I’ve been a film buff for a long time now, and one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is whether or not I collect movie memorabilia. You know, framed prints, photos, autographs, props, and costumes from my favorite flicks. In a word, the answer is no.
I used to dabble in memorabilia several years ago, but now everything is so expensive and there are so many fakes around that it’s practically impossible for casual collectors to find cool items without being ripped off. Sure, you can always find things like Star Wars action figures or replicas of the Little Miss Sunshine bus for sale at regular toy stores, but I hardly consider those products to be memorabilia in the strictest sense of the word.
At any rate, I just don’t have the time or money to devote to amassing a worthwhile collection of movie memorabilia. I wish I did, but it’s simply not in the cards right now.