Prop Talk Podcast #018 – Troika Brodsky, “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Collector | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Troika Brodsky, special guest. This is the eighteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog.  Troika Brodsky is a hobbyist who has, over the past ten years or so, amassed the largest personal collection of Lord of the Rings props, costumes, and other material from the film trilogy.  The collection will be auctioned by Julien's Auctions (see official site) on December … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog 2012 Year in Review: News, Developments, and Trends in Collecting Original TV & Movie Props, Costumes and Pop Culture Memorabilia

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As per tradition, (see 2007 Year in Review, 2008 Year in Review, 2009 Year in Review, 2010 Year in Review, 2011 Year in Review), what follows is an editorial featuring my personal observations and opinions with regards to the business of buying, collecting, selling, preserving original pop culture artifacts - looking back at the top trends, developments, and news stories of … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog Quarterly Web Site Traffic Statistics: Q4 2012

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The latest web site traffic statistics for the Original Prop Blog, as of December 31, 2012 (Q4 2012). … [Read more...]

Opinion/Editorial: Free Advice for Premiere Props – Seven Tips To Improve Live Auction Business

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Premiere Props has been around since 2001...  about a year longer than I have been collecting.  So they've been a fixture in the hobby for my collecting "lifetime".  In fact, one of the first original props I ever purchased I bought from Premiere Props on eBay (one of The Shoveler's shovels from Mystery Men).  While they have demonstrated longevity, I'm actually kind of … [Read more...]

The Rebellion Surrenders to the Galactic Empire for $4.05 Billion Dollars (i.e. Disney Buys Lucasfilm and All Rights To Star Wars)

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Yesterday's announcement that George Lucas struck a deal to sell Lucasfilm Ltd (and related companies and properties, like ILM and Skywalker Sound, and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises) came as a surprise to many.  Along with the announcement were details about a third Star Wars trilogy with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy as Executive Producer - Episodes 7 (already … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog Quarterly Web Site Traffic Statistics: Q3 2012

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The latest web site traffic statistics for the Original Prop Blog, as of September 30, 2012 (Q3 2012). … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog Quarterly Web Site Traffic Statistics: Q2 2012

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The latest web site traffic statistics for the Original Prop Blog, as of June 30, 2012 (Q2 2012). … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #017 – Jeff Pirtle, Director of Archives and Collections, NBCUniversal | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Jeff Pirtle, special guest. This is the seventeenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mr. Jeff Pirtle is Director, Archives and Collections, NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is celebrating their Centennial, and involved in a number of projects that give people glimpses of never-before-seen props, images and more from the NCBUniversal collection. Jeff Pirtle has been … [Read more...]