Prop Talk Podcast #009 – J.W. Rinzler, Lucasfilm | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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J.W. Rinzler, special guest. This is the ninth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog.  J.W. Rinzler is an author and serves as Executive Editor at Lucasfilm Ltd.  Mr. Rinzler is described by the company as their own "Indiana Jones", having created amazingly detailed and researched works about the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises, memorializing the behind … [Read more...]

Review: “Hollywood Treasure” TV Series on SyFy (Episodes 101 & 102)

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Tonight was the official broadcast premiere of the first two episodes of the new SyFy cable television series "Hollywood Treasure", featuring Joe Maddalena, Brian Chanes, and the staff of Profiles in History.  The reality-based series follows Joe and his efforts to secure important Hollywood memorabilia for his live auction sale events.  This will begin a series of regular … [Read more...]

Christie’s Entertainment Memorabilia Auction November 25th In London, Catalog Available Online

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Christie's next "Pop Culture: Film and Entertainment" auction (Sale 5570) will be held November 25th at South Kensington, London. The catalog for this event can now be viewed online.  Like last year's event with the original King Kong armature, this year's sale continues to impress.  … [Read more...]

1965 Aston Martin DB5 “The James Bond Car” Used in Goldfinger and Thunderball Sells for $4.6 Million Dollars

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As reported back in June, RM Auctions (in association with Sotheby's) offered at auction “The James Bond Car” – a 1965 Aston Martin featured in the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball, starring Sean Connery. As part of their “Automobiles of London” sale event, the auction took place today and the car sold for a staggering $4.6 million dollars. … [Read more...]

Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History Featured on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ to Promote New Reality Series ‘Hollywood Treasure’

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Profiles in History CEO and star of the new television series, Hollywood Treasure, Joe Maddalena was featured on this morning’s broadcast of The Today Show.  The new SyFy channel reality series premieres tonight with its first two episodes. … [Read more...]

ScreenUsed Announces Acquisition and Restoration of Original Movie Prop DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’

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Desi DosSantos and Jeff Castillo of ScreenUsed have recently shared with me their efforts in restoring one of the few surviving DeLoreans customized and used in filming the Back to the Future trilogy.  Today, they are publicly announcing the completion of their work, all in time for the 25th Anniversary of the original film.  All details about the restoration, with before and … [Read more...]

Editorial & Preview – “Hollywood Treasure” and the Future of the Hobby; SyFy Media Conference Call Roundtable with Joe Maddalena

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Last week, NBC Universal was kind enough to send the Original Prop Blog advance screener copies of the premiere episodes of the new SyFy cable television series "Hollywood Treasure", featuring Joe Maddalena, Brian Chanes, and the staff of Profiles in History.  … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con International 2011 Membership Passes/Tickets Go On Sale November 1st

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Membership passes for San Diego Comic Con International 2011 will go on sale at 9:00 am Pacific Time on November first.  Next year's show will be held July 21-24.  For the past several years, tickets have sold out online far in advance of the show.  There is no on-site registration, and the passes including the special Wednesday "Preview Night" were sold out at this past year's … [Read more...]