Tag Archives: Joan Crawford

What’s in a Name? Sascha, Marc, and Sometimes, Matthew

Rooftops irregular plate by Sascha Brastoff, 10-1/2” longest side, $75-$100

Story and photos by Donald-Brian Johnson In the world of mid-twentieth-century décor, it wasn’t enough for a designer to be a household name. What sold everything—from dinnerware to dishwashers to draperies—was exactly the right household name. That name had to be exotic, but not so exotic as to frighten away customers. It had to suggest […]

Ken’s Korner: Joan Crawford’s Oscar is auctioned for $426K

Ken’s Korner: Joan Crawford’s Oscar is auctioned for $426K Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Oscar that Joan Crawford won for her performance as Mildred Pierce in the 1945 film of the same name has been sold at auction for $426,732. The statue was offered […]

Movie Memorabilia: Collecting Lobby Cards

Movie Memorabilia: Collecting Lobby Cards The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2004 by Morris Everett, Jr. Window Cards & Lobby Cards In the movie memorabilia world, window cards (14” x 22”) and lobby cards (11” x 14”) used to be the “poor man’s” poster, but not anymore. From 1987 ‘til present, one sheet […]