Julien’s Auctions ‘Hollywood Legends’ Catalog Online, Event to be Held in Beverly Hills March 31st & April 1st
Julien’s Auctions has published the online catalog for their upcoming sale – “Hollywood Legends”, which will be held at their Beverly Hills gallery on Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, April 1st.
‘Comic Book Men’ AMC TV Series Features Laughable Star Wars Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Movie Prop Authentication & Valuation
Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s new television series on AMC, Comic Book Men, recently featured in its second episode (“Life After Clerks”) an individual bringing a prop into the comic book store, claiming it was an original lightsaber used in Star Wars: A New Hope. The shop brought in a third party “expert” to authenticate and value the piece, though no information was provided as to who the authenticator was, or what his qualifications were in being cited as an expert. Having reviewed the segment, in my personal opinion and subjective reaction, the entire affair was quite laughable, from the positive authentication to the assessed value of $7,000 for an original Luke Skywalker lightsaber from The Empire Strikes Back. Read more
My good friend Simon Lee of the UK (interviewed by the Original Prop Blog a few years ago) late last year began collecting original movie prop costume donations from fellow community members to help two of his friends raise money for very worthy causes. Today, Simon has launched a series of week long auctions on eBay under his username of simovieprops. Read more
Forward/Repost: “A Message from Bob Gale, Co-Creator, Co-Writer and Co-Producer of the Back to the Future Trilogy” on Original DeLorean Car Movie Prop Restoration
Bob Gale has circulated some information about efforts to restore the “A” car DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy, so I thought I would pass along to the readers of the Original Prop Blog in the event someone is in a position to help. Read more
Two Pairs of ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers In The News… AMPAS “Academy Museum of Motion Pictures”, Smithsonian’s “National Museum of American History”
Two big stories have been making news in the mainstream media in recent days, with regards to two different pairs of original ruby slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – one purchased for the ‘in the works’ Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences “Academy Museum of Motion Pictures”; the other going off display at the Smithsonian for conservation and an eventual “American Stories” exhibit at their “National Museum of American History”.
Nate D Sanders Auction Offers the Sale of Fourteen Academy Award Oscar Statues, to be Sold February 28th
Los Angeles based auction house Nate D Sanders is this month offering for sale an extraordinary number of Academy Awards as part of their monthly auction. The rare and highly coveted Oscar statue awards (in part due to the fact that AMPAS retain right of first refusal to buy back those awarded after 1950 – see past related story), seldom have come up for auction and it is very unusual to see so many offered in a single sale. Read more
Gilt Groupe Offers Sale of Authentic Memorabilia from ‘Midnight in Paris’, Net Proceeds Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
This morning the Gilt Group has opened its sale of original props from the Woody Allen film ‘Midnight in Paris’ on it’s website. The site states that all net proceeds from the sale of this original memorabilia from the Academy Award nominated film will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read more
Friend of the Original Prop Blog – David Oliver of Propmasters – has provided some photos to share with readers of his recent visit to The National Motor Museum in the United Kingdom. The museum is currently featuring a year long exhibition of the world’s largest collection of vehicles used in James Bond films, as reported last month.
Bonhams Property from Serendipity Books Auction to be Held in Los Angeles, San Francisco on February 12th, Catalog Available Online
Bonhams is holding a special auction of property from Serendipity Books in both Los Angeles and San Francisco tomorrow. Among the material are some interesting original screenplays/scripts/manuscripts from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, W.C. Fields, Alfred Hitchcock, Universal Studios, and more.
Original Television and Movie Prop, Costume, Hollywood Entertainment, & Pop Culture Memorabilia Live Auction Events Calendar
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 collectors. Read more