Added by steven foster mills on April 24, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments
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
Added by Steven Ryan on April 23, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments
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
Added by Mark J Gross on April 20, 2010 at 7:38am — No Comments
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
Added by Josh Board on April 19, 2010 at 1:36am — No Comments
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
Family Guy is certainly an acquired taste. One I acquired years ago.
So, the show isn't for everyone.
On an episode I recorded from a few days ago, Stewie (the evil genius baby), designs a machine to bring the cast of Star Trek into his home. He then goes on adventures with them.
It all stemmed from him going to a Star Trek convention and trying to get Patrick Stewart to autograph his picture. Someone asked him why he didn't want William Shatners…Continue
Added by Josh Board on April 13, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments
A question that is constantly raised and constantly debated, is when all the discussion ends and the dust settles, at the end of the day does any celebrity really ever owe an autograph to those that request it?
We all know the argument, and we all know the value of signed items. We all see the demand and we all see the scams. We all know about Ebay, and so does the celebrity. We all see the increasing number of autograph style conventions, and we all see the amount of…Continue
I've been catching up on all the TMZs from this week.
They showed Sean Connery signing autographs as he left his home, but he was yelling and snapping at everyone as he did it. At one point he asked for people not to shove things in his face. Another time he said "Get that bunny out of here." Nobody had a clue what he meant by that.
They reported Tiger Woods signing lots of autographs at the golf tournament, something he hadn't done in the past. The TMZ staff…Continue