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Happy Birthday Gillian Anderson 
9th-Aug-2018 06:45 pm
mitch pileggi
photo from a shop on Hollywood BLVD. Was told in hushed tones that back in the day GA's and DD 'people' would go to all the shops to make sure no embarrassing photos were up for sale. Good times.

Happy 50

10th-Aug-2018 09:40 am (UTC)
Aww, Hollywood Book & Poster! I used to stop by there, too. Was such a shame when they closed.
10th-Aug-2018 10:47 pm (UTC)
YES. Hey there

I had no idea they closed. they had THOUSANDS of photos. I wonder where it went and where all the inventory went???

I now have about 500 photos I purchased there. My intent was to scan them all at some point, but they are in three huge notebooks. Scanned a few, but never got around to doing them.

When I retire and if there are still fans around I may do that.

Edited at 2018-08-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
11th-Aug-2018 09:48 am (UTC)

Yeah, a few years back, unfortunately. The main guy who ran it, Eric, died rather suddenly, and they weren't able to deal with that plus rising rent on that location, and ended up closing. (I heard all this from Scott, a guy I know a bit who also used to work there.)

It kills me there was never any project underway to digitize that massive archive they had, it was incredible! Last I heard, they had some sort of warehouse operation going in Burbank, but no idea what the specifics on that are.

That would be a good project!
11th-Aug-2018 10:37 am (UTC)
I do seem to remember about the sudden death. The guy I always talked to was not Erick. Maybe it was Tom too.

It'll probably get auctioned off into private hands, never to see the public again. Glad I was able to purchase what I could. They absolutely wouldn't do online transactions. Had to come in person. Since the last two seasons of XF were filmed in Vancouver, that's where I went for the set visits. My friend who lives there said all the great shops there closed when the XF production moved to LA.

Edited at 2018-08-11 10:38 am (UTC)
11th-Aug-2018 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I honestly can't recall now how long ago it was, though I know it was after I moved to LA. But given I've been living here nearly 6 years now (!), that doesn't narrow it down much, lol. I should ask Scott the next time I see him -- we often end up at the same movie screenings around town, particularly at the Egyptian -- about that...

That's so cool that you've kept up doing set visits! I've still only ever gone on the one to BB with you, but it was such a great time, I always remember it fondly.
10th-Aug-2018 09:21 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Gill :)
10th-Aug-2018 10:47 pm (UTC)
hey, nice to see you
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