I admit it, I was a Leif Garrett fan when I was a kid.   It sounds as though I am hesitant to admit it, and no, not really. He was a cutie with his blond hair, cute smile, nice eyes, a regular California kind of guy. I discovered him when he was starring in the short-lived television series, Three for the Road, that co starred Alex Rocco and another 70s teen idol, Vincent Van Patten.   Of course, Leif got lots of write-ups in the teen magazines of the day and had the usual amount of pin-ups and centerfolds which I loved.    He then got a chance to record a few record albums and had a few singles make the Top 20 on the pop charts.  From what I have read, he really wanted to record rock music, but the powers that be felt he was better suited for the bubble gum kind of music.

Anyway, what concerns us is the posters that were released of Leif. I think there were several different poses, but I did manage to find this one released through Western Graphics in 1979, maybe 1978, I am not totally sure.