I saw a quick blurt on Showbiz Tonight on CNN yesterday...they said a magazine signed by John Lennon sold for $12,000. That's a bit steep for a Lennon signature, but it is the magazine in which he's quoted as saying The Beatles are more popular than Jesus (for those young folks, after Lennon said this, a lot of protests were staged and burning of Beatles albums took place).
Lennon then held a press conference for the idiots of the world, explaining: I never said we were better than… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 18, 2009 at 1:13am —
The movie, starring Max Records and featuring the voices of Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker, opens in regular and IMAX theaters on Oct. 16.
Added by Mark J Gross on September 17, 2009 at 1:28pm —
I saw a preview of the movie "Big Fan" which stars one of the best stand-up comedians working today -- Patton Oswald. He tones down the funny in this serious role of a sad-sack sports fan.
Since he's a huge fan of the New York Giants, there are a few scenes that talk briefly about autographs. One includes them seeing their favorite player at a gas station (and they follow him to a strip club). One wishes he had a Sharpie. The other suggests they follow him into the bathroom, since… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 17, 2009 at 1:26am —
Of all the late night shows, Jimmy Kimmel does more bits relating to autographs. And he's at it again.
Last night, he showed a clip of Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced congressman, on a recent interview. Kimmel joked about him "selling his seat" and then he joked that he'd "sell the seat he was sitting on."
Kimmel showed all the other guests who have recently sat on it...Shaq, Mel Gibson, and "four foxes," which included Michael J. Fox and Megan Fox.
Added by Josh Board on September 16, 2009 at 1:27am —
Imagine that you're standing outside the exit of a theater, waiting for one of your favorite actors to leave. You're hoping to score an autograph from him as he makes his way to the getaway car, but so are the 60 or 70 other people that surround you. You know the actor will sign, but he'll do it as he quickly walks the gauntlet to his vehicle, meaning most people will come away empty-handed.
What's the best way to get that actor to sign your photo? Do you say his name loudly over and… Continue
Added by Scott Voisin on September 16, 2009 at 12:05am —
Movie star George Clooney continues to earn his title as one of Autograph magazine's 10 Best Hollywood Signers. Below is a report from the 34th Toronto International Film Festival where Clooney was promoting his newest film, "Up in the Air."
Monday, September 14, 2009
By Barbara Vancheri, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
TORONTO -- Even with a bandaged hand, George Clooney is master of the autograph mambo.
It goes like this: Sign and step, and sign and step, and… Continue
Added by Scott Voisin on September 13, 2009 at 11:49pm —
Little kids are always after autographs from their favorite baseball players. Heck, even us big kids are.
But a 6-year-old at Comerica Park for the Tigers-Blue Jays game Friday, wanted something else. A baseball. And, usually the kids hang on the rails and ask the players warming up for balls. This kid had a better idea.
The 7th inning had ended, and the Tigers were coming onto the field. The boy jumped onto the field and ran to the pitcher's mount. He lost his baseball… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 13, 2009 at 1:16pm —
Here are sample autographs of the main deceased NASCAR driver autographs, Following the photos, I will list some general information about each driver that I get on a frequent basis.…
Added by Brandon Mysinger on September 13, 2009 at 11:37am —
I rely on the local papers to give me the scoop on when an author or athlete is doing an autograph signing. And, the Union-Tribune in San Diego, is hit-and-miss.
Yesterday, I was reading the paper that evening, and it said that at Camp Pendleton (the military base 10 miles north of San Diego), that racing legend Mario Andretti would be doing an autograph signing at the opening of a new Firestone auto-care. That started at noon.
He also threw out the first pitch for a… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 12, 2009 at 6:31pm —
The news reports are starting to steam up the wires as the story surrounding Indy racing's "It Girl" Danica Patrick and her possible NASCAR future becomes more public. It appears that Danica is going to follow in the footsteps of another Indy racing great and now NASCAR legend ( and current 2009 Sprint Cup Points leader ) Tony Stewart. Tony paved his path to NASCAR fame by taking a very slow and methodical approach to entering the sport that has humbled so many of Indy racing's "Top Stars".… Continue
Added by Brandon Mysinger on September 11, 2009 at 9:05pm —
There's an auction happening in Stockholm...but in this day and age of computers, you can view the interest pieces of Ingmar Bergman online, and not by flying over there!
Those items include film cameras, a desk, and Golden Globe awards that belonged to the Swedish film legend.
Bukowskis is the auction house, and they have over 330 Bergman items for sale, include some chess pieces that it's speculated were used in the director's 1957 film "The Seventh Seal" and a 60s… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 10, 2009 at 7:47am —
I found this sci-fi tidbit on the web .
Thousands lined up to hear Patrick Stewart speak in the massive Marriott Marquis hotel ballroom at Dragon*Con over the weekend, and according to CNN.com, this Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men star didn't disappoint, revealing his thoughts about possible roles in both franchises.
The bottom line is that a return as Professor Xavier is still possible, but a future for Jean-Luc Picard ... not so much.
Added by Mark J Gross on September 9, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Andy Warhol had a bunch of cardboard boxes that stored things he collected. I heard there were over 600.
They were opened the other day, and guess what they found? No, no...not a bunch of spoiled Campbell's soups. But, a lot of interesting little items.
One box had $17,000 cash. Another had a naked photo of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that was autographed. Sure, there was some junk. One box had a piece of crusty wedding cake, another had taxi receipts and fan… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 5, 2009 at 11:45pm —
So, you just spent a few hundred dollars on an autograph, and wonder if it's real. Sure, there's a letter of authenticity, but so what. You spend your night Googling for other examples of the signature, and they don't seem to match up the way you'd prefer.
Well, this sort of thing happens in all collecting fields.
A perfect example is what went down in Amsterdam recently.
The Dutch national museum had a rock that was supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S.… Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 1, 2009 at 11:42pm —
For my first blog post I thought I'd show off the Broadway Playbill I got signed at Xanadu by Whoopi Goldberg
(she was a guest star in it for a few weeks) plus Cheyenne Jackson
Added by Jordan McAuley on August 31, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I found this TidBit on the WEB:
LOS ANGELES – The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.
Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.
Analyst David Joyce of Miller Tabak… Continue
Added by Mark J Gross on August 31, 2009 at 9:17am —
I always try to let people know when I see an autograph scene in a movie or TV show. Just for fun. It's not like it's big time breaking news in any way.
Well...with Inglorious Basterds (or however that is spelled), being the top film at the box office opening weekend (and probably an equally strong second weekend, since it's getting praised reviews and good word of mouth)...which surprises me, as I was very disappointed in the movie.
I found it so… Continue
Added by Josh Board on August 31, 2009 at 1:51am —
Throughout the 22 years that I have been obtaining NASCAR autographs in-person, I have had the chance to meet every driver that has driven in the sport. Many times, these drivers come along and begin their careers as fast drivers and great signers. However, as time goes on or as they become more popular, they stop signing as much as they once did. This is not to say that they do not sign or that they don't like signing for the fans. It usually means that they have more and more demands placed… Continue
Added by Brandon Mysinger on August 28, 2009 at 4:25pm —
One of my friends, knowing I'm a collector, had sent me this story a month ago. I completely forgot about it, until I saw it listed in the "News of the Weird" section of the San Diego Reader, a paper I write for in San Diego.
Tiny Tim, the crazy 60s' singer of "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips", who played the ukele and looked like a fatter Weird Al Yankovic...oh, and he also got married on the Tonight Show.
Anyway, a Texas accountant named Randy Reeves (I'm not sure how he let his… Continue
Added by Josh Board on August 26, 2009 at 12:57am —
Back east in Ohio, an expert at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library said a guy in town that found a Lincoln signature at a fleamarket, may have gotten the real deal. And, to top that off, it might be the last signature Lincoln ever did. It was on a program for the theatre at the show he was at the night he was killed.
Okay, I made those last few sentences up just to see if you were paying attention.
This guy bought a bunch of papers in 2006 in South Amherst, 30 miles… Continue
Added by Josh Board on August 24, 2009 at 2:18pm —