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

February 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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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 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 Comisar Featured in Latest Issue of American Way Magazine with His “Magnificent Obsession”

June 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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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

January 4, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

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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, developments, and news stories of 2013. As is always the case, this is a completely subjective exercise, and merely touches on the developments and events that relate to the hobby. 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)

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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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

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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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 2012. As is always the case, this is a completely subjective exercise, and merely touches on the developments and events that relate to the hobby. Read more

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