Doug: Even though the memories of your wonderful moderators may be fleeting, we are pretty certain we've never had a conversation with the BAB community on the various artworks that adorned our bedroom walls. Today we'd like you to trip back through time to the 1970's and share with us some of the posters, wall hangings, tapestries, album covers, etc. that screamed out "This is MY room!"
Doug: That being said, however, you could provide an even more interesting tale if you happened to share a bedroom with a sibling. If you did, was it a sibling of the same gender, only younger? So perhaps you had a boss Led Zeppelin poster right across the room from a picture of the Muppets? How about sharing with a sibling of the opposite gender? Then maybe this iconic image at left could have been looking at the Hardy Boys or the Bay City Rollers... I shared for a time with my sister, who is three years my junior, but although the Tiger Beats and 16 magazines were around I don't recall that she had any Shaun Cassidy posters.
Doug: Below you can see six examples of the posters I had at one time or another hanging in my bedroom. As I got older I bought more sports-related posters. In addition to the Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan posters shown, I think I also had one of Akeem Olajuwon, and maybe James Worthy. Even now in our basement hangs a great Nike poster of Ryne Sandberg in pre-lights Wrigley Field! I recall many a time when I was with my mom and at a store that had the poster displays -- the Spidey and Cap posters were purchased from such a cubbie-display. Even though the main images were not original drawings for these posters, the airbrushed effect was pretty cool and really made them pop off the page. I still have the two Third Eye posters, and am presently displaying the Fantastic Four one. If memory serves, and that's risky, I won both of them at a local carnival when I was in elementary school, throwing darts at balloons or ping pong balls into dishes -- some such exasperating activity designed mainly to part one from one's money. By the way, many thanks go out to the ever-wonderful World Wide Web, which made grabbing all of these images not-so-difficult.
Doug: And you know I had the KISS Love Gun poster, too! Now, how about you?
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