Vanity Fair Before they Were Famous

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...
Posted On 05 Mar 2013

FYC Gallery Update

We’ve begun our gallery for the new season, thanks to help of Dora Kappou, who runs the great site  We’ll be updating it throughout the season.
Posted On 23 Oct 2012

FYC Gallery Update

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...
Posted On 15 Nov 2011

FYC Gallery Update

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...
Posted On 06 Feb 2011

Gallery Update

Dora has added some FYCs to the gallery. Take a look:
Posted On 18 Dec 2010

FYC Gallery Update

Warner Bros. coming on strong with Inception – more images in the gallery: The Town – bringing out the Big Guns. Loving this ad campaign.
Posted On 15 Nov 2010

Archived FYC Ads

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...
Posted On 01 Nov 2010

FYC Ad Gallery UP and Running

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!
Posted On 28 Oct 2010