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The Perfect Gift For Any Film Geek To Get This Valentine’s Day, Birthday or Fan Fest



Q&A by Brad Balfour with author Michael Gingold“Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s”  (fall 2018)“Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads For Sci-fi & Fantasy Films” (fall 2019)“Ad Nauseam Newsprint Nightmares from the 1990s & 2000s” (fall 2019)“Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1970s and 1980s”(fall 2021)Publisher: 1984 Publishing

Michael Gingold

Growing up in the 1970s and ‘80s, author/collector Michael Gingold became obsessed with horror movies and other genre films. This love led him to become a Fangoria writer and then its editor for nearly 30 years, as well as a Rue Morgue contributor. He made that magazine the leading chronicle of all things horror/supernatural and more covering film, television and books for decades.Before all that, he took his scissors to local newspapers, collecting countless ads for these movies. Gingold first began reproducing newspaper ads for ‘80s horror films in the pages of his Xerox fanzine “Scareaphanalia,” which he wrote and self-published for nearly a decade. While still in college, he began contributing capsule reviews to the annual book “Movies on TV” and “Videocassette,” and later did the same for “The Blockbuster Video Guide.” He also wrote full-length reviews for CineBooks’ annual “The Motion Picture Guide,” many of which now appear at the TV Guide on-line movie database.So, when the 50-something hooked out with Matthew Chojnacki from 1984 Publishing, a genre book publisher, they organized a museum-worth of these ads as a visual history and graphic narrative of every kind of horror film, flick and movie.

Now, hundreds of pages of film ads from the last four decades (since the ’70s), these ads are spread throughout various editions. And the latest also includes a new foreword by legendary director Joe Dante.
First came “Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s,” which has more than 600 ads packed in the updated version. Rare alternate ad art for film franchises such as “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Child’s Play,” “Jaws,” “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” and “The Exorcist” can be found in there.This book revels in oddities including “Invasion of the Blood Farmers,” “The Incredible Torture Show,” “Psycho from Texas,” “Dracula Blows His Cool,” “Zombie Island Massacre” and many more.This year-by-year deep dive into the Gingold archive led to “Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1970s and 1980s,” which was issued with more than 450 ads. Within these pages is the art for such films as “Gremlins,” “The Blob” remake, and many horror franchises. Oddities from such flicks as “Psycho from Texas,” “Dracula Blows His Cool,” “Blood Hook,” “Zombie Island Massacre” are among its pages as well.
 Gingold then compiled “Ad Nauseam Newsprint Nightmares from the 1990s & 2000s”” out of his collection of newsprint notices from those decades.
There are more than 500 striking ads for the big-budget gothics of the early and mid-’90s (“Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Interview with the Vampire”), the slasher-film revival (“Scream,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Halloween: H20”), gruesome franchises (“Saw,” “Final Destination”), remakes (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “The Ring”), found-footage films (“The Blair Witch Project,” “Paranormal Activity”) and so on. This volume also includes unforgettable critic quotes of the time, fascinating facts about the films’ releases, and insightful commentary.

Besides horror films, Gingold also collected newspaper advertisements for the science fiction and fantasy releases that stoked his passion as a genre fan. So he developed “Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films,” another year-by-year look at the movies that shaped many childhoods in the ’80s and ’90s.Inside this 270-page book, images for films such as “Star Trek” to “Starship Troopers,” “The Dark Crystal” to “Dark City,” “Blade Runner” to “The Running Man,” “RoboCop” to “Robot Jox,” “The Empire Strikes Back” to “Back to the Future” are all here. There’s alternate artwork for such favorite films, where you can learn the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of their marketing campaigns, and read the most entertaining and unexpected quotes from reviewers at the time.In addition to 1984 Publishing’s Ad Nauseam and Ad Astra books, Gingold has authored “The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies” (FAB Press) and “Shark Movie Mania” (Rue Morgue). He’s also contributed to “Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television” (Spectacular Optical). Beside books, his screenplays include “Shadow: Dead Riot for Fever Dreams,” “Leeches!” for Rapid Heart Pictures and the upcoming “Damnation” for director Dante Tomaselli. He has served on juries for festivals including Montreal’s Fantasia, The Boston Underground Film Festival and the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival.Gingold recently answered questions by email as to his passion that he now shares with the fan world.Q: How long have you been collecting?MG: I began collecting the ads in 1979, which was a fortunate year to start, since both horror and science fiction were booming in the wake of Halloween and Star Wars.  1979 was the year of “Alien,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “The Amityville Horror,” “Phantasm” and a lot more, and at that point, horror films that might have previously played only in drive-ins and 42nd Street grind houses started getting wider releases in the New York area, making their way into suburban theaters It was an exciting time to be a young horror fan, even if it was a little while before I could actually start seeing the movies in theaters! I kept collecting the ads right up through the mid-2010s, when newspaper advertising for movies pretty much died out.Q: How do you store it?MG: I kept the ads in file folders and large manila envelopes, carefully noting on them what titles were inside. Storing them that way took up a lot less room than keeping them in scrapbooks! Also, putting the ads in scrapbooks would have meant taping or gluing them, which might have led to damage if I took them out later. Maybe I somehow knew I’d be putting them to greater use someday!Q: When did you realize you had a world-class collection?MG: I guess it was around the late 1990s, with the rise of the Internet and people starting to run ads from their collections online. I realized I had compiled the ads for pretty much every horror film that got theatrical release — at least, in the New York area — for the past two decades, and started thinking a book might be a cool idea. And the title of that book was obvious–that came to me right away. I just kept on collecting, hoping I could find a taker for the book someday.Q: How did you organize it?MG: My publisher Matthew Chojnacki and I decided we should organize the book chronologically, year by year, so readers could see the progression of both the genre and the way it was advertised over the years.  With the addition of “Ad Nauseam II,” and now with the expanded version of the first book, you can see how horror and its promotion evolved over a 40-year period.Q: What are your favorites?MG: There are so many that it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do especially like a couple of reissue ads from the ’80s that had a humorous spin to them. In 1981, The Blob and Son of Blob were rereleased on a double bill, not long after “Who Shot J.R.?” mania had swept the country. Since Larry Hagman, who played J.R. on “Dallas,” directed “Son of Blob,” it was described in that ad as “The Movie J.R. Shot”!  Then there’s a midnight-show ad for “Night of The Living Dead” paired with “A different kind of violence” — Three Stooges shorts!Q: What films were great but had bad ads?MG: “Evil Dead II” is a good example; the image of a skull with eyes is a really generic and half-hearted way to sell one of the great over-the-top horror movies of all time.  Q: What films were bad but had great ads?MG: Too many to count! That’s part of the history of horror-film advertising. Movies where the ads promised more and/or better stuff than the films themselves delivered. And then there were some that were outright lies. One notorious example is “Screamers,” where the ad proclaimed, “Be Warned: You will actually see a man turned inside-out.” Well, be warned: You won’t!Q: What ones are you looking for?MG: These days, as part of my work writing and creating video featurettes about classic genre movies, I sometimes seek out horror-movie ads from outside the New York area, using on-line archives. Since I grew up and went to college in and around New York City, that’s where the ads in the books came from, but frequently, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, movies would be released with different titles and campaigns in various cities across the U.S., and some films wouldn’t play in New York at all. One case in point: an interview I did with Gary Sherman about his involvement in John Huston’s “Phobia” recently ran in Delirium magazine, and I was able to find an ad for what I believe was its only U.S. theatrical play, in Kansas City. There’s another movie for which I’m writing liner notes for an upcoming Blu-ray — can’t reveal what it is at the moment—where the ads were different in practically every city where it was released.Q: Where do you hope this collection will go to be archived?MG: At this point, I don’t have plans to exhibit the ads any further; the books are so well-designed and packaged that they’re kind of the ultimate showcase for them.  I did make a tentative attempt to get a gallery show tied to the first publication of “Ad Nauseam,” but it never came together. What I have been hoping all along is that other collectors might come up with enough ads to put together books on comedy movies, or action movies. There were a lot of great ads in those genres too.  So far it hasn’t happened, but I’m still hoping.


Events in June



Gay Pride, Bryant Park Picnic Performances, Movie Nights, Lincoln Center Summer for the City (Midsummer Night Swing), Juneteenth, New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Tribeca Film Festival, Free Outdoor Concerts, Museum Mile Festival, the Puerto Rican Day Parade and that’s just the beginning!

Until September 29 every summer in Times Square, NYC, TSQ LIVE showcases hundreds of artists, performers and cultural producers and this summer 80 free events hosting over a dozen incredible New York-based institutions and collectives, including Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Children’s Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Extension, New York Live Arts, OTA Entertainment, Soul Summit, Rash Bar, and Elsewhere.

6/1: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park New York City Opera: La Bohème

6/2: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jazzmobile: The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

6/2: Billy Joel @ MSG

6/3-4: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit atUniversity Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.

6/7 until September: Little Island  Tony and Grammy Award winners in The Glade, late night djs, drag bingo, and dance parties in The Play Ground, weekly artmaking activities for all ages and Teen Night every Friday.

6/7 – 18: Tribeca Film Festival will take place movie theatres, rooftops and various venues throughout NYC, such as the new Pier 57, Beacon Theatre, the Angelika. The premiere of Let the Canary Sing with a performance by Cyndi Lauper or The Closing Gala: A Bronx Tale, followed by a conversation with director and star Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and writer and co-star Chazz Palminteri.

6/8 – 8/6: Shakespeare in the Park Hamlet 

6/8: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Robin Dunn, The Lite

6/9: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Dance Heginbotham, Jennifer Muller/The Works

6/9 – 11: @ Citi Field Governors Ball Music Festival – The contemporary music festival for music lovers by music lovers. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone, including delicious restaurants, food trucks and menus.

6/9 – 18: River to River Festival The festival takes place in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river.

6/11: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Fifth Avenue, 44th to 79th Street

6/12: Bryant Park Movie Nights  Almost Famous (2000)

6:13: Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Avenue from 84th Street to 109th Street: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and The Africa Center.

6/14 – August: Dancing Under the Stars (formerly Midsummer Night Swing), free outdoor movies, dancing, singing, readings, celebrations, flamingos, disco ball, poetry, Mozart, concerts, crafts, Juneteenth and much more!

6/15: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Terk Lewis + Kayla Farrish

6/16: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Soles of Duende + Josh Johnson

6/17-25: Gay Pride The Rally, The March & Pride Island. The 2023 theme is “Strength in Solidarity” and Christina Aguilera is headlining NYC Pride Island on Sunday, June 25th at Brooklyn Army Terminal. The festivities begin with Family Night and the Rally and culminate with PrideFest & The March. Other events include Pride Island and the annual Dance on the Pier, following the parade wrapping up Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.

6/16 – 18: Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, which declared the ending of slavery in the USA. The three day Juneteenth in NYC festival kicks off Friday with a virtual summit, Friday night is the Celebration of Black Kings, Saturday is Festival Community Day and the festival culminates Sunday with a Parade, Fashion Show, Food trucks Field Day and more. Monday, June 19th, is a national holiday, with government, banks and post offices closed. More Info: Junteenth NY

There are dozens more Juneteenth celebrations throughout all 5 Boroughs, including BBQs, the NYC Parks Department, Seneca Village, Broadway, Lincoln Center, concerts, shows, theater and more.

6/17: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade where 3,000+ participants dress in hand-made costumes.

6/ 19: Bryant Park Movie Nights Amistad (1997)

6/23: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Psymon Spine, THUS LOVE, Katy Kirby

6/24: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Ky Vöss, Seramic, Miss Grit, Dead Tooth

6/26: Bryant Park Movie Nights Mean Girls (2004)

6/30: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jalopy Theatre: Michael Daves Quartet ft. Tony Trishka, Yacouba Sissoko, Terrell King

6/30: Intrepid Museum Summer Movie SeriesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl




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This Weekend Life Sized Sculptures Arrive in Soho To Bring Art Back!



Art Comes Back To Soho This Memorial Day Weekend! From May 27-30, at 382 West Broadway between Spring & Broome Streets world renowned Italian artist Sergio Furnari ,brings three of his life-size art sculptures The Rose, The Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper & The 1987 Air Stream, inside for a tour.
Sergio has hopes to keep his art on display on West Broadway through the end of Summer 2023, to encourage people to come back downtown.
The Reburished 1987 Airstream Iconic Travel Trailer, The 11 Life-Sized Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper Iron Workers Sculpture Weighing Over 1,000 Pounds and  His latest 12-Foot White Rose Sculpture Made Out of Resin and Aluminium.
Sergio Furnari, was born in Caltigirone, Sicily, and began sweeping floors in the Caltigirone Sculpting Foundry. After coming to America, at age 18, he was struck by the photograph, “Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper”.
He began his tribute to Iron Workers honoring their work of the men who built Manhattan’s Skyscrapers.  He finished the life-sized sculpture in 2001, (before 9/11) influenced by the famous photo, “Lunchtime On A Skyscraper” from 1932.
The sculpture took on new meaning, when Iron Workers began the clean up of Ground Zero and began the re-building of Manhattan’s Skycrapers.
Sergio brought the Life Size Sculpture on the actual Iron Beam with 11 workers, each man weighing 100lbs.  He invited the workers to sit on the beam next to the sculpture to take photos on their break after working down at Ground Zero.  He gave the miniature version of the sculpture  to thank many of the workers, and even served lunch to them.
Sergio’s hope is to have the 1,100 lb statue bronzed, so it will last forever and be put in a park or somewhere downtown to make sure the legacy of the Iron Workers lives on.
Sergio has driven his sculpture to various locations all over New York City and across the Country, where millions of people have taken a photograph of his sculpture.
He has miniatures of the sculpture for sale, so people all over the world can enjoy the memories.
Please visit the website, to see video and photos of the sculptures, and his other works of art at and on Instagram @sergiofurnariart
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Taylor Swift Exhibition Opens in NYC



Taylor Swift’s career-spanning costume exhibition just opened at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). On May 18, MAD Director Tim Rodgersand Board Chair Michele Cohen (with husband Marty) welcomed members and patrons for a preview of the exhibition before it opened to the public on the 20th. Guests included Susan and Larry Ach, Loreen Arbus, Christiana Baroni, Marian Burke, Patti and Michael Dweck, Alexander Hankin, Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin, as well as MAD curators Elissa Auther, Barbara Paris Gifford, and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Television cameras whirled in a music filled electric gallery.

(BFA Madison McGaw)

Taylor Swift: Storyteller is a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history.  The exhibition includes stage costumes from all her eras; the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the award-winning music video for “Shake It Off” (2014) to the sparkling ensemble from “Bejeweled” (2022). Concert attire by couture fashion houses including Cavalli, Gucci, Louboutin, Versace, YSL and more, are featured along with props, jewelry, ephemera, and projections of music videos. The exhibition runs through September 4, 2023. Timed tickets for the exhibition are available for $25 and include access to all Museum exhibitions. For more information, visit

Alexander Hankin

Alexander Hankin, Barbara Tober

Amanda Ibrahim, Zachary Miller

Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Elissa Auther

Barbara Tober, Marian Burke

Ben Strauss, Marian Burke

Bruce White, Christina Clare Ewald

Isabel Lo, Lina Hares

Jeffrey Brosa, Andy Seid, Wendy Leiser

Jeffrey Quaritius

Joey Spieczny, Alexander Hankin, Zachary Miller, Justin Grabell

Larry Ach, Susan Ach

Tim Rodgers

Sasha Nixon, Robert Lugo

Patti Dweck, Michael Dweck

Michele Cohen, Marsy Mittlemann

Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin

Lucig Kebranian


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ETTE Taking Back Her Life From Rape and Abuse With Performance Art



Last Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. “Whistle Blower” was co-produced by Derek Warburton.

Now you can go inside the performance that exposed who raped ETTE and the action she took to take her life back.

Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans

Infographic reading "Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted."

Younger People Are at the Highest Risk of Sexual Violence

Infographic reads "The majority of sexual assault victims are under 30." Statistic is broken down into five age groups. 15% of sexual violence victims are 12-17, 54% of victims are 18-34, 28% of victims are 35-64, and 3% are 65+.

  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.3
  • Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.4
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ETTE and Derek Warburton on Rape and Abuse



On Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. My guest Elisabeta, writer ElizaBeth Taylor and I, all felt privileged to be apart of an act so brave and true. Abuse victims should NEVER feel the way they are made to feel.

Before the main event we talked with ETTE about her abuse and how prevalent abuse is in our society.

Her co-host Derek Warburton also shared his story and why he co-produced this amazing night.

Did you know?

Before that happened T2C had a chance to see her art show entitled “Whistle Blower”.

ETTE’s art


Tomorrow the performance.


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