When a celebrity dies, I get a little bit sad thinking about all the work they did that I loved. Two recent deaths were a little easier to take, since they were in their 90s. Character actor and musician Harry Dean Stanton, who has been in at least 100 movies, died at 91. I never got his…Continue
Since I do movie reviews in San Diego, I sometimes take note of autograph scenes in movies. I highly recommend you AVOID going to see the movie “mother!” I know, it has a great cast (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson) and a talented director Darren…Continue
During the last 2 years there has been sold a lot of fake Bono autographs from a seller in UK. First these forgeries came from a seller named “U2SPURSY” and then later a new account popped up, “RUDEGIRL1978” which started to sell the same Bono-forgeries with the exact same style. Both sellers are located in Dunstable, United Kingdom. And IMO both ebay-accounts are administered by the same guy.
This “RUDEGIRL1978” account has since then taken over the sales of most of these…Continue
My favorite Hillary Clinton autograph story I heard in this very magazine. Somebody went to her office when she was Senator of New York. They brought a Monica Lewinsky book, but took the cover off a Hillary book and placed it over that. He asked if Clinton could sign the book. The…Continue
I am fortunate to live between two major halls of fame. Both the Rock N Roll and Football Hall of Fame are about 45 minutes from my house. The Rock Hall has programs throughout the year and you never know who might show up. It is the only HOF that does not host the induction ceremony every year (that…Continue
We’ve all heard stories about somebody that was at a garage sale and bought a Jackson Pollock painting for $5. Well, this one will be the best ever in terms of the amount of money paid for the item. A couple, Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth, were going through clothes at a Salvation Army in…Continue
One of the perks I have being a movie critic is seeing all the movies before they come out (and not paying to see ‘em). At a screening the other night, I was interested in a documentary coming out soon called “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” As a huge fan of rock ‘n roll, this is right…Continue
You know how I know I married the right woman? Well, on our wedding night, she let me….oh come on! This is a family blog. And it’s about autographs. Here’s how I know.Continue
July turned out to be a good month to add the musical collection as there seemed to be more hits than misses. The month started out by getting on of the original 4Tops, Duke Fakir. The Four Tops are one of Motown’s original acts and have had a distinguished career. Duke is the last living original member and the 82 year old still has all of the dance moves down (except he no longer spins). After the show, I was the only one waiting and asked if he could sign.…Continue
A lot of interesting autograph things were shown happening on TMZ tonight (that show is my guilty pleasure).Continue
Two friends of mine that do autographs -- one that’s a wonderful man with a great collection, the other a dope that’s an autograph dealer -- have told me of the countless times they’ve gotten Peter Frampton and how nice he was at signing. They got him at the venues and at hotels. Now, I have a bunch of Frampton albums that are signed, but I bought them cheap with a collection of albums. I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him, or seeing him in concert.…Continue
I’ve heard that Roger Waters has been signing on his current tour. He was making a stop in Columbus two months before his stop in Cleveland. So three of my friends and I made the trek down to C-bus to try and get Pink Floyd’s bassist/singer and songwriter. We arrived early and there were already four people there. Within an hour, the line grew to 50. Another hour went by and there was easily over 150. After talking to some people and overhearing people talk while in…Continue
I got that call from a girl I hadn’t heard from in years. It’s that call we all dread. No, no...not that type of call! It’s someone that asked me if I could meet her downtown for the first day of Comic Con, to help her get Conan O’Brien’s autograph. He was going to be filming some shows down…Continue
I became a HUGE fan of this set once I learned of its existence, but there's a dearth of information out there about it. When I decided to start collecting them, I knew I had to do as much research as possible and share that knowledge with anyone else that might be interested. Star Pics autos are notorious for being easy to forge, but armed with this knowledge, collectors can make educated purchasing decisions. I hope to demonstrate how the forgeries differ from authentic copies, and how to…Continue
On the afternoon talk show The Talk, there was a guest from Entertainment Tonight named Cameron Madison. He showed up to tell a story about Star Wars creator George Lucas. He showed clips of Lucas leaving a hotel and being asked for his autograph. Madison…Continue
A handwritten letter to Sir Lew Grade from Paul McCartney on April 6, 1970. This was 4 days before he told the world that The Beatles were breaking up. He's asking for the for the "Deed Of Assignment dated Jan 12th to be sent to him IMMEDIATELY!!! This refers to Beatles royalties. This is a rare inter-office memo...and McCartney signatures from this time period are tough to find. What kind of value would you put on this? Has a letter from Frank Caiazzo. Just asking...Thanks.…Continue
I saw this on the TMZ website. I swear, when it comes to autographs and memorabilia, there's so much bogus stuff going on. It's amazing that anybody still buys stuff anymore.
Turns out some of these items never belonged to Carrie, and her brother was just trying to cash in. Read the story here:
I had a girlfriend years ago that spent thousands of dollars for the opportunity to have dinner with David Hasselhoff at a charity event. She said he was a sweetheart.
But watching this video (despite that some of it isn't in English)...is the most heartwarming thing ever (and it ends with autographs, of course).
I was listening to sports talk shows on the radio. They can be a lot of fun, but sometimes they drive you nuts. How many times can I hear people debate who is better between LeBron James and Michael Jordan? Or if the Lakers Lonzo Ball will be the next Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, or … Todd…Continue
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Since Autograph Live opened in July 2009, collectors around the world have come to rely on us to learn how to collect better, and avoid buying or selling forgeries.…Continue