Actor Tony Curtis died of cardiac arrest at his home in Henderson, Nevada on September 29. Known as a Hollywood heartthrob in the 1950s, Curtis became a well-respected actor with roles in classics such as “Sweet Smell of Success” and “The Defiant Ones,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor. He also starred in the television show “The Persuaders” and later reinvented himself as a writer and painter. Fans of Curtis can find a great collection of Tony Curtis memorabilia including autographed celebrity photos and more.
Archive for September, 2010
Shirley Jones and her husband Marty Ingels attended the 4th annual Paws for Cures fundraiser event in Anaheim Hills. Paws for Cures raises money for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation. Guests placed bids on various items such as memorabilia that included a Bruce Springsteen autographed guitar and a framed and autographed Lakers jersey. Fans of Hollywood memorabilia can find a large collection of autographed movie posters.
The Philip Weiss Auctions will be held at Oceanside, N.Y. on October 22-24. The first day will be dedicated to Hollywood memorabilia which includes unsigned and signed celebrity photos, film negatives, movie posters, and various movie memorabilia. The other days will be highlighted by a plethora of memorabilia from railroad memorabilia to antique advertising.
Those who are interested in Hollywood memorabilia can look forward to a new television show called “Hollywood Treasure”. Premiering on October 28 on Syfy, the show will follow Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History, the largest auctioneer of movie memorabilia, music memorabilia, and tv memorabilia. Each episode, Joe will travel around the world searching for rare Hollywood memorabilia and auctioning them off. The show will also feature various Hollywood stars.
With the growing use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in film making, is the future of auction houses that sell Hollywood props in danger? These days, CGI is increasingly prevalent in films while traditional effects are more often abandoned. If the trend continues as it likely will, props will become more rare and valuable. However, actors are still a necessity and movie memorabilia fans can still find autographed celebrity photos and other collectibles.
Those who are fans of “American Idol” were undoubtedly anxious to find out who the judges are for the upcoming season. The wait was over when it was announced that Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez are the judges. Fans can find a large collection of Jennifer Lopez memorabilia, Steven Tyler memorabilia, and autographed photos and guitars from “American Idol” stars.
On October 21, there will be a workshop with bassist Billy Sheehan at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, California. In addition to a question and answer session, Sheehan will demonstrate his amazing technique in chording, two-handed tapping, controlled feedback and right-handed three-finger picking. The bassist is one of the most demanded musicians and he is an inspiration to many. Fans of music memorabilia can find a great collection of autographed guitars, photos, and signed albums from their favorite musicians.
On October 1, Convay’s Vintage Treasures will be having “Make an Offer Day” on which anyone can visit their website and make an offer on various pieces of memorabilia such as vintage horror/sci-fi movie posters. Convay’s Vintage Treasures also has rare Hollywood memorabilia such as autographed celebrity photos, unsigned movie posters, and autographed movie posters. For fans of horror and sci-fi films, this is a great opportunity to get a vintage movie poster.
This past weekend, “The Town” took first place at the box office. The film stars Ben Affleck and is filled with bank heists, car chases and gun fights in Boston. So far, “The Town” has received positive reviews. What some may not know is that Ben Affleck also directed and co-wrote the film. Any moviegoer who loves an action-packed film with a storyline may want to check out “The Town.” Find memorabilia from your favorite actors such as Ben Affleck memorabilia, signed photos and autographed movie posters.
Fans of television memorabilia may be looking forward to new shows and new seasons this fall. Among the many new shows that are anticipated are “The Event” and “Mike and Molly.” There are also favorites such as “Survivor” and “Dancing with the Stars” which are sure to please their fans this season. For those who are interested, there is a large collection of autographed photos, unsigned photos, and autographed scripts from a variety of television shows.