On Location

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This is the only photo I’ve come across showing the production of Times Square. The assistant director’s full name is is Alan Hopkins. In the center are, of course, Robin and Trini Alvarado. All the way to the right, we can see half of director Allan Moyle. This is the

WJAD

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The originals of these first two images weren’t collected by me. They’re located on an old, apparently long-abandoned Angelfire site on which Mr. Charles E. Rowe, Jr. documented some of his career in radio, part of which was spent at the Bainbridge, Georgia station WJAD (now WGEX). When these call

Nicky Marotta, 1980

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And this, of course, is the look they settled on for Nicky, ultimately using this photo on nearly all the American publicity materials. As this is the outfit she wears when the girls escape from the hospital, it was likely taken near the end of production, so the shaggy hair

Nicky Marotta Hair/Make-up Test, 1979

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And the story continues… Allan Moyle wanted “real” girls, not professional actresses, to portray Nicky and Pammy, and searched high and low, even holding nation-wide open auditions, with no luck. Trini Alvarado was hired for Pammy on the strength of her performance in Rich Kids (1979), but Nicky eluded them.

TIMES SQUARE Screenplay, 1979

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So the story goes, Allan Moyle and Leanne Ungar rented an apartment on 42nd Street, having come to New York from a vibrant filmmaking scene in Montreal. They bought a used couch and found in the cushions a handwritten journal that appeared to be the work of an obsessive, possibly

Where is She Now?

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Well, in November 2011, she was relaxing at home.   And where’s that? And what is she doing when she’s not relaxing? Welllll… unfortunately, now that I’m “official,” and not trying to uncover a mystery, I’m no longer at liberty to disclose everything I know. And a lot of what

8th Grade Graduation

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In 1977, Robin graduated from St. Saviour elementary, and went on to Brooklyn Technical High School. I know what you’re thinking… you’re thinking, “Wait a minute! There’s something wrong with your math. If she was born in May 1964, shouldn’t she have left 8th grade in 1978?” Yes, except for

1st Communion Photo

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Here she is, about 8 years old, in or around 1972. The original photo was owned by Robin’s paternal grandmother, and is now owned by Robin’s Aunt Justina.   6.69 in (height) x 4.84 (width) (work); 800 px (H) x 559 px (W), 96 dpi, 249 KB (image) scanned 19-10-2009;

Age 2-3

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Robin grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.     Robin and Cindy Johnson with their father, circa 1966-67. The original photo was owned by Robin’s paternal grandmother, and is now owned by Robin’s Aunt Justina.   5.195 in (height) x 6.87 in (width) (work); 609 px (H) x

Robin Johnson, Age 1

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Robin Johnson was born May 29, 1964. This 1965 photograph shows Robin at approximately one year old. The original photo was owned by Robin’s paternal grandmother, and is now owned by Robin’s Aunt Justina. Edit 21 October 2023: Aunt Justina passed away in 2018. I have no idea what happened