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Forward/Repost: “A Message from Bob Gale, Co-Creator, Co-Writer and Co-Producer of the Back to the Future Trilogy” on Original DeLorean Car Movie Prop Restoration

February 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Bob Gale has circulated some information about efforts to restore the “A” car DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy, so I thought I would pass along to the readers of the Original Prop Blog in the event someone is in a position to help. Read more

Editorial: December Entertainment Memorabilia Pop Culture Auction Review and “The Bubble”

December 26, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Now that I am back in the States, I thought I would take the time to review the results of the overwhelming number entertainment memorabilia auctions that took place throughout the month of December.  Interestingly, while I personally met with a number of participants in our field while traveling in England and France this month, the one unsolicited and seemingly universal topic brought up by all was the question of “the Bubble”.  Is there a bubble?  If so, what are the contributing factors, and when and how will it burst?  And what would the consequences be on our art market?  Since the results of these high profile auctions speak to these notions and related speculation, I thought it would make sense to frame my results analysis in this discussion. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2011: Profiles in History Showcase ‘Back to the Future III’ DeLorean Restored by Brian & Desi DosSantos (ScreenUsed)

July 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Profiles in History, which has a track record of bringing impressive (usually themed) exhibits to Comic Con (Stan Winston Studios, LOST, etc.), this year has a Back to the Future display, which is centered around an original DeLorean from the third film in the franchise, which will be offered for sale in one of their future auctions. The auction house is taking $20 donations for photo opportunities with the famous movie car, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Team Fox, Michael J. Fox’s Foundation supporting Parkinson’s research. Read more

ScreenUsed Original ‘Back To The Future’ DeLorean Movie Prop Car – High Definition Video Interview

November 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

As a continuation of the article sharing high resolution photography of the Back To The Future III DeLorean restored by Jeff Castillo and Desi DosSantos of ScreenUsed, and with a majority of the work done by Brian DosSantos, below is a high definition video interview with Desi and the movie car used in the popular 80s sci-fi franchise starring Michael J. Fox.  Read more

ScreenUsed Original ‘Back To The Future’ Delorean Movie Prop Car – High Resolution Photography

November 19, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Desi DosSantos of ScreenUsed was kind enough to invite me to his home this week to see his recently restored DeLorean from Back To The Future, Part III (see ScreenUsed Announces Acquisition and Restoration of Original Movie Prop DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’).  Below are some photos I had the opportunity to take during my visit; a high definition video interviewing Desi about the iconic 80s sci-fi car will be published soon as a follow-up article. Read more

ScreenUsed Announces Acquisition and Restoration of Original Movie Prop DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’

October 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Desi DosSantos and Jeff Castillo of ScreenUsed have recently shared with me their efforts in restoring one of the few surviving DeLoreans customized and used in filming the Back to the Future trilogy.  Today, they are publicly announcing the completion of their work, all in time for the 25th Anniversary of the original film.  All details about the restoration, with before and after pictures, can be found at www.BTTF3delorean.com. Read more

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