53 posts categorized "AUCTIONS"

Nov 24 2014
John Hancock-Tease: Penn Badgley Comments (0)

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When I ran a teen mag, I knew what the fuck I was doing. I could spot stars in their embryonic form from a mile away. Less hyperbolically, I was pretty good at figuring out which kids would blossom—I made good, early calls on Zac Efron, the Jonas Brothers, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and lots more.

I was also on the money with Penn Badgley, who was such a cutie on a new show in 2002 called Do Over that we did an exclusive shoot with him.

When he ran in the mag, he sent me this adorable signed headshot. I can't tell you how rare it was to receive a thank-you.

 
Nov 19 2014
Movie Madness: Biggest Poster Collection EVER Hits The Auction Block Comments (0)
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Some great examples from the collection in the gallery above

If he who dies with the best toys wins, Morris Everett Jr. has decided to lose—while he's still kicking, he's decided to part with what is widely considered to be the world's best collection of movie posters, lobby cards, photos and ephemera. 

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But he isn't auctioning off his 196,000 items one by one, he's unloading the entire thing in one go—if you wanna bid, you gotta bid on the whole enchilada.

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Gotta say, if I had the $5 million to ? that this will achieve, I'd pay it!

View the catalogue here.

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Nov 08 2014
Material World Comments (0)

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The big Madonna auction from Julien's Live seems to have gone well. Madonna's “Material Girl” gown, which has been altered fairly dramatically since Madonna's wearing of it 30 years ago, went for $59,375, and many non-iconic, incidental sorts of pieces like belts and blouses went for ridiculously high prices.

Veronica-MayaVeronica Maya made a boob of herself aping “Material Girl” on Italian TV last night...

Most surprising to me, the series of rather lovely Herb Ritts images (some never-seen, others seen, sold for 10 or more times their estimates. For example, a common shot of Madonna bending over, cupping her breasts, sold for $28,125—the image isn't worth a fraction of that, or shouldn't be. I don't get it?

RittsWhat about this image makes it worth $30,000???

SusanThe other big-deal entries were Madonna's A League of Their Own uniform at $31,250, Who's That Girl Tour '50s-style dress at $50,000, her  Evita ball gown at $43,750, a Desperately Seeking Susan earring at $34,375, a Susan jacket (which has been shown to be Rosanna Arquette's, not Madonna's) at an insane, Marilyn Monroe-level $257,000 and Madonna's dress from her wedding to Sean Penn, which topped out at an exciting (but anti-climactic, considering the jacket's performance) $81,250.

Tell me again how Madonna is over.

 
Oct 01 2014
Sean...Sean: Madonna's Wedding Dress Is Up For Grabs Comments (0)

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The big Julien's auction of many Madonna items is coming in November. Looking through the catalogue, I was most interested in those newly-leaked (apparently from here!) Herb Ritts portraits, mainly wondering where they came from. Of course, the gem of the auction is Madonna's first-wedding dress, which I have it on good authority comes from...Sean Penn. Maybe to raise cash for Haiti?

Check out the auction here.

 
Sep 22 2014
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: A Trip To The Broadway Flea Market Comments (0)

PackageJudging from the front view, I'd say there was some truth in advertising.

I had fun at today's Broadway Flea Market, where hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised in a single day for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but I did have a particularly nerdy problem that sort of blew me away momentarily.

Splash-Paul-NolanPaul Nolan, of Jesus Christ Superstar and Once fame

I went because (1) You can always find fun stuff to buy, cheap and (2) They always have stars selling autographs and photo ops. This year, the only two stars I wanted were Patrick Wilson and David Hyde Pierce, and both were in the first block, meaning they were signing autographs from 11AM to 11:50AM, then would be posing for photos (you're supposed to pick one or the other...never been a fan of how this is organized).

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Got there early, stood in line, then was told—SURPRISE!—Tony Danza had shown up and would do photos for 50 bucks! So worth it. Never met him, often...thought of...him growing up. Who's the boss? Tony Danza was, more than once, in my gaydreams. So I signed up for all three and they pulled me to get David (at first they said he would only pose with Bebe Neuwirth, whom I've already met, and then when they saw my money slipping away, they locked him in for a single). Took forever because for some reason, they were escorting people up to get their autographs done during the photo period. I kept looking around and saw Andy Mientus and others doing their photo ops, but was resolute I would not miss Patrick or Tony.

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When it came time, no one wanted to say, “Miss Neuwirth, please step out of the picture,” least of all I (has anyone ever said that???), so I got her free.

Splash-Corey-CottGrabbed a pic of Corey Cott and a fellow former Newsies cutie Adam Kaplan

Splash-Neil-StarkenbergMamma Mia! looker Neil Starkenberg

I went back into the line, only to be told Tony had done his very few photos and was done. I freaked out, offering to pay extra, and they confirmed he'd left. I was so mad. I know, I know—focus on getting a job and paying for food, Matt...Tony is around often, Matt—but it was disheartening. I felt like “Angela” almost getting a kiss from “Tony” in an early episode, unaware it wouldn't be consummated for many seasons. So then I said, “Well, when is Patrick doing his?” “Oh, he's done, too.”

I lost it.

DragI was wigging out when told Tony Danza had exited the area.

Losing it inspired the harried volunteers to find it—they charged me double (so much for the free Bebe!), but they got me a dedicated pic with Patrick.

Patrick Wilson is just a handsome creature and a strapping guy. We did our shot and I cooed about Little Children, a stunning film, and then I had to tell him the one Patrick Wilson story I have:

Patrick-Wilson-Matthew-RettenmundA little Hard Candy

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Sep 14 2014
Chain, Chain, Chain... Comments (0)

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Owned it long enough—this chain is for sale! (Sold the coins bracelet years ago. Selling some of the other jewelry, visible and not, from this shoot at Kickstarter.)

 
Sep 08 2014
Need To Know: Can W.E. Talk? + Burning Bush + Shallow Gene Pool + Ifs, Ands, Butts + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-GagaDepending on if you value youth or talent more, this image is shady in different ways...but brilliant.

*widget boy cultureVia Planet Hiltron: Madonna as Joan, Gaga as Melissa.

*widget boy cultureKate Bush's rare live shows in the UK draw raves.

*widget boy cultureChik-fil-A founder dies.

*widget boy cultureGene Simmons declares rock dead. Rock asks, “Who?”

*widget boy cultureObama delays executive action in immigration.

*widget boy cultureA butt you'd second-mortgage your house for.

*widget boy cultureTom Brady's beggin' for it!

*widget boy cultureTodd Sanfield's bulge is timeless.

*widget boy culturePorn sites wake up on 'Net neutrality.

*widget boy cultureKathy Griffin on Joan Rivers: “Respect must be paid to this woman.”

*widget boy cultureDid you spend $10K to get into Joan's funeral?

*widget boy cultureSo what if Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) isn't gracious?

*widget boy cultureSadly for the right, Obamacare is working.

*widget boy cultureA hot flash of hot undies.

*widget boy cultureFriendly reminder: Ross Lynch is over 18.

Shirtless-Ross-LynchDefinitely not a Ken doll under that suit

 
May 30 2014
Need To Know: Andy's Dandies + LOOKING For Attention + Bulge-A-Palooza + ALEXANDER Is Great + Twin Peek + MORE! Comments (0)

Craig-Sheffer-Andy-Warhol-artA very young Craig Sheffer dead-center. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

*widget boy cultureLGBT Pride Month Andy Warhol auction at Christie's = “Andy's Eye Candy.”

*widget boy cultureFour insurers accused of scamming those with HIV.

*widget boy cultureX's Exene Cervenka is a right-wing conspiracy theorist gun nut.

*widget boy cultureLOOKING GOOD: Russell Tovey's shameless gun show.

*widget boy cultureThe 21 Most Important Celeb Bulges of All Time. More guys here.

*widget boy cultureAlexander: The Ultimate Cut is 100X better than the original!

Alexander_1To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Oliver Stone’s epic historical drama Alexander, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Alexander: The Ultimate Cut Blu-ray™ on June 3.

*widget boy cultureRock Hudson's senior yearbook for only $1,900. Twins-shirtless

*widget boy cultureShirtless twins shake, nearly break, it—plural.

*widget boy cultureOnly 42% of Americans believe people are born gay.

*widget boy culturePrince Harry's ginger treasure trail.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Michael takes a tumble in Rome.

*widget boy cultureWrestlers showing off their goodies.

*widget boy cultureJoe the Plumber: “Guns are mostly for hunting down politicians.”

*widget boy cultureThis shit is Rated B for Beyoncé: