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If you've ever watched any television shows or movies ever, you may have seen a familiar looking newspaper read by many fictional characters for decades. This exact same newspaper has been spotted in Scrubs, Modern Family, No Country for Old Men, Everyone Hates Chris, Back to the Future, Desperate Housewives, Married With Children, Charmed, That 70’s Show, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and even classics like Citizen Cane and Cincinnati Kid.

Is this a newspaper conspiracy? No, not really. It is a stock item printed by the Earl Hays Press in California, a specialty shop that creates film props such as stock newspapers and recreations of "real' newspapers, fictional brands and products, and even fake IDs and currency. 

In this episode we will dive a little deeper into the legendary newspaper, and the dos and don'ts of printing film props. 

Links!

www.booksinthewild.com – Books in the Wild podcast site
www.coyotebonespress.com – Keri Schroeder artwork
www.thepapercarnival.com – book art ephemera by Keri Schroeder and Julie Chen
printersguild.wordpress.com – S.F. Bay Area Print Fair & Wayzgoose April 21, 2018 in San Jose
editions.studio – book art co op in Seattle

Articles/Links about Prop Newspapers and Prop Money:

http://www.theearlhayspress.com
http://articles.latimes.com/2001/jun/06/local/me-7100
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-property-master/
http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Newspaper.html
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
http://www.alostfilm.com/2011/10/front-page-story-earl-hays.html

 

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