‘LOST’ Items Not “Lost”; New ‘The Prop Blog’ and Unnamed Source Get Facts Wrong About Upcoming Auction According To Profiles in History


Yesterday, "The Prop Blog" (see New Website “The Prop Blog”...) published an article citing "a source that has chosen to remain anonymous" reporting that "Profiles in History plans to auction off only what they have determined to be the top 1,000 pieces" in their upcoming LOST auction.  … [Read more...]

1961 Guns Quarterly Article on Steve McQueen’s Prop Gun from “Wanted: Dead or Alive”


Courtesy of Steve McQueen Online (www.McQueenOnline.com), this is another in a series of articles which feature scans of very old features published in out of print magazines, related to guns and firearms used in movies and television.  This update includes and article from Guns Quarterly published in 1961 which features a detailed history of "The Mare's Laig'", McQueen's … [Read more...]

Profiles in History Feature in Latest Issue of ‘LOST: The Official Magazine’

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The latest issue of 'LOST: The Official Magazine' (Jan/Feb '10) includes a "preview" feature on Profiles in History and their auction of assets from the TV show, slated for mid next year following the close of Season Six.  … [Read more...]

Milestone: Original Prop Blog’s 1,000th Article


This article marks a milestone for the Original Prop Blog - the 1,000th article.  When I started the site back in April 2007, I honestly did not ever imagine that I would produce this much content.  So the occasion provides an opportunity to reflect back, look forward, and thank those that have supported this endeavor. … [Read more...]

Total Film Magazine Covers Weta Workshop Exhibit, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit


Total Film Magazine, one of my two favorite movie magazines (the other being Empire Magazine, both out of the UK) has a feature in the November 2008 issue covering the Weta Workshop exhibit at the Royal Armouries (see "The Wonderful World of Weta" Exhibition in UK) and talks with Richard Taylor about the Lord of the Rings franchise. … [Read more...]

James Bond, Prop Store, TV Film Memorabilia Magazine


There is a two page spread in the current issue of TV Film Memorabilia Magazine out of the UK featuring an interview with Stephen Lane of The Prop Store of London, discussing original James Bond movie memorabilia, including original props and wardrobe. … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry Handguns Magazine: “Guns of James Bond”


The latest (through "Feb 2, 2009") issue of Concealed Carry Handguns magazine has a special feature about the "Guns of James Bond" by Dennis Adler.  While no original props are featured in the photos, it is an interesting, more technical review of the firearms featured in the films, as well as the holsters. … [Read more...]

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial & “BMX Plus!” Magazine (October 1982)


As a follow-up to an article published last year (see The Original BMX Bike from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial), I thought it would be productive to share some additional information about the custom Kuwahara BMX bikes used in the Steven Spielberg classic, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982), including an article from "BMX Plus!" magazine circa October 1982. … [Read more...]