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I Mustache You a Question!

Welcome to November also known as “Movember” or “No Shave November,” the month where many are beyond ecstatic to not have to shave. It is the month where we see many trying to emulate signature mustaches such as the “Artist” like Salvador Dali, the “Genius” like Einstein, or maybe even the “Philosopher” like Friedrich Nietzsche. Whoever or whatever the reason, facial hair has become a popular accessory for November as well as a trend that contributes to a great cause.

Movember started as a nonprofit organization to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. According to the Movember Foundation, in 2013 they rose around $559 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries!

Another great foundation is No Shave November, which simply raises awareness for cancer, encouraging women to participate as well. That’s right ladies, you are allowed to bring the 70’s back this month; let your hair loose and those legs get mangly for a wonderful cause.

Yossi Dina himself when he had some hair!

Yossi Dina himself when he had some hair!

You can join a team or do it solo, either way this is a fun way to raise awareness and not worry about having an excuse for sporting a shaggy look this month.

If you would like to participate or donate, please feel free to go on Movember Foundation’s site.  Or go to No Shave Novembers site,  Make this Movember count and form a part of a great initiative!

Here are some famous Mustaches!

Mary Pickford’s Gold Travel Clock

One of the beautiful things about Hollywood is the past. We all know about the current stars, the “Brad Pitts and Angelina Jolies”, the live TV  Oscars and premiers, the selfies and the red carpet tweets. But all of this wouldn’t have happened without those who were there in the old days, when it all began more than 100 years ago in a huge area called Los Feliz in Los Angeles, an area that was nothing but sand.

Back in the old days, the first days of cinema, you had to be a visionary. Motion pictures were a novelty and the movies were silent, but it was a business and an industry before anything else. As in today, Hollywood was always a two-fold animal – the people in the front which are the stars and the people in the back which are the money people and the crew, those who really make it happen.

One of the first female stars in Hollywood was actress Mary Pickford  (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979). Her life story and career is the story of the beginning of Hollywood. She started as a kid in 1905 Broadway when a producer asked her to change her name from Gladys Louise Smith to Mary Pickford. From Broadway she moved to Nickelodeon films (it wasn’t a TV channel yet as there was nothing called Television yet!).

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford

She moved to California with other movie business figures to seek a better weather for shooting and longer light hours than in the east coast. Here in Los Angeles her career got even stronger. In 1916, Pickford and Charlie Chaplin were the most famous figures in the movie business, Pickford was granted full authority over production of the films in which she starred, which was unheard of, mainly for a woman in those days.

The clash and tension between actors, directors and the studios was always a problem in Hollywood. The movie business is a high stake game and huge egos just make it worse. Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and others had a lot of tension and couldn’t come to an agreement on a lot of issues in more than one of their movies, so on 1919, Pickford, along with D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, formed the independent film production company United Artists. It’s very important to understand that the world was a men’s world with no women CEO’s or anything remotely close to today’s business world.

 D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin (seated) and Douglas Fairbanks at the signing of the contract establishing United Artists motion picture studio in 1919.

D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin (seated) and Douglas Fairbanks at the signing of the contract establishing United Artists motion picture studio in 1919.

This is just a short biography of Mary Pickford to let you know how important this woman was and why her memorabilia is so important.

We now sell her gold travel watch, which is not only a vintage or a gold watch, it’s Mary Pickford’s watch who was out of reach for anyone for years! this watch is Hollywood memorabilia to the max! you can talk about this watch and who he belonged to for hours and hours! Click here to to see the watch on our shop.

mary pickford watch

mary pickford watch

James Bond Rolex watch

If there is something we can all agree on is that James Bond is the most famous spy in the world and a very well known Hollywood character regardless of the actor who plays him. Another thing we all know is that everyone has their own favorite Bond movie and a favorite actor as her majesty’s spy 007.

All that makes any memorabilia from James Bond films highly collectible. One of the characteristics of Bond is the luxurious life he lives – fast cars, beautiful ladies and what not, everything Bond does has tons of style. One of the most seek after artifacts from the Bond franchise is a Bond’s watch. The man who invented 007, writer Ian Fleming, gave Bond’s watch special importance in the James Bond books. He once said “A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit”. Since the first Bond movie on 1962 the watches played important role. During the long life of the Bond franchise, he had watches from Rolex, Seiko and Omega.

on her majesty's secret service

on her majesty’s secret service

On 1969′s Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Services, actor George Lazenby played Bond for the first time and the last time! it was a one time gig and nobody really knows why. Lazenby was offered a 7 movie contract as James Bond and he turned it down! Some people will argue that Lazenby was the best Bond and that  On Her Majesty’s Secret Services is the best Bond movie.

Here at The Dina Collection we have a lot of Hollywood memorabilia and lots of watches, but this watch is very special as it is the one Bond wore on On Her Majesty’s Secret Services!

In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Lazenby wore two different Rolex Watches -Rolex Submariner and a Pre-Datyona Rolex Chronograph which is the one you can see in the picture below from the movie and is the one we have.

James bond watch from the movie

James bond watch from the movie

It’s a beautiful Rolex Chronograph with serial number engraved on it’s side. It’s one of those items we have in the shop that everybody ask about, but no one made a good offer on it yet. So we decided to put it online for you to see. Here is a direct link to it.

If you are interested, call us at 1-310-888-8888 and make us an offer.

Andy Warhol “Edward Kennedy”

We just got a new arrival on our online shop for you. For those of you who like pop art, we are talking about a very famous work by Andy Warhol and not only that, it’s important in the American politics as well.

The story goes like this: Elected to the United States Senate in 1962, Edward Kennedy owed his early success to his close identification with his elder brothers, President John F. Kennedy, whose Senate term he completed, and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

Kennedy sought the presidency in 1980 and commissioned Warhol’s silkscreened portrait, which was a smart move for Kennedy’s fund-raising. It’s funny but four years prior to Kennedy, Warhol portrayed Jimmy Carter who won the Democratic nomination instead of Kennedy.

Andy Warhol - “Edward Kennedy”

Andy Warhol – “Edward Kennedy”

Warhol used black & white silk screen and painted lines on it with the colors of the American flag – Red and blue to enhance the patriotism feel, while diamond dust which he sprinkled on top, provides a glamorous effect to the whole artwork.

Edward Kennedy became known as “The Lion of the Senate” through his long tenure and influence. More than 300 bills that Kennedy and his staff wrote were enacted into law.

Warhol made an edition of 300 and we have number 182 for sale. Click here for price and details.

 

Michael Jackson custom shirt for sale!

Back in 1995 TV was the queen and Michael Jackson was “the king of pop”, but cracks started showing in his reign. The media sensed it’s a great chance to make those cracks even bigger for the whole world to see, so TV executives from every other network started to stir up the pot and fight who will get an interview with the king of pop who had headlines all over accusing him for child sexual abuse.

After working very hard to get an interview, ABC news got it. There are lots of people in the TV industry that will say that the behind the scenes deal making process of ABC news with Michael Jackson changed the whole game of getting high profile interviews to something much dirtier, but what’s done is done and Diane Sawyer got to interview the king of pop and his then wife Lisa Marie Presley for a live interview with tons of hard personal questions and issues for 60 million people to watch.

In this interview Michael Jackson wore a unique custom silk shirt which over night  got to be highly recognizable, mainly because this interview was so important for the TV industry, the music industry and naturally for M.J.’s life. The shirt is a burgundy silk long-sleeve button front shirt customized with black silk armband on right arm, triple seven metal charms sewn onto epaulets, and eagle over unicorn crest buttons. We now have this shirt and we are selling it!

Michael Jackson wearing the shirt on the air

Michael Jackson wearing the shirt on the air

The best thing about memorabilia items like this is that there is only one of it! If you have this shirt you are the only one with it in the whole world!! This shirt will be famous forever.

We are selling this Michael Jackson custom shirt for $18,000 which is a really good price for a highly collectible Michael Jackson’s memorabilia. If you want to buy it please give us a call (310) 888-8888 or email us and ask about the Michael Jackson shirt.

 

Michael Jackson's silk shirt

Michael Jackson’s silk shirt

 

In Memory of Yitzhak Rabin and JFK

In Memory of Yitzhak Rabin and JFK

18 years ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, this month also marks the 50 year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. These amazing men, along with many others such as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., have been unjustly killed due a vigilante who believed they were higher than the law or worked in the name of a higher being. We are not just functional machines made of meat and standing on two legs; each of us contains the entire universe—each one contains the very soul of the universe. This is what the Book of Genesis calls “the Divine Image.”

Just as it is vital to know that there is only one force behind the universe, so it is vital to know that this force breathes within each human being. The value of human life cannot be measured. To destroy a single human life is to destroy the entire universe— because, for that person, this reality has ceased to exist. Therefore, it follows that by sustaining a single human life, you are sustaining an entire universe.

Let’s take time to remember the many lives that have been lost from the actions of others and let’s work at peace and love to stop history from repeating itself. Life is a gift that should be valued; no man should have the right to decide who lives and who dies but G-d himself.

JFK: THE SMOKING GUN

Don’t miss JFK: The Smoking Gun the Reelz Channel special investigative documentary on John F. Kennedy’s controversial death. Veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren spent four years on a forensic cold case investigation which brought to light new evidence. By using modern technology, having access to all evidence and gathering eye-witness testimony, McLaren was able to solve a crime every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it happened 50 years ago.

For more on JFK: The Smoking Gun visit: reelz.com/smokinggun