30 Years of Super 8 publishing from Steve Osborne on CD!...

Steve's celebrity endorsements included Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob Smith!
Steve's celebrity endorsements included Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob Smith!

It was 1983 and a relatively young man named Steven Osborne from Tipp City, Ohio was rocking a mullet and a 'stache -- as well as an unbridled passion for all things Super 8! Armed with a handful of "celebrity" endorsements solicited from the likes of Roger Corman B-film alumnus Ed Nelson, "Howdy Doody" (and consort Buffalo Bob Smith), and Dinah ("See the USA in your Chevrolet!") Shore, as well as equal portions of rubber cement and a lot of heart, Steve braved the publishing unknown and turned out issue #1 of the cut-and-paste classic, Coming Attractions! 50 issues later (and nearly as many late deadlines!), found Steve migrated south to Kettering, Ohio -- where he expelled the family car from the garage and converted the structure into a functional cinema! This action no doubt gave pause for concern to his neighbors, especially after he was written up in the local paper!

The Osborne family car yielded up the garage!
The Osborne family car yielded up the garage!

There ensued another relocation within Kettering that enabled Steve to upgrade his garage cinema to one of the basement variety! It also gave Steve the impetus to rename his magazine, The Reel Image! Thanks to the phenomenal archival efforts of Dino Everette, you can now re-live those wild and woolly days of Super 8 film making and collecting at the dawn of the dread VHS video era that threatened to exterminate it! Dino has lovingly scanned surviving copies of issues 1-50 of Coming Attractions and issues 1-32 of The Reel Image into PDF files that can now be read on your computer with Adobe Reader, a free app that probably already resides on your PC. What's more, he has made all the text search friendly so that you could, for instance, search all issues for mentions of "Derann" or "Blackhawk," at the click of a mouse! Adobe Reader also has a "snapshot" function that enables you to "grab" any portion that you would like to paste into a document or print out!

Issues 1-50 of "Coming Attractions" and Issues 1-32 of "The Reel Image" dated 1983 to 2013!
Issues 1-50 of "Coming Attractions" and Issues 1-32 of "The Reel Image" dated 1983 to 2013!

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Alfred E. Osborne,

invites you to peruse

our super library of

archived articles on

Our Back Pages!

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Bob Statzer

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Bijou Bob owns the World's Only Silent Musical!

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Bijou Bob's Tribute to Ray Harryhausen!

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Great minds think alike???...

Both Steve Osborne's The Reel Image (in the USA) and David Ollerearnshaw's The Reel Image (in the UK) sprung up somewhat simultaneously -- but they remain entirely unrelated to one another (except, of course, for Steve & David's

shared enthusiasm

for 8mm and Super 8!)...

  Be sure to visit David's UK site for his latest box artwork scans and film catalogs, including a terrific nostalgic look at a vintage Thunderbird Films flyer from the 1970's!...

Download a vintage Thunderbird Films catalog at The Reel Image (UK)!
Download a vintage Thunderbird Films catalog at The Reel Image (UK)!

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