• 27
    Oct

Universal Monsters: ‘The Wolf Man’ Poster


Universal Horror: The Wolf Man

By Allan Maurer

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  • 27
    Oct

Circus Route Books – A Record of the Past


Circus Route Books — A Record of the Past

By Larry Kellogg

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  • 20
    Oct

Monster Mash Discs: Graveyard Smash

Elvis may have hated it, but to millions of people, “Monster Mash” is Halloween’s anthem, and the novelty song’s first pressings are collectibles to die for. The original “Monster Mash” single spent two weeks at the top of the charts in October 1962, providing a whimsical respite to America’s anxiety over the Cuban Missile Crisis. […]

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  • 13
    Oct

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

By Dave Bausch

In the field of Automobilia, the one subject most collected is advertising. Advertising took many forms: posters, prints, toys, magazine ads, postcards just to name a few. But the one that most of the automobile makers yearned for was to have their specific model of car depicted on sheet music.

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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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  • 7
    Oct

Circus Books: Building a Solid Foundation for Collecting

Circus Books: Building a Solid Foundation for Collecting

By Larry Kellogg

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  • 24
    Sep

Isadora Duncan 1927 & Isadora Duncan 1977

Isadora Duncan, considered the mother of modern dance, was Born in San Francisco California on September 14, 1877. Her father was a California senator Thomas Gray. Her mother left Thomas due to public scandal and moved to Oakland, California with her mother & two sisters. Isadora’s mother worked as a music teacher and piano player. […]

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  • 23
    Sep

Forbidden Planet: The Most Coveted Poster

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.

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  • 23
    Sep

Poster Artists: Ralph Bakshi

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).

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  • 22
    Sep

Circus Show Names and the Greatest Show Name of All Time

When collecting circus memorabilia it’s important to be familiar with the names of the hundreds of circuses that have crisscrossed this nation since John Bill Ricketts gave his first show in Philadelphia in 1793. The best resource for this information is a book entitled Directory of American Circuses: 1793-2000 by Robert L. Parkinson.

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