Watch Original Prop Blog’s Exclusive Interviews with Colin Cantwell on Star Wars Prototypes/Concept Art in 1974/75, The Apollo XI Moon Landing, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, WarGames, and More

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As readers may or may not know, I own and operate the sister site to the Rock Subculture Journal, the Original Prop Blog.  Founded and launched in 2007, my Original Prop Blog site is all about film and television and important pop culture artifacts – finding them, authenticating them, preserving them, and everything that goes on in that specialized art market.  Today I have published a world exclusive feature that shares my video interviews with Colin Cantwell, who worked on many important movies and TV shows like Star Wars: A New Hope, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, WarGames, Battlestar Galactica, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  He is well known as the creator of the key ships and vehicles from Star Wars (like the X-Wing Fighter, the Y-Wing Fighter, the Tie Fighter, the Star Destroyer, the Death Star, the Landspeeder, the Sandcrawler, the Millennium Falcon, and the T-16 Skyhopper) by way of the prototype models he created for George Lucas back in 1974/1975.  But no one has really talked with him about his work since, so he has until now remained somewhat of a mystery to fans.  As it ends up, prior to doing those prototype models, he created concept art that has been lost to the “public record” for the film series until now… [Read more…]

Julien’s Auctions ‘Icons & Idols – Rock N Roll’ Catalog Online, Event to be Held in Beverly Hills December 1st-2nd

Julien’s Auctions has published the online catalog for their upcoming memorabilia sale – “Icons & Idols – Rock N Roll”, which will be held at their Beverly Hills gallery on December 1st and 2nd.

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Photo Preview of Julien’s Auctions ‘Property from the Estate of Les Paul’ Sale

This past week I had a chance to stop by to see my friends at Julien’s Auctions, and preview their incredible sale of property from the Les Paul Estate.  Though I had looked through the hardcopy catalog previously, it was amazing to see so much of the auction material on display in their Beverly Hills gallery.  While there, I took some photos to illustrate their showcase of this historic material. [Read more…]

Julien’s Auctions ‘Sports Legends & Music Icons’ Catalog Online, Event to be Held in Beverly Hills June 23rd-24th

Julien’s Auctions has published the online catalog for their upcoming sale – “Sports Legends and Music Icons”, which will be held at their Beverly Hills gallery on Saturday, June 23rd for Sports and Sunday, June 24th for Music.

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Julien’s Auctions ‘Property from the Estate of Les Paul’ Catalog Online, Event to be Held in Beverly Hills on June 8th & 9th

Julien’s Auctions has published the online catalog for their upcoming sale – “Property from the Estate of Les Paul”, which will be held at their Beverly Hills gallery on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th.

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