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… Read 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… Read More Collector’s Corner: Collecting Ginger
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… Read 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… Read More Collector’s Corner: Film Collection Update, Vol. 5!
Back in November, I introducted a subcategory of Collector’s Corner called Star Collections. In this series I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. The series started with Cary Grant, so it’s only appropriate that the second installment feature my favorite actress: Barbara Stanwyck! Stanwyck Books… Read More Collector’s Corner: Collecting Stanwyck
I’m one of those people that constantly rearranges things, looking for better ways to organize and catalog. When it comes to my film-related collections, I’ve tried it all: creating databases and spreadsheets, using barcode-scanning apps, keeping simple lists on paper, creating a categorized list on Listography. My most recent idea for my DVD and Blu… Read More Collector’s Corner: An introduction + film collection update!
In last month’s collection update, I came to the realization that I hadn’t bought a single film on DVD or Blu since April! August broke that trend, and today we have an all-movie update, with no classic film books or vintage mags purchased last month. Early in the month I placed an order of five… Read More Collection Update: August 2016
April may have been a somewhat low viewing month, but it was a good month for the collections — some interesting and wonderful additions. Here’s what I picked up! FILMS Box Set: Carole Lombard Glamour Collection Includes Man of the World, We’re Not Dressing, Hands Across the Table, Love Before Breakfast, The Princess Comes Across… Read More Collection Update: April 2016
March was unofficially Magazine Month ’round these parts, since vintage magazines were the only things I collected! TCM had a couple of sales that tempted me, but I decided I’d rather save the money. I couldn’t pass up some great mag bargains during a visit to my local antique shop, though. They were having a… Read More Collection Update: March 2016
I love to organize. Few things give me greater joy than keeping my collections of books, films and vintage magazines in perfect order. Some may call it obsessive, but there are advantages to organizing, not the least of which is the ease of finding specific titles once everything is in its place. The first time… Read More Organizing & Cataloging Your Personal Film Library