Just in time for Christmas, Profiles In History, the movie memorabilia auction house made famous by Syfy’s Hollywood Treasure TV show led by auctioneer-extraordinaire, Joe Maddalena, will be auctioning off some of 007′s most rare and expensive on-screen film treasures this weekend, December 15-16, 2012.
Tony Scott, the director who brought us Top Gun, Crimson Tide, and a whole slew of popular thrillers from the 80s and 90s — as well as the younger brother of Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien) — has sadly died of an apparent suicide after jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, CA. (IMP)
There’s a new Hitchcock biopic (not to be confused with the other Anthony Hopkins-Hitchcock flick) coming out in October by HBO called The Girl, starring Toby Jones as Sir Alfred — and it covers The Master of Suspense’s scary obsession with female lead, Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller), during filming of The Birds and Marnie.
Upon hearing of the passing of science-fiction/fantasy writer extraordinaire, Ray Bradbury, I thought back to when I first moved to Los Angeles in the late 90′s and heard the legend was doing a local neighborhood bookstore signing (which wasn’t that unusual since he was known to graciously sign everything!).
I’m not much of an autograph hound — or a sci-fi geek — but for some reason I got his John Hancock. Such a sweetheart of a guy. Here’s what he wrote…
Looks like Liverpool graphic designer, Rowan Stocks-Moore, has pared down the Disney classics with some intriguing new hip, minimalist takes on the enduring children’s storybook tales…available on Etsy.
Anthony Hopkins (pictured right) is slated to become Alfred Hitchcock (aka Hop-Kock!) in an upcoming biopic on The Master of Suspense. Hopefully, the one-sheet won’t go to The Birds and will be as mysteriously elegant as vintage French-Cock.