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Forbidden Planet: The Most Coveted Poster (9/23/08)
In a recent issue of a monthly newspaper dedicated to movie poster collecting, five of seven dealers used the one-sheet from 1957′s “Forbidden Planet” showing Robbie the Robot cradling sexy Anne Francis in his metallic arms as a prominent part of their ad. More >>


Poster Artists: Ralph Bakshi (9/23/08)
Some Tolkien fans never forgave Ralph Bakshi for his animated version of “The Lord of the Rings,” at least until Peter Jackson did the trilogy right in live action (and plenty of computer generated imagery). More >>


Collecting The Coneheads (9/8/08)
I collect in a number of specific areas. Rather than randomly collecting movie art, I enjoy building wider collections that include toys, trading cards, ties, comix, magazines and books and so on. I’ll collect anything from a movie or TV show in which aliens play a prominent role. More >>


Pam Grier Collectibles Attract Varied Interest (9/4/08)
Pam Brief tells a story (Photo by Renee Wright)Pam Grier told an audience at Winston Salem’s 2008 Riverrun International Film Festival that when she went to meet director Quentin Tarantino, he told her he had written a movie with her in mind. More >>


Lon Chaney Collectible Poster Turns Up In Sub Shop (9/4/08)
Another view of the Phantom posterIt’s not unusual to discover movie poster collectibles in unlikely locations. This time, the Phantom was hanging out in a sub shop. More >>


The Rocket Man and Me (9/4/08)
The Rocketman insert posterYears ago, in 1954, when I was 7 or 8, I saw a little film called “The Rocket Man,” at the Columbia Theatre in the small town where I grew up. I was about the same age as the young boy, played by George “Foghorn” Winslow, known for his gravelly voice. More >>


Incredible Leonard Schrader Lobby Card Collection Sells (9/4/08)
Buster Keaton item from SchraderOne of the most amazing American collections of movie memorabilia known has sold to an as-yet unnamed foreign buyer. More >>


The condition of movie paper–and how it affects prices (9/4/08)
Let’s start with the absolute basics: all serious collectors desire items that are as near perfect as possible, and the closer to perfect an item is, the higher the price it can command. More >>


Unprecedented movie memorbilia collection to be auctioned in December (9/4/08)
PhotoplayThe Los Angeles Times is reporting that a movie memorbilia collection some say is second only to that of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be auctioned off in mid-December of this year. More >>


Invasion of the Body Snatchers Times Four (9/4/08)
Quite a few movies about invading aliens scared us during the collision of the Atomic Era with the Space Age in the 1950s. Only one, however, transforms like some space creature to fit the zeitgeist of each new generation. Several of those original 50s films about aliens have been remade once. More >>


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