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This is an ORIGINAL Huge COLOR Trade ad measuring 11" x 14" featuring great artwork by famed artist DREW STRUZAN. This was used to promote the 1983 Action Comedy Romance,

Stroker Ace

The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team. Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook.

Director: Hal Needham

Writers: William Neely (novel), Robert K. Ottum (novel)

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors

Cast

Burt Reynolds ... Stroker Ace
Ned Beatty ... Clyde Torkle
Jim Nabors ... Lugs Harvey
Parker Stevenson ... Aubrey James
Loni Anderson ... Pembrook Feeney
John Byner ... Doc Seegle
Frank O. Hill ... Dad Seegle
Cassandra Peterson ... Girl with Lugs
Bubba Smith ... Arnold
Warren Stevens ... Jim Catty
Alfie Wise ... Charlie
James C. Lewis ... Crew Chief
Neil Bonnett ... NASCAR Driver
Dale Earnhardt ... NASCAR Driver
Harry P. Gant ... NASCAR Driver (as Harry Gant)

Cover has slight wear. Nice art from a fun 80's film!

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MORE INFO ON BURT REYNOLDS: Enduring, strong-featured and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970/1980s popular culture as a male sex symbol (posing near naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine) and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a wisecracking, Southern-type "good ole' boy".

Handsome Reynolds originally hailed from Waycross, Georgia, before his family moved to Florida, where he excelled as an athlete and played with Florida State University. He became an All Star Southern Conference halfback (and was earmarked by the Baltimore Colts) before a knee injury and a car accident ended his football career. Midway through college he dropped out and headed to New York with aspirations of becoming an actor. There he worked in restaurants and clubs while pulling the odd TV spot or theatre role.

He was spotted in a New York City production of "Mister Roberts" and signed to a TV contract and eventually had recurring roles in such shows as (1955), (1959) and his own series, (1966).

Reynolds continued to appear in non-demanding western roles, often playing an Indian halfbreed, in films such as (1966), (1969) and (1969). However, it was his tough-guy performance as macho Lewis Medlock in the backwoods nightmare (1972) that really stamped him as a bona-fide star. Reynolds' popularity continued to soar with his appearance as a no-nonsense private investigator in (1973) and in the comedy (1972). Building further on his image as a Southern boy who outsmarts the local lawmen, Reynolds packed fans into theaters to see him in (1973), (1974), (1975) and (1976).

At this time, ex-stuntman and longtime Reynolds buddy came to him with a "road film" script. It turned out to be the incredibly popular (1977) with and , which took over $100 million at the box office. That film's success was followed by (1980) and (1983). Reynolds also appeared alongside in the hit football film (1977), with friend in the black comedy _End, The (1978)_ (which Reynolds directed), in the stunt-laden buddy film (1978) and then in the self-indulgent, star-packed road race flick (1981).

The early 1980s started off well with a strong performance in the violent cop film (1981), which he also directed, and he starred with in (1982) and with fellow macho superstar in the coolly received (1984). However, other projects such as (1983), (1985) and (1981) failed to catch fire with fans and Reynolds quickly found himself falling out of popularity with movie audiences. In the late 1980s he appeared in only a handful of films, mostly below average, before his old friend television came to the rescue and he shone again in two very popular TV shows, (1989) and (1990), for which he won an Emmy.

He was back on screen, but still the roles weren't grabbing the public's attention, until his terrific performance as a drunken politician in the otherwise woeful (1996) and then another tremendous showing as a manipulative porn director in (1997), which scored him a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Like the phoenix from the ashes, Reynolds had resurrected his popularity and, in the process, had gathered a new generation of young fans, many of whom had been unfamiliar with his 1970s film roles. He put in entertaining work in (1999), (1999), (2001) and (2002). Definitely one of Hollywood's most resilient stars, Reynolds has continually surprised all with his ability to weather both personal and career hurdles and his 40-plus years in front of the cameras is testament to his staying ability, his acting talent and his appeal to film audiences.

MORE INFO ON LONI ANDERSON: Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress. She played the role of Jennifer Marlowe on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati.

Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Maxine Hazel, a model, and Klaydon Carl "Andy" Anderson, an environmental chemist and grew up in suburban Roseville. She attended the University of Minnesota. As she says in her autobiography, My Life in High Heels , her father was originally going to name her "Leiloni", but then realized to his horror that when she got to her teen years it was liable to be twisted into "Lay Loni". So it was changed to just plain "Loni".

Anderson's most famous acting role came as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the best-selling wall posters of the 1970s. She and Burt Reynolds made one film together, the 1983 stock-car racing comedy Stroker Ace, a huge box-office failure.

Shortly after her divorce from Reynolds, she appeared as a regular in the final season (1993?1994) on the NBC sitcom Nurses. Anderson portrayed actress Jayne Mansfield in a made-for-TV biopic with Arnold Schwarzenegger as her husband, Mickey Hargitay. She teamed with Lynda Carter in a 1984 television series, Partners in Crime.

Anderson made a series of cameo appearances on television shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as the Spellmans' "witch-trash" cousin on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Vallery Irons' mother on V.I.P..

Anderson has been married four times; her first three marriages were to: Bruce Hasselberg (1964-1966), Ross Bickell (1973-1981), and actor (and one-time co-star) Burt Reynolds (1988-1993). On May 17, 2008, Anderson married musician Bob Flick, one of the founding members of the folk band The Brothers Four. The couple had met at a movie premiere in Anderson's native Minneapolis a few years after Flick's group hit #2 on the pop charts with "Greenfields" in 1960. The ceremony was attended by friends and family, including son Quinton Reynolds.

She has two children: a daughter, Deidra Hoffman(from her first marriage), who is a school administrator in California; and a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds (born August 31, 1988), whom she and Burt Reynolds adopted.

Her autobiography, My Life in High Heels , was published in 1997.

MORE INFO ON DREW STRUZAN: Drew Struzan, born in 1947, graduated with honors from the prestigious ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN. Drew first gained reputation as staff artist at PACIFIC EYE AND EAR, Los Angeles, illustrating album covers such as Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare, voted one of the top 100 Album Covers of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Over the following eight years, as the house artist at PENCIL PUSHERS, INC., Los Angeles, Struzan developed his now-famous style of One Sheet art. In 1982, Drew left PENCIL PUSHERS' employment for a solo career that has earned him continuing accolades and increasing recognition as one of the most recognized masters of the Cinema Art medium today. In 1995-1997, Drew's art was exhibited in a series of One Man Shows throughout Japan, accompanied by a highly successful limited edition program based on his One Sheet art for Lucas and Spielberg movies. In 1999, the NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM AT STOCKBRIDGE (Massachusetts) featured an exhibit of over sixty-five pieces of his work, entitled "Drew: Art of the Cinema." Currently, Drew"??s highly collectable work is held in similar esteem as and sold along side such American art masters as Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, and J.C. Leyendecker. With over twenty-five years experience and more than a hundred movie campaigns under his belt, Drew's noteworthy credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Back to the Future I, II and III, the re-release of the Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace –the list goes on and on.

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STROKER ACE Trade Program BURT REYNOLDS Loni Anderson
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