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

October 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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 the scenes stories in making what are now classic films. Read more

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

October 27, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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 reviews of each episode, beginning with #101 and #102, following last week’s editorial and preview. Read more

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

October 27, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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

October 27, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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’

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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’

October 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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 after pictures, can be found at Read more

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

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

October 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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 event, so none will be made available online this year. Read more

Heritage Auction Galleries November 2010 “Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction″ Catalog Available Online

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Heritage Auction Galleries has published on their website the online catalog and listings for their upcoming event, “Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction – Auction #7020″, to be held November 13-14, 2010. This will be held at their new facility in Beverly Hills, California. Read more

Original Television and Movie Prop, Wardrobe, and Entertainment Memorabilia Auctions: Upcoming Event Calendar

October 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Below is the latest updated list of upcoming original movie and television prop, wardrobe, and memorabilia auction events. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to original prop collectors. Read more

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