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Featured Lots - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction
With so much quality on display, it’s been harder than ever for us to pick our highlights, but we’ve given it our best shot with these 10 ‘top lots’…
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05.01.2016  |  Collections
Celebrating Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino’s latest, blood-soaked Western thriller The Hateful Eight roars into some American cinemas on Christmas Day (and then goes on general release in both the US and UK on January 8). To celebrate the return of the auteur, we trawled through our catalogue of items from his previous films to offer up a few […]
22.12.2015  |  Propstore Staff Picks
Propstore Staff Picks: Brian Cordoba’s Favourite Props
Our LA Copywriter Brian takes a moment to tell us about his favourite props and costumes from the Propstore website…
17.12.2015  |  Behind the ScenesStar Wars
Norway: “Hoth” Filming Locations Part 2
The next morning, the group met with their guides—Terje Olsen and Erling Nesbo. Terje has been around Finse all of his life, though he was too young to be involved with the filming of Empire. Erling, however, worked on the production of the film. As Erling did not speak English (and the expedition did not […]
17.12.2015  |  Behind the ScenesStar Wars
Norway: “Hoth” Filming Locations Part 1
“There’s nothing there.” To Brandon Alinger, the words of location manager Philip Kohler were hardly surprising. That’s because he was seeking a place so frozen and remote that Kohler had chosen it to pass for the desolate ice planet Hoth in Irvin Kershner’s 1980 STAR WARS sequel THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.
16.12.2015  |  Star Wars
Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Blaster
Written by Stephen Lane This article was originally written as an in-depth look at a piece Propstore had for sale. Unfortunately we have none of these in stock at this time
15.12.2015  |  Behind the Scenes
John Dykstra: Intergalactic Man Of Magic Part 3
Written by the Propstore team Tales abound of ILM being more like a university quad than a serious postproduction house. Hell, there was a hot tub in their parking lot. Another such anecdote stars the escape slide of a 727 passenger jet from a nearby industrial yard that was re-appropriated by the ILM brain trust and […]
15.12.2015  |  Behind the Scenes
John Dykstra: Intergalactic Man Of Magic Part 2
Written by the Propstore team For the explosion shots, Dykstra’s team built effects models that were pre-ordained to die out of a breakaway mold-making material that master modeler Grant McCune brought to the table called “fast tool.” “I didn’t want it all just to go bang,” Dykstra says. “I wanted it to go bang, bang, […]
15.12.2015  |  Behind the Scenes
John Dykstra: Intergalactic Man Of Magic Part 1
 Written by the Propstore team “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” While Arthur C. Clarke’s third principle of scientific prediction is most often applied to science fiction storytelling, it could just as easily be used to describe the age of enlightenment that began in cinematic visual effects in the late 1970s thanks to a […]
14.12.2015  |  CollectionsStar Wars
Gifts From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
The scream of TIE Fighters and the stirring chords of John Williams’ music on trailers means but one thing: Star Wars returns to our screens this month. The Force Awakens brings Han, Leia, Luke, Chewie, Artoo and Threepio back and launches a host of new characters to continue the iconic space opera. As you look […]
11.12.2015  |  Behind the ScenesStar Wars
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – On Location in Tunisia
In the summer of 2001 Propstore team member Brandon Alinger traveled to Tunisia in search of the original filming locations for Star Wars: ANH, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Star Wars prequels. Seventeen-year-old Brandon managed to convince his parents the trip would make an ideal family vacation, and spent a week traveling the […]
10.12.2015  |  CollectionsStar Wars
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – On Location in Tunisia
In the summer of 2001 Propstore team member Brandon Alinger traveled to Tunisia in search of the original filming locations for Star Wars: ANH, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Star Wars prequels. Seventeen-year-old Brandon managed to convince his parents the trip would make an ideal family vacation, and spent a week traveling the […]
09.12.2015  |  Behind the ScenesStar Wars
Tunisia Trip
Propstore team member Brandon Alinger made two trips to Tunisia in search of filming locations from the Star Wars films and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Brandon had become interested in the locations after reading several articles written by other fans who had made the trek to North Africa. He was able to get travel […]
08.12.2015  |  Behind the ScenesStar WarsUncategorized
Beasts of Burden: The Last Original Dewback
When George Lucas began working on ideas for Star Wars in the early 1970s, he envisioned making his first “real movie”—a movie with art directors and sets, rather than the more real-world films he had created in the past. Star Wars fans know that Lucas made the films in the U.K., for cost purposes, and […]
07.12.2015  |  Collections
ON LOCATION: BUTTERCUP VALLEY, 1982
Take a journey with us thirty years into the past. Before the world wide web, before internet forums and blogs. Hell, before Usenet groups and Compuserve. This was when movie spies were more like real spies. Belly-crawling with real cameras loaded with real film. Sharing physical assets. Speaking on the phone. Making meet ups face-to-face.
07.12.2015  |  Star WarsUncategorized
Stuart Freeborn
“Stuart…..FIX IT !” – the oft-heard cry echoing down the studio corridors usually preceded another pioneering invention from one of the most talented make-up & effects men in the industry – Stuart Freeborn.
03.12.2015  |  Collections
Movie Memorabilia For Your Christmas Wish List
Christmas is rapidly approaching, and naturally our thoughts turn to gifts. If you’re the type who loves movie items and are looking for some cool movie items to give as gifts, or even suggest a few that Santa (or a kind friend) could bring for you this festive season, we have a few suggestions from […]