Tuesday, July 09, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: July 9, 1999 -- "American Pie" Opens

July 9, 1999: I guess we didn't have a choice but to feature the teen coming of age sex comedy American Pie (our editorial overseers were a bit uptight about these sorts of things); we started the morning promo with a photo of Alyson Hannigan:
For the PM update, we stuck with American Pie, switching to a movie still featuring Natasha Lyonne and (I think) Tara Reid. We didn't feature any of the male leads, presumably for clickthrough reasons:
[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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