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Sometime back in late Spring, Google changed the way they serve images from their cloud service. Since I've moved most of the images here to Google's servers to conserve space, I had to go along…

U.K. Publicity Still #… uh…

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[caption id="attachment_5558" align="alignleft" width="300"] 1. Nicky Marotta (ROBIN JOHNSON) is arrested.A scene from "TIMES SQUARE" distributed by COLUMBIA/EMI/WARNER Film Distributors.[/caption] The black and white 8 x 10 stills released in England tend to have a…

Kinejun No. 814, June 15, 1981

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      Kinema Junpo (Kinejun, Motion Picture Times) devoted three pages to a promotional Times Square article in its June 15, 1981 issue, for the film's Japanese opening on June 21. The text would…

Times Square chirashi, Japan, 1981 (2nd version)

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Was it the Japanese distributor being one of those who went all-in on promoting Times Square, or was it par for the course in Japan for a movie like Times Square to get not one…

“Damn Dog” 12-inch single

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You too might have had perhaps Robin's only solo release, if you were a DJ... in 1981... in Belgium. The mind boggles at the series of meetings that must have occurred to result in the…

Jackie No. 884, 13 December 1980

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 Join the Professionals...   The December 13, 1980 Jackie led off their "Hot Gossip" section on page 36 with a promotional piece for the Times Square soundtrack album, attached at the layout to a promo…

UK publicity still #22

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  Just what it says on the tin. This is the same basic image as would later be published in the Thai magazine Filmstar Vol. 1 No. 3 in August 1981, and used as a…

Times Square premiere ticket, 14 October 1980

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The Ziegfeld Theater was a Brutalist concrete cube in the middle of 54th Street. Inside, it was New York City's last great movie palace. Times Square played there for two weeks starting October 17, 1980.…

Fotogramas No. 1650, March 25, 1981

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    Two months before Times Square opened in Spain, the film magazine Fotogramas ran the same kind of promotional article we've seen in Mexico, Thailand, and Germany. The article contains nothing new, but four…

Times Square promotional t-shirt, c. October 1980

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      Never sold at retail, as far as I can determine, this t-shirt would have been distributed to radio stations and theater owners to be given away as prizes along with free tickets…