Jason DeBord of Original Prop Blog Featured as Memorabilia Expert Authenticator on Latest “Pawn Stars” Episode (“Rick’s Roulette”) for Flash Gordon Prop Rocketship

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I am featured in the History Channel's popular cable reality series, Pawn Stars, in the latest episode debuting this week, "Rick's Roulette" (Season 2015, Episode 27).  I served as the Hollywood memorabilia expert and authenticator for one of the segments of this episode, taking a look at a prop model attributed to the Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s.  This was filmed in … [Read more...]

James Comisar, Laura Wooley, and Debbie Reynolds Feature in CBS Sunday Morning Cover Story [Video]

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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 … [Read more...]

James Bond Original Movie Prop & Costume Exhibition in Shanghai China’s Minsheng Art Museum from March 28th to May 31st

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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, … [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...]

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Outdoor-Mini Concert Block Party in Los Angeles on 2/9/2012

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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 … [Read more...]

iHeartRadio Concert Photojournal: Review of Coldplay Charity Event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on 2/8/2012 – Part 2 of 2

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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

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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

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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...]