Day: November 28, 2014

Reopening Old Wounds: Changing the Public Perception of the Private Bill Cosby

Imagine you’re Bill Cosby. You broke color lines, through racism to the most mainstream of success, consecutive Emmys and Grammys in the 1960s, starring in I-Spy and releasing hit stand-up album after hit stand-up album. You built a reputation of being the ultimate father figure, first with an animated classic built on a kid named Fat Albert and friends with names like Mushmouth and Dumb Donald and Weird Harold. When that ended, you reached even greater heights as America’s Dad as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. All of those years, you were flying young models and starlets across...

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Owning a piece of Hollywood history: Unclaimed auction items up for private bidding?

This week, a grand Hollwyood memorabilia auction saw the original Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard from Oz, as well as the piano Sam plays it again on in Casablanca go for more than $3 million each. Bonham New York’s TCM Presents…There’s No Place Like Hollywood auction sold almost 90% of its lots for total bids that rang up $9.1 million in sales. That means more than 10 percent of the auction remains up for private bidding or possible sales, though, making for a most unique Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other holiday shopping opportunity for a comedy aficionado. You’re...

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