If you grew up in the 1960s, 70s, or 80s and know the difference between a PSA 8 and a PSA 9, then you’re ready to tackle Bill Simmons’ laugh-out-loud funny take on his latest trip to The National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago (which looks like a first cousin to just about any movie memorabilia convention).
Along with espousing his theory of The Collector’s Beard — a bad habit that is defined as a father buying vintage stuff for his kid, but really it’s just stuff that he secretly wants (that the kid won’t give a rat’s ass about) — as well as his wife’s reactions to some of his more useless purchases, it’s a must-read for anyone possessing the collecting gene. (via
Here’s an ESPN video clip from the 2010 show.
Years before Heather Graham skated circles around audiences during her star-making turn as Rollergirl in Boogie Nights, there was a 1972 AIP/Roger Corman-produced shlock-flick called Unholy Rollers that gave audiences “A locker room look at the toughest broads in the world!”.
It certainly doesn’t have the looks of a cinema classic, but I think these Italian movie posters (signed by an artist named Aller) definitely do the picture justice. (via EmP)
In honor of yesterday’s big win by the U.S. soccer team at The Womens World Cup, here’s a few silly soccer-themed movie posters from such great Italian artists as Averardo Ciriello (left) and Ezio Tarantelli (right).
(Btw, I tried, but couldn’t find any pre-70’s vintage movie posters featuring female soccer players!)
George Steinbrenner ran the New York Yankees more like an old-timey movie studio mogul tyrant than your typical baseball owner — but you can’t argue with success. After buying the Yanks for a mere $10 million back in the early 70’s, he turned the club into the most valuable franchise in professional sports, now estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.