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An Autograph From the Pope

When I went to a party at director James Cameron’s house, I loved the Shelby Cobra he had out front. It was also cool to see the dashboard was signed by Shelby Cobra.

When I’ve seen signatures on cars, it’s usually on the dashboard. Sometimes there have been things like…

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Added by Josh Board on November 15, 2017 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts

Sometimes film festivals are the perfect place to get autographs. If you know which actors will be there, you can bring something from one of their films. I’ll usually opt for a DVD sleeve. It’s easy to carry, and there’s something about an 8x10 that just screams “I’m selling this on eBay tomorrow.”…

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Added by Josh Board on November 14, 2017 at 10:46am — 7 Comments

Humor and Horror -- The Halloween Blog

The other day, comedian and actor Denis Leary was on Conan O’Brien. He was promoting his new book, and the subject of autographs came up. He talked about when he started out doing comedic shorts for MTV and first started getting recognized places. He said it was just people at first that would…

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Added by Josh Board on November 1, 2017 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

Bob Dylan and Tom Petty Guitars For Sale

It ain’t cheap, babe. I said, no, no, no...it ain’t cheap babe. But this is the guitar that you’re looking for….

It’s a 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic that Bob Dylan played at many concerts in the ‘70s, including his “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour in the mid-70s.

When Heritage Auctions auctions it next month, they’re expecting $300,000 for the ax. The person making good money on it is Larry Cragg, who was Dylan’s guitar…

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Added by Josh Board on October 26, 2017 at 10:37am — 3 Comments

Ain't That a Shame -- The Passing of Fats Domino

AIN'T THAT A SHAME -- the passing of the Fat Man
I woke up to find out Fats Domino has died at 89. He was one of my favorites. As a little kid, I'd borrow my mom's 45's (remember those?). I'd listen to all his great songs: I'm Walkin', I Want to Walk You Home, Whole Lotta Lovin'.…
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Added by Josh Board on October 25, 2017 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

Golf with Phil Mickelson, or film with Larry David

Here in San Diego, I found out about an interesting charity item. Charitybuzz.com has a listing for a group of three to play golf with Phil Mickelson, at his home course in Rancho Santa Fe. A few days ago, the bid was over $100,000. Oh, in case you think that’s a bit pricey, keep this in mind -- it includes lunch.…

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Added by Josh Board on October 24, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Joy of Sax

So, if the Dodgers and Yankees have a showdown in the World Series this year, I wonder who former second baseman Steve Sax will root for. He played for both teams.

My favorite Steve Sax story has little to do with him. I was in 9th grade, and an older guy I played…

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Added by Josh Board on October 18, 2017 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Have a Cigar -- the Winston Churchill Edition

As a cigar lover, and collector of memorabilia, I remember when a bunch of JFK items hit the auction block. There was a humidor that comedic legend Milton Berle had given to him, and it was engraved. It ended up going for half a million dollars.

I thought of…

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Added by Josh Board on October 14, 2017 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

The Day I Met Tom Petty

I've never seen Tom Petty play live. I had a few of his albums, as well as his Greatest Hits CD (love his cover of "Something in the Air"). When I worked at a classic rock radio station in the early 90s, I was ticked when he did an interview show on another station and some of the DJs from our station went to the taping. They all got his new album, Full Moon Fever (with the terrific "Running Down a Dream") autographed. Had I know, I would've been there. Or at least given them a record to get…

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Added by Josh Board on October 3, 2017 at 12:54am — 1 Comment

Guardians of the Galaxy Item Sells for 160k

I heard on the news today that the helmet Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) wore in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie sold at auction for $160,000. It was part of the auction a UK memorabilia store and auction house called “Prop Store” had going.…

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Added by Josh Board on September 27, 2017 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

My Regrets with a Boxing and Acting Legend

When a celebrity dies, I get a little bit sad thinking about all the work they did that I loved. Two recent deaths were a little easier to take, since they were in their 90s. Character actor and musician Harry Dean Stanton, who has been in at least 100 movies, died at 91. I never got his…

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Added by Josh Board on September 20, 2017 at 11:58pm — 4 Comments

Reporters Asking For Autographs -- the Hollywood Edition

Since I do movie reviews in San Diego, I sometimes take note of autograph scenes in movies. I highly recommend you AVOID going to see the movie “mother!” I know, it has a great cast (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson) and a talented director Darren…

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Added by Josh Board on September 20, 2017 at 11:03pm — 7 Comments

Hillary Clinton Book Tour

My favorite Hillary Clinton autograph story I heard in this very magazine. Somebody went to her office when she was Senator of New York. They brought a Monica Lewinsky book, but took the cover off a Hillary book and placed it over that. He asked if Clinton could sign the book. The…

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Added by Josh Board on August 31, 2017 at 11:40pm — 6 Comments

Best Deal For a Collectible Ever -- the NASA Edition

We’ve all heard stories about somebody that was at a garage sale and bought a Jackson Pollock painting for $5. Well, this one will be the best ever in terms of the amount of money paid for the item. A couple, Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth, were going through clothes at a Salvation Army in…

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Added by Josh Board on August 22, 2017 at 11:46pm — 3 Comments

What do Link Wray, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock All Have in Common?

One of the perks I have being a movie critic is seeing all the movies before they come out (and not paying to see ‘em). At a screening the other night, I was interested in a documentary coming out soon called “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” As a huge fan of rock ‘n roll, this is…

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Added by Josh Board on August 10, 2017 at 3:24pm — 9 Comments

My Wife and Mark Hamill -- YES I'M TICKED OFF !!!!

You know how I know I married the right woman? Well, on our wedding night, she let me….oh come on! This is a family blog. And it’s about autographs. Here’s how I know.

I was lamenting the fact that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) was coming to our hometown, and I had…

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Added by Josh Board on July 31, 2017 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Crazy Autograph Stories on TMZ -- J.Lo, Jericho, and Jackson

A lot of interesting autograph things were shown happening on TMZ tonight (that show is my guilty pleasure).

Wrestler Chris Jericho was signing autographs for some people and when he said he wasn’t going to sign anymore, a guy got upset and started screaming…

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Added by Josh Board on July 31, 2017 at 9:13pm — 5 Comments

Peter Frampton -- Lost His Hair...and now his Cool

Two friends of mine that do autographs -- one that’s a wonderful man with a great collection, the other a dope that’s an autograph dealer -- have told me of the countless times they’ve gotten Peter Frampton and how nice he was at signing. They got him at the venues and at hotels. Now, I have a bunch of Frampton albums that are signed, but I bought them cheap with a collection of albums. I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him, or seeing him in concert.…

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Added by Josh Board on July 24, 2017 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Comic Con 2017 -- Conan O'Brien, Will Smith, and more

I got that call from a girl I hadn’t heard from in years. It’s that call we all dread. No, no...not that type of call! It’s someone that asked me if I could meet her downtown for the first day of Comic Con, to help her get Conan O’Brien’s autograph. He was going to be filming some shows down…

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Added by Josh Board on July 19, 2017 at 9:13pm — 7 Comments

What's the Difference Between Ozzy Osbourne and George Lucas?

On the afternoon talk show The Talk, there was a guest from Entertainment Tonight named Cameron Madison. He showed up to tell a story about Star Wars creator George Lucas. He showed clips of Lucas leaving a hotel and being asked for his autograph. Madison…

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Added by Josh Board on July 18, 2017 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

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