Do You Remember… Posters

Jun 30, 2014

Did you used to buy posters when you were growing up in the 60’s and 70’s?


I remember going to Holiday Mart’s record department and checking out the posters on the big poster rack.  It looked something like this.


Poster Rack


I especially loved black-light posters but I never could afford a black-light so it was a waste of money buying them.  But I bought them anyway.


I remember one that I had was a ghost ship on black velvet paper.  Looked something like this:

Poster ghost ship


And of course, I had to have the Keep on Truckin’ poster:


Poster Keep on Truckin


Had the girls too:

Poster Farrah_Fawcett



Poster cheryl-ladd


I thought this one was pretty cool – so I bought it:

Poster Woman's Lib


And here’s one that I had posted on the back of our bathroom door – which was directly across the toilet.  You couldn’t help but read it every time you sat down.  * Be sure to read the last step

Poster Nuclear Bomb


How many of you had this classic poster hanging up in your room?

Poster Endless Summer


I know I had a lot more posters.  These are just some of the ones I remember.  IIRC, they were $2 each.


Anyone remember the black-light room at DJ’s Sound City at Ala Moana Center?  That was a cool place to check out posters.  And Records Hawaii had quite a collection of posters too.


Did you used to buy posters back in the day and put them up in your room?  Where was your favorite place to buy them?  What kind did you buy?  Black-light posters, sports action posters, celebrities, surfing, etc.?  Share your poster memories with us.


Website Pin Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati Digg Google StumbleUpon Premium Responsive

131 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 4G
    July 2nd, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    That said, hee haw is pretty damned funny, though! LOL.

    Sorry – I couldn’t help myself.

    In other news – I found one – The Leopard:

    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    4G: I enjoy reading the banter between you folks, just having fun here. Have a great week ❗ 😀

  3. Volleymom2
    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    Enjoyed reading comments. My bro had the Farrah poster on his wall and I remember the endless summer one.

  4. 4G
    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    : )

    TY!!! @LK and @Volleymom2.

  5. 4G
    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    Dang! :)

  6. 4G
    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:57 am #


  7. Mark'75
    July 3rd, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    @4G: Wow, those Peter Max designs…I remember portfolios and book covers that looked like that! Neat!

  8. Mark'75
    July 3rd, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    One poster I recall started something like, “If you love someone, set them free…” Being a young, naive kid, I was like, “hah?”

  9. Hbh
    July 3rd, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Happy 4th guys.

  10. Blue Jade
    July 3rd, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Mark75 I think it went something like if you love them set ’em free and if they love you back they return. Then another saying came along that said and if they don’t Hunt Them Down. Something stupid lil dat like the book/movie Love Means Never Having to say you’re sorry. Good grief that was dumb. Or Jonathan Seagull.

    July 3rd, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Thursday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day ❗ 😀

  12. A.T.
    July 3rd, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    I remember my sisters would burn the edges of the poster with a candle to give it an old vintage look. They also would drip candle wax off of the top of of this brown glass “genie” looking bottle. I don’t remember what the bottle originally contained but if I had to guess it was Akadama plum wine.

  13. Seawalker
    July 3rd, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Let the countdown begin, less than 17 hours to go. Set your TV’s on to ESPN and watch Joey destroy last year’s record of 69 hot dogs. That’s disgusting. That’s “JOEY… JOEY… JOEY…” 😆

  14. Blue Jade
    July 3rd, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Seawalker – so how was your costco lunch

  15. Mark'75
    July 3rd, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    @Blue Jade: Yeah, I still scratch my head over that kind stuff…

  16. khs68
    July 3rd, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    I saw a poster in London that made me laugh because it was so right on.

    “If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead yet?”

  17. Seawalker
    July 3rd, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    @Blue Jade – Decided not to go. Heard about the crowd, and how crowded @4G said it was yesterday. Went to Walmart instead to pick-up some things. Parking lot was heavier than usual. Inside the store was not too. Ho, they got all the tents up at Ala Moana Beach. What, got fireworks or something? LOL But that’s good. It promotes family time together. They should have a hot dog eating contest here. I’ll enter. 😆

  18. Hbh
    July 3rd, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I remember holiday mart, man they had a huge section for Halloween stuff.

  19. Hbh
    July 3rd, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    How is da 4th and chinese new year like wit the limit in fireworks? I rememba da 4th being da greatests when i was a kid in oahu.

  20. Seawalker
    July 3rd, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    Everything you need to know about the 2014 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Photo: Peter Foley/EPA
    Twitter Email
    Posted: Thu Jul. 3, 2014

    It’s that wonderful time of year again. Friends and family gather together to sit back, relax and watch people decimate their bodies with a superfluous amount of sodium. Yes, this is America, where we may not be the best at the beautiful game, but we will not be denied at the eating game. Tomorrow will mark the start of the 98th annual Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest. NINETY EIGHTH. The country has only existed for 238 years.

    Anyhow, here’s everything you need to know:


    Eat as many hot dogs (buns included) as possible in 10 minutes. Must keep the dogs down for the duration of the contest or you’ll be disqualified. Contestants can dip hot dogs in water, which is super gross.

    Where to watch:

    ESPN News (12 p.m. ET), and a tape delayed version will start on ESPN 2 at 2 p.m. ET.


    Bovada currently has Joey Chestnut as the favorite at -1200. Matt Stonie far behind at +900. Or you can take the field at +700.

    Over/under for total dogs eaten by the winner is 67 1/2.

    The Field

    (factoids via Major League Eating):
    Joey “Jaws” Chestnut: The myth, the legend. At some point, one runs out of adjectives to describe greatness. To call Joey Chestnut the Michael Jordan of hot dog eating would be extremely insulting to Chestnut. Jaws has won seven Nathan’s hot dog eating contests in a row, and also claims world records for eating the most tamales, Twinkies, asparagus, bratwurst, ice cream and hard boiled eggs. But perfection does not rest on its laurels. Joey’s back to defend his title, and, dare we say, break the 70 hot dog barrier (the current record is 69, set last year by Chestnut)?

    Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie: Measuring up at an imposing 5’8”, 120 lbs, The Megatoad is the 2nd ranked eater in the world and the only somewhat realistic threat to take Chestnut’s throne. He’s also from San Jose, the same city as Chestnut, which begs the question, what the hell is going on in San Jose?

    Stonie has a popular Youtube channel where, you guessed it, he eats stuff. Here he is eating 5 Big Macs in 60 seconds (if this isn’t something you want to watch, you should probably avoid ESPN tomorrow):

    Erik “The Red” Denmark: 14th ranked eater in the world, he once at 5 lbs of kimchi in 6 minutes, which is way too much.

    Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski: Just based on nickname, I would bet everything that this guy was in a frat.

    Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler: 10th ranked eater in the world, he finished 6th place at last year’s contest. He’s also a former army cook who was disciplined for over-eating.

    Tim “Eater X” Janus: Holds the World Record for longest burp. I’m not going to pretend like anything else matters:

    Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan: The 7th ranked eater in the world, Morgan won Rouse’s 2014 Crawfish Eating World Championship by eating 2.7 lbs of Crawfish in 10 minutes. Yikes.

    Marcos “The Monster” Owens: In a sport like competitive eating, I’m guessing you really have to bring it in order to earn a name like Monster. Owens at 144 Hooters wings in 10 minutes. That’s enough to weird out the type of clientele that regularly eats at Hooters.

    Eric “Badlands” Booker: A familiar face at the Nathan’s Hot Dog contest, Badlands consistently wins the award for “Guy who looks like he’d do pretty well at a hot dog eating contest.”

    Photo: Getty Images

    Sean “Flash” Gordon: Once at 30 moon pies in 8 minutes, a feat only equaled by every 8-year-old raised in the South.

    Yasir Salem: Qualified by eating 27.5 hot dogs & buns in 10 minutes. Not a contender, but that’s still an insane amount of food for one man to eat.

    Aaron “The A-Train” Osthoff: The 8th ranked eater in the world and the 2011 Canadian wings eating champion. Also has a pretty sweet nickname.

    Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez: Works as a personal trainer. Has also eaten 31 hot dogs in 10 minutes. These two things do not compute.

    Pablo Martinez: Won the Las Vegas qualifier, meaning he’s no stranger to eating extremely large quantities of borderline edible food. Investigates the paranormal in his free time. Somehow doesn’t have his own reality show on TLC.

    Ronnie Hartman: 23rd ranked eater in the world, which is pretty good considering everybody eats.

    Colin Shirlow: Ireland’s oyster eating champion, Shirlow’s about to get a rude, disgusting welcome to the American diet.

    Sgt. Horacio Chanyau: Sgt. Chanyau was the winner of the inaugural Nathan’s Famous Military qualifier, making him easily the most patriotic person ever.

    Follow Dan Treadway and Extra Mustard on Twitter.

  21. 4G
    July 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Holy Bratwurst, Batman – that’s a ton of background!

    Go Joey!!! LOL

  22. Blue Jade
    July 3rd, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    KHS68 – oh that’s a funny saying.
    4G – funny funny lol
    I get nauseated watching eating contests, I can’t handle. As it progressses I can feel it tickling the back of my throat. I can eat a LOT but not lil dat. It’s amazing someone hasn’t automatically died after eating that much food aka Diamond Jim.

  23. khs68
    July 3rd, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    I used to watch the July 4 hot dog contest when the Kobayashi guy and Sonya Thomas were competing. After a while it was kinda gross. Cheeks all puffed up but still stuffing and chewing away. Reminded me of John Belushi in Animal House doing the zit.

  24. 4G
    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    I hope everything is okay with Uncle Rod ….

  25. khs68
    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    @4G IK

  26. Seawalker
    July 3rd, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Me too, it’s not the same without the grand poobah a.k.a. @Rod. Besides, the water buffalo lodge bylaws state that no new meeting can be held. Ask Fred Flintstone. I know a few times we went an entire week with the same topic because of how popular and interesting the conversations got. But leave it to Dr. Seawalker for a diagnosis. UR, for heaven’s sake, lay off them hot dogs! 😆 Seriously, hope he’s okay.

Leave a Feedback

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>