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Digital Screen Capture Software: “Aviary Screen Capture”

June 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As a follow-up to an article published a year ago (see Digital Screen Capture Software: “SnagIt”, “ScreenHunter”), software company Aviary has released their own screencapture software which is very competitive with SnagIt and ScreenHunter, only it is either web-based or built-into the browser and is also free to use, which is in contrast to the previously reviewed alternatives which must be installed and stand alone at a cost. Read more

BBC Video Report on 20th Century Props: “Movie Prop Paradise to Close”

June 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As reported earlier this month (see 20th Century Props Closes Its Doors After 40 Years; Auction Slated for Late July), 20th Century Props announced that it is closing and auctioning off its assets.  This has garnered a substantial amount of news coverage (see Original Prop Blog on Twitter for continuing links/coverage), including a television broadcast last week on NBC’s “Today Show” and now a short video report by the BBC.  Read more

New Michael Jackson Related Legal Threat Against Julien’s Auctions… from David Gest

June 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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In the wake of the death of Michael Jackson last Thursday, and the coincidental (long-scheduled) “Summer Sale” of original entertainment memorabilia which took place in Las Vegas over the following two days, the sale of 21 lots of Jackson-related memorabilia with provenance identified as from “The Collection of David Gest” has prompted significant mainstream media coverage as well as a threat of lawsuit by Mr. Gest. Read more

Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Dead at 50

June 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Per reports from the Los Angeles Times, TMZ.com, and the USA Today, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today following a cardiac arrest and coma.  The “King of Pop” has been in the news in recent months as a result of his sold out come back concert tour and a dispute with Julian’s Auctions over the sale of personal memorabilia from Neverland Ranch. Read more

Vintage Expert Raises Questions About “John Wayne” Western Costume Company Wardrobe At Auction

June 24, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

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Vintage and Classic Hollywood original prop and wardrobe expert Rick Spector of Stairway to the Stars has contacted me this week with concerns about the authenticity of a wardrobe piece attributed to John Wayne listed in the “Cody Old West Show and Auction” scheduled for this weekend. Read more

NBC’s Today Show Broadcast on 20th Century Props: “Movie Sets for Sale”

June 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As reported a few weeks ago (see 20th Century Props Closes Its Doors After 40 Years; Auction Slated for Late July), 20th Century Props announced that it is closing and auctioning off its assets.  This has garnered a substantial amount of news coverage (see Original Prop Blog on Twitter for continuing links/coverage), including a television broadcast this morning on NBC’s “Today Show”.  Read more

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Famous ‘Ennis House’ Seen in “Blade Runner” For Sale at $15 Million Dollars

June 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, seen in many films,  is available for sale in Los Angeles, California for $15 million.  It is most well known to fans of genre films as Deckard’s apartment in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Read more

International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS), June 20-21 in Pasadena

June 19, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

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The annual International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) is being held this weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center in Los Angeles – June 20-21, 2009. Read more

Debbie Reynolds’ “Hollywood Museum” Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum, founded by Debbie Reynolds to exhibit her collection of original Hollywood memorabilia, has sought Chapter 11 protection. Read more

“The Cinema of George Lucas” Movie Artifact Exhibit at NASA’s Space Center Houston

June 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Space Center Houston in Texas is hosting “The Cinema of George Lucas” through September 20, 2009.  The exhibition includes original props and other artifacts from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and other films that Lucas has been involved with producing/writing/directing. Read more

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