Tuesday, February 05, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Feb. 5, 1999 -- Mel Gibson Is Not a Blonde Woman

February 5, 1999: The lead promo, "Should You Pay to See Payback?" was for the Mel Gibson movie Payback. Because Mel Gibson is not a blonde woman, we went with a photo of co-star Maria Bello.

The other text promos were for Hometown AOL and shopping for videos (VHS, of course) and DVDs:

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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