‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Movie Prop Fertility Idols In The Marketplace Update 2014

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This is an update to the 2013 version of this same article.  As with that 2013 feature, this one is prompted by another Bonhams auction offering for a fertility idol attributed to use in Raiders of the Lost Ark , this one referencing back to one of their older auctions in 2005.  Due to public interest in discussing iconic props from the Indiana Jones films, and confusion in the … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Photography Journal (Cosplay/Costumes/Sights of The Convention) (#SDCC)

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As part of my ongoing coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, this article features photos of cosplayers and fans wearing costumes, and other people in and around the convention center and Exhibit Hall, as well as the Gaslamp District, and other places in an around the action during the event. … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Photography Journal (Sights Around The Convention Center and Gaslamp Quarter) (#SDCC)

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As part of my ongoing coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, this article features photos from the main Exhibit Hall of the convention center, areas around the convention center, the Gaslamp Quarter, and other places in an around the action during the event. … [Read more...]

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, Conducted by John Mauceri, at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Halloween (Concert Review)

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I published a story about the "Music from the Films of Tim Burton" concert event at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Halloween on my other website, the Rock Subculture Journal, yesterday.  I've since received a number of messages about it from friends in the original prop collecting community, so I thought I would share a link to the article here for readers who might be … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Photography Journal (Cosplay/Costumes/Masquerade/Sights of The Convention)

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One of the most fun things about Comic Con International in San Diego each year is checking out the costumes created and worn by many of the other attendees.  Some dress up for cosplay and others hope to win the annual Masquerade Party, but in any event it seems to get more and more impressive each year.  And then there are the funny costumes...  as well as the "photobombs" … [Read more...]

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Fertility Idols In The Marketplace Update 2013

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With their latest "Entertainment Memorabilia" sale event in Knightsbridge on July 3rd, Bonhams is offering for public sale a second fertility idol attributed to use in Raiders of the Lost Ark with paperwork from industry veteran Kit West.  Due to public interest in discussing iconic props from the Indiana Jones films, and confusion in the marketplace with regards to the … [Read more...]

Concert Review & Photojournal: The Ting Tings at the Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 3/25/12

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Tonight I had the opportunity to see The Ting Tings in concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco.  This is my first time seeing the band, and they were absolutely fantastic, which is all the more astonishing given that Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum, keyboards, and even cow bell) had an emergency appendectomy last Friday.  The way she performed and danced all over the … [Read more...]

Concert Review & Photojournal: Peter Murphy at Yoshi’s | San Francisco, CA | 3/17/12

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Tonight I had an opportunity to see Peter Murphy in concert at Yoshi's in San Francisco.   A special event that was part of a handful of California shows, the gig at Yoshi's was actually two, back to back shows - one slated for 8:00 PM (which I attended) and another scheduled for 10:00 PM.  It was a fantastic show, and I really can't say enough good things about the … [Read more...]