This is an ORIGINAL 20 x 28 Poster from Pro-Arts, Inc, Medina Ohio. It is a beautiful colorful laminated poster that was used a display poster that was inserted in poster racks in the 1970's and was used in stores such as Kmart to entice consumers to purchase an original rolled poster. Pro-Arts became a popular poster company in the 1970's thanks in part to the popular Farrah Fawcett Swimsuit poster.

This one is high gloss laminated and in nice unused shape. No pinholes because it slid into a metal from for display only.

It features a great photo image of Teenage superstar KRISTY McNICHOL, when she starred in the 1970's series,


Family is an American television drama series that aired on the ABC television network from 1976 to 1980. Creative control of the show was split among executive producers Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling and Mike Nichols. A total of 86 episodes were produced. It is seen occasionally on the Decades digital TV network.

The show features Sada Thompson and James Broderick as Kate and Doug Lawrence, a happily married middle-class couple living at 1230 Holland Street in Pasadena, California with their three children: Nancy (portrayed by Elayne Heilveil in the original miniseries and later by Meredith Baxter Birney), Willie (Gary Frank), and Letitia, nicknamed "Buddy" (Kristy McNichol). (An early episode establishes that the couple had another son, Timothy, who had died five years before.) The show raised the profile of all of its featured actors and, in particular, catapulted McNichol to stardom.

Family was an attempt to depict a contemporary traditional family with realistic, believable characters. Kate was the practical, rational voice of the show. She always stood by her opinion and was motivated to do what was right, even if it made her unpopular ("Jury Duty"). An accomplished full-time homemaker, she resented it when people told her she could have attained much more, because she had high aspirations in school and had achieved a great deal academically ("Home Movie"). However, at one point she expressed frustration with the monotony of her life, feeling that all she did was run errands and make phone calls, usually on behalf of other people ("An Eye to the Future"). She eventually returned to college as a music major. Doug was an independent lawyer who aspired to be a judge, but never used his intellect to make others feel inferior. He was a family man who listened to what Kate told him and always made time for Buddy.

Younger daughter Buddy is somewhat tomboyish, although she at times expressed interest in adopting a more feminine appearance ("Coming of Age"). She was a loyal friend, compassionate toward others and well-liked by her classmates. She had a habit of walking into a room where adults were discussing something confidential and demanding (in a friendly way) to know what was transpiring. She usually seeks her mother's help when faced with a dilemma. She is self-conscious about her height and considered herself short, believing that her body is not developing as quickly as it should.

It is a great item almost 40 years old! Nice item for the poster fan!

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MORE INFO ON KRISTY MCNICHOL: Christina Ann McNichol (born September 11, 1962) is an American actress and singer.

McNichol is half Irish on her father's side and her mother is Palestinian Arab. She is known for such roles as Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in the TV drama series Family, Angel in the film Little Darlings, Polly in the film Only When I Laugh and Barbara Weston in the TV sitcom Empty Nest.

McNichol was born in Los Angeles, California, and appeared with her brother Jimmy McNichol in commercials and later, on her own, in guest appearances on such other series as Starsky & Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Love American Style, and The Love Boat, thanks to family friend Desi Arnaz. Her first stint as a series regular came in the role of Patricia Apple in the short-lived CBS television series Apple's Way (1974).

In 1976, she was cast as Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in the television drama series Family (1976–80), for which she earned two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series (1977 and 1979).

In 1977, she appeared in the TV special The Carpenters at Christmas, performing several musical numbers with the duo. In 1978, she and Jimmy made their own foray into music, recording the album Kristy & Jimmy McNichol for RCA Records. It included the single "He's So Fine" (a cover of The Chiffons' 1963 hit), which peaked at #70 on the Billboard chart. The McNichols promoted the album at New York's Studio 54 discotheque with other celebrities, such as Brooke Shields. In 1978, McNichol performed with Jimmy in a second Carpenters' holiday special, The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait.

McNichol was one of the biggest teen stars of that era. She appeared on talk shows such as The Mike Douglas Show and Dinah!, and made several appearances on Battle of the Network Stars and other celebrity-based sports shows. In 1978, she starred in the acclaimed TV movie, Summer of My German Soldier.

McNichol began her film career in 1977, in Black Sunday, but her scenes were cut during editing. In 1978, she starred with Burt Reynolds in the comedy The End. In 1980, she played the leading role in the hit coming of age movie Little Darlings, which co-starred Tatum O'Neal, Matt Dillon, and Cynthia Nixon. Her performance was acclaimed by many reviewers, including those who disliked the film itself.

In 1980, she appeared with Dennis Quaid and Mark Hamill in The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, for which she received a six-figure salary"€”unprecedented for a teenager. The same year, she co-starred in Neil Simon's Only When I Laugh, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

McNichol was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the 1982 movie The Pirate Movie. That same year, she suffered an emotional breakdown while playing the lead role in the comedy-drama Just the Way You Are; filming had to be interrupted for a year. She later said that the breakdown had been caused by the pressures of her childhood career.

In 1986, McNichol appeared in Women of Valor, a TV movie about American nurses in a World War II Japanese POW camp. She made two theatrical films in 1988, You Can't Hurry Love and Two Moon Junction. In the same year, she began the role of Barbara Weston on Empty Nest, a spin-off of The Golden Girls. She left the show in 1992, but returned for its final episode in 1995. It was her last on-screen performance, though she went on to voice characters in the animated TV series Extreme Ghostbusters (1997) and Invasion America (1998).

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