Yet Another Luke Skywalker “Screen Used” Return of the Jedi Lightsaber Movie Prop with Elstree Studios/Elstree Props/Danziger Collection Connections Surfaces on eBay

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Continuing a long line of "screen used" Luke Skywalker prop lightsabers attributed to Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with connections to Elstree Studios/Elstree Props/The Danziger Collection, yet another one has surfaced for sale on eBay.  Although there are photos of the prop and related documents and certificates of authenticity (COAs) from "Piece of the Stars … [Read more...]

Original Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 “Freddy” Gloves Update

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Back in June 2007, I published an article about Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 "Freddy" gloves in the marketplace, and highlighted that reproductions (marketed as replicas) were being crafted by Mr. David B. Miller (see Original Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5 Freddy Gloves).  Mr. Miller was kind enough to share supplemental information in his Reader Comment to the original … [Read more...]

Bonhams to Auction Prop Ferrari 250GT Spyder California Used in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

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Last year, the house owned by the father of fictional character of Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off was put up for sale (see "Cameron’s House from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” For Sale at $2.3 Million Dollars"); now, Bonhams will offer his dad's Ferrari for sale in their April auction. … [Read more...]

Revisting the Elstree Props “Return of the Jedi” Star Wars Lightsabers: The $50,000 Question (Original or Replica?)

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This is an update to a series of articles about two prop lightsabers marketed by Paul Harrison, at the time owner of Elstree Props, which were described as original pieces made for the film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.  No such lightsabers appear in the finished film.  Though it has been some time since the last update, published in late 2007, I have obtained new … [Read more...]

Cameron’s House from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” For Sale at $2.3 Million Dollars

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Cameron Frye's house from John Hughes 80s classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is available for sale in Highland Park, Illinois for $2.3 million.  The most memorable scenes in the house features the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. … [Read more...]

Superman Costume Tracking Matrices [Version 2.0]

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This work product is part of the ongoing series of articles about Superman costumes in the marketplace, tracking public auction house, dealer and dealer websites, and public eBay listings of costume items attributed to use by Christopher Reeve in the Superman films of the 70s and 80s (see category Market Watch | Superman). … [Read more...]

The Silence of the Lambs & Ed Cubberly: The Creator of Hannibal Lecter’s Mask

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As frequent readers know, I have published a number of articles in search of information about the original prop masks made for and worn by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon films as well as analysis of those purported to be, and other related issues (see Market Watch | Hannibal Lecter Masks).  … [Read more...]

Superman Costume Matrix: eBay Listing Public Offerings, Version 1.3

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This work product is part of the ongoing series of articles about Superman costumes in the marketplace, tracking public eBay listing sales of costume items attributed to use by Christopher Reeve in the Superman films of the 70s and 80s (see category Market Watch : Superman). … [Read more...]