Digital Screen Capture Software: “Aviary Screen Capture”

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Dead at 50

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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

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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...]