Lights, Camera, Action: Collecting Celebrities and Entertainers
Entertainment is integral to our lives. The stories that have shaped our lives have been presented to us on silver screens. When the world found out that Darth Vader was Luke’s father, and as everyone watched Robert Downey Jr. become Iron Man, these are moments that impact us and determine our conversation with friends and relatives for weeks to come. These stories feed our soul, and allow us to escape the harsh realities of our daily lives. If you are someone who recognizes the importance and essential roles entertainers play in our lives, a collectible may be something to look into.
A Connection to The Person:
As much as movies and shows impact us, the people who create these works of art are just as important as their body of work. Bands like Aerosmith, or actresses like Marilyn Monroe, become such key people in our lives, that they might as well be someone we know personally. But owning a piece of memorabilia from a celebrity can establish a connection that most people go their whole lives longing for.
Take a look at an auction that happened in 2017. Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Collection was put on sale by her family after they had held on to her belongings. One of the items for sale was a hand-annotated working script from the movie, “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. That script sold for an astounding $846,619. Why? Because the buyer wanted a connection. Anyone can look up a picture of Hepburn on Google, print it out, and put it in a nice frame. But to have a script with her notes and personal thoughts written on the pages? It’s a connection that is worth paying for.
Preserving Your Cherished Memories:
As you raise a family and make unbreakable friendships, you want to preserve the memories you make with those people. And as you grow up and your mind is shaped by the art you are exposed to, you should have the ability to preserve those core memories too. And while you can buy a run-of-the mill DVD, or download the same album as everyone else in your social circle did, memorabilia offers a unique chance to materialize the experiences you had with impactful pieces of entertainment.
Let’s say you’re a fan of the classic movie, “Rocky”. When you heard that iconic Bill Continue score, and saw Sylvester Stallone donning his signature grey hoodie and running up those iconic steps in Philadelphia, the movie entranced you. Now, it’s 41 years since “Rocky” premiered, and you want to have a tangible lifeline back to when you first saw the glorious work of art. You could watch it on a streaming service, but it’s not the same. However, a movie poster signed by Stallone and director John G. Avildsen is something much more personal. It’s something you can look at and say, “I have a part of this movie with me”.
Life can be stressful. Life can knock us down over, and over again. It is precisely because of these difficulties that we all face, that entertainment is so crucial and necessary. Entertainers provide an escape, even if it is only for a couple of hours. They enable us to travel to a world where the dinosaurs have returned, or to a galaxy far, far away. Memorabilia and collectibles allow us to hold on to that escape in a way that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. They’re more than something you buy on a website. They’re a piece of ourselves enshrined forever.