Exhibit's 1960s comedy posters evoke film era of guffaws without bad words

1960s posters

1960s comedy film posters displayed at the library include a variety of sizes, including one-sheets and window cards.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Throughout June, Crestview Public Library patrons will encounter bumbling spies, Inspector Clouseau, a congenial domestic thief, a librarian-turned-gunslinger and some of filmdom's wackiest racers.

Dallas film poster collector Clyde Ponder has a soft spot for Crestview and its public library, where he learned that people like seeing his movie memorabilia.

After exhibiting World War II posters in Crestview in 2010, Ponder began collaborating with the Allen (Texas) Public Library film librarian on regular displays.

Now several of his pieces join those from a local collection in a Crestview exhibition of 1960s film comedy posters.

'A visual treat'

"Film posters are really a visual treat and they bring back so many great memories of when people were kids, or they were on their first date, or out with their friends," Ponder said. "When you walk up and see the poster on the library wall, all those memories come back."

Posters on exhibit represent a film genre that is one the collector's favorites.

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