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Unique Hollywood Memorabilia Going Up For Auction

Los Angeles is definitely an industry town and that industry is making movies. It’s hard to live here without bumping into the occasional film crew out on the street. Everywhere you turn there are reminders that Hollywood is a big business. Part of that business is selling movie memorabilia. Every so often auction houses will get their hands on some iconic prop, costume or piece of artwork that will fetch big dollars from collectors. Going up on the auction block this summer is a wide range of collectibles from early Hollywood history right up to today’s cinematic gems. Here’s what’s being auctioned off:

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Saturday Night Fever Dance Floor

Every so often a movie will come along that will define a generation. For the disco era, that movie was Saturday Night Fever. Now you can own one of the most important pieces from that movie: the actual dance floor where John Travolta strutted his stuff. The floor lights up with red, blue and yellow lights all played in rhythm to whatever music is playing. It measures 24′ x 16′. It is estimated that the floor could bring up to $1.5 million. Imagine putting that in your living room!

Disney Memorabilia

Anytime something from the Disney studios go up for auction bidders from around the world clamber to own some of the magic. This summer a 147-page hand annotated working draft of Cinderella will be auctioned off. What makes this special is that it actually contains Walt Disney’s handwritten notes. There are also costumes from Disneyland theme park attractions going up for sale and a small stove that Walt Disney built himself for his backyard railroad.

Battlestar Galactica

Before there were work computer generated special effects, TV shows and movies built models of spaceships and film them against a star backdrop. Some of the models used for TV shows Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers are going to be auctioned off. There are 23 spaceships in a single lot that might fetch as much as $2 million.

Of course, not everything created at a studio is meant to be a priceless collectible. There are many flats, pieces of scenery, drapery and other items that can no longer be recycled into other productions. Studios know they can always count on Junk King Los Angeles for fast disposal of those art department discarded items. Junk King Los Angeles provides the crews and the trucks to haul away just about any size item. If Junk King Los Angeles can clear out a Hollywood studio just think of how much help they can be around your house.

Great Ideas For Backyard Fun This Summer

Summers were made for Los Angeles. Although there is plenty of fun to be had on the miles of Southern California coastline, you can also have just as much fun in your own backyard. Some of these ideas make for a great sleepover with your kids and their friends. They also are perfect for the adults in your social circle. Summer is a time to create terrific memories and here are some great ideas for backyard fun:

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Camp Out

There are plenty of places around Los Angeles that make for great camping. However, they are always a bit of a drive away. That involves a lot of packing and planning. Why not just camp out in your backyard? You have all the comforts of home while still sleeping under the stars. You can pitch the tent early in the evening and cook you dinner on the grill just like you would at a regular campsite. There will even be time for s’mores! Best of all, everything you need is just a few steps away. And if things get too cold you can always go back inside.

Host an Outdoor Movie Night

Throughout the summer, you’ll find that there are plenty of parks and even cemeteries around Los Angeles that host outdoor movie screenings. These can be fun events to go to but like everything else in Los Angeles you have to fight the traffic and the crowds. Instead, you can host your own outdoor movie night. There are many affordable movie projectors and inflatable screens that you can set up in your yard. You can also rent these for a special party. Break out the sleeping bags, comfy chairs and start popping that popcorn.

Throw a Luau

The golden rule of hosting a party is to have a theme. The perfect backyard party theme is a Hawaiian luau. Make Hawaiian shirts mandatory. You’ll find there are plenty of party stores that are stock full of all kinds of Tiki goodies. You don’t have to be ambitious and dig a fire pit to roast a pig. There are plenty of wonderful Polynesian recipes you can adapt for your party. Better yet, make it potluck and see how creative your friends can be.

Before any having any kind of fun in your backyard, you want to make sure it’s clear of clutter and debris. One call to Junk King Los Angeles can take care of that job. While you’re planning your event, the crew from Junk King Los Angeles can sweep in and remove all kinds of unwanted yard debris like palm fronds, broken lawnmowers or rusty patio furniture. Once cleared, you can create the backyard oasis you have always dreamt of.

What kind of fun will you be having in your backyard this summer?