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Vanity Fair Before they Were Famous

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Vanity Fair put up a gallery of photos of the young ones from days gone by.  You’ll notice an enduring trend going all the way back to the early days of Hollywood – cheesecake sells.  Actresses are measured by their hotness – almost like cuts of beef in the butcher display case.  There really is no fighting it.  Human nature, marketing – you get the idea.  But they are worth…

FYC Gallery Update

FYC Gallery Update

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We’ve begun our gallery for the new season, thanks to help of Dora Kappou, who runs the great site film-releases.com.  We’ll be updating it throughout the season.

FYC Gallery Update

FYC Gallery Update

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Thanks once again to Dora for spiffing up the gallery for your entertainment pleasure. Even though the majority of ads are online now, there are still many beautiful print ads we have collected from various sources over the years. Have a look. Print ads, to me, can celebrate the great shots in a film the way online ads can’t. Online ads can celebrate the moving image more.  

FYC Gallery Update

FYC Gallery Update

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We included the notorious Melissa Leo ads — although, frankly, I’m not going to be one of those who sits in judgment at what Leo has done in creating ads for herself, despite the way they have been portrayed. ¬†Look, it’s a dirty business, the Oscar race. For some, a win is more valuable than others. ¬†More of my thoughts on this latest Awards Daily sure-to-be-shitstorm, after the cut. Meanwhile,…

Gallery Update

Gallery Update

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Dora has added some FYCs to the gallery. Take a look:

FYC Gallery Update

FYC Gallery Update

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Warner Bros. coming on strong with Inception – more images in the gallery: The Town – bringing out the Big Guns. Loving this ad campaign.

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Archived FYC Ads

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AD reader Philippe Lann sent me a disk of his exhaustive collection of FYC ads from the decade before I started collecting them. We have been going through and adjusting the size. We hope to put them all up soon. Dora has updated the first of these galleries, 1991-1992. Next up will be 1992-1993. Give it a look. “And you think if you save poor Catherine, you could make them…

FYC Ad Gallery UP and Running

FYC Ad Gallery UP and Running

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Thanks to the ever talented Dora, our gallery is ready to rock for the 2010 and 2011 year. This year, when we can get it together, we have archived many previous Oscar years — to be posted soon. Meanwhile, here is a taste so far: The rest in our gallery. Thanks Dora!