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This is an ORIGINAL Color 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" Color Photo Double Sided Advertising flyer that opens up to showcase an upcoming movie poster. It is in good shape, slight sufrace wear. This Advertisement Flyer is OVER 35 years old!!!

It was used to promote the 1980 Action Adventure Western Comedy,

Bronco Billy

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Bronco Billy McCoy is the proud owner of a small traveling Wild West show. But the business isn't doing too well: for the past six months he hasn't paid his employees. At a gas station he picks up Antoinette, a stuck-up blonde from a rich family, who was left behind without a penny by her husband on their wedding night. Billy likes her looks and hires her as his assistant. She seems to bring them bad luck and the business gets even worse. In these hard times she loses her reluctance and starts to like her new way of life ... and Bronco Billy.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer: Dennis Hackin (as Dennis E. Hackin)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Cast

Clint Eastwood ... Bronco Billy
Sondra Locke ... Antoinette Lily
Geoffrey Lewis ... John Arlington
Scatman Crothers ... Doc Lynch
Bill McKinney ... Lefty LeBow
Sam Bottoms ... Leonard James
Dan Vadis ... Chief Big Eagle
Sierra Pecheur ... Lorraine Running Water
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Dix
Woodrow Parfrey ... Dr. Canterbury
Beverlee McKinsey ... Irene Lily
Doug McGrath ... Lt. Wiecker (as Douglas McGrath)
Hank Worden ... Station Mechanic
William Prince ... Edgar Lipton
Pam Abbas ... Mother Superior

PHOTOGRAPH images features the leads on the back side wih credits. It's in good shape for it's age, ALL ORIGINAL!

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MORE INFO ON CLINT EASTWOOD: Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. He was born in 1930 in San Francisco, to Margaret Ruth (Runner), a factory worker, and Clinton Eastwood, Sr., a steelworker. Eastwood briefly attended Los Angeles City College but dropped out to pursue acting. He found bit work in such B-films as Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Tarantula (1955) until he got his first breakthrough in the long-running TV series Rawhide (1959). As Rowdy Yates, he made the show his own and became a household name around the country.

Eastwood found bigger and better things in Italy with the spaghetti westerns A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965), but it was the third installment in the trilogy where he found one of his signature roles: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). The movie was a big hit and brought him instant international recognition. He followed it up with his first American-made western, Hang 'Em High (1968), before playing second fiddle to Richard Burton in the World War II epic Where Eagles Dare (1968) and Lee Marvin in the unusual musical Paint Your Wagon (1969). In Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) and Kelly's Heroes (1970), Eastwood combined tough-guy action with offbeat humor.

1971 proved to be one of his best years in film, if not the best. He starred in The Beguiled (1971) and the cult classic Play Misty for Me (1971). But it was his role as the hard edge police inspector in Dirty Harry (1971) that elevated Eastwood to superstar status and invented the loose-cannon cop genre that has been imitated even to this day. Eastwood had constant quality films over the following years with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) opposite Jeff Bridges, the Dirty Harry sequels Magnum Force (1973) and The Enforcer (1976), the westerns Joe Kidd (1972), High Plains Drifter (1973) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), and the fact-based thriller Escape from Alcatraz (1979). In 1978 Eastwood branched out into the comedy genre with Every Which Way But Loose (1978), which became the biggest hit of his career up to that time. Taking inflation into account, it still is.

Eastwood kicked off the eighties with Any Which Way You Can (1980), the blockbuster sequel to Every Which Way But Loose. The fourth Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact (1983), was the highest-grossing film of the franchise and spawned Eastwood's trademark catchphrase, "Make my day". Eastwood also starred in Firefox (1982), Tightrope (1984), City Heat (1984) (with Burt Reynolds), Pale Rider (1985), and Heartbreak Ridge (1986), which were all big hits. In 1988 Eastwood did his fifth and final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988). Although it was a success overall, it did not have the box office punch his previous films had. Shortly thereafter, with outright bombs like Pink Cadillac (1989) and The Rookie (1990), it became apparent that Eastwood's star was declining as it never had before. He then started taking on more personal projects, such as directing Bird (1988), a biopic of Charlie Parker, and starring in and directing White Hunter Black Heart (1990), an uneven, loose biopic of John Huston.

But Eastwood bounced back, first with his western, Unforgiven (1992), which garnered him an Oscar for Best Director, and a nomination for Best Actor. Then he took on the secret service in In the Line of Fire (1993), which was a big hit, followed by the interesting but poorly received drama, A Perfect World (1993), with Kevin Costner. Next up was a love story, The Bridges of Madison County (1995), which was yet again a success. Eastwood's subsequent films were solid but nothing really stuck out. Among them were the well-received Absolute Power (1997) and Space Cowboys (2000), and the badly received True Crime (1999) and Blood Work (2002). Then in 2004, Eastwood surprised yet again when he produced, directed and starred in Million Dollar Baby (2004). The movie earned Eastwood an Oscar for Best Director and a Best Actor nomination for the second time. He had other successes directing the multi-award-winning films Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), and Changeling (2008) which starred Angelina Jolie. After a four-year hiatus from acting, Eastwood's return to the screen in Gran Torino (2008) gave him a $30 million opening weekend, proving his box office appeal has not waned.

Eastwood has managed to keep his extremely complicated personal life private and has rarely been featured in the tabloids. He had a long time relationship with frequent co-star Sondra Locke and has eight children by six other women, only two of whom he married. Eastwood divides his time between Carmel and Los Angeles.

MORE INFO ON SONDRA LOCKE: Sondra Locke was born May 28, 1944, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, a quiet little town about 60 miles southeast of Nashville. She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed in the area, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. Her mother quickly wed Alfred Locke, and together they had a son, Donald, in 1946. Sondra's stepfather owned a construction company, and her mother worked in a pencil factory. For the smart, fanciful Locke, "My childhood felt as if I had been dropped off at an extended summer camp for which I was waiting to be picked up." The bright girl loved to read, which puzzled her simple mother, who was always pushing her to spend more time outside. Sondra's happiest moments occurred on weekend visits to the local movie theater.

Locke was a cheerleader and the class valedictorian in junior high. At Shelbyville Central High School, the "classroom was the one place where I felt like I had a chance to prove myself and I continued to excel. I felt safe there and I liked it." Her best friend was classmate Gordon Anderson. He was a fey young man, who shared many of Sondra's fanciful hopes about the future and was her collaborator in devising harmless ways to make their lives in Shelbyville more magical. One of the duo's frequent activities was making home movies with Gordon's Super 8 camera.

When Gordon announced his plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University, Sondra applied for a last-minute scholarship and enrolled there, too. At 19, Sondra had a blowup with her mother, left home, and did not return to college. Instead, she worked in Nashville in assorted menial posts at radio station WSM, with occasional work as a model and in commercials. While in Nashville, Locke began acting in community theater. Meanwhile, Gordon revealed to her that he was homosexual. He went off to Manhattan to study acting and, for a while, had a lover there. Anderson was talented but unfocused about his theater craft and eventually returned to Tennessee. Because of Locke's spiritual kinship with Anderson, she and Gordon decided to wed. The pair were married in a simple church service in Nashville on September 25, 1967. (Reputedly, the marriage was never consummated.)

If Gordon was unable to launch his own acting career, he had no such problems igniting Sondra's. He learned that Warner Bros. was holding an open casting call for a young actress to play a key role in the screen adaptation of Carson McCullers's novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968). Anderson helped Locke research the part of Mick, a teenage waif in a southern town who befriends a deaf-mute boarding at the house where she lives. For the audition, Gordon bleached Sondra's eyebrows and bound her bosom so that she would instantly impress casting agents. The ploy worked, and, after several callbacks, Locke - who lied about her age to seem younger - was hired. The movie was released in the summer of 1968 and earned respectful reviews from critics, although many filmgoers found the picture too arty. Sondra was Oscar-nominated for her sensitive portrayal.

Next, Sondra moved to Los Angeles, with Gordon in tow. She hoped to parlay her Academy Award nomination into further acting assignments. The big-eyed, petite, wiry blonde found it difficult to win suitable parts, making her accept lesser projects, the most famous of which was Willard (1971), a film about marauding rats. The majority of Locke's screen appearances during the first half of the 1970s were on television, in series such as The F.B.I. (1965), Cannon (1971), Kung Fu (1972), and Barnaby Jones (1973). Among the few other theatrical features she made were Cover Me Babe (1970) with Robert Forster, and The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974), a peculiar experimental film in which she played a Christ figure.

Locke's fortunes began to shift in 1975, when she was offered the role of Clint Eastwood's love interest in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). Off-screen, the two became an item, Locke recalling, "We were almost living together from the very first days of the film." It was the start of a professional and domestic relationship that gained the actress more attention than ever before and would generate her most notable film work. She and Clint moved into a Bel-Air home, which she spent months renovating and decorating, and which she believed would be hers forever. Although her dormant career was revitalized by the success of "Josey Wales," she did not actively pursue film roles and appeared only in Eastwood-related projects. "Clint wanted me to work only with him," said Locke. "He didn't like the idea of me being away from him."

She continued to spend platonic time with Gordon Anderson, nurtured by their spiritual relationship. Gordon moved in and out of gay relationships, and sometimes he and a boyfriend would socialize with Clint and Sondra. Meanwhile, Locke starred alongside Eastwood in the road actioner The Gauntlet (1977), the slapstick comedy Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and its sequel, Any Which Way You Can (1980), the western satire Bronco Billy (1980), and the fourth "Dirty Harry" film, Sudden Impact (1983) - all of which performed outstandingly well at the box office and cemented the couple as one of filmdom's top screen duos.

By the mid-1980s, Sondra, past 40, was acutely aware that in Hollywood terms her leading lady days were nearly over. She had long been interested in film directing and had observed carefully how Eastwood and others directed the pictures she was in. With his blessing, she found a property that intrigued her and that his production company would package. She developed it into a project for Warner Bros., where Clint had a long-term working relationship. She made Ratboy (1986), but despite good reviews, the film received scant distribution. In retrospect, Locke concluded that her exertion of authority over the project caused her longtime lover to turn away from her, to find someone who was more compliant. (In an unpublicized affair with airline stewardess Jacelyn Reeves, Eastwood sired an illegitimate son and daughter born in Carmel in 1986 and 1988, respectively.)

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BRONCO BILLY Original CLINT EASTWOOD PHOTO Flyer SONDRA LOCKE 1980
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