Times Square newspaper movie ad negatives, 1980

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Exactly what it says on the label – four pieces of black-and-white film apparently used to print newspaper ads with, dating from October 1980 or shortly before. The seller of these items thought they were for printing posters, but the images are of such low quality, and black-and-white, that even

Bravo, No. 21, Germany, May 19, 1982

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May 1982, and Times Square was about to have its final premiere, in West Germany. Why did it take this long, over a year and a half after its initial premiere, and a year after the rest of Europe had seen it? I have no idea. But someone still had

Times Square Hits US Cable TV, October 1981

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  A year after its brief run in theaters, Times Square made it to HBO, and I watched it every single time it ran. This was before my family had a VCR, but my dad had access to a Sony Porta-Pak open-reel video recorder, and I recorded the movie across

Filmstar, Vol. 1 No. 6, Thailand, October 1981

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        I would think that by October of 1981, a year after its initial release in New York, and two or three months after its Thai release, Times Square would have long since closed in Thailand and become a distant memory. But that didn’t stop Filmstar magazine

Filmstar, Vol 1 No. 3, Thailand, August 1981

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      By August 1981, Robin might already have figured out that neither she nor Andy Gibb were going to get a call telling them when to report to the Grease 2 set. Most of the world had already forgotten about Times Square. But it wasn’t quite over yet.

More stills from the UK series

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  I nearly passed over this lot of five black and white stills, except it had one photo I’d never seen. Rather than try to haggle for just the one photo, I bought the lot, and I’m glad I did, because they’re all from the UK series, three of them

JUKE, No. 302, February 7, 1981

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The soundtrack album cover image on the cover of Australia’s Juke no. 302 is the only Robin content in the issue, but it’s still a remarkable piece of Times Square history. In Melbourne at least, PolyGram Records promoted the heck out of the film’s premiere for an entire weekend, and

Times Square UK Pressbook, 1980-81, pages 6-7

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This is the center spread of the glossy UK pressbook for Times Square. Of the seven images circling the European logo, four are cropped from photos used on UK lobby cards (clockwise from top left, that would be One, Two, Five, and Seven). Of the three remaining: Four is a

Times Square UK Pressbook, 1980-81, pages 8-12

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    The second half of the US pressbook was entirely made up of variations of the movie poster for different sized newspaper ads. The UK version relegates the available promotional materials to the last three pages, and devotes pages 8, 9, and 10 to reprinting biographical articles from the

Guerreras de Nueva York (Times Square lobby card, Mexico, 1981)

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Mexico’s Guerreras de Nueva York got at least one lobby card, too, and here it is, with the same photo used on two items in Karen Dean’s (DefeatedandGifted’s) collection: one of three lobby cards from somewhere that used the US logo, but had EMI as the film’s distributor; and a