Thursday, 18 August 2022
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Thursday, 11 August 2022
NATO’s Male Star of the Year 1971 Rare Warner Bros One Day Advertisement
Here’s a nice and very rare One Day only, full page advertisement published by Warner Bros. and congratulating Clint on his receiving of NATO’s Male Star of the Year award in 1971. The winning female that year was Actress Ali MacGraw who was enjoying a wave of success after the film Love Story. This full page Ad, appeared in the trade paper Variety on October 28th 1971, and was perfect timing as Dirty Harry was scheduled to be released just a couple of months later in December 1971.
I’ve been meaning to post this ad for a long time now, but the original source image I had (whist a good resolution) was rather badly yellowed and photographed slightly off angle. So it needed to be fully digitally restored including its tone and lighting re-balanced and some text realigning. It’s been quite a job but now looks more true to how it would have looked when it first appeared over 50 years ago.
For people who may not know, we have quite an extensive couple of posts in regards to this event, with a great deal of superb colour and b/w photos. I contacted NATO many years back, and they were instrumental in providing a wealth of material for use here on the Archive - for which I am still so very grateful. They were absolutely excellent.
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Clint Eastwood Photo Opportunity #28
I've not posted a Photo Opportunity since June, and with the amount of photos I have on file I really should try and make this some monthly task. There are so many great photos that simply need to be seen.
Here's a cracking photo of Clint and his former wife, Maggie Johnson, attending the party for the Annual Celebrity Tennis Tournament, held at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California on 26th June 1971.
The Man who loved Cat Dancing Premiere
Some of these photos of Clint will probably be familiar to most fans, the standard tux and bow tie attire often leaves little room for identifying one event from another, whilst the ladies do tend to mix their dress - and therefore helps in pinpointing what they were wearing where and when…
So a good bit of hard research went into this piece in order to check and double check, and as a result we feel pretty confident that these all originate from the Burt Reynolds premiere. I would also like to thank one of our administrators, Steve Saragossi who again helped to gather this information.