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We wish EVERYONE a SAFE and GREAT holiday season. Unfortunately, Sue is tied up with the final layout of the National Screen Service book (I only untie her to work:) so you're stuck with ME this month for the newsletter... EXCEPT for the legal update on the lawsuits. (ok, I untied her to do that too). We have a TREMENDOUS amount going on this last month of the year AND preparation for our upcoming online anniversary next month... SOOOO, let's get started.
Here are the articles for this month:
Heritage Nov. Auction Recap New Member Area + NSS Section Emovieposter Tops Annual Sales LAMP 9th Ann. Member Special LAMP Christmas Special Poster Exhibit at Warhol Museum NSS Advance Book Sale Ends Other Important Events Universal Horror Fake Update LAMP Section Updates Movie Art Launches New Site Around the LAMP
HUGE SUCCESS --
HERITAGE AUCTION'S 2009
NOVEMBER SIGNATURE VINTAGE
MOVIE POSTERS AUCTION
Heritage Auction's much anticipated 2009 November Signature Vintage Movie Posters Auction was a HUGE success. The November auction realized OVER 2 MILLION Dollars. That's GREAT .... for them. They get all the money... and I have to work to add their 47 new additions to the Top Selling List!!! Life just doesn't seem fair...
EMOVIEPOSTER TOPS 3 MILLION
Yes, that's DOLLARS.. Emovieposter.com announced that they topped all previous years sales and at this past week's total were at $3,161,680 AND THERE'S a couple more weeks to go. Congrats to Bruce and his team. Week in and week out, they do a tremendous job.
LAMP CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
As you know, Sue and I have spent the past 10 years trying to help provide information to dealers, collectors and anyone interested in film posters and associated areas. So after some thought about what kind of Christmas Special that we could offer, we decided... WHAT BETTER.... than the gift of information. One of the most confusing areas about movie posters is their legality and usage... SOOOOO.... we want to make a VERY SPECIAL OFFER OF KNOWLEDGE. For EVERY LAMP book order from now through December 31st 2009, we will give a FREE copy of our "Legality of U.S. Movie Posters" book. AND, YES... to show that we are in the Christmas spirit... we will include a FREE Legality book in ALL pre-orders for our upcoming NSS book at the advance discount price.... YOU will receive a FREE copy of our Legality book as well. (on the right you will see US around the LAMP..... Do you think red makes me look FAT?)
NATIONAL SCREEN SERVICE POSTER
AND ACCESSORY NUMBER LOG
ADVANCE SALE ENDS DEC. 31 -
25% OFF RETAIL PRICE
plus NATIONAL SCREEN SERVICE TRAILER
The National Screen Service Poster and Accessories Number Log publication covers 50 years of NSS poster and accessory numbers from their beginning with the numbering of posters and assessories in 1940 until their change in numbering systems in 1989. This publication was created from the NSS work logs, and reflects what NSS distributed AND what they PRINTED for other distributors, literally giving a blueprint of the US film industry for over 50 years. It's a combination of three different sources making it one of the most accurate and reliable single sources ever compiled on NSS.
This publication is ideal for anyone needing or wanting research or documentation during this time period. You WILL NOT FIND a more complete reference tool on NSS numbers. This publication gives the NSS number (of course by year); title; distributor; plus marks reissues and additional NSS codes compiled from their records. There is also a source code to be able to identify where the information came from.
As an added bonus, we are including a copy of the 16-minute trailer released in 1967 by National Screen Service entitled "The NSS Story." This trailer was shown to only film exhibitors (not the general public) on a limited basis.
The book is scheduled for release in January, 2010 - this will be LAMP's ninth book and will mark LAMP's ninth anniversary online.
Retail price will be $40.00 plus shipping.
From now until December 31st, we will be accepting advance orders for this new publication at a 25% savings. ACT NOW TO GET TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER!
GET 25% OFF THE RETAIL PRICE BY PRE-ORDERING YOUR COPY NOW
DON'T WAIT - To reserve your copy, click HERE.
LAMP Members: To reserve your copy, click HERE
UNIVERSAL HORRORS FAKE MOVIE POSTERS
There has been a significant development in the ongoing investigation of the fake Universal Horror posters. Jaime Mendez, the restorer who was alleged to be the creator of the purported Universal fake posters, came forward and offered his sworn statement regarding his involvement with these fraudulent posters. Also, a former employee of Mendez also submitted a sworn statement regarding his personal knowledge of the situation. These statements will have a tremendous impact on the FBI investigation as well as the two civil lawsuits which have been filed in connection with these fake posters. Click HERE to read the latest updates.
MOVIE ART LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Anyone who has EVER put together their own website KNOWS what a HUGE amount of work is involved. Just a SIMPLE website will give you a MIGRAINE!!
Well, we are HAPPY to announce that Kirby not only has a new website, he has put together a WORK OF ART... IT'S GREAT!! IT'S STUPENDOUS!!.. IT'S MAGNIFICENT.. IT'S... I RAN OUT OF WORDS TO EXPRESS JUST HOW GOOD IT IS!!
You've GOT to go check it out and let Kirby know what YOU think about it and welcome him into the COMPUTER age.... Wow!! Here is a link to Kirby's new site at MovieArt.net
NEW NATIONAL SCREEN SERVICE SECTION
going online for LAMP Members
For the past YEAR, Sue and I have been chin deep in compiling and researching National Screen Service numbers and information. (we wake up from nightmares of NSS numbers attacking us!!!) You KNOW that we are releasing our new book on NSS Poster and Accessory Numbers.... BUT, we also have a TREMENDOUS amount of information that WON'T FIT IN THE BOOK!!! (It would take a SET of books to fit it all)
We have finally come to a solution for our NIGHTMARES..... present ALL of this MASSIVE amount of information to our LAMP Members.... and our nightmares will go AWAY.... (we'll let THEM have the nightmares :)
To achieve this, we are turning on an ENTIRE NEW SECTION on National Screen Service with history, information AND
8 NEW RESEARCH LOGS to cover the 70 years and over 30,000 NSS numbers. Our Members will be able have access to DISTRIBUTOR LOGS.... AND TITLE LOGS.... information NEVER BEFORE PRESENTED ANYWHERE.
This new section will be going online by the end of December..... just in time for our 9th Anniversary.
We want EVERYONE who loves research to be able to get to these GREAT research logs... SOOOOOOOO.... we're presenting you with a VERY SPECIAL 9th ANNIVERSARY MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL.... see next article
LAMP's 9th ANNIVERSARY MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL
LAMP's 9th Anniversary online is coming up next month, and we have a HUGE AMOUNT of material going online in our Member Section (including the SIX new research logs above plus an expanded Documents and Legal Section in the new Global Cinema).
The problem is that there are still a LOT of poster dealers and collectors who are NOT LAMP MEMBERS YET....... I know that's hard to believe.... with all the MASSIVE amount of research and special information especially for poster dealers and collectors!!!
So, I told Sue to prepare something REALLY REALLY Special as an offer that EVERYONE would really like as a special anniversary gift. So after a LOT of thought, I think that she came up with JUST THE RIGHT THING.
Since it's our 9th Anniversary online..... AS AN ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL THROUGH JANUARY 2010....
Join LAMP and get 9 MONTHS FREE!!! WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THAT!!!
Here membership info
POSTER EXHIBIT at WARHOL MUSEUM
A few months ago, we were approached by the Andy Warhol Museum to help with information for a poster exhibit that they were planning. We were more than happy to help them, and we just got in some sample programs that are being given out at the exhibit. Then we said... Hey.... Wait a Minute... Poster collectors don't even KNOW about the exhibit.
For those in the Pittsburgh area or anyone going through there from now until January 31, 2010, the museum is presenting a special movie poster exhibit of over 200 obscure movie posters in a special exhibit called..... "SUPER TRASH".
We have the exhibit list.... You DON'T want to miss this exhibit if you're anywhere near.
OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS
Alice Guy Exhibit - For those who don't know, without Alice Guy Blache, the film industry would be drastically different. The woman who started filming stories in France as Gaumont's secretary - the first woman director - the woman who came to the US and built the most aggressive and progressive film studio in New Jersey - AND the first woman to own a studio (Solax Films) - she produced more than 100 films with synchronized sound between 1902 and 1906 (some 20 years before sound revolutionized the film industry). Alice Guy wrote, directed, supervised and produced over 1000 films. The film world owes a GREAT DEAL to Alice Guy Blache - AN UNSUNG HERO AND TRUE FILM LEGEND.
The Alice Guy Exhibit is going on NOW through January 24th in New York at the Whitney Museum. If you are in the area, DO NOT MISS THIS GREAT EXHIBIT. Here is more info
LAMP WEBSITE UPDATES
TOP SELLING POSTERS UPDATED
THAT'S RIGHT... We've updated the Top Selling Posters List. You can see the Top 10... Top 25... Top 100... Top 250... Top 500... Top 1000 and EVEN THE TOP 1500.. AND we've also added several hundred new links into the archive. We're trying to get ALL the Top Selling Posters showing in the archive for all to see. We EVEN updated the Top Selling British Poster List, The Top Selling Italian Poster List, AND The Top Selling Belgian Poster List. We will be working on the others soon.
NEW ADDITIONS - PRODUCTION CODES
This new section presents the production codes that we have compiled SINCE the release of our 2009 Production Logs book. This is where we will continue to compile ALL new additions until our next book update which is planned for 2011. So hopefully, we will have gathered several thousand new production codes before then :).The new section is at the bottom of the Production Log page.
NEW MEMBER RESEARCH MAIN PAGE
We have put a new Member research page online. As we continue to expand both our LAMP Member sections AND the new Global Research Sections, we are beginning to try to organize and make it a LOT easier to find that special research that you're looking for. (Just wait for the massive amount of NEW research going online this coming month!!)
Take a look and let me know what you think. LAMP Member Research - If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.
AND ON A PERSONAL NOTE .....
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
AROUND THE LAMP
Jon has a batch of new arrivals that are pretty cool.... (My son keeps drooling over the new Zombieland quad!!)
Everyone knows what a great selection of posters (and what a great catalog) Dominique has. Dominique has redesigned some of his website and added a new selection of GREAT pieces. Be sure to stop by and see Dominique and look at these fine pieces.
Mat is celebrating his 5th anniversary in business and has a gallery of the some of the most popular film posters over the past 5 years. Take a look at a real FINE selection.
Kirby has a fantastic new website that is redesigned FROM TOP TO BOTTOM and has a tremendous amount of film information. You NEED to check out his new website. We hope other dealers follow suit with a beautifully designed site for collectors.
Gene is running a special Christmas sale on any 3 or more posters for the holidays. Gene has a wonderful selection and is ALWAYS great to deal with.
Terry is running an End-of-the-Year HALF OFF Sale. Terry specializes in vintage, western and Mexican posters and there is some really spectacular pieces offered here.
If you have kids or some specialty areas that you want something different for Christmas, Glenn has the COMMERCIAL side covered for you... from Michael Jackson to sports posters and all types of film associated posters in between.
Dave ALWAYS has a new and great selection and he's showcasing a great selection of film posters from RUSSIA!.
Greg has a special Christmas "Stocking Stuffer" promotion for us classic film buffs with a Christmas special on ALL Sinister Cinema films... IT'S TIME TO STOCK UP FOR THE SNOW DAYS.
ATTENTION STILLS COLLECTORS. Unshredded Nostalgia just got in a collection of almost 18,000 stills. For stills collectors, Jim has about 250,000 stills in stock. These stills are sorted and categorized -- so if you're looking for something special, please give Jim a call. Unshredded Nostalgia also has a great "Mail order service on spec" -- Jim will ship out a package of 150-200 stills, you pick out what you want and return those you don't along with payment for the ones you retain. It's that easy -- and you get to see exactly what you're buying -- no guessing involved. For more information, visit their website HERE.
MOVIE POSTER WEEKLY AUCTION SERVICES
SUNDAY Heritage Weekly Auctions TUESDAY emovieposter.com Tuesday Auction THURSDAY emovieposter.com Thursday Auction SUNDAY emovieposter.com Sunday Auction DAILY Movie Poster Bid
Our archive is SO large and complex that there are literally THOUSANDS of variable sorts that can be performed to find ALL TYPES of information. This is BY FAR, the MOST COMPLEX AND UNIQUE archive on the internet. We are building this extremely complex system to give YOU access to information that you can't find ANYWHERE ELSE.
We have prepared 4 tutorials to show you HOW to utilize our archive better. Now, unfortunately, because of have to see writing on the pages, we have to use a SLOW loading program so it doesn't lose the video quality. It takes 2 to 3 minutes to load a video. So I placed all 4 on the same page so they will all be loading at the same time, so once you view the first video, the others are immediately available.
General Video Tutorials - see new Tutorial Page
Archive - How to Search
Archive - Title Research
Archive - Poster Research
Archive - Advanced Research
Sponsor Video Tutorial on How to List Your Posters- see Sponsor Section
Til Next Time...........
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