November was a very fruitful month for collecting. Not only was it the month of the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale, but I also struck gold at my local library’s book sale — which happened to have several banquet tables full of LIFE magazines this month! I went a little overboard at both sales, but hey, the time to grab a deal is when you … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: November Criterion Sale + LIFE Magazines
The last time I filled you all in on the new additions to my collection was in March, so I think it’s time for another update! I haven’t been buying many DVDs, but still have plenty of items to share, as the money I would usually spend on DVDs has gone toward other fun collectibles. My mom and I recently discovered an antique mall we’d … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collection Update, Vol. 6!
The official beginning of summer isn’t for a couple more weeks, but the summer movie season has already begun. With the sun shining and temperatures rising, there are certain movies that become must-visits, re-watched every summer. Here are my go-to summer movies from my film collection! (A quick note before we begin: Usually lists like these are populated by classic beach movies. You won’t see … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Go-To Summer Movies
For this week’s Collector’s Corner, it’s another edition of Star Collections! This time around, we’re taking a look at another one of my top five favorite actresses, the incomparable Bette Davis. Bette Books & Mags Most of my book collection is made up of happy accidents. Occasionally I hunt down specific titles recommended by fellow classic films buffs, but mostly I just see what I … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Bette
For this week’s collector’s corner, I’ve got another edition of Star Collections — the subcategory in which I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. Today’s star is the lovely Ginger Rogers, who I am considering for my next filmography project! Ginger Books & Mags Not much owned on the book and magazine front. I have … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Ginger
One of the more recent additions to my magazine collection was a 1943 issue of The New Yorker — the October 16, 1943 edition, to be precise. This was my first time buying a vintage New Yorker, so I wasn’t sure whether I’d find much movie-related content inside. There wasn’t much, but I did find a few little morsels. Like most popular mags, The New … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Movie morsels from The New Yorker, October 16, 1943
There comes a time in every collector’s life where a brick wall is hit. A tall, impenetrable brick wall known as… limited storage space! For me, this has been more of a continual struggle than an eventual terror. I live in a pretty small space, and I collect both books and films. My book collection seems to take up the majority of my space no … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: The Great Case Debate
It’s been a while since we’ve had a collection update here on the blog! The last one I shared was Christmas Additions (films I got as gifts, or bought with Christmas money). That was way back at the beginning of January. A lot has happened in the intervening time. In addition to making a few in-store discount buys, I managed to rack up a pretty … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 5!
Welcome back to Collector’s Corner, the bi-weekly series where I share all things related to my film and memorabilia collections! This week I’m doing a big shelf-read of my DVD collection to make sure my Letterboxd list and database are up to date. As I prepared for this mammoth task, the idea struck me to take a look at the breakdown of my collection by … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Decades
As much as I like to be a grump on Valentine’s Day, there’s no doubt I’m a total sucker for romantic films. Romance is one of my most-watched genres, and one of the most-represented genres in my film collection. From the rom-coms of my youth to heartbreaking classic melodramas to screwballs starring Cary Grant, I’ve come to love a lot of films about love. Back … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Favorite romance purchases!