I have been a movie memorabilia collector since childhood. As a little girl, I collected Elizabeth Taylor memorabilia and photos. When I grew older, I became an actress and my collecting continued. I was lucky enough to marry a man who shared my passion with me. Then, I was even luckier when my daughter shared this passion also. As a result, she became a gifted photographer.
We opened Femmes Fatales and Fantasies Museum and Gallery in 2007. I am an artist and my art is displayed at our museum/gallery along with some of the most iconic movie poster images ever produced. We sell to the public, so if you are looking for a special piece, we would be happy to help you. In the meantime, enjoy browsing.
You will notice that some of the posters, lobby cards, stills and photos are in mint condition. Others look older. The ones that look perfect have usually been linen backed and they are considered “restored”, but they are still originals. Other pieces are in their original condition, and these might show the passage of time. In the future, most of these pieces will be restored. When you click on the image, you will see the name of the film and the year the movie was released.
As the husband of an actress and movie memorabilia collector, I was initiated into the fantasy and illusion of movies and all its aspects.
I had been a chemist and then went to NYU Law School. I have spent my life as an attorney. In 2007, my wife and I opened Femmes Fatales and Fantasies Museum and Gallery. Our daughter is also a part of this, so it is a true family passion and business. We are so happy to be able to share this museum site with the public.
Most of the John Wayne Collection was selected by me. Once I started watching his films and understood that his career spanned more than 40 years, I found the posters of his films not only truly rare, but very beautiful.
I grew up looking at photographs and stills of iconic movie actors and actresses of the past. By the time I was 12, I had seen all of the Esther Williams movies and I knew Elizabeth Taylor as if she were a family member. (My mother was a big fan!!!)
One summer, as my friends were planning their vacation, my mother told me I would be watching I, Claudius. She said I would learn about life. While I, Claudius was not a movie per say, you can see that the visual medium of film was important in my family.
I graduated college with a degree in English, received my Masters in Creative Writing and became a photo journalist. I love classic films and I will be writing the movie reviews for our museum. Perhaps all the photographs and stories behind them that I had seen and heard as a child inspired me. We are part of all we have met and experienced.