Times Square lobby cards, Germany, 1982 (post 1 of 5)

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Germany may have gotten Times Square last, but they got a set of 15 lobby cards to promote it with. At least, 15 that I’ve found, over several years, in two batches of 14 that each had one different card in them. While 15 sounds like a nice round number,

Times Square movie poster, Germany, 1982

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Times Square opened in West Germany on May 21, 1982. The poster reproduced the painting by Cummins that had graced the other European posters, although with a different pair of photos than the British, Spanish, and Yugoslavian posters, and the addition of a paragraph of ad copy that seems to

Cinema, Vol. 49 No. 6, Germany, June 1982

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My apologies to those scandalized by the cover of Germany’s Cinema magazine from June 1982. It might get one banned from Facebook and Tumblr, but the Germans were apparently not so easily embarrassed thirty-six years ago as we are now. But whatever you may think of the cover, the important

Times Square movie poster, Australia, February 1981

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      The Australian movie poster featured the glorious Mick Rock photo of Robin that graced the earliest piece of Times Square advertising, which is possibly my favorite image used to promote the movie. Once I’d found this I was looking forward to having it framed, but unfortunately not

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

October 1981: Times SquareGreat TV Entertainment…?

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  According to the October 1981 issue of Great TV Entertainment, the official schedule for Showtime and The Movie Channel, Times Square was shown six times on The Movie Channel, on October 25, 27, and 31. I could have sworn it was shown many times more than that; the showings

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

Times Square movie poster, Thailand, 1981

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      Movie posters in Thailand are an art form unto themselves. Google “Thai movie posters” and you will go down a rabbit hole you may take days to emerge from. Thai film distributors discard the authorized promotional materials and commission original painted montages in glorious colors. Some of