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In Memory of BARBARA FRANCHI
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Barbara Franchi. Barbara was born in Long Island, New York and attended Hunter College and CCNY. She taught high school and college biology, general science, and geology in New York City high schools, CCNY and then Loyola of Montreal. From 1969-2005, Barbara and her husband Rudy operated The Nostalgia Factory, the oldest movie poster website on the Internet. She co-authored (with Rudy) Miller's Movie Collectibles, considered one of the finest books written on collecting movie memorabilia. The Nostalgia Factory was the first official supplier of poster images to the IMDb. Barbara, along with Rudy, organized and cataloged vintage movie poster auctions at Skinner Boston and Christie's New York, and was an appraiser/generalist on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.
Barbara's contributions to this hobby are immeasurable, and we will all miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rudy and their children.
Contributions in Barbara’s name can be made to Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW LAMP
SPONSORS AND DEALERS
Simon Dwyer - SimonDwyer.co.uk
Simon, a fifteen-year movie poster collector, has recently become a dealer as well. Based in London UK, Simon has posters from all over the world with a range that starts in the 1920’s and runs through to 1980. As a long-term lover of 1950’s and 1960’s Americana (Simon also has a ‘64 corvette and a ’42 Harley), the collection has always had a strong emphasis on kitsch classics - bad girl, teenage delinquent, sci-fi and exploitation movie posters, in particular. However, over the years, it has also expanded to take in Hollywood classics, auto, aviation and action films, amongst others. This website was set up as the first in the Lakesville family of websites. To follow in the near future will be new sites dedicated to comics, collectibles, toys and records. To check out this great site, CLICK HERE.
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Looking for some GREAT Classic movies!! Since 2002 Ashfault's Classic Movies has provided movie collectors with access to over 6,000 classic films on everything from silent films to 1970s cult classics. Our catalog includes action/adventure, musicals, comedies, dramas , film-noir, serials, westerns and countless other genres. All on VHS or DVD AND new titles are added on a weekly basis. So, if you are looking for a GREAT classic movie, be sure and contact Heather HERE.
COMING THIS SUMMER ...
The 2009 Edition of the
Movie Studio Production Code
MORE NUMBERS... NEW FORMAT... FASTER SEARCHES... MORE STUDIOS
AND CHEAPER PRICE
FOR MORE DETAILS, CLICK HERE!
ARE YOU A DEALER OR SUPPLIER WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN THE NEW 2009 MOVIE STUDIO PRODUCTION CODE BOOK? CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
2009 MARCH SIGNATURE
VINTAGE MOVIE POSTER AUCTION
MARCH 20-22, 2009
Heritage 2009 March Signature Vintage Movie Poster Auction is now online!
Heritage Auction will present its 2009 March Signature Vintage Movie Poster Auction on March 20-22, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Here are just a few of the items featured in this great auction:
Dracula - 1931 Style F One Sheet
Freaks - 1932 Insert
Ye Olden Days - 1933 One Sheet
Raven - 1935 Style D One Sheet
Hunchback of Notre Dame - R1929 One Sheet
London After Midnight - 1927 Argentinean One Sheet
The Champion - 1915 One Sheet
Citizen Kane - 1941 Style B One Sheet
Mad Love - 1935 Title Card
A full color catalog is available on line HERE.
3/31 & 4/2 Spring Mini/Major
Linen Auction Parts I & II
eMoviePoster.com has announced the dates of its annual Spring Mini/Major. This great "linen auction" will be presented in two parts and will begin on March 31st. We will be posting more information on LAMP as it becomes available. If you'd like to know more, contact Bruce HERE.
MOPO CELEBRATES 14 GREAT YEARS
On February 24, 1995, the first MoPo message was distributed by the American University listserv. Fourteen years later, MoPo is still the premiere movie poster discussion forum on the internet, providing an educational platform, communications center and a general sounding board for the movie poster hobby.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCOTT BURNS AND MOPO ON SERVING THIS COMMUNITY FOR 14 YEARS.
LAMP MEMBER UPDATE
As you know, we are in the middle of combining all the NSS numbers that we had gathered over the years (about 15,000) with the book that Bruce Hershenson bought, which was a 1999 print out of their National Screen number log. As I finish combining each year, I am making it available to you. We already have 15 years combined and online (from 1940-1954).
Directions: From the LAMP home page, go to the Members Section and look under "Logs" and go down to NSS to find them. Here is a direct link.
APPEAL TO COLLECTORS
If you love the hobby, PLEASE take the time to read this.
Sue and I have been poster collectors for over 30 years and sincerely love the hobby. Once we closed our retail store and decided to start LAMP in January 2001, we were committed to creating a place to document the hobby, primarily because very little existed out there. We thought that we were fairly knowledgable when we started, but each year we slowly began to realize what a vast amount of information was out there and how little was documented... AND THEN.. what an unbelievable amount was disappearing in front of our eyes. Continue
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AROUND THE LAMP
KinoArt has announced the addition of 230 new posters to their website. These include some of these great titles: The Unknown Window Card (Tod Browning 1927), Bullitt Italian style B 2 panel, Desire Window Card (Dietrich/Cooper 1936), Peeping Tom Italian 1 panel, Funny Face US 3 sheet, Mudhoney rare style 1sh; German posters for titles like La Belle et la Bete, Lawrence of Arabia Style B, Modern Times, Riefenstahls Olympia (50s poster), I Vitelloni (Fellini), British Quads and US 1sheets for 1960s and 1970s classics, a selection of Czech 1 sh posters like Cool Hand Luke, Duel, Once Upon a Time in the West, Jaws, Terminator, various James Bond (British Quads for Man with a Golden Gun, Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Japanese Thunderball etc.), Horror/SciFi, and Exploitation and more. Click HERE and go to "New."
If you are in the UK during March, be sure to visit Terry and Sue from quadbod at one of these great shows:
Sat 21/Sun 22 March 2009 – Antiques & Collectors Fair, Shepton Mallet at the Royal Bath & West Showground in Mendip Hall 2
Sat 28/Sun 29 March 2009 – Memorabilia at NEC Birmingham
LAMP's new Learn About International Movie Posters will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit their website HERE.
Here is Reel Art's schedule of events for March, 2009:
Mar. 14, 2009
Collectors Film Convention
Westminster Central Hall
Storey's Gate, SW1
Mar. 21-22, 2009
Ray Court’s Hollywood
Collectors and Collectibles Show
Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631
Mar. 28-29, 2009
Overland Park International Trade Center
115th & Metcalf -- Overland Park, Kansas
In addition, you can read the latest Reel Art newsletter HERE.
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