These are the posters that gave every teenage boy inspiration to belly up to the mirror and apply the acne cream. The posters that made your mother think twice and then chuckle, and the posters that made your father actually venture into your room for a peek.
After seeing shows like Charlie's Angels, The Fall Guy, and Wonder Woman on TV, and movies such as 10 and Grease at theaters in places like the Brewer Shopping Center, these are the posters that everyone couldn't wait to get to both the Airport mall or Bangor Mall to buy!
Many a staple was left in the wallboard of bedrooms all across eastern Maine and beyond because of these posters. We haven't seen them for a while but they are certainly burned into our memory!
Chreyl Tiegs was the first model to appear twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She then went on to become the face of Cover Girl cosmetics and to appear on many magazine covers. We thought that Cheryl was far too skinny and she needed to feast on a cheeseburger for a change...but we threw her poster up on the bedroom wall anyway.
Olivia Newton - John
The year was 1978 when the movie Grease was released, and Olivia Newton - John was already a household name. The singer from Australia already had a few #1 songs on the radio and had made many guest appearances on TV variety shows. She went on to strike gold when she released the "Physical" album in the early 80s. Although when she played the part of Sandy in Grease, and wore those leather pants, she struck the heart of many a teenage boy.
Loni Anderson played receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the hit TV show WKRP in Cincinnati. Jennifer always seemed to have a heads up on what was going on at the radio station before anyone else did, we need an employee like her here at I-95.
The woman who played Wonder Woman was certainly wonderful to look at! The show which ran from 1975 to 1979 made super heroes very sexy all of a sudden! Although, you have to fear woman with a Lasso of Truth on her side.
Cheryl Ladd replaced Farrah Fawcett when she left Charlies Angels for a movie career. Although, we never took Farrah's poster down from our bedroom wall, we just added Cheryl's to it. One television critic at the time said that "God broke the mold after he made Cheryl".
Heather Thomas played Jody Banks on the Lee Majors show Fall Guy. Lee really had it going at the time with Heather at work and Farrah Fawcett at home. Good thing he had those bionic eyes, because mine would have fallen out of my head.
Christie Brinkley was the face of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for three years in a row during the late 1970s. She promoted Cover Girl for 25 years and was on 500 magazine covers. Christie has been married four times, most notably to Billy Joel. She came to MDI with Billy back in the 80s to pick up their newly made boat.
Catherine Back played Daisy Duke, the cousin of Bo and Luke Duke on the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. She did such a good job filling up those jean cut offs that they've actually been called "Daisy Dukes" ever since. Here's a little trivia for you. The network censors thought that her shorts were too revealing, so they made her wear panty hose. The poster sold over 5 million copies.
Bo Derek came out of nowhere and intrigued millions of movie goers to see the comedy 10 starring Dudley Moore. There she was, bounding across the beach with that beaded hair, and of course a swimsuit that left nothing to the imagination. That Dudley Moore was a lucky guy.
The poster of all posters! The one that pretty much kicked it off during the 1970s. With her beautiful smile and a hairstyle that would influence a generation of young women, Farrah Fawcett made Charlie's Angels an instant hit TV show. A swimsuit of that color never looked so good, until Pamela Anderson put it on.