All posts by Miranda McCabe

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)…

Keep Calm And Carry On | The Art Of The Carry On Series

The ‘Carry On’ movies are quintessentially British comedies with enduring appeal. Starting back in 1958 with ‘Carry On Sergeant’ and running through to ‘Carry On Columbus’ in 1992, the film series has spanned over 60 years with 31 movies. This gives the films the distinction of being the longest continuous British film series to date…

The Art Of The Cinema Poster

Film posters have long been a visual staple of the modern world. From the cinema walls, to adverts on your phone screen, film posters and their artwork have long since been utilised as a way to promote upcoming movie titles with the use of bold colours and the faces of famous actors…

Monsters Mash | Secrets of Halloween Auction 2: Resurrection

Just when you thought it was safe, Prop Store’s annual Halloween Auction has come back from the dead! Take a look now at some of the creepiest, most enticing representation in Halloween Auction 2: Resurrection….

Top Lots | EMLA 2018 Highlights

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 our top picks from this year’s auction!

Exhibition | Highlights From EMLA 2018

Welcome to this week’s special edition Prop Store Live Auction preview blog taking a sneak peek at this year’s Odeon BFI IMAX Live Auction Exhibition 2018

Top 10 Greatest Comic Book Artists | Highlights from EMLA 2018

Welcome to the next Preview Blog 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 our top 10 greatest comic book artists!

The Many Lives Of Catwoman | Highlights from EMLA 2018

Welcome to the latest 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 everyone’s favourite cat-burglar – Catwoman!

Spotlight On Han Solo At TimeOut | Highlights from EMLA 2018

Straight from a galaxy far, far away this year’s amazing top lot is definitely out of this world. For the first time ever, Han Solo’s jacket from The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is up for public auction and is being given star-studded treatment at the London Timeout offices…

The Addams Family Collection | Highlights from EMLA 2018

Welcome to the first 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… starting with our Addams Family Collection!

Welcome To The Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction 2018

Prop Store is one of the world’s leading specialist retailers in movie and television memorabilia. Founded way back in 1998, now with offices based both in London and LA, 2018 is a particularly special year for year for us since this is Prop Store’s 20th anniversary….

Cinema Poster Live Auction Presents… The Chantrell Collection

Widely regarded as one the foremost British cinema poster artists of the 20th century, Tom Chantrell was a natural born artist and skilled draughtsman. Chantrell’s talent for understanding the commercial imperatives of poster advertising was soon recognised and working for the advertising agency Allardyce Palmer, Chantrell began illustrating posters for both Fox and Warner Brothers Studios.

Cinema Poster Live Auction Presents… Staff Favourites

With our Cinema Poster Live Auction only hours away, we thought that we’d share with you some of the Prop Store staff favourite lots from the auction. From well-known iconic artworks, to the obscure film names, there is definitely something to catch your eye in this poster auction…

Cinema Poster Live Auction Presents… The Star Wars Collection

Star Wars has entertained billions of people over the past 40 years and is now firmly entrenched in the world of popular culture. In the Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction, we are proud to offer the most extensive collection of Star Wars posters ever to be offered on the open market. In the collection, there are a number of rare international posters, including lots from the UK, US, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong and many other countries. Additionally, we are very lucky to have some truly rare and iconic posters that is sure to re-ignite your Star Wars nostalgia with the iconic art of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit… 30th Anniversary

After the success of his (now) iconic film Back To The Future (1985), Robert Zemeckis set his sights once more dazzling audiences with Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Before the current generation of motion-capture filled films, the hybridisation of animation and live action film was definitely a rare sight – mainly because of how difficult it was to achieve. However, Zaemeckis took a leap of faith and created a film so unique and special, that it still holds a special place in our hearts 30 years later.

NYSM2 Auction … A Little Sleight Of Hand

Prop Store’s Now You See Me 2 Auction, on behalf of Lionsgate, features an amazing 190 lots of original props and costumes used in connection with the making of the hit magic-thriller film.

The Best Of… Jurassic Park

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jurassic Park, we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite props, costumes and more from the hit adventure film sold on Prop Store over the past few years…

Cinema Poster Live Auction Presents… Original Poster Artwork

Vintage cinema posters (pre-1990) were mostly based on painted artwork designs. The market in the UK for such original artwork has been slow to develop, mainly due to the lack of supply. Therefore prices for British cinema poster artwork has lagged against corresponding American movie poster art. The current Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction on the 28th June 2018, however, contains the largest collection of cinema poster artwork ever to be offered in the UK…

Gary Tunnicliffe Interview Questions … Hellraiser: Judgment Auction

There is no Hellraiser without Clive Barker, and no Hellraiser: Judgment without Gary Tunnicliffe. From his early years working effects on the films to writing, directing, and starring in Judgment, Gary is an expert on all things Cenobite and one of the current architects of the Hellraiser franchise. We were lucky enough to sit down with him recently to talk about his time on the film and some of the props in the sale…

Star Wars Identities Exhibition – Model Miniatures

For this year’s Star Wars week of celebration at Prop Store, we are taking a look back at some of our favourite model miniatures from the Star Wars Identities Exhibition…

Costumes from the Screen… Part 1

From the silver screen, to your TV screen, costumes help to breathe life into a production and transport you to a different era or world. From Dorothy’s red slippers in The Wizard Of Oz to Superman’s super suit, iconic costumes are a staple for some of our best loved films.

Prop Store Live Auction 2017… Final Round-Up

The 2017 Prop Store Live Auction is now behind us, and the amazing lots that sold are getting ready to go off to some very lucky winning bidders! With all the interest in this year’s auction, we thought that it would be fitting to end with a round-up of some of this year’s highlights…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Movie Legends

Welcome to the next instalment of our weekly Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction. Today’s topic is ‘Movie Legends’, and we will be focusing on five of the biggest movie stars, ranging from the urbane Roger Moore and the masterful Al Pacino, through to some of the top action heroes of all time (Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger)…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Super Heroes and Super Villains

Welcome to the next of our weekly Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction. Today we will be focusing on ‘Super Heroes and Super Villains’

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Horror

Get ready to be scared, as this week’s Live Auction Preview Blog looks into some of our most Horror-ful lots coming up for auction…

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