All posts by Dan Jolin

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Guardian Of The Galaxy | Harry Lange

The inspiring story of one of the Star Wars trilogy’s unsung heroes: art director Harry Lange

Mapping Out The Matrix

Two decades have passed since The Matrix kung-fu kicked its way into cinemas and blew our minds, yet its huge, out of the blue success has lost little of its impact. The idea that major studio would give $63 million to a pair of relatively unknown film-makers to make an original sci-fi action film feels as unlikely today as it did in 1999, but that is exactly what happened to Lana and Lilly Wachowski. And it might not have happened it if weren’t for the siblings’ savvy and unprecedented use of storyboards — many of which are available to buy here at Prop Store. The Matrix wasn’t just remarkable for being a film that was storyboarded before it was green lit. It was a movie that was green lit thanks to its storyboards.

20 Years Of Prop Store: Part 3/3

How a bold decision in 2013 changed the nature of Prop Store’s business and launched it towards a new future…

20 Years Of Prop Store: Part 2/3

In 2007, Prop Store opened its LA office, cementing its position as the world’s leading purveyor of entertainment memorabilia…

20 Years Of Prop Store: Part 1/3

From a one-man show to a company with an international reputation — Prop Store’s momentous early days…

Blade Runner’s Secret Artist | Matthew Yuricich

We’re coming to the last of our Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at Blade Runner’s secret artist – Matthew Yuricich!

Getting To Know Immortan Joe | Highlights from EMLA 2018

Welcome to the next up in our Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at a very special lot – Immortan Joe’s War Club from Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)!

Why Captain America Is The Most Interesting Marvel Hero

Welcome to the newest of our Preview Blogs from the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at Why Captain America Is The Most Interesting Marvel Hero!

Indiana Jones | How They Built The Ultimate Movie Hero

Welcome to the newest of our Preview Blogs from the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at How They Built The Ultimate Movie Hero – Indiana Jones!

The Three Ages Of The Apes | Highlights from EMLA 2018

Welcome to the the newest of our Preview Blogs from the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at the evolution of the apes from the Planet Of The Apes film series!

5 Reasons Why Han Solo Is The Greatest Star Wars Character

Welcome to the newest of our Preview Blogs from the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at 5 Reasons Why Han Solo Is The Greatest Star Wars Character!

10 Things You Need To Know About Ron Cobb

Welcome to the the next in our Preview Blogs from the Prop Store 2018 Entertainment Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the amazing and iconic lots that we have in store for you in this years auction… this week we’re looking at 10 things you need to know about Ron Cobb!