Forbes on Comisar: “…Inside The World’s Greatest Collection Of TV Memorabilia”

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James Comisar is perhaps one of the most interesting figures in the film and television collecting art market, and sort of serves as its ambassador into the world of serious journalists.  It seems with each high end glossy mainstream media outlet provides a different look and take into the eclectic world of iconic artifacts from the complete history of television. … [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 Comisar Featured in Latest Issue of American Way Magazine with His “Magnificent Obsession”

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Renowned pop culture expect and collector James Comisar is featured in the latest issue of American Way magazine, in an article called "Magnificent Obsession" by Ken Wysocky.  It provides an excellent overview into Mr. Comisar's backgrounds and origins in collecting as well as his future objectives in establishing his Museum of Television. … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog 2013 Year in Review: News, Developments, and Trends in Collecting Original TV & Movie Props, Costumes and Pop Culture Memorabilia

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As per tradition, (see 2007 Year in Review, 2008 Year in Review, 2009 Year in Review, 2010 Year in Review, 2011 Year in Review, 2012 Year in Review), what follows is an editorial featuring my personal observations and opinions with regards to the business of buying, collecting, selling, and preserving original pop culture artifacts - looking back at the top trends, … [Read more...]

Opportunity to Acquire One of the Great Motion Picture Artifacts of Our Time & Help Archive Television History (Wizard of Oz’s Cowardly Lion & The TV History Museum)

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The Hollywood Reporter is breaking news this week (currently the print edition only), about the prospects of an individual or other entity acquiring one of the two surviving Cowardly Lion costumes from The Wizard of Oz, proceeds of which would go toward the funding of James Comisar's "Museum of Television" project in Phoenix, Arizona. … [Read more...]

The Original Prop Blog 2012 Year in Review: News, Developments, and Trends in Collecting Original TV & Movie Props, Costumes and Pop Culture Memorabilia

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As per tradition, (see 2007 Year in Review, 2008 Year in Review, 2009 Year in Review, 2010 Year in Review, 2011 Year in Review), what follows is an editorial featuring my personal observations and opinions with regards to the business of buying, collecting, selling, preserving original pop culture artifacts - looking back at the top trends, developments, and news stories of … [Read more...]

Update on James Comisar’s “Museum of Television” Project In Phoenix, AZ – On ‘Good Morning Arizona’ Show

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As reported a few months ago (see "James Comisar’s “Museum of Television”: The Three Year, $35 Million, 50,000 sq ft Project Finds A Home In Phoenix, AZ"), James Comisar's dream of creating a public museum to house his unparalleled collection of original television artifacts is becoming a reality, with a project in the works to showcase this material in downtown Phoenix.  Mr. … [Read more...]

James Comisar’s “Museum of Television”: The Three Year, $35 Million, 50,000 sq ft Project Finds A Home In Phoenix, AZ

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The Phoenix Business Journal published a front page story this week announcing a project under development by pop culture pioneering archivist James Comisar to create a public "Museum of Television" to feature material from The Comisar Collection.  The article talks about a 50,000 square foot museum being developed in downtown Phoenix in about three years, with a projected cost … [Read more...]