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Profiles in History Gobbles Up “Hollywood Parts”, Refashions as “Hollywood P.R.I.M.E.”, and Takes Aim at Premiere Props?

March 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Mike Filonczuk today announced the closure of his business, Hollywood Parts, and his new venture with industry heavyweight Profiles History: Hollywood P.R.I.M.E. (Production Resources International Management for Entertainment).  While details are sparse and the former company’s website is now gone, based on their own description, it looks like the event auction house is looking to move into territory and business models more akin to competitors like VIP Fan Auctions and Premiere Props (while Premiere Props has become more Profiles in History-like with their off-eBay event auctions with consignor material in recent years).  It will be interesting to see how it all plays out over the coming years, assuming Hollywood P.R.I.M.E. has more longevity than other efforts to branch out by both auction houses (such as the Hollywood Treasure cable television series, authentication efforts launched by Profiles years ago with the Dracula poster debacle, and Premiere Props and their own Movie Props DNA quietly launched and quickly abandoned last year). Read more

EXCLUSIVE: 237 Lost/Unpublished Historic Star Wars and Indiana Jones Movie Prop Photos from the Lucasfim Archives from 1996/1997

January 30, 2014 by · 41 Comments 

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I recently obtained scans of historic photos taken at the Lucasfilm Archives at Skywalker Ranch circa 1996/1997, depicting original props, costumes, models, and other assets from the original Star Wars trilogy (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) as well as the Indiana Jones franchise (Raiders of the Lost Ark , Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade). Read more

Revisiting TV Prop Studio Sanctioned Auctions: Descriptions, Research, Production Made, Multiples, Back-Ups, “Use” on Screen (ScreenBid/Breaking Bad, Profiles in History/LOST, Christie’s/Star Trek)

October 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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An issue that seems to come up with every official studio auction of original props and costumes from popular television shows is that of buyers feeling mislead by descriptions of auction houses, particularly use.  We saw this with Christie’s and their official “40 years of Star Trek” auction, with Profiles in History and their sale of material from ABC’s LOST, and based on a reader comment today on my article about newcomer ScreenBid and their Breaking Bad auction, it would seem that the same issue is in play with this latest sale as well.  Since people likely don’t check my articles for comments after reading it, I thought it might be worthwhile and productive to highlight that comment and my response in a new article, as it is an issue that seems to occur with each of these official studio sales, particularly because it brings in participants who have not participated in such sales before, and perhaps have not purchased or collected original props, costumes, and other artifacts from film and television. Read more

Newcomer ScreenBid Brings Meth To The Highest Bidder With “Breaking Bad” Online TV Prop & Costume Auction

September 20, 2013 by · 4 Comments 

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On the heels of the one-day notice, in person only sale of some original props, costumes, and set pieces from Breaking Bad that happened last weekend at Albuquerque Goodwill, newly launched online auctioneer ScreenBid has launched an extensive auction with hundreds of key props, costumes, and other assets from the popular AMC series, which comes to an end this month.  Items have been listed on their new website, which is scheduled to run from 9/29 to 10/8.   Read more

Albuquerque Goodwill To Hold “Breaking Bad” Original TV Prop, Costume, and Other Asset Charity Auction Tomorrow 9/14

September 13, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

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News broke across the mainstream press today following a report by the Albuquerque Journal that original memorabilia, costumes, props, set pieces, and other assets from the production of Breaking Bad will be sold at auction by Goodwill Industries of New Mexico.  With just a handful of episodes left in this final season of the popular Emmy Award-winning AMC show, the production has donated a trailer of material that was used on the show telling the story of Walter White, as portrayed by Bryan Cranston, as a high school chemistry teacher turned crime figure. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Video Interview with Tim Lawes, Prop Store

July 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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I spoke with Tim Lawes of Prop Store today on the last day of Comic Con International: San Diego for 2013. Below is the video interview… Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Prop Store Exhibitor Booth

July 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

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As per usual, Prop Store and staff from the London and Los Angeles offices have brought an assortment of impressive original TV and movie props and costumes to Comic Con International: San Diego this year, with highlights including the original motion tracker from Aliens and the flame thrower from Alien, as well as a bullwhip used by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2012: Prop Store Original TV and Movie Props and Costumes on Display

July 13, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

2012 is Prop Store’s fifth year exhibiting at Comic Con in San Diego, and they continue to improve on their visually pleasing presentation and wide ranging original props and costumes on display.  This year, the centerpiece holding the front corner spot is John Hurt’s spacesuit from Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979).  Again, the booth features both items from their private collection as well as material for sale (the latter at a variety of price points). Read more

Search for Original Vintage Television Material (TV Props, Costumes, Studio Assets) from ABC’s “F Troop” for Museum Exhibit

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I’ve offered to help in efforts to find original material (props, costumes, set pieces, other production assets) from the American sitcom “F Troop”, which originally aired in the U.S. from late 1965 through early 1967.  There is hope that material can be found and loaned to be part of an upcoming museum exhibition which will run for approximately two years. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2011: Video Interview with Brandon Alinger, Prop Store (Wrath of Khan, The Empire Strikes Back, Predator)

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As a continuation of the Prop Store booth at this year’s Comic Con (see previously published interview with Stephen Lane), this next video segment includes an interview with Brandon Alinger, COO of the Los Angeles office, along with Ian Mutch from the London office.  This feature takes an in-depth look at pieces from Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, The Empire Strikes Back, Drive Angry, Gladiator, Batman Returns, and Predator. Read more

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