Found 226 articles matching Entertainment category.
  • Dec 15 2015
  • 15 Dec 2015

In Christmases Past, Wicker Made the List

In the past, Christmas was a much simpler time, and the emphasis was more on family, church and 
community rather than the monumental gift extravaganza […]

  • Dec 8 2015
  • 8 Dec 2015

Christmas Movie Posters: A Yuletide Collectible Category

Some of our strongest memories of Christmas involve movies, either those that evoke the very ethos of Christmas or others which have a Christmas like […]

  • Dec 3 2015
  • 3 Dec 2015

Christmas Music Albums, Sheet Music Offer Great Holiday Collectibles

By Barbara Sutton-Smith Bah Humbug! That was Ebenezer Scrooge’s iconic attitude to Christmas, and Christmas carols were definitely not music to his ears. But if […]

  • Dec 2 2015
  • 2 Dec 2015

Sounds of a Victorian Christmas: Original Carols Played on Original Instruments

If I had to admit to a Christmas-time pet peeve, it would be this: I’m a Scrooge when it comes to cover versions of classic […]

  • Oct 27 2015
  • 27 Oct 2015

The Sony Cassette Walkman Changed How and Where We Listened to Our Music

“No invention in my lifetime has so changed an art and cheapened it as the Sony Walkman, which first infiltrated our culture 25 years ago […]

  • Oct 22 2015
  • 22 Oct 2015

Halloween and Horror Movie Imagery at the English Cinema

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of the year when we sit back, turn off the lights and scare ourselves silly with a good […]

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 19 Oct 2015

Haunting Photographic Images of Early Halloween Costumes are Desired Collectibles

Halloween’s roots arguably date back thousands of years to Celtic harvest traditions. But the celebration in the form we know it today has a much […]

  • Oct 12 2015
  • 12 Oct 2015

Philco Predicta was the most Advanced Television of our Time (for a very short time)

“It’s truly TV today, from the world of tomorrow… it’s 1965… today!” This line from the 1958 Philco television ad exclaiming that the new Predicta […]

  • Jul 7 2015
  • 7 Jul 2015

Format Wars Decide which Products will be Mainstream and which will be Collectible

Those of us over a “certain age” have seen format wars come and go: VHS vs. Betamax; 8-track vs. cassette; Apple Mac vs. IBM DOS; […]

  • Jun 16 2015
  • 16 Jun 2015

That Box of Old 78 RPM Discs May Contain a Gold Record Encased in Shellac

The bidding stood at $16,800 until the last few seconds of the eBay auction. Then, auction sniping software kicked in. Within seconds, the bidding soared […]