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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Two Quick Autograph Stories -- Danny DeVito and Steph Curry
"She's the worst. The crazy thing is, I've done podcasts and radio shows, with multiple people -- and they're funny. Everyone is riffing and coming up with interesting points. The Talk...is better than The View, but not by much. It…"
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BC commented on Josh Board's blog post Two Quick Autograph Stories -- Danny DeVito and Steph Curry
""(can somebody explain to me why these talk shows with all women are so popular? Both "The Talk" and "The View" are just awful)" No, I can't. All of them are like nails on a chalkboard. Especially, Joy Behar."
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Two Quick Autograph Stories -- Danny DeVito and Steph Curry

I was watching Danny DeVito on The Talk today (can somebody explain to me why these talk shows with all women are so popular? Both "The Talk" and "The View" are just awful). Anyway, his new movie "Dumbo" looks great. And, he was in my favorite sitcom of all-time -- Taxi. He started talking about the show and he said how he had a lot of stuff around him that a boss would…See More
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Jason Strecker commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"Josh, re: stickers. It's probably the same thinking of buyers in thinking COAs or holograms mean something is authentic. Has a sticker or COA, it's real."
Wednesday
Christopher commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
""I have two guns.  One for each of ya."  It's not "Here's lookin' at you kid."  But great and memorable nonetheless :).  "
Tuesday
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"You just made me think of something, Jason. On his autographed pictures that were selling for $80 each...they had a sticker that said "Val Kilmer Authentic." Strange. Because, somebody forging signatures can't get little stickers made…"
Tuesday
Jason Strecker commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"His ttms are secretarial and the person signing for him makes no effort to make an autograph resembling Val's authentic. I guess a good thing for authentication."
Tuesday
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"Here's the problem. If he doesn't want to sign autographs, because the only way his pathetic career has him making money -- is by selling his signature, fine. BUT....if people are paying $100 for the meet-and-greet, and $30 for the…"
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Rich commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"I've seen a few examples of his TTMs, and from what I recall they look significantly different."
Tuesday
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Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"nice article josh! sorry he did not sign for you. I got him ttm a few times and wonder if they are real?"
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Xwiesy commented on Josh Board's blog post Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him
"Brando had zero room to talk about anybody else haha"
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a pug called eva commented on Josh Board's blog post Interviewing Dick Dale -- King of the Surf Guitar
"I know where you're coming from Gregory. A mate of mine needed medical treatment for his hearing after seeing Dick Dale in Zurich! "
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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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Two Quick Autograph Stories -- Danny DeVito and Steph Curry

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 8:07pm 2 Comments

I was watching Danny DeVito on The Talk today (can somebody explain to me why these talk shows with all women are so popular? Both "The Talk" and "The View" are just awful). Anyway, his new movie "Dumbo" looks great. And, he was in my favorite sitcom of all-time -- Taxi. He started talking about the show and he said how he had a lot of stuff around him that a…

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Interviewing Dick Dale -- King of the Surf Guitar

Posted on March 17, 2019 at 11:02pm 2 Comments

Most younger folks (those under 40) probably only know Dick Dale from his great tune “Misirlou” being used to start Pulp Fiction off; or, they know the song that samples it by the Black Eyed Peas (in a concert I saw once, Dale said that Black Eyed Peas song made him enough money to buy a room edition on his home).

Those of us old fogies, or guitar lovers, know Dale as the “King of the Surf Guitar.” I was saddened…

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Val Kilmer -- A Horrible Evening Spent With Him

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 12:04am 26 Comments

Val Kilmer is an amazing talent. The stories of his early days are legendary. He was the youngest actor to ever get into Juilliard acting program. He was offered lots of film roles while he was there, and did stage work before hitting the big screen.

It’s hard to pick your favorite role of his, because so many were great. Here in San Diego, most locals would pick his Ice Man character in “Top Gun” since it was…

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Conor McGregor Arrest, James McAvoy Autographed Shirt

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

I thought I’d combine a handful of different things that are going on. The first, is what I heard about on a sports radio show. For a few days, they were talking about “cameos.” Now, as a movie critic, I think of a cameo as the point in a movie where a famous person comes on screen for only one scene. Well apparently, there’s a website (cameo.com) where you can pay to have famous people say a message to you, or for a friend/family member, for that special…

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Donald Trump Autographs Bibles

Posted on March 9, 2019 at 8:49am 13 Comments

President Trump toured the area where a tornado killed over 20 people in Alabama. And, one of those bizarre autograph stories happened. Now, the last time I wrote about a weird autograph story involving Trump, it was when he held the photos up of folks that were killed by illegal immigrants. After he was done speaking, and holding up those huge photos, he autographed them and gave them to the family members. Now, it’s one thing if the family asked him to sign…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
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At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.
thanks,
-Jason.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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