• 4
    Dec

Circus Museums and Collections

The circus is alive and well today, and the rich heritage of the past can be found in many museums and collections across the country. Whether you enjoy collecting posters, books, photographs, ephemera or clown memorabilia, you can discover more about your particular interest by visiting the following museums and collections online or in person. […]

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  • 30
    Nov

Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Collectibles

Editor’s Note: There are collectibles, and then there are Disney collectibles. Mickey, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Little Mermaid—these keepsakes go across so many generations and bring such happiness to them. Learn more about Disney collecting.

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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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  • 3
    Nov

Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction?

So you’ve just found the most amazing circus poster online and want to bid on it. Or maybe you are thinking about buying one at an antique mall. How do you know it is real? Could it be a reproduction? You aren’t sure. What can you do?

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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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