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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
27” X 41” before the 1980s, thereafter, 27” X 40”
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.”
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.)
Stolen Shakespeare, George W. dum gum, Sgt. Pepper and baseball collectibles
Catching a possible Shakespeare thief, honoring a legacy of political collectibles, a record for Beatles memorabilia and the end of a Yankees era make recent antiques and collectibles news, while a work by a female painter fetches record prices in the contemporary-art market.
Rosa Parks’ hats, James Brown’s curlers, a Nelson Mandela stamp and buying art on cruise ships
The antiques, collectibles and art news swung from singer James Brown’s hair curlers, a stamp honoring freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, civil-rights heroine Rosa Parks’ hats to the last in a series of U.S. coins saluting the judiciary and a warning about buying art on cruise ships.
Collectibles from the civil-rights pillar who would not move
i have a series of elvis plates from the artist delphi. trying to find out how much they are worth.