I saw the sold-out Conan O'Brien show in San Diego, which he cleverly titled the "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour."
San Diegan, and national touring singer, Jason Mraz was the music guest. Not as cool as Pearl Jam in Seattle, but he's had a few big hits (but boy "Remedy" an annoying song).
We didn't ask for his autograph before the show, because we weren't sure it was him. After the show, he gave high fives to the 100 of us waiting near…Continue
An interesting, small little film.
The main plot involves famous authors going to a book festival. Many of them are asked to sign books during dinners or after speaking engagements.
One funny scene involves the most famous of the authors, who has been shown to be a jerk. He gets tipsy, and is looking for an author he had an affair with. As he stumbles around looking for her, he's asked by three different people to sign things.
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With this 6th in my Valor series of blogs, I wanted to change it up abit. I use Col Ripley here for the great story of how an autograph request can led to something so much bigger. First, a little background as I know many here may not know what The Navy Cross is.
The Navy Cross is the highest medal that can be awarded by the United States Department of the Navy and the second highest award given for valor, only the Medal of Honor ranks…Continue
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A cane that JFK used, was just turned into the Smithsonian Institution by a 91-year-old. Not sure why he didn't use it himself.
Red Robinson said he kept the prized piece hidden under his bed. He was a colleague of Kennedy's in the Navy, and this was used while he recovered from a back injury in 1943, due to a military accident.
The injury happened when Kennedy was on the PT 109, that a Japanese destroyer rammed. Kennedy jumped in the water and dragged men back…Continue
I am sending out the white flag to this community. I am calling "uncle", and I will carry the spit buckets, I will chalk the field, and I will mow your lawns, wash your cars, and even consider picking up after your pit bulls (even on feeding day). I just need someone to please explain to me what is this infestation of reprint autographs for sale currently on Ebay. I know we have talked about this before, but do not still understand the "why" as to why anyone would want these, let alone…Continue
I guess that title is a pit deceptive. It wasn't like Pacino was throwing pens in anger. He was just being funny and having a good time.
On TMZ last night, I saw him in an airport in New York, and he was signing up a storm. One reporter asks him the secret of looking so young and he replies "Keeping quiet."
Anyone that's ever gotten Pacino, knows the autograph is really just a round scribble. But hey -- he's one of the best actors of all-time, and he signs.…Continue
I was quite lucky at the Chiller convention in NJ. this past weekend on April 18th 2010.
I interviewed, Rita Moreno, Robert Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Kristin Bauer a vampire from True Blood, Martine Beswicke, and Caroline Munro.
Also, got a few autographs in exchange for mentioning a few guests on here and doing some photo ops with Kristana Loken the girl…Continue
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I remember going into the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame in Balboa Park 15 years ago, and seeing the X-rays of Muhammid Ali's broken jaw. It was broken by San Diego's own boxing champ -- Ken Norton, a former Marine stationed in Camp Pendleton.
I always thought having that signed by both boxers would be a cool piece to add to my collection.
Imagine my surprise when I saw an X-ray hit the auction circuit.
It's from 1954, and it's of Marilyn Monroe's…Continue
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This past weekend at ComicCon in Anaheim I was able to mingle and talk with some of the coordinators who represent the artists that appear at such conventions and sign autographs. Inside info, is always a treat to chat about and learn from. The subject of actor James Arness came up. I don't ever remember him appearing at any conventions at least here in the L.A. area that come to mind, but for a few years now he has maintained a reliable web site where he sells REAL personally signed…Continue
This is the 4th in my VALOR series of blogs. Col Mitchell Paige was the 2nd MOH Recipient I sent a poster too and one of the many who sent back more than I asked for including a very nice letter commenting on my work. It ment and still means so much to me that a Marine as great as he was took the time to tell me; " I have autographed hundreds since WWII but none as attactive as those you sent me."
Known in the Marines simply…Continue
Actor Christopher Mintz (who probably hates everyone yelling "Hey McLovin!") was in Superbad, and that scored him a role in Role Models (a very disappointing comedy).
I just saw him in the movie Kick-Ass (you can read my full review on SanDiego.com).
Well, he was on Jimmy Kimmel to promote it. He talked about being at a restaurant and trying to impress his friends by sending a bottle of champagne to some older women. They sent it back and he felt foolish. As…Continue