SHADOWS IN HELL’S KITCHEN: The Villains of Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Across three seasons of the groundbreaking series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the eponymous damaged heroine had to face some true demons, from a mind-controlling creep, to a full-on serial killer, to her own mom. In their own way, each of these antagonists reflects how showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and her team brought Jessica from the more heightened world of the comic book page to hard-hitting reality, dealing with serious themes while doling out crimefighting entertainment.

Tom Chantrell – The Documentary

Here at Prop Store, we have had the privilege of handling a number of rare posters and poster artwork by the renowned British cinema poster artist, Tom Chantrell (1916-2001). A new documentary has just been released on what would have been Chantrell’s 100th birthday to celebrate his life and work, including interviews with family and friends, poster dealers, collectors and the authority on British film posters, Sim Branaghan (author of British Film Posters, 2006 published by the British Film Institute).

Headless Horseman Costume | The Prop Store Collection

Since its release in 1999, Sleepy Hollow has become a Halloween staple film for many and is loosely based on Washington Irving’s 1820 short story ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. Directed by Tim Burton, the film centres on Ichabod Crane – a progressive-thinking police inspector, played by long-time Burton collaborator Johnny Depp. In the film, Crane is engaged by the town’s Burgomaster to investigate a series of grisly murders that have taken on a seemingly eerie spin in the isolated town of Sleepy Hollow.

The Toys Are Back In Town

Toy collecting, it seems, has never been more popular. If TV shows like Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us or the Discovery Channel’s Toy Hunter are anything to go by, the power of nostalgia has driven more people than ever before to seek out playthings from their childhood, whether for the sheer gratification of their personal passion, or as a potential investment…

ALIAS INVESTIGATIONS – The History of Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones was a watershed moment in Super Hero entertainment. We’d seen comic book characters tackle real-world issues before, but from its first season debut in 2015, the gritty, edgy Marvel show dug its nails deep into every piece of “reality” that could be approximated around its super-powered star.

The Art Of Posters And Vinyl Collecting

For many, a quintessential part of the James Bond “experience” is the music. Whether it’s the staccato theme tune, John Barry’s soaring soundtracks or Bond songs by the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney or Adele, the Bond soundtracks have enduring appeal. In some cases, the vinyl record releases for the James Bond soundtracks were simply packaged with the artwork from the corresponding film posters, giving poster collectors a crossover appeal.

ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA LIVE AUCTION 2019 | FINAL ROUND UP

Movies are getting bigger. Just look at Marvel Studios’ gargantuan, spectacular Avengers Endgame, which took almost $3 billion worldwide, making it the biggest movie of all time (so far).

Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction 2019 | FEATURED LOTS

This year, Prop Store is launching its biggest-ever Entertainment and Memorabilia Live Auction, with no fewer than 900 cinematic and TV artefacts going under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October. That is a colossal treasure hoard, impressive enough to make even Smaug the Mighty jealous.

Stormtrooper | The Evolution Of A Helmet

When we first ever saw them bursting through the breach, laser rifles blazing, at the opening of Star Wars, the Imperial Stormtroopers made a huge impression, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.

10 Things You Need To Know about the Jurassic Park Series

With so many dino-licious items among Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction lots this year, we decided to delve into a quarter-century of Jurassic Park movies.

 

Alien Lifeforms | An Interview with SFX Legend Roger Dicken

In this year’s 2019 Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, we’ve had the amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with one of movie history’s greatest creatures – The Facehugger.

Villain Weapons | TOOLS OF THE TRADE

When it comes to manufacturing scares, the horror genre has many tools in its box. Some of which are literal tools.

 

SETTING THE HIGH TABLE: The John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Auction

John Wick tells the tale of a retired hit man that is forced back into the underground world of assassins when he embarks on a merciless rampage to hunt down his adversaries. With the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend, John Wick fights to overcome the world’s top hit men and women in a stylish tale of revenge and redemption.

Batman Villains | The Very Unusual Suspects

With such a trove of Batman-related items in Prop Store’s EMLA this year, we round up our favourite Gotham City villains, as seen on the big screen…

 

POP ART: The Vox Lux Auction

Vox Lux proved a unique challenge for costume designer Keri Langerman.

Marvel Television Live Auction Bidder’s Guide

Is this your first auction? First in a while? You’ve only ever used eBay?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  In addition to our full Buyer’s Guide and Terms & Conditions, here is a handy reference guide to the various ways that you can participate in the Marvel Television Live Auction!

The REAL World of Warcraft

By Dan Jolin

I spent 10 years in Azeroth. The world of Massively Multiplayer Online role-playing game World of Warcraft was immense, compelling, exciting and a great way to spend a long evening — whether that was hitting dungeons with your friends, exploring its lush jungles or barren wastes, or just hanging out down the inn in Stormwind’s Old District chatting with your guild buddies.

The Magic Of Mondo

How a Texas-based T-shirt company brought exciting new life to the poster-collecting hobby…

BLIND JUSTICE – The History of Marvel’s Daredevil

As props and costumes from Marvel’s Daredevil are being offered to fans in Prop Store’s upcoming Marvel Television Live Auction, we examine the origins of the gritty, groundbreaking Super Hero.

PACKING THE PUNCH – The History of Marvel’s Iron Fist

Despite its hero’s supernatural powers and fantastical origin, the props and costumes of Iron Fist reveal how the Marvel-Netflix show stayed gritty and realistic.

The Peculiar Legal Case Of Carry On Cleo

The original Carry On series of films encompassed an impressive span of 31 films from 1958 to 1992. The hallmark of the film series was to poke fun at national institutions such as the NHS, but there was also a strong focus on parodying film genres too. The mood of the films were light-hearted, irreverent and humorous and though not what you would class as high-art’, the Carry On films were generally very successful.

As with anything that involves satire, there were a number of controversies throughout the film series’ run, but none so peculiar as the legal case that sprung up around the poster for Carry On Cleo (1965)…

A NEW LUKE – The History of Marvel’s Luke Cage

When Luke Cage first appeared on the pages of Marvel Comics in June 1972, he was heralded as “A strangely unique super-hero.” By modern sensibilities this was a rather clumsy way of highlighting the fact that the brawny, bulletproof, Harlem-based crime fighter was the first African-American hero to ever be given his own title. But it also could have described the way he dressed: in a canary-yellow shirt, with a chain-link belt and a metal tiara.

INTERVIEW WITH NILO RODIS-JAMERO, Part II

In the Nilo Rodis-Jamero: Reimagined Auction, Prop Store presents an exclusive collection of 150 lots of hand-drawn artwork by veteran designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

EXECUTIVE SUITS: Highlights from the Vice Auction

As Prop Store’s Vice auction launches, we explore how the epic, Oscar-nominated political drama proved such a challenging production for its costume designer.

INTERVIEW WITH NILO RODIS-JAMERO, Part I

In the Nilo Rodis-Jamero: Reimagined Auction, Prop Store presents an exclusive collection of 150 lots of hand-drawn artwork by veteran designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

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