Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too! … More Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, my birthday was July 29, and my birthday month happens to match up with one of the year’s Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sales. Not only did I hit the Criterion sale twice for my birthday, but I also got a couple of film-related gifts from my … More A belated birthday haul!
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 … More Collector’s Corner: November Criterion Sale + LIFE Magazines
The last Collection Update on TMP covered acquisitions from March through June. Since then, I’ve had a birthday, run across some wonderful thrift store finds, and taken advantage of a few Criterion discounts. Here’s everything that I’ve added to the collections since June! Books Chaplin by Robert Manvell Debbie: My Life by Debbie Reynolds and … More Collector’s Corner: Collection Update, Vol. 7!
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. … More Collector’s Corner: Collection Update, Vol. 6!
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 … More 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 5!