Today’s broadcast of CBS’ Sunday Morning program (see “Movie memorabilia: The stuff that dreams are made of” online for print version) discusses the preservation of pop culture artifacts from film and television and features interviews with James Comisar of the Comisar Collection (interviewed here in 2011), Laura Wooley of The Collector’s Lab (interviewed here in 2011 as well), and Debbie Reynolds, as well as the topic of public museums being developed (the AMAPAS Hollywood History Museum and James Comisar’s Museum of Television) as well as similar efforts since abandoned (Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum). Read more
James Bond Original Movie Prop & Costume Exhibition in Shanghai China’s Minsheng Art Museum from March 28th to May 31st
An impressive exhibition of original movie props, costumes, vehicles, and other James Bond artifacts is being held at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, China from March 28th through May 31st. CCTV News has produced a video showing some of the highlights, which can be viewed at their official site or via the embedded player below. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of 007, the exhibit boasts about 550 items spanning all of the films starring Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. Read more
Prop Talk Podcast #017 – Jeff Pirtle, Director of Archives and Collections, NBCUniversal | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord
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 working on pulling key items to share on Universal’s Centennial Tumblr as well as for the Centennial celebration overall.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Outdoor-Mini Concert Block Party in Los Angeles on 2/9/2012
Following last night’s Coldplay iHeartRadio benefit concert at Club Nokia, I was lucky enough to share a pair of tickets with another Coldplay fan who won them from The World Famous KROQ for a special Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor mini-concert / block party (or “bloq” party) behind the El Capitan Theater, where the regular show is shot in studio. Some of the songs performed at this concert will be broadcast on a special post Academy Award special of the JKL! show, following the Oscars telecast. This concert was originally scheduled for February 7, 2012, and rescheduled for tonight, February 9th.
iHeartRadio Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Charity Event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on 2/8/2012 – Part 2 of 2
This is a continuation of my review of the Coldplay concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment radio stations KIIS FM, 98-7FM and MYFM – click here for Part 1. Read more
iHeartRadio Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Charity Event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on 2/8/2012 – Part 1 of 2
I was fortunate enough to attend a very special Coldplay benefit concert tonight, which took place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Los Angeles radio stations KIIS FM, 98-7FM and MYFM. The proceeds of the show benefit two charities – A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection. Read more
Photojournal on Coldplay’s “Unstaged” Mylo Xyloto Live Concert Event with Anton Corbijn at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain on 10/26/2011
This is one of my rare “off topic” and more personal articles, so if you are only interested in original props and wardrobe, you can stop reading here… In any event, I thought I would share my impressions and experiences with having the opportunity to travel to Madrid, Spain last week to see Coldplay‘s “Unstaged” live concert performance on October 26th. Read more
Video Interview with Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions at their Beverly Hills Gallery
Last week I had an opportunity to spend some time with Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions at their Beverly Hills gallery. In addition to a special preview of property from the estate of Tony Curtis from their upcoming auction event, both gentlemen took the time to sit down with me to provide some history on the company and endeavors, and a look to the future. Read more
Prop Talk Podcast #016 – Mike Schultz, “The Shark Guy” | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord
Mike Schultz, special guest. This is the sixteenth ‘Prop Talk’ podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mike Schultz, known as “The Shark Guy” has done extensive research into the “Bruce” prop sharks made for and used in the classic Steven Spielberg film, Jaws (1975). This special edition of ‘Prop Talk’ was recorded on site at Comic Con 2011 in San Diego.
Prop Talk Podcast #015 – Dan Hill, Prop Store | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord
Dan Hill, special guest. This is the fifteenth ‘Prop Talk’ podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Dan Hill is Warehouse Manager for Prop Store, Los Angeles. This special edition of ‘Prop Talk’ was recorded on site at Comic Con 2011 in San Diego and reflects the spirit of fellow hobbyists getting together and having fun at the annual pop culture event.