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Missouri auditor goes Hollywood, adds rare Garbo autograph to growing historical collection
It’s just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that’s been years in the making. The subject isn’t his re-election, which appears all but assured.
Rather, Schweich is excited about buying a rare autograph and photograph of early 20th century movie star Greta Garbo, a reclusive Swedish-born actress who was particularly stingy with her signature.
Funny! Ivanovic gets Oscar’s autograph and takes a selfie
As Oscar signed copies of his new book, ‘Oscar’s Brazil’, team-mate Branislav Ivanovic queued up with fellow Chelsea fans to meet the author.
The 23-year-old was at the club’s megastore to greet supporters when he spotted the defender in line, who pulled out his phone and took a picture.
The book is out now and yes, we understand Tim Vickery does make an appearance…
Dealers argue ethics of college athlete autographs
James Spence Jr. is a common link: the man whose company authenticated hundreds of items signed by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Georgia running back Todd Gurley and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, before all three players came under suspicion for selling their autographs, putting them at risk of losing their college eligibility.
Seeking an Autograph and, With Luck, More
Bob Dustman works on the fourth floor of Kauffman Stadium, by the elevator near the broadcast booths, his post for 11 seasons. He has a television in the lobby to watch the Royals play, and decades of memories around him on the walls.
One of the photographs, in black and white, was snapped just after the pivotal moment of the 1985 World Series. Reggie Jackson — moonlighting for ABC Sports — has his arm around the Royals’ manager, Dick Howser, while interviewing Dane Iorg, whose single had just brought home the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6.
Madonna memorabilia takes center stage in celebrity auction
Costumes, gowns and jewelry worn by Madonna in films such as “Evita” and “A League of Their Own” and in the “Material Girl” music video will be the highlights of a celebrity auction next month in Beverly Hills, Julien’s Auctions said on Tuesday.
They are among the more than 140 items from Madonna’s life and career that could fetch a combined total of up to $500,000 in the two-day in-house and online auction beginning Nov. 7.
NCAA president: No changes coming in autograph rules
NCAA president Mark Emmert said there are no discussions about allowing student-athletes to be compensated for signing autographs or autographed memorabilia on the horizon.
Emmert was in Chicago at a luncheon and his statements were reported by The Associated Press. Georgia running back Todd Gurley is currently suspended indefinitely by the school as it investigates whether Gurley was paid by a memorabilia dealer for autographs and signed items.
JK Rowling’s autograph is the fourth most valuable in the world. Do you have one of her signed books
AN autograph by Harry Potter author JK Rowling is rated one of the most valuable in the world, for the second year running.
The average price for one of the Yate-born writer’s signed books is now £1,950, showing an increase of 11 per cent from last year.
The top 10 list, compiled by Clifton based Paul Fraser Collectibles, puts Rowling in fourth place after Fidel Castro, Paul McCartney and Prince William.
Costar reportedly accuses Reese Witherspoon of stealing ‘Into the Wild’ props
Emile Hirsch, star of Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild,” has accused Reese Witherspoon of stealing from his performance for her own outdoors drama, “Wild.”
“She uses the same backpack I did. It’s the exact same blue backpack!” Hirsch was overheard cracking at an LA bash.
“Emile’s pissed about the props,” groaned an insider.
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