Archive for February, 2011
  • Actress Jane Russell, 89 died today, Monday February 28th 2011. 0 CommentsPosted by on February 28, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
      LOS ANGELES — Actress Jane Russell, the sexy voluptuous dark haired actress, singer and dancer, of such films as her 1943 film debut in Howard Hughes, The Outlaw, The Las Vegas Story, Road To Bali, The Paleface, and of course Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died today at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. Miss Russell 89, died of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria, California... more.
  • Profiles in History press preview for Debbie Reynolds June auction 0 CommentsPosted by on February 24, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
      Profiles in History recently released an updated press release with some previews on what will be featured in their special Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Auction this June 2011. Below is part of the release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PROFILES IN HISTORY ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF HOLLYWOOD COSTUMES AND PROPS IN THE WORLD. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE DECADES, THE PRIVATE... more.
  • Heritage Auctions Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction 2/18 0 CommentsPosted by on February 16, 2011 under Featured
        Heritage Auctions is holding a music and entertainment memorabila auction on February 18th and 19th in California. The auction has a large selection of guitars, as well as personal effects of a few actors and actresses, photographs, and some artwork. For those bidders interested in props and costumes, the Heritage website mentions there are 7 props and 37 costumes/hats in the... more.
  • Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher & a surprise on Oprah today Feb 15 1 CommentsPosted by on February 15, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
       Today on The Oprah Show, Hollywood Legend Debbie Reynolds and her actress and author daughter, Star Wars, Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, will be in a rare appearance at 4 pm Eastern.  Debbie and Carrie will be discussing their carreers, life experiences, both good and bad, in what promises to be one very historic Oprah show.  Debbie also may share a bit of her amazing ... more.
  • ScreenSeen: Screen matching the Jester puppet from Puppetmaster 2 CommentsPosted by on February 12, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
      Today we are featuring  a new series of articles for collectors: Screen Seen.  Screen Seen will illustrate how anyone can go about screen matching their favorite props and costumes from their favorite films. Screen matching a prop, costume, or artifact from a film is one of the tools archivists and collectors can use to help authenticate an item. It's not always possible ... more.
  • Piano from unidentified film burned and left on beach 0 CommentsPosted by on February 8, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
           I recently came across this interesting story from the Miami AP News which was covered by mainstream media at the time.  A baby grand piano which was used as a prop in an unnamed film production was set on fire and left sitting on a sand bar in Biscayne Bay, east of Miami Shores.  Four years prior it was stored in the garage of the mother of Burn Notice prod... more.
  • Comic Con 2011 admission badges sell out in one day. 3 CommentsPosted by on February 7, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
    According to Comic Cons web site, they have sold out of all of their single day and multi day badges. Comic Con will be held at the Sand Diego Convention Center, Thursday, July 21st thru Sunday, July 24th, with their preview day being held Wednesday, July 20th 2011. Check  Comic Cons web site for further information, and see our coverage of last years Comic Con 2010. ... more.
  • Farrah Fawcett’s famous Red Swimsuit donated to Smithsonian 1 CommentsPosted by on February 2, 2011 under Featured, Highlights
      From the  Smithsonian National Museum of American History press department:  In a special ceremony today, February 2nd which was actress Farrah Fawcett’s  birthday, nephew, Greg Walls, and actor Ryan O’Neal donated objects from the private collection of her estate to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The donation includes the red swimsuit from her iconic 1976... more.