the stone lithos where pinted onslabs of bavaian rock sheets so
whenthey ground them tomake a new matrix it wore ofthat priorart,
the posters then were many like otis, tooker,, morgan many where
and one was left in cinci doing circus posters...
I stated in 1977 so i only know that NSS was the placeto go or direct to
film companys..andthenth theater exchange like Bill Luton at theater
poster exchenge..in tenn,,,
and a few others... they seemed to be shared at cinevent and the showws
liekRay courts and milqueen..in pllaces like east coast and west costs
wheni started guys likeJeryOhlinger..and others that advertsed in Big
reel and movie collectors worl,and classic images...
in the80s i had a part time gigas a wildposter for detroit..we would
need to put theposters onold buildings or burned out etc for trafdficto
see ..we would put liketwo roows of five onthe buildings..yousee them
inmosy citys....they wanted us to use wheat paste glue but inthe winter
in detroit it was not practical..so I used a hammer tacker staple gun..i
got paid 1500.00 todo 10 visula locations..and got so many extra posters
i could sell ortrade to otherdealers,,i did iron eagle and many norris
films..and mostly cannon,tri start, andothers intathat ...like
braddock..i would geta few really good one...i also did pine knob music
concerts and i did CBS records as i did these huge true blue album for
Madonna...theh company inLa i worked forwas supposed to be part owns by
the 80s prnters weher all over thepplace but many in ohio at contenental
litho,clevland...and also gotham , on east coast and many on west
cost...so ii think at the time they used plates vs digital printing and
that explains the press runs could vary as thy sent the art all over..
the posters were shipped in tubes of 50...200 flats, and 400 triangle
I know as i moved many ofthem and pulled chest muscles onthem..
the 50 tubes are a no brainer ...but the flats where nuts,,as i would
stack them up to 5 foot high..and wheni started getting video one sheets
in 90s they used theaterical many times liekcontact and many wb
titles... so whenthey all went 27x48 vs..the 227x41 they all became the
earlysmall videos where small and had type and ads and looked
unattractive,,butsoon they looked as god as theatrical and a fe times
when NSS started closing down many were able to getstoclk by paying
offhe dump orworkers and so they got them as wellas many industry
peoplesold themout theback door or some studios sent some..andmany
theater owners helped get them avainlible...
its been a industry wide normal thing to give away posters as the
licensingwas never inplaceto sell them...as then the artist,actors
directors etc would all geta residual...
s thats why itwas geeky collectors andtheater owners and industry peple
tat started saving them as many people used them forattic
insulation,floor shims..wall insulation ebbecause they weher free.. for
ther still seems liekhodes of titles out there thatsimple dont sell...
so its curious as to when they will ripen...even with mass storage,,it
coss money..my warehouse which was cheep was 250 a month or approx 3k a
year do that 10 years thats 30k...i decided to sell them off the videos
that is..100,000 13 pallets 5 foot tall each..thats was a lot of
I hope i saved someclose encounters as itwas a cool poster..
but whats funny is the posters seem to be floatingaround the usa still
of many titles...andifthere is no interest well then we are at mercy
ofthebuyers..unless you have cheap rent ora huge warehouse...andcan
liveto your 90....lol:)
so far i dnt see any guys with posters leaving witha U haul behind thier
car...so i hope i can sell this stuff before i croak or myson will sell
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