Irvin Kershner Passes at 87

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Irvin Kershner, most widely known as the visionary director of The Empire Strikes Back, died Nov. 27 in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 87. Read more

Christie’s “Pop Culture” Auction Held Today: James Bond Pistol Exceeds Expectations, Darth Vader Costume Goes Unsold

November 25, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Christie’s “Pop Culture: Film and Entertainment” auction (Sale 5570) was held today at South Kensington, London.  Results from two of the highlight lots have been widely covered in Reuters and the AP, and picked up by mainstream media worldwide.  Read more

“Back To Frank Black” TV Memorabilia Charity Auction Begins December 1st

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“Back To Frank Black”, a voluntary fan organization working to bring back the Millennium franchise which starred Lance Henriksen as Frank Black, will be hosting a charity auction of related material on eBay beginning December 1st.  Proceeds from the sale of the auctions will benefit the charity, Children of the Night. Read more

ScreenUsed Original ‘Back To The Future’ DeLorean Movie Prop Car – High Definition Video Interview

November 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

As a continuation of the article sharing high resolution photography of the Back To The Future III DeLorean restored by Jeff Castillo and Desi DosSantos of ScreenUsed, and with a majority of the work done by Brian DosSantos, below is a high definition video interview with Desi and the movie car used in the popular 80s sci-fi franchise starring Michael J. Fox.  Read more

ScreenUsed Original ‘Back To The Future’ Delorean Movie Prop Car – High Resolution Photography

November 19, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Desi DosSantos of ScreenUsed was kind enough to invite me to his home this week to see his recently restored DeLorean from Back To The Future, Part III (see ScreenUsed Announces Acquisition and Restoration of Original Movie Prop DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’).  Below are some photos I had the opportunity to take during my visit; a high definition video interviewing Desi about the iconic 80s sci-fi car will be published soon as a follow-up article. Read more

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 43′ TV & Movie Prop Auction Catalog Available Online for Sale Event December 17th-18th 2010

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 43′ catalog is now available for download in PDF format from Their next auction will be held at Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA on December 17-18, 2010. Read more

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

November 18, 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

Prop Talk Podcast #010 – Ed Zine, Darth Vader Costume Collector | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

November 9, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Ed Zine, special guest. This is the tenth ‘Prop Talk’ podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Ed Zine is a Darth Vader collector and enthusiast as well as an author.  Ed has done significant research into the original Darth Vader costumes made for the Star Wars films, most specifically those made for The Empire Strikes Back.

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Review: “Hollywood Treasure” TV Series on SyFy (Episodes 103 & 104)

November 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This past week, SyFy aired the third and fourth episodes of the new 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 continues a series of regular reviews of each episode, following last week’s review of episodes #101 and #102. Read more

Material from Featured in La Cité des Sciences Exhibit, “Sciences (ET) Fiction”, in Paris Through July 2011

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Friend and fellow collector Arnaud Grunberg has shared some details about his new venture, Science Fiction Archives, and an exhibit at La Cité des Sciences in Paris – Sciences (ET) Fiction – featuring incredible material from that collection.  Read more

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