Vintage San Francisco rock concert posters remain a unique American art form

We Wilson rock concert poster

San Francisco in the ’60s brings thoughts of hippies and psychedelic rock, but the counterculture manifested itself in all the arts. Some of the rare 45 R.P.M. recordings from San Francisco bands have become valuable, but for collectors of the era’s artifacts, the greatest prizes are often original copies of the posters that promoted concerts in the Bay Area’s ballrooms and clubs. The best of those posters are magnificent examples of 20th century art and design and collectors are paying premium prices to own a slice of this era of American pop culture. Read More +

Massive entertainment auction holds Charlie Chaplin’s driver’s license, President Kennedy’s rocking chair

Charlie Chaplin case

Julien’s Auctions holding Hollywood Legends auction March 31-April 1 in Beverly Hills. Highlights include artifacts from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Superman including Charlie Chaplin iconic cane, Clark Gable’s riding jacket from “Gone With The Wind” and screen used tablets from “The Ten Commandments.” Read More +