Profiles in History, Planet Hollywood, Designer Shoe Warehouse to Hold “Shoemania” Celebrity Memorabilia Charity Auction

October 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Profiles in History have announced a special “Shoemania” charity auction which will benefit The Arts of Central Florida.  Presented in conjunction with Planet Hollywood and DSW Shoe Warehouse, the auction will include autographed shoes donated by a variety of celebrities.  The auction is slated to be held at the Designer Shoe Warehouse at The Milllenia Center in Orlando Florida on November 9th. Read more

Padmé “Phantom Menace”/”French & Saunders” Costume Update (BBC, Angels Costumiers, Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers, Profiles in History, eBay)

February 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Thanks to input from readers and friends of the OPB, I have more information to share regarding the article published last night about the “Padmé” costume that appears to have been made for and used in the BBC televsion series, French & Saunders, not the film at the source of their parody, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Read more

Padmé Costume with BBC Wardrobe Tag – “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” or “French & Saunders”? (Rebelscum Story/Discussion)

February 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A few days ago, the popular Star Wars fan site Rebelscum published an “eBay Today Express” article about a costume attributed to use by Natalie Portman as Padmé in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999), and subsequently posted a retraction based on further research.  Per the article, it appeared to match a costume worn on the BBC series, French & Saunders in a parody Christmas 1999 episode titled “The Phantom Millennium”. Read more