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This is a set of three ORIGINAL Newspaper AD SLICKS. Each sheet measures 16" x 20," and they are folded with edgewear and small corner folds.

These Ad slicks were part of an Advertising Pressbook campaign to promote in theatres, the block-buster 1979 Science Fiction Thriller,

Alien

Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: Dan O'Bannon (story), Ronald Shusett (story)

In space no one can hear you scream.

A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates. In the near future, during its return to the earth, a commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress SOS from a distant planet. The seven-member crew are woken up from the hypersleep and the spaceship subsequently descends on the planet. While exploring the planet, a three-member team of the crew discovers a derelict spaceship and a huge chamber inside it containing thousands of eggs. When a curious team member goes too near the egg the parasite inside the egg attacks him, rendering him unconscious. He is brought back aboard, the spaceship takes off. After a little while the parasite dies and his host wakes up seemingly unruffled. But other crew members are unaware of the living nightmare which is going to descend upon them when the alien creature planted inside its unfortunate host would emerge.

Cast

Tom Skerritt ... Dallas
Sigourney Weaver ... Ripley
Veronica Cartwright ... Lambert
Harry Dean Stanton ... Brett
John Hurt ... Kane
Ian Holm ... Ash
Yaphet Kotto ... Parker
Bolaji Badejo ... Alien
Helen Horton ... Mother (voice)

Each ad is in a different size and features the famous exploding egg, Nice original ads OVER 30 years old! Nice for the SCI-Fi Alien Lover!

From this original 20th Century Fox films !

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MORE INFO ON SIGOURNEY WEAVER: Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer , originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother,, was a British actress who had sacrificed her career for a family. Sigourney grew up in a virtual bubble of guiltless bliss, being taken care by nannies and maids. By 1959, the Weavers had resided in 30 different households. In 1961, Sigourney began attending the Brearly Girls Academy, but her mother moved her to another New York private school, Chapin. Sigourney was quite a bit taller than most of her other classmates (at the age of 13, she was already 5' 10"), resulting in her constantly being laughed at and picked on; in order to gain their acceptance, she took on the role of class clown.

In 1962, her family moved to San Francisco briefly, an unpleasant experience for her. Later, they moved back east to Connecticut, where she became a student at the Ethel Walker School, facing the same problems as before. In 1963, she changed her name to "Sigourney", after the character "Sigourney Howard" in's "The Great Gatsby" (her own birth name, Susan, was in honor of her mother's best friend, explorer Susan Pretzlik). Sigourney had already starred in a school drama production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and, in 1965, she worked during the summer with a stock troupe, performing in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "You Can't Take It With You" (she didn't star in the latter because she was taller than the lead actor!). After graduating from school in 1967, she spent some months in a kibbutz at Israel. At that time, she became engaged to reporter, but they soon broke up.

In 1969, Sigourney enrolled in Stanford University, majoring in English Literature. She also participated in school plays, especially Japanese Noh plays. By that time she was living in a treehouse, alongside a male friend, dressed in elf-like clothes! After completing her studies in 1971, she applied for the Yale School of Drama in New York. Despite appearing at the audition reading aspeech and wearing a rope-like belt, she was accepted by the school but her professors rejected her, because of her height, and kept typecasting her as prostitutes and old women (whereas classmatewas treated almost reverently). However, in 1973, while making her theatricalwith "Watergate Classics", she met up with a team of playwrights and actors and began hanging around with them., resulting in long-term friendships with,and.

In 1974 she starred in such plays as' "Frogs" and Durang's "The Nature and Purpose of the Universe" and "Daryl and Carol and Kenny and Jenny", as Jenny. After finishing her studies that year, she began seriously pursuing a stage career, but her height kept being a hindrance. However, she continued working on stage with Durang (in "Titanic" [1975]) and Innaurato (in "Gemini" [1976]). Other 1970s stage works included "Marco Polo Sing a Song", "The Animal Kingdom", "A Flea in Her Ear", "The Constant Husband", "Conjuring an Event" and others. However, the one that really got her noticed was "Das Lusitania Songspiel", a play she co-wrote with Durang and in which she starred for two seasons, from 1979 to 1981. She was also up for a Drama Deskfor it. During the mid-70s she appeared in several TV spots and even starred as Avis Ryan in the soap opera(1970).

In 1977 she was cast in the rolefinally played in(1977), after rejecting the part due to prior stage commitments. In the end, however,offered her a part in the film that, while short (she was onscreen for six seconds), made many people sit up and take notice. She later appeared in(1978) and, of course,(1979). The role of the tough, uncompromising Ripley made Sigourney an "overnight" star and brought her a BritishNomination. She next appeared in(1981) and(1982), the latter being a great success in Australia that won an Oscar and brought Sigourney and co-starto Cannes in 1983. The same year she delivered an honorary Emmyto her father, a few months before her uncle, actor, committed. That year also brought her a romance with, her first since having broken up two years previously with. She and Simpson were married on 1 October 1984. Sigourney had meanwhile played in the poorly received(1983) and the mega-hit(1984). She was also nominated for a Tonyfor her tour-de-force performance in the play "Hurly Burly". Then followed(1985),(1986) and(1986). The latter was a huge success, and Sigourney was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

She then entered her most productive career period and snatched Academynominations, in both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, for her intense portrayal ofin(1988) and her delicious performance as a double-crossing, power-hungry corporate executive in(1988). She ended up losing in both, but made up for it to a degree by winning both Golden Globes. After appearing in a documentary about fashion photographer,(1989), and reprising her role in the sequel(1989), she discovered she was pregnant and retired from public life for a while. She gave birth to her daughter Charlotte on 13 April 1990, and returned to movies as a (now skinhead) Ripley in _Alien3 (1992)_ and a gorgeous Queen Isabella of Spain in(1992), her second film with director. She starred in the political comedy(1993) alongside, and then athriller,(1994).

In 1995 she was seen in(1995) and(1995). The next year she "trod the boards" in "Sex and Longing", yet another Durang play. She hadn't performed in the theater in many years before that play, her last stage performances occurring in the 1980s in "As You Like It" (1981), "Beyond Therapy" (1981), "The Marriage of 'Bette and Boo'" (1985) and "The Merchant of Venice" (1986). In 1997 she was the protagonist in Grimm's(1997),(1997) and(1997). Her performance in "The Ice Storm" got her a BAFTA prize and another Golden Globe nod. She also gave excellent performances in(1999) and the sci-fi spoof(1999). Her next comedy,(2000), wasn't quite so warmly welcomed critically and financially, however. She next played a sexy con artist in(2001) and had a voice role in(2001). Her father died at the age of 93. Sigourney herself has recently starred in(2002) and is planning a cinematic version of(2002), the enthralling September 11th one-act drama she played on stage on late 2001. She remains a remarkable and enormously talented actress, and at the age of 52 is still one of the world's great beauties.

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ALIEN Original NEWSPAPER AD SLICKS 1979 SIGOURNEY WEAVER Tom Skerritt
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