Two Pairs of ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers In The News… AMPAS “Academy Museum of Motion Pictures”, Smithsonian’s “National Museum of American History”
Two big stories have been making news in the mainstream media in recent days, with regards to two different pairs of original ruby slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – one purchased for the ‘in the works’ Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences “Academy Museum of Motion Pictures”; the other going off display at the Smithsonian for conservation and an eventual “American Stories” exhibit at their “National Museum of American History”.
Prop Talk Podcast #012 – James Comisar, The Comisar Collection | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord
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 in authentication, preservation, investment, restoration, and other important aspects of pop culture memorabilia and ephemera collecting.
Tonight the auction for the Superman costume offered for sale at public auction by “ComicLink.com” with the Letter of Authenticity from Jim Hambrick of the Super Museum ended with 33 bids for a price realized of $3,600, though the unstated reserve was not met. Read more
I have received another e-mail message from Jim Hambrick with regard to the questions about the Superman costume currently at auction with “ComicLink” citing as provenance the notarized Letter of Authenticity signed by Jim Hambrick, Supermuseum (LINK). Read more
Below is the reaction to Jim Hambrick’s message published Friday (see Response from Jim Hambrick (Supermuseum / Super Museum)…). This response is limited in scope to a few specific points that are on topic with the original article (see “ComicLink” Superman Costume Auction…). Read more