just added a new section in history. The history index has
changed while we continue to add and the section on Studio
History has been added. A lot more changes in the works....
so keep checking back
had several 'complaints' from regulars about having to spend
too long looking through for the new material on the site....ok...
It was pretty easy to tell when the site was smaller but
I think we're about to go over the 4000 page mark, I guess
it is becoming more difficult.
started a log that 'I hope' I can keep up to date for you...
it's located in 'Poster News' (on the front page) at the
bottom left. When I finish posting something new on the
site, I'll try to log it there.
you have any other suggestions, please let me know
had several people asking why some of our movie listings
are in different years than IMDB. We check with several
sources to try to set our year as accurate as possible but
quite often we come into conflicts. Since we're reconstructing
the NSS numbering system, when there's a conflict we utilize
it to set the year instead of someone writing in to say
when it was.
you look under a year and don't see the title that you're
looking for, be sure and go to the alphabetical index and
look. You can click straight to the record from there and
it says what year was assigned right beside it.
hope this helps answer these questions and we'll be putting
a lot more instructions on the section once I can catch
up a little more.
pulling our hair out over some of the projects. One major
that I needed to alert everyone on........ If you have asked
me a question in the past couple of weeks... and I didn't
respond, please email it to me again. We had a virus hit.
The only damage that it did was erase my inbox that I hadn't
filed yet which was between 800 and 1000 emails. So if I
didn't answer you, I apologize it's because I don't have
we want to welcome a new sponsor to our family (yeah!!!).
Paul Angel at Big Town Films Posters has joined us. We happy
to have him with us. If you're not familiar with Paul you
need to go by his website and look through a tremendous
amount of work and effort as well as some GREAT posters.
Paul is active with MoPo and an excellent dealer so be sure
and watch his dealer page.
are so many changes going on right now that I thought I
should bring you up on a couple of them...
I have a proposal that should be important to ALL poster
collector that's concerning the use of a new 'Restoration
Code'. I've put it in editorial form so it would take up
so much of the Bulletin Board space. to read it - click
added a lot of new material, but I have several new major
announcements. I'm working on the wording of them now to
send out in our monthly newletter and some of them will
be put here as well tomorrow.
you haven't registered to receive your newletter
send it to: Sue@LearnAboutMoviePosters.com
and she'll be glad to add your name
should be going out tomorrow
hope everyone is noticing all the additions!!
hundreds of additional NSS numbers added and lots of new
posters but I do have a confession to make. In trying to
create a framework to handle all this mountain of information,
I had overlooked a simple addition that could be helpful.
couple of days ago when I received Bruces' newletter, I
was looking to help answer one of the questions about 'Jaws'
having an NSS number or not. I hadn't made it to work on
the year 1975 yet so I went in to turn on that particular
title when I noticed that I couldn't see the NSS number
that well on the photo that I was putting on the page. I
put them in at 200 pixels which I thought shows let fairly
well. BUT, the photo that I have in stock was a large photo
and you can even READ the NSS number on the photo..........
Yes, it finally hit me that I should be attaching the larger
photos so anyone looking at that particular title can see
a blowup... OK...sometimes you can't see the forest for
not going back on the hundreds and hundreds that I've already
put on yet.. I wanted to get one preliminary pass turning
on some in each year... but I'll catch the earlier ones
when I make my next pass through the years... but as of
now, when I add on a title, if I have a larger shot, I'll
be putting it on for you. It will be easy to spot because
I always put a border around the poster..... when there's
an enlargement, the border will be BLUE.......easy huh!!.
anyone that wants to know, I'm working in the year 1958
at the moment so this will be the year you start seeing
the enlargements. It takes several days to complete my first
pass through a year because we're also having to turn on
the NSS numbers, the year list, the alphabetical list and
any other list that title is connected to i.e. black cast.
I'm usually working with about 10 windows open at a time
(after a while you begin to twitch switching back and forth
between all the windows). My next year that I will move
to (hopefully by monday) will be 1948, if you want to watch
as I turn them on. This first pass, I'm turning on the posters
that I don't have to do a lot of work on and do some in
each decade at the same time so I'm working on the 8's.
When I finish those I'll move to the years ending in 7.
weekend we'll also be turning on new articles and trying
to get the framework of the Poster News Archive on.
also been working on the Poster Preservation section but
I wasn't pleased with the layout so I trying to rework it.
be sending out our monthly newsletter next week, so for
those who are interested in more of the behind the scenes
of our site, be sure to add your name to our mailing list....Sue
handles the mailouts so send her an email and tell her BUT
be sure and put your email address on it... we've had a
couple that have sent us an email to add them and forgot
to put their email address to send it to?????? send it to:
and she'll be glad to add your name
try to do another update this weekend
sorry for not updating for a couple of weeks. The schedule
has been extremely hectic. I hope you've noticed that there's
tons of new stuff all over the site. We've added several
hundred #'s to the NSS numbers, updated the X-rated poster
list, added several hundred to the movie section, and have
been trying to run down a lot of the corrections of the
new section. When I checked yesterday, we still had over
2000 broken links on the site. I know that sounds like a
ridiculous amount of broken links...... but as of last week,
we had over 36,000 internal links and a lot of the ones
that are still broken are backgrounds etc. so I'm still
working on them....
yes, we want to welcome our new sponsor..Bags Unlimited
has joined our ranks (yeah!!!).
Most collectors are familiar with them, Bags
Unlimited handles a wide variety of supplies for all
levels of collectors... we'll be putting a lot of material
all through the site for you to see on them.. so be sure
and check out their site.
apologize for some of the chaos on the site. I'm trying
to reorganize some of the structure. We've outgrown some
of the areas and it takes longer to rework it as opposed
to just adding it in. The new Preservation Section is taking
longer than I thought because of that, but when it's finished,
it'll be a lot easier to navigate.
sure and check back the next couple of days, We've been
battling some of the unknowns in the 'wild world of poster
collecting' and I'll be putting several new bulletins and
even bring back 'Ed's Editorial' (I know you don't want
to miss that:)
my wife's pulling on my chain to get back to work, so it's
back to the grind
goodness it's not Friday the 13th, we got so many changes
going on, we don't need ANYTHING jinxed:)
and tons of changes and new stuff.......
This weekend you'll be seeing all types of pages going on
and off and changing so don't be alarmed as the changes
a overview of the major things that are changing....
you'll notice the front page is different and a new LAMP
logo. There are some things changed around and a new
column on the front page navbar.
new space is 'Poster News'. This is a new section for keeping
up with things like this irradiation problem with the Post
Office that will effect all people shipping posters through
the mail... or the buyout of Paypal by Ebay.
We're also going to put our articles that are printed in
other publications in an archive there. So check this new
turning on a new section under 'History'. You'll notice
that instead of going straight to the Poster History.. you
now will go to a page to chose Poster History OR different
Movie Studio Histories...
Under the Studio histories, we're puting a history of the
studio, about their parent company, some photos of the studios
through the years and to me the most important... we've
been gathering Studio Logos through the years. This is important
when you're trying to date a poster and especially like
Republic, who released posters and re-released posters BEFORE
NSS so the only way to tell the difference in them is by
the Studio logo.. Anyway, check out that section to see
what you think.
We're turning on a new section under NSS that is a chronological
listing of NSS numbers
through the years... Here's another ridiculously large project
that we're starting:)
We've gone through our records and pulled about 2500 NSS
numbers that we've handled through the years and started
the section off with those. We'll be gathering more BUT
we're also asking EVERY POSTER COLLECTOR to check their
collection for any that we don't have listed. so take a
look at that new area
we're putting in a new INDEX system. With us growing this
fast, we're out growing our current INDEX. Sooooo.... we're
dividing it into 2 different sections.... You'll be able
to look by Topic OR Alphabetical. With us now over 3000
pages of information, this should help you find the information
that you're looking for a lot faster.
We have more that we've completed on the poster preservation
area.... A lot of this won't show up until we finish putting
in the new Index system, so it might be around Monday before
this shows up. But we feel that this is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
area that covers everything from how to store your posters
to how to display them. We'll be adding in several letters
and recommendations from outside companies as well.
the major changes for now...
what do you mean ..."is that all"?????
That's over 130 new pages of info and a lot more on the
way. This puts the site over 3000 pages now and still growing
(sort of like my waist:)
let me get to work so you can see some of this stuff...let
me hear your comments and suggestions
hope everyone had a GREAT holiday weekend
We were able to sneak away for a few days to Florida so
now look-out...... we're rested and ready to get after it
hope you didn't miss the GREAT Heritage Auction Sunday....
we'll be posting all the results soon on their page.
have a lot of changes, updates and new articles going on
this weekend. We're adding a new section to History and
NSS and updating the shipping reports on 'irradiation' so
be sure to come back and check everything out as we continue
new Movie Collectors World will be coming out in the next
couple of days so you don't want to miss our article this
issue. Of course there are a couple of OTHER things in the
to do so let me get ready for all the massive changes.......
4th is fast approaching and we want to wish everyone a safe
and happy 4th of July!!!
want everyone to check out the Heritage Auction that going
on in Rosemont, Ill. this weekend. It actually starts July
the 4th but the first 2 days are comic books...... THEN
on the 6th .... they get to the GOOD STUFF.... The great
thing is .. that it's not all ritzy stuff that you love
to drool over but could never afford.... there's some great
affordable pieces in there also.
have a list of the posters on the Heritage dealers
page. So be sure to check them out AND you can bid on
them from your computer!!
got some great articles that are almost finished so, right
after the holiday, be sure to check back to see the new
sneaking off for the holiday also so..
See you after the holiday......
want to welcome another sponsor to our fast growing family(yeah!!!).
Precision Restoration has joined our ranks. They come very
highly recommended for the excellent work that they do with
some of our other sponsors. If you have an old poster that
you thought was headed to poster heaven.... give Sylvia
a call and see how they can bring it back to life....
have a tremendouse amount changes that are going on right
now on the site. We're going through growing pains, so please
bear with us. I seem to start adding or correcting in one
area, then get side-tracked and forget where I was to begin
have so many new articles in the works that I'm having to
change a lot of the structure of the site to be able to
handle them. So if you stumble into broken links or sections
that aren't complete, we apologize, we'll be correcting
them soon. With over 20,000 links on-site, sometimes I confuse
myself of where I'm going:)
AND COLLECTOR ALERT
have been alerted to a major problem developing for poster
collectors. Anyone that ships posters through the Post Office
needs to read this special report on the installation of
new 'irradiation' equipment. For the details ...click here