Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic or question and I’ll take time to make my case or share my opinions. Then it’s time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!
We all love movies, right? I mean that’s probably why you’re reading this right now. Sometimes our love for movies goes beyond simply venturing to the theaters or renting a Blu-Ray. And sometimes our enthusiasm can be seen in the collectibles or the cool assortment of movie related memorabilia we have. It could be as simple as a t-shirt or as personal as an autograph. That is certainly the case with me. I have some movie related stuff that may not be cool to everyone but they are near and dear to my heart.Trying to pick my favorite among my movie stuff was pretty tricky. It’s not that I have a bunch of it. It’s just that I love them all. I decided to go with something a bit odd but a bit sentimental as well. It’s my Humphrey Bogart life-sized cardboard standup (please, don’t laugh). Frequent readers of K&M probably know that I have a pretty strong affection for Bogart and his films. There is a funny story behind this particular piece of Bogart. Twenty years ago while on my honeymoon I noticed this standup at a movie memorabilia shop. I had to have it. Bogart made the trip with my wife and me and now he stands right next to our bed at home. What a tolerant and understanding wife! So now it’s time for YOUR VOICES.
YOUR VOICES: What is your favorite bit of movie memorabilia?
So let Your Voices be heard. Does your love for movies extend into collectibles? Is it something big and amazing or is it a small little movie trinket that you hold dear? Please share Your Voices on today’s question. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
Wish I had something as cool as yours. I’ve only a couple of blu-rays or books by filmmakers or actors, and autographed by them. Neil Marshall signed the new Scream Factory DOGS SOLDIERS hi-def disc, and Lance Henriksen did for his biography and the ALIENS blu-ray, the latest.
See, that is really cool. Aliens is one of my all-time favorites and Henriksen’s signed blu-ray would be fantastic.
WOW, a Humphrey Bogart life-sized cardboard standup, very cool Keith!! I don’t really have one actually, but I think if I get a life-sized cardboard standup of Stanley Weber I don’t think my hubby would like it 😉
Bwahahaha! Probably not Ruth! And I’m sure that this one being Bogart made it easier for my wife to handle.
He actually rode in the back seat of our car as we drove back from our honeymoon. And…sniff, sniff…he has been with us ever since! 🙂
So he’s like a third wheel on your honeymoon, too funny 🙂 Well I guess I do have a fave memorabilia, the two photos I received from Christopher Reeve when I wrote him as a teenager!
Now that’s cool. Something personal with some pretty cool meaning (from when you were a teen). I like that kind of stuff.
Love that life-size Bogie! I don’t have a lot of memorabilia myself but an Alien figure (boxed) from the 1980s is probably my most prized.
Oooooh I’m jealous. An absolute favorite movie of mine. That’s a good one!
Right next to the bed? Forget tolerant, your wife is a saint!
Not a memorabilia guy, myself. When I was a kid, I had a magazine dedicated to all things Prince and Purple Rain. No idea what happened to it. Guess the only thing I can count nowadays is my DVD collection, but none of them are autographed or anything.
No arguments here. She is awesome! He does clash a bit with the decor. But he’s Bogie! His coolness is a decor in itself.
Great topic, Keith! That Bogart stand up is amazing, man. I have a bunch of movie memorabilia, but off the top of my head, my favorite has to be a poster of “The Thing” signed by Drew Struzan and John Carpenter. Looking forward to more of these! Nice work 🙂
No way!!! Tell me you have that gem framed ? That’s a great one!
I have it rolled up in a special poster tube with bubble wrap in the interior to protect it. Going to have it custom framed once I get my home office set up. We moved into a new home about 15 months ago and it’s still packed away lol.
I will definitely take some pics once I get it put up. I also have a 8 x 10 poster card of the same poster signed by Carpenter 2 yrs ago.
That is so cool. I’m jealous.
I saw this yesterday but did not get a chance to post. There are some cool things in my collection of junk but no Bogart stuff except a nice Box set of Casablanca on VHS. It does come with a cool poster. I remember reading your anecdote in another post and thoroughly enjoying it. My Drew Stuzan Stone lithograph is maybe my favorite piece of memorabilia. Here is a link to the story if interested.
As an unashamed Star Wars geek let me say that is really, really, really cool. I don’t have anything quite that sweet.