Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Collector's Treasure of the Day - Happy Birthday Willie Nelson!

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die Hand-Signed by Willie Nelson and Kinky Friedman
Happy 80th Birthday to Willie Nelson! Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is Willie's new book Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. In it, he muses about his greatest influences and the things that are most important to him, and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey. First Edition Hardcover hand-signed in person by Willie Nelson (two times!) and Kinky Friedman. Fine unread condition. Accompanied by the book-signing event flyer. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Collector's Calendar for May 2013

Collector's Shangri-La provides a monthly calendar of selected celebrity autograph signings, collector's conventions, and other events through our blog at: http://collectorsshangrila.blogspot.com/

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Celebrity Chef Autograph Collection - Bobby Flay, Jamie Oliver, Paula Deen, Emeril Lagasse, others
5/1/2013 11:00 AM at Williams-Sonoma - North Beverly Drive. Beverly Hills, CA.
5/2/2013 11:00 AM at Williams-Sonoma - Bristol Street. Costa Mesa, CA.
Bobby Flay, celebrity chef, signing his book Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction

5/1/2013 7:00 PM at Bookends – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
5/2/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – East 86th Street. New York, NY.
5/8/2013 7:00 PM at Book Soup - Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.
5/9/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica, CA.
Sally Kellerman, actress from the film "MASH", signing her book Read My Lips

5/2/2013 at the Sound Garden - Thames Street. Baltimore, MD.
John Densmore, drummer of The Doors, signing his book The Doors: Unhinged

I Am Nancy DVD Signed by Heather Langenkamp and Arlene Marechal
5/3/2013 - 5/5/2013 Texas Frightmare Weekend at the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport - Fort Worth, TX.
Scheduled guests include: Danny Trejo, Caroline Munro, Chris Sarandon, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Busey, David Naughton, Tom Savini, George "The Animal" Steele, Denise Crosby, Dee Wallace, Sean Patrick Flannery, Jeffrey Combs, Heather Langenkamp, many more.

5/4/2013 Free Comic Book Day - A Comic Book Store Near You.
Free comics and creator signings at your local comic book shop!

5/4/2013 at Zeus Comics - Inwood Road. Dallas, TX.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca from the Star Wars film series, signing his book Growing Up Giant

5/4/2013 at Krypton Comics - South 125th Avenue. Omaha, NE.
Brandon Routh, star of "Superman Returns", will be available for autographs.

5/5/2013 2:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Memorial Drive. Houston, TX. 
Lisa Loeb, singer-songwriter, signing her children's songbook Songs For Movin' and Shakin'

5/6/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - East 86th Street. New York, NY.
5/8/2013 6:00 PM at Bookends – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
Burt Bacharach, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, signing his book Anyone Who Had A Heart

5/7/2013 at Book Passage – Ferry Building. San Francisco, CA.
William Friedkin, filmmaker "The Exorcist" and "The French Connection", signing his memoir The Friedkin Connection

5/7/2013 6:00 PM at J&R Music - Park Row. New York, NY.
Molly Ringwald, Brat Pack 1980s movie star, signing her CD Except Sometimes

5/7/2013 12:30 PM at J&R Music - Park Row. New York, NY.
The Spin Doctors, 1990s alternative rock band, signing their CD If the River Was Whiskey

NASA: The Complete Illustrated History Autographed by Buzz Aldrin
5/7/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Union Square. New York, NY.
5/13/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Grove Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
5/22/2013 5:00 PM at the San Diego Air & Space Museum - Pan American Plaza. San Diego, CA.
Buzz Aldrin, astronaut, signing his book Mission To Mars

George Lopez Signed Photo
5/8/13 7:30 PM at Bookends – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
5/15/13 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Grove Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
George Lopez, comedian, signing his book I'm Not Gonna Lie

5/8/2013 6:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Warren Street. New York, NY.
5/9/2013 7:00 PM at the Apple Store – Prince Street. New York, NY.
5/10/2013 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Route 17 South. Paramus, NJ.
Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, & Mark Goodman, original MTV VJs, signing their book VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave

5/8/13 at Anderson's Bookshop - West Jefferson. Naperville, IL.
5/9/13 7:00 PM at BookPeople - North Lamar. Austin, TX.
Jessica Alba, star of "Dark Angel" and "Sin City", signing her book The Honest Life

5/11/2013 Long Beach Comic Con at Long Beach Convention Center - Long Beach, CA.
Scheduled guests include: Claudia ChristianJim Mahfood, and other talented writers, artists, illustrators and actors.

5/17/2013 - 5/18/2013 Las Vegas Car Stars on downtown Fremont Street - Las Vegas, NV.
Scheduled guests include: George Barris, James Best, Candy Clark, Antonio Fargas, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Butch Patrick, and many more.

5/17/2013 - 5/19/2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 at Bartle Hall - Kansas City, MO.
Scheduled guests include: Tara Macpherson, Charles Vess, Peter de Sève, Michael Whelan, and many more.

Star Trek Photo Autographed by William Shatner
5/17/2013 - 5/18/2013 Dallas Comic Con at Irving Convention Center - Dallas, TX.
Scheduled guests include: John Romita Jr., Jim Steranko, William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, Amanda Conner, Arthur Suydam, Brandon Routh, Andrew McCarthy, cast of Star Trek: TNG, and many more.

Superman Photo Signed by Margot Kidder
5/17/2013 - 5/19/2013 Motor City Comic Con at the Crowne Plaza Dteroit-Novi, Novi, MI.
Scheduled guests include: Stan Lee, Curtis Armstrong, Mickey Dolenz, Cary Elwes, Lou Ferrigno, Margot Kidder, Walter Koenig, Edward James Olmos, Marina Sirtis, Casper Van Diem, Alex Winter, and many more.

Sergio Aragonés' Groo the Wanderer: Artist's Edition Signed Limited Book
5/18/2013 - 5/19/2013 Big Wow Comicfest at San Jose Convention Center - San Jose, CA.
Scheduled guests include: Stan Lee, Olivia De Berardinis, Sanjulian, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Sergio Aragones, and many more.

Carol Burnett : This Time Together Book Autographed by Carol Burnett
5/30/2013 7:00 PM at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Presidential Drive. Simi Vally, CA.
Carol Burnett, television comedy, signing her book Carrie and Me

Information sometimes changes. Before showing up, please contact the event location to verify accuracy, and let us know if there are any errors in our listing. Thanks!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Molly Crabapple Imagines Collector's Shangri-La

We're thrilled to share with you this gorgeous illustration of "Collector's Shangri-La" by contemporary artist Molly Crabapple!

One of today's finest artists, Molly Crabapple is a past participant of Baby Tattooville and is the creator of Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, a worldwide movement of drawing salons in over 120 cities.

Check out past "visions of Collector's Shangri-La" by comic artist Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey, Drinky Crow) and illustrator Ragnar.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Collector's Treasure of the Day - Happy Birthday Bettie Page and John Waters!

Bettie Page Original Painting by Olivia De Berardinis Signed by Both
Today marks the birthday of two of our favorite icons of pop culture: the "Pope of Trash" John Waters and and the "Queen of Pin-Up" Bettie Page (1923 - 2008). This world would be a much less interesting place without their contributions.

Pictured above is an original watercolor and gouache painting on board by regular Playboy Magazine contributor Olivia De Berardinis from 1999 entitled "Rose Hips". This painting was published in the book The Art of Olivia.

John Waters answers the phone for Collector's Shangri-La

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Congratulations to the Winner of the Collector's Shangri-La and UACC Raffle at the Hollywood Show!

Congratulations to Phil Z. of Knoxville, TN - the lucky winner of the raffle held this weekend at the Hollywood Show in Los Angeles!

The prize was a 1-year membership to the Universal Autograph Collectors Club plus a $200 Gift Certificate to Collector's Shangri-La - good toward autographs, illustration art, and pop culture memorabilia with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity!

At the show, UACC President Michael Hecht and Collector's Shangri-La Proprietor Kevin Segall taught a basic course on autograph authentication. If you're not already a member and you love collecting autographs, be sure join the UACC today!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Collector's Treasure of the Day - Farewell Jonathan Winters

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Soundtrack LP Signed by Peter Falk, Edie Adams, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters
The irreverent comedian Jonathan Winters died Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California. He will be missed.

In his honor, we are showcasing the soundtrack LP from his madcap 1963 film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". This copy has been hand-signed by four of the film's late stars: Peter Falk (1927 - 2011), Edie Adams (1927 - 2008), Buddy Hackett (1924 - 2003), and Jonathan Winters (1925 - 2013).

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Venice Art Walk Select Artist Studio Tour

I was lucky enough this past weekend to take part in the "Select Artist Studio Tour" in conjunction with the 2013 annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk. This year marks the 34th anniversary of the auction and art tours that benefit The Venice Family Clinic, a community health system that provides quality care to 24,000 low-income, homeless, and uninsured people in West Los Angeles.

Chuck Arnoldi with one his Chainsaw Paintings
A small group of us visited the homes and studios of legendary artists Chuck Arnoldi, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Guy Dill, Laddie John Dill, DJ Hall, and John Okulick

Laddie John Dill with three of his Light Sentences
The artists spoke about their processes, techniques, and motivations behind their work. The day was a virtual crash course in the work of seven seminal contemporary art figures whose careers span the last 40-plus years!

Larry Bell with his Vapor pieces
The tour featured a lunch and concluded with a reception at LA Louver, with a pre-opening peek at the incredible ceramic sculpture of Matt Wedel.

DJ Hall in her studio
If you're in the Los Angeles area and interested in contemporary art, check out theveniceartwalk.com for upcoming events including art and architecture tours (one tour by bicycle), auctions, and more!