Guess what’s up for sale on Ebay this week? Mad Men props! You can buy Don Draper’s drapes, sofas, lamps, and much more, including Joan’s and Betty Lou’s dresses, too! And it all goes for a good cause.
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.
Although not as well-known or, quite frankly, important as Jonas Salk, his polio-fighting namesake, Larry Salk (1936-2004) (no relation) made his own profound impact on the world of key art. He got his start in fashion illustration and then quickly evolved into the world of movie poster work, where he designed over 165 one sheets for various film studios and distributors.
Robert Culp died today at the age of 79. I mostly remember him from that campy 80’s TV show, The Greatest American Hero and later when he was relegated to playing cranky lawyers and executives — but he had a pretty distinguished career as a heartthrob back in the day. And some pretty colorful posters, too! May he rest in peace.
It appears that Arrested Development may finally be coming soon to a theatre near you…
I’m a huge fan of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, so I thought I’d put up all of the series posters like one big happy family which, obviously if you watch the show, is not often the case.