Times Square Press Material folder (post 1 of 5)

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Generally referred to as The Press Kit, this is the big-ass promotional package AFD released in North America. Since they didn’t have a table of contents, I can’t be sure what all was in it, not without examining all of them… which is impossible because I’m afraid most of them

Times Square Rejected Movie Poster Concept Art

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This is either the only truly unique item I have, or the most worthless. It’s a 15″ x 22.5″ board, unsigned, gray on the back, and the front being pen and colored ink or watercolor (I don’t know nearly enough about art technique to be able to tell reliably). I’ve

Odds and Ends

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Before moving on, I mentioned some time ago some pictures I’ve only seen on the Web and not found any physical copies of. So, here they are. Some of them anyway. I’d found a bunch of these at Cineplex, having been digitized by Baseline Research, but as I was assembling

Times Square Press Folder

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At least that’s what it was called when I got it. It’s only a folder though in the sense that it’s folded, not that it contained something else like the press kits which have pockets to hold papers and photos. This is just a big piece of heavy glossy stock,

Times Square isn’t a punk picture”

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  Magazines are dated ahead by their publishers to try to keep them on the stands longer than their competitors. The date on a magazine usually refers to when it is supposed to be replaced by the next issue, not when it actually comes out. Anyway, although this issue of

“TIMES SQUARE ‘package’ due shortly”

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  Even the culturally barren industrial wasteland of Northeast Ohio was receiving word of the impending great event. I’m kidding, of course; Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown… this area birthed Pere Ubu, the Dead Boys, and Devo, so it seems right that not only did the August 21 1980 Scene make the

The Last Word

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The May 1980 issue of Photoplay mentioned Times Square’s production in Ken Johns’ Last Word column. The image of Nicky singing “Damn Dog” in the Cleo Club was later published in at least one more magazine after the film’s release, but I haven’t yet seen it anywhere else, or in

This Is Not A Times Square Site

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To prove it, I’m taking a moment to jump about five years ahead, to Code Name: Foxfire. This is an 8×10″ black and white publicity still promoting Robin’s short-lived tv series. While there’s not nearly as much Foxfire material around as Times Square, since it was a prime time show

“The Trend Settles in New York”

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I confess I don’t quite understand what that title means. Am I missing something clever?   This article was published at the end of April 1980, from an interview done when there were two weeks left of principal photography, and is chock full of things to raise an eyebrow at.

Times Square Blue

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This is the last of the… well, what should I call them? The objects that have no publication information printed on them, or aren’t contained in some other package (although some of them turn up again later that way). Although… there’s at least one more image that fits that definition