Andy Warhol born Andrew Warhola Jr.; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was a seminal American visual artist, film director and producer, and a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and spaned a variety of media, including film, photography, painting, silkscreening, and sculpture.
By Woolsey Ackerman
Once a film has gone through its’ conception, various script drafts, pre-production, filming and post production, it is time for what many film makers see as the real work—- promotion!
In the hey-day of the golden era of movies, each studio had a labor intensive, overly creative and overly worked department for the promotion, advertising and merchandising of each of their movies, as well as for their individual contract personalities.
The campaigns for th…
by Woolsey Ackerman
A newly released book, THE MGM EFFECT, by Steven Bingen, tells us just what happened. One of the most recognizable of corporate logos is the MGM lion (as seen above). This is a story of that corporate history.