The subject of my favorite poster from Jr. High died today.

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    Farrah passed away from cancer.

    Anyone know who was the photographer for that famous poster shot? They well known or was it a 1 time wonder. Tried to do a search but my companies system won't allow me to open some of the links.
     
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    Wow, there is a big story behind that poster. 12 million copies printed. Made the company over a million dollars but they went bust couple years after. Farrah got $400,000 in royalities. The pic was the one she wanted out of the set as a poster. She did her own hair for the shoot. The blanket was a cover from over one of his car seats. I never noticed it when I was a kid, but mentioned her hair you could see sex spelled out with it.

    Can't seem to find much on the photographer. Said he was a freelance photographer that Farrah had known from working with before. Then just a bunch of junk links to pages that don't say much.
     
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    Certainly that poster meant a lot to me. For me Fawcett's work was defined by her roles with the incomparable Robert Atlman in "Dr T and All the Women" and again with Robert Duvall in "The Apostle". The "Burning Bed" is also a not miss. She even played Margret Bourke White.

    More importantly I will always remember Fawcett for her courage during her battle with cancer.

    Peace to the gods
     
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    Fascinating story. Thanks fwellers! Always keep in mind that photography in a small way is like fishing. Sometimes you get; sometimes you do not.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Its said that the poster reached prints of up to 12-million.. just damn..
     
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    Who knew? I wonder what was in the contract.

    Love & Bass
     
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    The report said Farrah got $400,000 which was more than she made on Charlies Angle's. Said the printing company pulled in a million. But can't find anything on the photographer. 12 million printed and I am wondering if he did it just for a sitting fee??
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. I do not think he or Fawcett knew that the image would blow up.

    Love & Bass
     
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    There's no way they could have predicted that amount of success. Even for both sexes the picture was mesmerizing; women started wearing their hair like hers just to immitate
     

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