Archive for June, 2010

Jackson Museum To Be Established In Indiana

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Plans are moving forward in Gary, Indiana to build a museum to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, in his hometown. The city recently set aside 300 acres of land and has been gathering pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia in hopes of building the museum over the next three years.

It’s only speculative to imagine what music memorabilia such a museum could house. After all, Jackson’s unrivaled American music and cultural career spans everything from faux-Hollywood marriages to the top of the charts to his untimely passing just under one year ago. One can imagine some of Jackson’s gold record displays from his 13 #1 songs and concert-used clothing will be featured prominently.

Churchill Auction Brings In Almost $1M

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Our entertainment memorabilia blog touched on one interesting selection of historic artifacts and celebrity documents in the form of those once belonging to one Winston Churchill. A memorabilia collector by the name of Malcolm S. Forbes had spent over 30 years assembling the collection and certainly had his faith rewarded, economically at least, after an auction late last week.

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Items ranging from a cigar to a handwritten letter brought in over $840,000 last week in London. The most sought after items were a lot of Churchill’s speeches that were handwritten on affairs such as free trade and World War II.

For those in need, fear not, another set of Churchill auctions, one in New York City and one in London, is set for this December.

Hollywood’s Dennis Hopper Passes Away At 74

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The world lost an extraordinary talent this weekend with the passing of Dennis Hopper. The 74-year old was best known for his tough-as-nails Hollywood persona, along with a creative ethos that included both visual art and photography.

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As with any celebrities’ passing, the demand for their autographed entertainment memorabilia ascends dramatically. Expect searches, price and demand for Dennis Hopper memorabilia to follow suit.

With a career that spanned nearly fifty years and over 200 films, Hopper defined the Hollywood hell raiser in movies like Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet.