Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

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John Rodgers: LIFE and MUSIC

This series of three concerts is quite special because John has composed, arranged and/or played with all of his guests: Wiiliam Barton, Genevieve Lacey, Scott Tinkler, Vanessa Tomlinson, Kate Miller-Heidke and Kier Nuttall. They all have international profiles. Whilst supported … Continue reading

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PShift: We are products of the system

Went to court and saw Garcia Lorca poem ‘Casida of the Dark Doves’ written on the wall: “Through the laurel branches I saw two doves of darkness. The one it was the sun, the other one was lunar. I said: … Continue reading

Hollywood unbottles memories

YOU would kill for a pair of loafers worn by Clark Gable in the film Gone with the Wind.
You do not have to go that far; just part with $8-10,000 and they are yours.
If you have not got $10,000, then it is back to Plan A. If you do go toJulien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills Gallery on Friday or Saturday with intent of murderous theft, please do say I mentioned it.

Juliens kindly sent me an invitation to Monday’s “exclusive press exhibition and press call for Hollywood Legends, the auction”.
I live way down in the southern part of the world in Queensland Australia but I receive media releases about Southeby’s auctions in London and Johannesburg and now Julien’s Beverly Hills.
These invites perk up my workaway day in journalism, but this blog is the only avenue to spread the word about the auctions. I do not want the releases to stop so here goes.
You can buy casting videos of stars trying out for films and they are a steal at $2-4000. I presume they are limited edition because you can get the whole damn movie for under 20 bucks.
You can buy copies of Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore and Helen Hunt for roles in Jurassic Park. I hate to be a spoiler but I have to tell you none of them got a part.
Ben Affleck, and Lisa Kudrow audition with Ellen DeGeneres for roles in the film Mr. Wrong, Weren’t Bill and Lisa lucky they missed out and avoided that 1996 stinker on their bio!
William Shatner’s laser rifle from the second pilot episode of the Star Trek television series is expected to fetch a lousy $40-60,000. And we all thought any cashed-up nerd would part with at least a hundred grand for such a thing.
A brown cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe has an estimate of $5-7000. A stylish woman would probably get with a little brown dress today, but I could not imagine an earlier generation conceiving of dun glamour. No doubt whoever buys the dress will send us a picture of her or himself in it.
A car from The Green Hornet is expected to attract a winning bid between $40,000-$60,000 while Jay Chou’s five-piece Kato costume could go for as high as $10,000. Everything about the $120 million film The Green Hornet is overpriced. The producers were in discussion with Nicolas Cage to play The Villain but they decided the film looked like being bad enough without Nic being in it. They were proved right.
Hollywood Legends is at Julien’s Auctions Gallery, 9565 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, across from Saks Fifth Avenue. That sounds a pretty swank address. I do not know if they would have let me in if I showed up for Monday’s press call.
More than 800 items go under the hammer during sessions as follows:
Friday, April 5th Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T. Session II: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.
Saturday, April 6th Session III: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Nah, I don’t know what P.S.T. is but some of you will.
If you go can you but me a little something – one of Groucho Marx’s cigar stubs will do.
As far as actors go, they do not come more straight-shootin’ than Charlton Heston, so here is a recent tribute to the man. (Sorry, you gotta click on it – good exercise, but.)
And here is the reply from responsible gun owners