Prop Talk Podcast #018 – Troika Brodsky, “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Collector | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Troika Brodsky, special guest. This is the eighteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog.  Troika Brodsky is a hobbyist who has, over the past ten years or so, amassed the largest personal collection of Lord of the Rings props, costumes, and other material from the film trilogy.  The collection will be auctioned by Julien's Auctions (see official site) on December … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #017 – Jeff Pirtle, Director of Archives and Collections, NBCUniversal | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Jeff Pirtle, special guest. This is the seventeenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mr. Jeff Pirtle is Director, Archives and Collections, NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is celebrating their Centennial, and involved in a number of projects that give people glimpses of never-before-seen props, images and more from the NCBUniversal collection. Jeff Pirtle has been … [Read more...]

FBI Press Release: “Three Men Plead Guilty to Fraud Involving Sports Memorabilia”

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As reported by various mainstream media outlets this week (New York Daily News original report, NY Daily News follow-up, Forbes, WREX-13), several memorabilia dealers plead guilty this week to fraud charges related to the sale of "game worn" sports jerseys.  Sentencing is scheduled for May 2012, and each maul fraud charge has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $250,000 … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #016 – Mike Schultz, “The Shark Guy” | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Mike Schultz, special guest. This is the sixteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mike Schultz, known as "The Shark Guy" has done extensive research into the "Bruce" prop sharks made for and used in the classic Steven Spielberg film, Jaws (1975). This special edition of 'Prop Talk' was recorded on site at Comic Con 2011 in San Diego. … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #015 – Dan Hill, Prop Store | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Dan Hill, special guest. This is the fifteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Dan Hill is Warehouse Manager for Prop Store, Los Angeles.  This special edition of 'Prop Talk' was recorded on site at Comic Con 2011 in San Diego and reflects the spirit of fellow hobbyists getting together and having fun at the annual pop culture event. … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #014 – Laura Woolley, The Collector’s Lab | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Laura Woolley, special guest. This is the fourteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Ms. Laura Woolley is President of The Collector's Lab, which provides "individualized, high-level professional and appraisal services to private collectors, institutions, insurance companies, museums, and wealth management professionals".  Ms. Woolley has extensive … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #013 – Darren Julien, Julien’s Auctions | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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Darren Julien, special guest. This is the thirteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mr. Darren Julien is the President and CEO of Julien's Auctions.  Julien's Auctions specializes in entertainment memorabilia and celebrity estate auctions, spanning movies, television, and popular music artists.  This weekend, Julien's Auctions sold their first piece for a price … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #012 – James Comisar, The Comisar Collection | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

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James Comisar, special guest. This is the twelfth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog. Mr. James Comisar is the curator of the most comprehensive collection of original television artifacts in the world - wardrobe, props, sets, set decoration, vehicles, and more, spanning 60 years of popular culture history.  He is a principal expert in this field and specialist … [Read more...]