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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"Very good points, Adam."
1 hour ago
Adam Halloran commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"I just can't get behind wanting someones autograph who truly doesn't want to give it. Why would you want a photo with someone, when you have to look back and think he really didn't want to be in it at all? All our obsession (autograph…"
1 hour ago
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"Wagner will never be charged, even though he should be. I was at Book Soup in L.A. and saw a poster that he was going to be there that night to do a reading. I was so tempted to show up, just to heckle him. He's sooo guilty. With Shatner...the…"
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Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"I've heard that isn't the most well liked among his colleagues. I do remember the pool incident. But murder? That's a bit strong. Although not out of the realm. Seems Robert Wagner's day may be coming as well."
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"That's a great point, Joe, but here's the problem. He's always had the reputation as being....difficult. So, I don't give him a pass the way I would say, if John Lithgow turned 87 and just didn't want to sign. Also, I think…"
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Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"Shatner has every right to say, "No". What makes anyone think they are entitled? The guy has signed autographs virtually his entire life and is now 87 years old. Give him a break."
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Dave B liked Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
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Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
"he needs to take lessons from henry winkler and George foreman. it is too bad when some celebrities do this but it is their rights! will you ever turn down autograph request in person josh?"
6 hours ago
Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post Quick Question About Auctions
"As long as buyers are willing to pay it they will take the fees as far as they can go."
10 hours ago
sling commented on Josh Board's blog post Quick Question About Auctions
"Buyer's fees seem to be creeping up. Seems like 20 years ago it was 15%------today Bonhams charges 25% for first $200,000! Then there is the photo fee which has creeped in, storage fee ..."
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Rick H. liked Josh Board's blog post William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!
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Josh Board replied to Joe W.'s discussion Tell us how you really feel, Bill!
"Read the blog I just wrote about this! Dang it...I didn't know somebody else already covered the story here."
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William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!

Most of us remember the Saturday Night Live bit that had William Shatner at a Star Trek convention. He’s answering bizarre, detailed questions about the show that he’d have no way of possibly knowing the answer to. They were such detailed things about a specific aspect of a certain episode, he finally, in exasperation, shouts “Get a life!”…See More
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just some dude commented on Josh Board's blog post Who is America...and Who Signed a Torture Device?
"Thanks, I hate politics in entertainment. No matter which side. Its ok to have an opinion, but enough is too much."
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Who is America...and Who Signed a Torture Device?
"You stated that perfect, just some dude!"
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About Me

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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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William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 8:37pm 7 Comments

Most of us remember the Saturday Night Live bit that had William Shatner at a Star Trek convention. He’s answering bizarre, detailed questions about the show that he’d have no way of possibly knowing the answer to. They were such detailed things about a specific aspect of a certain episode, he finally, in exasperation, shouts “Get a life!”…

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Who is America...and Who Signed a Torture Device?

Posted on July 18, 2018 at 4:32pm 13 Comments

I was bummed when Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out of the Queen movie. He looks more like Freddie Mercury than Rami Malek, and I think he’s a better actor.

Cohen is probably best known to people for the character Borat he played, in a very…

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Selfies vs Autographs -- A Story on the Selfie King

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 10:07am 8 Comments

Everywhere I’ve ever lived, my places have pens in every room, and piles of magazines. The reason is this. As a writer and journalist, I sometimes have an idea and I’m in one room, and wish I had a pen nearby. Or, you may be on the phone and somebody says something you need to write…

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Tab Hunter Death -- and when his manager yelled at me

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 8:06am 2 Comments

Tab Hunter died just a few days shy of his 87th birthday. I didn’t really want to write a blog about him, for a few reasons. First, anybody under the age of 55 probably doesn’t know who he is. Second, my interaction with him didn’t go so well.

In 1955 he starred in “Battle Cry” and the following year it was “The Burning Hills.” He found bigger success in the 1958 music “Damn Yankees.” He also had a hit single in…

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Quick Question About Auctions

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 10:30am 12 Comments

Aside from the "is it real?" questions we have about some auctions, I have a different question. Does it make it even worth buying the item if there's a high price to pay in addition to what the item ends up costing you? For example, I LOVE the items RR Auctions gets. Years ago, I purchased so many things from them. But that 22% premium you pay on top of it, is a bit high, don't you think? If I buy an item for $500...that means I'm paying over $100 in edition to that, and then more money on…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, SIR Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
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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