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Drive-in speakers

I don’t know about your hometown, but mine (Brisbane, Australia), has long since seen the back of Drive-in Cinemas. With the exception of a couple of very far away still barely operating locations, skyrocketing land values have progressively pushed these once common suburban staples off the map. The Place To Be Those of a certain …

“The Shallows” Screen Used One-of-a-Kind Mini Display Pieces

The Shallows Screen Used One-of-a-kind Pieces

Best screen used prop deal in a long time! Every so often an incredible deal on a “screen used” one-of-a-kind-prop comes along! The Shallows Screen Used One-of-a-kind Pieces! I have a very limited number of mini displays of sections of the screen used prop Humpback Whale used In the movie “The Shallows” (2016).  Each one …

The Shallows – Screen Used Prop Whale Carcass

The Shallows - screen used prop whale carcass

Screen used prop Humpback Whale carcass from The Shallows (2016). ***Please note: The following may contain film spoilers!*** A prop Humpback whale of six metres and weighing three tonnes is hard to miss! It’s a key production piece from “The Shallows” (2016), a horror survival thriller starring Blake Lively. I tracked down the monster production …

Jackie Chan Inexpensive Screen Used Prop Pieces

Aerial silk pieces

By far, the most common question asked of me is “why are screen used props so expensive?“. Props especially those used by the stars of any production, are always the most sort after (read expensive) category of motion picture memorabilia. That’s not so say that owning a “piece” of a key film prop is out …

A Guide To “Pirates Of The Caribbean” Screen Used Treasure

A guide to "Pirates of the Caribbean" screen used treasure

Pirates of the Caribbean screen used treasure props The Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise offers prop collectors a literal treasure trove of collecting opportunities. With a broad variety of prop treasure coins, gold bars & paper ephemera, these pieces make for impressive displays, are ideal for limited space collections, and they are relatively inexpensive …

Gremlins Theme Park Props – Where Are They Now?

Gremlins theme park props from “Gremlins Invasion” ride A category of “movie memorabilia” attracting an increased number of fans during the last few decades is the “theme park prop”. Historic growth in the theme park industry (pre covid-19), suggests that interest will continue. As theme parks open, close and change their attractions, sadly, they discard …

When Real Art Becomes Reel Art!

When real props become reel props

I have always believed that motion picture and television production “prop makers” and “set designers” to be, unsung artists. Moreover, their artistic talent or contribution will always be somewhat constrained in order to fit within the parameters set by production. I believe lines blur when real “commissioned” art is used as a production prop. Is …

Best Space Saving Film Memorabilia

Vader In Flames Crew Patch

We aren’t all blessed with sizeable areas to store and display our collections, and it’s not always practical to pack our homes with wall to wall mannequins, display cabinets, or cover our walls with dozens of shadow boxes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (I constantly tell my better half)! To most collectors, space …