• 4 Sep
    2008

Pam Grier Collectibles Attract Varied Interest

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.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Lon Chaney Collectible Poster Turns Up In Sub Shop

It’s not unusual to discover movie poster collectibles in unlikely locations. This time, the Phantom was hanging out in a sub shop.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

The Rocket Man and Me

Years 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.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Incredible Leonard Schrader Lobby Card Collection Sells

One of the most amazing American collections of movie memorabilia known has sold to an as-yet unnamed foreign buyer.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

The condition of movie paper–and how it affects prices

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.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Unprecedented movie memorbilia collection to be auctioned in December

The 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.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Times Four

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.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Popular movie poster sizes

Movie paper refers to cinema promotional material printed on paper. Movie display art also appeared on more durable card stock (LobX cards, half sheets, and insert cards, for instance).

Common popular sizes (in inches) include the following:

One sheet:

27” X 41” before the 1980s, thereafter, 27” X 40”

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Star disses “My Best Friend’s Girl” poster

Dane Cook is not happy with the new poster for his upcoming film, “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and posted a rant about its design and bad Photoshopping on his MySpace page.

He says “the left side of my face seems to be melting off my skull.”

He adds, “It looks like I’m wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick.”

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  • 6 Aug
    2008

Peacock Elvis, stolen paintings found, Honus Wagner collectibles

Are you collectibles crazy? A celebrity fan? Do you have a hunka-hunka burning desire to own Elvis’ peacock jumpsuit? (Yes, you read that right, PEACOCK.)

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