Digital Screen Capture Software: “Aviary Screen Capture”


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”


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


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


Per reports from the Los Angeles Times,, 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


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...]