Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Caroline Munro Archive: The Jerry Ohlinger Photographic Print Set

by John Scoleri

I'm back with some more artifacts from my Caroline Munro archive; a continuing series on bare•bones. You can check out the previous installments here.

This time out, I wanted to showcase a series of photographic prints created in 1979 (© Pop Science International, Inc.) and distributed by Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material Store in New York.

The prints are printed on glossy cardstock, and include several great shots of Caroline at the height of her popularity. Unfortunately, the quality of the photo reproductions is pretty poor. I'm particularly fond of the first one, which I've not been able to track down as a photograph (it comes from the same photoshoot as a classic poster included with an issue of Quester Magazine—which we'll get around to showcasing here soon enough).

The individual prints I have are numbered CM #189 through CM #194, and in my travels, of the hundreds of Caroline Munro photos I have collected, these are the only six images I have come across in this particular format. Several of these images can be found as higher quality photos, and in some cases lesser quality photographic reproductions taken from these prints, sans borders. If you are aware of any others in this series, please contact me so I can update this post. 

Until next time...


Jack Seabrook said...

Those are some great photos. I associate her with two movies--The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and The Spy Who Loved Me. Is it a coincidence that her name rhymes with Marilyn Monroe?

John Scoleri said...

Her name is actually pronounced Caro-LINE (rhyming with wine), but it's a common an understandable mistake. :)

My first exposure to Caroline was seeing The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in the Children's Center theater at Harrahs Casino in Lake Tahoe (where the alternate feature was another favorite - Mad Monster Party). Beyond that, seeing her on television in At the Earth's Core and reading about her in Famous Monsters Magazine made me a fan for life.

Jack Seabrook said...

I forgot to mention that I remember going to Jerry Ohlinger's store in Greenwich Village in the late '70s. It was a small, crowded place but he had a mind-blowing amount of stuff.

Peter Enfantino said...

This woman is wearing way too many clothes.