Category Archives: Pamela “Pammy” Pearl

Dead mothers, absent fathers: grief in Times Square

I watch many Hollywood films from the nineteen-thirties, forties and fifties. One cultural moment that I find to be a recurring representational trope is the treatment of death. More specifically, I am referring to its aftermath: in mainstream films from … Continue reading

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Robin Johnson, Trini Alvarado and Tim Curry in “Film Review”

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Times Square in “Tiger Beat”

This was a full-page advertisement in the October 1980 issue of Tiger Beat. Thank heavens for large promotional budgets; I was a fairly regular reader of Tiger Beat at the time, and women or girls rarely featured on its pages.

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“Times Square” fan t-shirts

Black flock (courier bold) on vintage 80s heather grey mock turtleneck. Marotta Brigades “work shirt” (my design, revised and printed at “My Cup of Tee,” Jakarta, Indonesia)

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Times Square colour lobby cards

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Nicky and Pammy’s blood oath: NYC, pre-HIV

In my previous post, I alluded — again! — to one of the many sites of loss in Times Square. Pamela (Trini Alvarado) has awoken to find Nicky (Robin Johnson) gone. The shot reverses to reveal Pamela’s viewpoint: Nicky’s now-empty … Continue reading

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Times Square press kit photographs: Nicky and Pammy (1981)

This post is my final in the series of Times Square press kit photographs. I do not have individual slips for these 1981 photographs, but this is the general promotional description of the film: Times Square, a contemporary drama with … Continue reading

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Times Square press kit photographs: Nicky and Pammy (1980)

“TS-61-14 Trini Alvarado as Pamela Pearl and Robin Johnson as Nicky Marotta become minor media celebrities when their bizarre runaway escapades are reported on radio by an all-night disc jockey in Times Square.” © 1980 Associated Film Distribution “TS-82-30 Robin … Continue reading

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