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Heritage Auctions Holds “Doodles for Hunger – Celebrity Art Auction”, Bidding Ends April 1st

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Heritage Auction Galleries is holding a special charity auction, which benefits the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.  The “Doodle for Hunger” is an online-only auction of simply illustrations made by a variety of celebrities, including principals from film, television, professional sports, members of the media, journalists, political figures, scientists, chefs, talk show hosts, authors, musicians, comedians, and other famous people. Read more

Arizona’s Little Hollywood Museum Foundation in Sedona Seeks Support and Holds Fundraising Event & Exhibit

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tomorrow, March 30th, a fundraising event will be held for “Arizona’s Little Hollywood Foundation”, a 501(c)(3), which was started by Joe McNeill, with the hope of creating a museum in Sedona, AZ that would put his 4,000 artifact collection on public display.  This event will include an exhibition of artifacts at Talk of the Town in Uptown Sedona. Read more

Concert Review & Photojournal: The Ting Tings at the Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 3/25/12

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tonight I had the opportunity to see The Ting Tings in concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco.  This is my first time seeing the band, and they were absolutely fantastic, which is all the more astonishing given that Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum, keyboards, and even cow bell) had an emergency appendectomy last Friday.  The way she performed and danced all over the stage, and even into the audience (more on that later), you would never imagine that she had surgery just about a week ago.  Jule de Martino is the other half of the band, on drums, guitar, bass guitar, vocals, and keyboards. Read more

Author Chuck Palahnuik’s Faux Ikea “Ying Yang” Movie Prop Table from Fight Club Donated for Charity Auction Supporting The Pixie Project

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Charles “Chuck” Palahniuk, journalist and Fight Club novelist, has donated one of the original “ying yang” table set pieces that was used and featured in David Fincher’s film version of his award-winning book.  The auction for the table started on eBay today, with proceeds benefiting The Pixie Project, a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon that provides animal adoption and other related services. Read more

Dan Levin of Premiere Props Appears on Access Hollywood to Discuss Their “Hollywood Auction Extravaganza V”

March 22, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Dan Levin from Premiere Props appeared on Access Hollywood today to talk about this weekend’s Hollywood Auction Extravaganza V sale event.  Items discussed in the segment include pieces attributed to Madonna, Liberace, and Michael Jackson.   Strangely, not only do the hosts/talent handle the auction items, one is “almost” sold during the segment, and many of the wardrobe pieces are worn by the hosts as well as they close out the episode.

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Swann Galleries Presents “Property from the Estate of Filmmaker Gary Winick” Auction in NYC on April 4th

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Swann Galleries will be holding a two-part auction of the “Property from the Estate of Fillmaker Gary Winick” and “19th and 20th Century Photographs and Photobooks” on April 4th in New York.  Gary Winick, a director and producer, tragically died after a struggle with brain cancer and complications that followed.  He passed at the age of 49 about a year ago. Read more

Mirror Mirror or Deja Vu? Premiere Props “Mirror Mirror” Movie Props and Costumes (including “the one and only one”) in Back To Back Auctions?

March 19, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Mark Short published an interesting article on his “Propstop” blog last night concerning the March 10th ‘Hollywood Movie Costume Live Auction’ held by Premiere Props.  While I had already reported on some confusing elements of the sale leading up to it (see “‘Hollywood Movie Costume Live Auction’, Confusion Regarding Material Offered at Auction” and “Premiere Props Adds Some “Hollywood” to their ‘Hollywood Movie Costume Live Auction’”), what Mark observed during the live auction and uncovered in his subsequent research looking at this week’s subsequent Premiere Props sale raises new questions about some of the few “Hollywood” lots from Mirror Mirror (2012) that comprised the now concluded “Hollywood” auction, with one piece sold therein earlier this month described as “the one and only” and the same piece being added to this weekend’s upcoming auction catalog. Read more

Concert Review & Photojournal: Peter Murphy at Yoshi’s | San Francisco, CA | 3/17/12

March 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tonight I had an opportunity to see Peter Murphy in concert at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.   A special event that was part of a handful of California shows, the gig at Yoshi’s was actually two, back to back shows – one slated for 8:00 PM (which I attended) and another scheduled for 10:00 PM.  It was a fantastic show, and I really can’t say enough good things about the experience.  An incredible performer with an amazing voice. Read more

Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions Guest Interview on CNN Discussing Whitney Houston Dresses and Wardrobe

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Darren Julien, CEO of Julien’s Auctions, made an appearance on CNN this morning (about the same time Martin Nolan was featured and a guest of the Today Show talking about Marilyn Monroe) to discuss some of the Whitney Houston dresses and wardrobe that will be offered at auction at the end of the month.  Read more

Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions Featured on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ to Discuss Rare Unpublished Marilyn Monroe Photos

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Julien’s Auctions Executive Director, Martin Nolan, appeared as a guest on this morning’s broadcast of The Today Show. In it, he discusses a set of rare Marilyn Monroe material which will be featured in their upcoming “Hollywood Legends” auction, which includes previously unseen photographs. Read more

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