Updated: May 24, 2021
F TROOP ORIGINAL TV GUIDE COVER ART
TV Guide Cover Portrait 1967 F TROOP Forrest Tucker K Barry Larry Storch Searle.
These deluxe photos were never sold to the public but were promo items within the
industry and were sent to select TV stations and key industry people etc. All of
them measure in the 16x20 inch range. Also the color ones say on the back "Eastman
dye transfer print". This process no longer exists and was very expensive at the time.
Info I have obtained from 2 people, one who worked in an East Coast regional office
for TV Guide and another who worked for Charles P Mills (1978-1986 and by then called
Professional Color) who did the Eastman Dye Transfer prints, indicates that these were
produced in quantities of around 100 or even less due to the expensive nature of
producing them. By the late 70s, they cost Mills $150 + each to produce an 11 x 14"
print (the prints were 11 x 14" and matted to be 16 x 20"). At the time, it was a
state of the art process and the photos never fade.