Kid Posing with Conan, Circa 1985

Conan 1984

Says Deborah on Bookbox (the Scholastic Reading Club blog):

My mom made me pose with the guy who played Conan the Barbarian on our trip to Universal Studios back when I was nine; she said my friends would be “jealous” that I got to be in a picture with such a “hunky monkey.” But all I could think about was how I wish he was wearing a longer loincloth.

Also check out an entry from our hero’s (I’m talking about the girl, not Conan) 7th grade diary:

Dear Diary,

Things I want to do when I’m in high school:

  1. Have a boy pick me up from school one day, in a car.
  2. Have a boy drive me around in his car.
  3. Go to an all-boys school during the middle of the day.
  4. Meet a boy for lunch.
  5. Go out on a school night.



Doesn’t Conan bear a pretty good resemblance to Arnold?

6 Responses to “Kid Posing with Conan, Circa 1985”

  1. 1 Alec Semicognito May 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Deborah’s mom just wanted an excuse to take a picture.

  2. 3 Patrick Turner June 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Conan looks a little bewildered.

  3. 5 Michael J. September 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    There’s so much to love about this, I don’t know where to start. I think the Diary list is the kicker. “Go out on a a school night.” Ah, the eighties. I miss you.

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