This article continues coverage of Superman costumes and costume components offered for sale publicly in the marketplace attributed to use in the Superman films of the 70s-80s starring Christopher Reeve and characterized as “original” and “authentic”.
Profiles in History Website Offers Preview of Next Event: The Forry Ackerman Estate Auction, April 2009
The Profiles in History website today offers a preview of their next auction event in April 2009 – The Forry Ackerman Estate. I did speak with Joe Maddalena about this briefly last week, and should have additional details to share soon. Read more
This is an update to an article published last week which raised questions of provenance about prop “fertility idols” attributed to Raiders of the Lost Ark that have been circulating in the marketplace, along with related issues. Read more
Heritage Auction Galleries “Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction″ Catalog Available Online (February 2009)
The Heritage Auction Galleries website now offers the online catalog and listings for their upcoming event, “Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction – Auction #7004″, to be held February 21-22, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.
This is an update to previous articles which cataloged information and questions regarding a bamboo cane attributed to use by Charlie Chaplin, which Les Hemstock appeared to have acquired on eBay and consigned for sale with Signature House and their Auction XXXV event in October 2008, where it was withdrawn prior to the live auction. Read more
Today’s Ventura County Star features an article about the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and their 17th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, which opens Wednesday. Read more
The Associated Press and numerous mainstream media news outlets are reporting on the arrest of Arthur Moreira, following a sting operation in which he now stands accused of stealing $30,000 worth of assets (wardrobe and other accessories) from the set of Lipstick Jungle and selling them on eBay. Read more
Raiders of the Lost Ark Fertility Idols In The Marketplace (“The Danziger Collection”, “Elstree Film Studios”)
In November 2007, a “fertility idol” attributed to Raiders of the Lost Ark, with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Nick Harrison of “Elstree Film Studios” as part of the “Danziger Collection”, was listed for sale on eBay as “an original” that was “used in the production”. A second, different fertility idol was listed on eBay yesterday with the same paperwork and provenance. Read more
Yesterday WSIL-TV Channel 3 in Southern Illinois broadcast a report about Jim Hambrick’s “Americana Hollywood Museum” being flooded over the weekend due to a broken pipe. A second report broadcast by KFVS Channel 12 surfaced on the Internet today with similar coverage emphasizing Mr. Hambrick’s report of over $100,000 in damages. Read more
WSIL-TV Channel 3 in Southern Illinois broadcast a report about Jim Hambrick’s “Americana Hollywood Museum” being flooded over the weekend due to a broken pipe. In the video and an associated news feature with reporting by the Paducah Sun, Mr. Hambrick reports over $100,000 in damages “to talk to the insurance company about”. Read more