• 22
    Jan

‘Mothballs’: The World of Antique and Collectibles on the Silver Screen

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Talk about life imitating art, or art imitating work, Dan Borsey was able to talk with film director and screenwriter Chris McCallion about his newest feature film, ‘Mothballs,’ depicting the glamorous and wondrous dealings of antique and collectibles dealers at Brimfield, Mass.. “I wanted to make an independent film, so […]

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  • 18
    Nov

Hap Hadley Posters

Poster Artists: Alvan “Hap” Hadley

By Allan Maurer

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  • 12
    Nov

Hand Drawn Movie Posters

Hand drawn movie posters

By Allan Maurer

The magazine Architectural Digest has an interesting piece about the hand-drawn chalk and paint movie posters by staff artists Charles Reese Collier and Sid Smith for Loew’s Grand Theatre on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

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  • 4
    Nov

James Bond Memorabilia


Experts Say James Bond Memorabilia Value is Rising

By Allan Maurer

Reuters reports that the value of James Bond memorabilia has “shot up.”

“There is a high level of collector interest in original Bond movie posters,” Astrid Zweynert writes.

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  • 30
    Oct

100 Horror Film Posters

100 Horror Film Posters

By Allan Maurer

Now here’s a treat. Andrew Lindstrom’s blog “Well Medicated” displays 100 horror film posters.

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  • 29
    Oct

Universal Horror: The Bride of Frankenstein


Universal Horror: The Bride of Frankenstein

By Allan Maurer

Beginning in the silent era with “Phantom of the Opera” and “Hunchback of Notre Dame” with Lon Chaney, Sr., Universal Pictures made a series of classic horror films starring the Frankenstein monster, Dracula, the Werewolf, the Mummy, and the Invisible Man that ran through the 1940s.

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  • 28
    Oct

Abbott & Costello Meet the Universal Monsters

Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters

By Allan Maurer

There are those who felt the series of Abbott & Costello meet the monsters films that began with “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” in 1948 and continuing through “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy” in 1955 were an inglorious end to the Universal Studios monster series.

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  • 27
    Oct

Lewton’s B Horror Movies


Curse of the B Horror Movie

By Allan Maurer

Back in the 1942, RKO studios gave producer Val Lewton a piddling $150,000 and a title, “The Cat People.” Lewton made up for the lack of a decent special effects budget by keeping all the suspense scenes wrapped in shadows.

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  • 27
    Oct

Universal Monsters: ‘The Wolf Man’ Poster


Universal Horror: The Wolf Man

By Allan Maurer

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  • 7
    Oct

Movie poster artists: Charles Addams

A number of artists best known for their work in other fields also did at least some movie posters.

Today, Charles Addams is best known for creating the “Addams Family,” as familiar to us now through the two movies and the television show as through the dark humor of his weird New Yorker cartoons.

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