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Are You Game for a Game of Thrones?

When I tried to read George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” some years ago, I found it to be turgid, soapy and overwhelmingly dull. I never would have expected it to be adapted into a smash hit TV series for HBO. But here it is, three seasons deep and going strong. I’m still […]

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Animation Cels: Collecting Childhood Memories of Favorite Cartoon Characters

Animation cels, as we know them today, first became available for sale in 1937 when the Courvoisier Galleries framed the original production cels from popular cartoons and sold them to fans. At the time they were readily available and incredibly affordable. You could easily find and buy a cel of your favorite Disney character for […]

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You Like Me, You Really Like Me: Collecting Oscar and the Other Big Awards

“And the award goes to…” This is always a great opening line for articles like this, when the Oscar (for film), the Emmy (for television) the Grammy (for music) and the Tony (for the theatre) are presented to the—sometimes—surprised winner. So many people collect these awards because of their interest in these specialized arts honors. […]

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Roy Rogers’ Auction is Truly the Last Roundup for Movie, Early TV Cowboys

“I’m heading for the last roundup Gonna saddle old Paint for the last time and ride So long, old pal. It’s time your tears were dried I’m heading for the last roundup” — Billy Hill, 1933 The last roundup is fast approaching for the B-movie, black-and-white western and early television cowboy stars. Gene, Hoppy and […]

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Collecting The Coneheads

I collect in a number of specific areas. Rather than randomly collecting movie art, I enjoy building wider collections that include toys, trading cards, ties, comix, magazines and books and so on.

I’ll collect anything from a movie or TV show in which aliens play a prominent role.

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cartoon cells–tom and jerry

I am looking for anyone who might help me with the worth of my cartoon cell circa hanna v. warners, I have tom and jerry the nurse, heckle and jeckle in zoots and the runnaway with the bandana and more given to me when I was 3 years old. I am 47, they are real and numbered. This is not a joke.

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Vintage RCA “ON AIR light

I recently acquired two vintage RCA MI-11717 “ON AIR” warning lights in original condition from a 1950’s TV studio that was demolished. I fell in love with radio back in the 1970’s, and have enjoyed a career in broadcasting and communications. I love these great old art deco “on air” lights, and I’m curious to know more about them and what they’re worth.

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William Denby Hanna was born on July 14, 1910, in Melrose, N.M. A talent for drawing landed him a job at the Harman-Ising animation studio in 1930. Hanna worked there for seven years. Joseph Roland Barbera was born in New York City in 1911. After a brief stint as a magazine cartoonist, Barbera joined the […]

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