What is Entertainment Memorabilia?
When beginning to collect entertainment memorabilia, it’s best to choose a theme. This could be anything from movie posters to concert T-shirts, or even a specific genre such as Sci-Fi or Horror for film enthusiasts and Rock/Pop, Blues, or Jazz for music aficionados. You could also focus on a single movie, television show, or theater production, and select from various pieces, from a costume to a playbill, a prop, or a press release. Additionally, you can curate items relating to an actor or celebrity, which can range across different films, decades, and even types of entertainment. Lastly, you can set the parameters of the collection according to the era, such as the 1950s. Before beginning, it’s important to consider how much you’re willing to pay and how many pieces you aim to acquire.
Items such as autographs, apparel, musical instruments, hair, advertising posters, and motion picture props are all considered entertainment memorabilia that are connected to superstar celebrities in the world of cinema, song, and performing arts. Icons like The Beatles, Elvis, and 007 movies are highly collectible. Generally, the closer the link between the object and the celebrity it’s related to, the higher its price tag. The history of an item is essential in determining its legitimacy.