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Annabelle: Creation Invades Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium with Mezco Toyz

Annabelle: Creation Invades Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium with Mezco Toyz
A menacing presence took over Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium last night. That paranormal habitation was felt by Shockya, as we were generously given the opportunity to to attend a press preview of the supernatural invasion of the popular New York City-based museum. A group of 13 Annabelle dolls from New Line […]

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Annabelle: Creation Invading Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium for One Day Only!

Planning to be in or near New York City early next month? If so, Annabelle, the star of New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation, will be taking over a popular Times Square landmark for one day only on Friday, August 4th;… Continue Reading →

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Newswire: Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday” dress fetches $4.8 million at auction

It’s one of the most unforgettable, uncomfortable moments of 20th century pop culture: Marilyn Monroe serenading President John F. Kennedy as he turned 45 with a sultry, breathy rendition of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” in May 1962. Considering that Monroe and Kennedy were widely rumored to have been lovers, this might have been some of the most brazenly inappropriate public flirting of all time.

Monroe’s gown from that evening—a skintight, flesh-colored, crystal-bedecked Jean Louis creation based on a Bob Mackie sketch—became an icon in its own right. And this week, the souffle gauze garment brought in a whopping $4.8 million at auction, far exceeding the $3 million guide price. Purchased on Thursday by the RIpley’s Believe It Or Not museum chain (presumably as a future exhibit), the clingy dress was the centerpiece of an extensive, three-day auction of Monroe’s possessions at Julien’s ...
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Marilyn Monroe’s JFK birthday dress sells for record $4.8m – video

The iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “happy birthday Mr President” to John F Kennedy has sold for a world-record price at auction, fetching Us$4.8m (£3.87m) in La on Thursday. The sheer, flesh-coloured design, which features more than 2,500 hand-stitched crystals, was bought by museum chain Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy birthday, Mr President’ dress sells for record $4.8m

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Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m

Sheer dress worn by actor to serenade John F Kennedy in 1962 auctioned in La for world-record sum to museum chain Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

The famous dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “happy birthday Mr President” to John F Kennedy has sold for a world-record price at auction, fetching Us$4.8m (£3.87m).

Related: ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’: the story of Marilyn Monroe and that dress

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Horror Highlights: Roseanne Halloween Shirt, AC/DC Stern Pinball Vr Game, Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack, Salt And Fire

Available for only 24 hours starting at midnight tonight, Fright Rags presents a Conner family Halloween shirt of epic proportions featuring the "original Becky"! Also in today's Horror Highlights: Stern Pinball Arcade virtual reality AC/DC experience details, Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack release details and cover art, and details on XLrator Media's acquisition of Werner Herzog's Salt and Fire.

Fright Rags' Roseanne Halloween Midnight Madness Shirt: This new Fright Rags shirt shows the Conner family from Roseanne getting into the Halloween spirit.

Priced at $18.00, the new shirt will be available for a 24-hour period beginning at 12:01 am Edt on Saturday morning and ending at midnight on Saturday night.

It will never be reprinted by Fright Rags, so if you're interested in purchasing this latest Midnight Madness shirt, then keep an eye on Fright Rags' official website this weekend.

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Stern Pinball AC/DC Vr Game: Press Release: "Elk Grove Village,
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Rose Siggins, Known As Freak Show's Legless Suzi, Dead at 43

Rose Siggins, Known As Freak Show's Legless Suzi, Dead at 43
Actress Rose Siggins, best known for playing Legless Suzi on American Horror Story: Freak Show, died Saturday at a Denver hospital. She was 43.

According to TMZ, Siggins was admitted on Monday for kidney stone surgery, during which she contracted an infection that ultimately became fatal.

The actress suffered from sacral agenesis, a rare genetic disorder that affects development of the lower spine. She appeared on several nonfiction series to discuss her condition, including Extraordinary People, Born Different and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

She also appeared in Schlitzie: One of Us, a documentary about the titular sideshow performer.
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Secrets Behind that Eye-Popping Ouija Prank Blowing Up The Internet

Secrets Behind that Eye-Popping Ouija Prank Blowing Up The Internet
The upcoming horror flick Ouija is scaring up serious attention with the release of a new viral video featuring Jalisa Thompson and her bulging eyes.

The upcoming horror flick Ouija is scaring up serious attention with the release of a new viral video featuring Jalisa Thompson and her bulging eyes.

Pics: Sexy Frozen Halloween Costumes Are Here

In the video, Jalisa, 25, poses as a psychic for unsuspecting customers that freak out when Jalisa makes her eyes pop out -- a talent that helped her win Ripley's Annual Great Face Off in 2006 and 2011. The contest, designed to find the person who can make the craziest face, is presented annually by the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium in Atlantic City.

Thinkmodo, the viral video marketing agency behind the telekinetic coffee shop gag for the movie Carrie and the Devil's Due baby prank, helped develop the stunt.

"We took over a little wine store in Brooklyn," said Thinkmodo
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R.I.P. TV/Film Composer John Cacavas

TV/film composer and conductor John Cacavas, whose credits include Airport 1975 and 1970s TV series Kojak, died January 28 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 83. The South Dakota native scored numerous TV series and films throughout his career beginning with the 1972 feature Horror Express. He went on to score the next two movies in the Airport franchise, Airport 1975 and Airport ’77. Cacavas had developed a strong friendship with Telly Savalas, leading to a long tenure as composer for the Kojak TV series (1973-78), including the series theme for its fifth and final season on CBS. His other TV credits include Hawaii Five-o, Matlock, Switch, Columbo, Mrs. Columbo, Quincy, Buck Rogers, Gangster Chronicles, Lady Blue, Four Seasons and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. He also composed movies-of-the-week, TV pilots, mini-series and specials such as A Time to Triumph, Eddie Capra Mysteries, She Cried Murder, Time Machine, By Reason Of Insanity,
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World Sword Swallowers Day Is Anything But Pointless

World Sword Swallowers Day Is Anything But Pointless
Secretaries get honored once a year, as do mothers, fathers and even people who talk like pirates, so why shouldn't sword swallowers?

That's what sword swallower Dan Meyer thinks.

For the last seven years, Meyer, president of the Sword Swallowers Association International has declared the last Saturday of February to be "World Sword Swallowers Day," a 24-hour period when the world's 200 or so sword swallowers sharpen their skills collectively.

This year, World Sword Swallowers Day is on Feb. 23, and blade gobblers will gather at various places around the world, including 18 of the 32 Ripley's Odditoriums, to perform solo swallowing and a simultaneous swallow at 2:23 p.m. local time.

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Sword swallowing dates back to around 4,000 B.C. Practitioners of this ancient sideshow art face death each time they attempt the feat -- and not just because the blade usually comes within one-eighth of an inch of the heart.
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Interview With The Lizardman

By Mike Drake

While the country watches Spider-Man fight the Lizard in theatres, author and collector of the unusual, Mike Drake, interviews the real Lizardman aka Erik Sprague.

The Lizardman is a former doctoral candidate and philosophy degree holder known worldwide for his amazing transformation from man to lizard as well as his modern sideshow performance art. He has endured over 700 hours of painful body modification to become one of the most well known and recognizable artists in his field.

Mike Drake: The term Freak, you have it tattooed on your chest; is it offensive? Is it acceptable for someone to refer to you as a “freak”?

Lizard Man: The term ‘freak’ is a title, a badge of honor for me. No matter how someone may intend it, I always take it as a compliment. Any word can be offensive depending on how it is used and how the
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Guinness Book Of World Records to Get Big Screen Adaptation

I'd hate to be the guy who has to adapt this book into a movie! Warner Bros. is currently in negotiations to secure the film rights to the Guinness Book of World Records so they can turn it into an action adventure film.

This is such an odd book to turn into a movie. I have no idea how they are going to turn it into a story that makes any sense. There's just a hell of a lot of stuff going on in that book! They could literally take one world record event and turn that into a movie, but there's thousands of them! According to Deadline, "The goal is to blow out the accomplishments of record-setters and turn it into an action movie with global appeal."

The Office TV writer Danny Chun has been hired to pen the script, and I wish him the best of luck. This
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Guinness Book Of Records: The Movie?

Guinness Book Of Records: The Movie?
How do you know that the idea of jumping on something that’s a brand name as possible film fodder might have gone just a wee bit too far? It’s because someone actually wants to make a film based on The Guinness Book Of World Records. No, honestly: Warner Bros. is looking to give it a try.According to Deadline, the studio has hired Us Office writer Danny Chun to start finding some way to wrap various achievements into a compelling action-adventure narrative. No, we don't know how that would work either.While the book certainly has name recognition around the world, it would seem to have less of a plot hook than even Battleship. Or What To Expect When You're Expecting. Or He's Just Not That Into You. And while you could compare it, to say, Paramount’s efforts to make a movie based on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,
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Warner Bros in Negotiations to Make Guinness Book Of World Records Movie

In the style of Paramount's attempts to make a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not film franchise, Warner Bros is said to be in talks to secure to rights to the Guinness Book Of World Records for an action adventure movie. The reference book was created in the 1950s after Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Breweries, attended a shooting party in Ireland and become embroiled in a very Monty Python-esque argument about which was the fastest game bird in Europe (but is it unlaiden?) Unable to find an answer, the party realized the benefit of having a book full of records. To see how the longest fingernails, most tattoos and the record of a man who can run backwards faster than any human might be turned into a film, hit the jump. It may not be as hard as one imagines to come up with
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Warner Bros Plans ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’ Film

Warner Bros Plans ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’ Film
Exclusive: Warner Bros is negotiating a rights deal to use The Guinness Book Of World Records as the basis for an action adventure film. The film has been set up at WB-based Thunder Road, and the studio has hired Danny Chun (The Office) to write the script. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk will produce with Motion Theory’s Sean Sorensen and Mathew Cullen. It’s going to take some work to find a narrative arc, but there is certainly global name recognition as the Guinness Book Of World Records has sold a ton of books. The goal is to blow out the accomplishments of record-setters and turn it into an action movie with global appeal. Hatched by the Guinness Brewing Company in Ireland after an executive there tried to settle an argument over whether Europe’s fastest bird was the golden plover or the grouse, the brew maker realized a
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10 Unmade Tim Burton Films: From 'After Hours' To 'Superman Lives' & More

It's curious that a director as idiosyncratic and...well, just plain weird as Tim Burton has become one of Hollywood's A-listers. But from 1989's "Batman" to 2010's billion-dollar-grossing "Alice in Wonderland," the helmer has managed to turn his dark, gothic imagination into something that genuinely captures the hearts and minds of the general public. Indeed, even films like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which are produced by Burton, show that he, like Alfred Hitchcock before him, has become one of the few directors who's a true brand name, with audiences knowing what they can expect when they purchase a ticket.

But despite his success, Burton, like every filmmaker, isn't necessarily able to get everything he wants made. The path of his career has been littered with a number of projects that either didn't get made at all, or got made with radically different interpretations and visions to them.
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Retro Trailer: Dan Curtis’ “Dracula” (1973)

Retro Trailer: Dan Curtis’ “Dracula” (1973)
All this talk about Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows makes me think about the original Dark Shadows, and when considering show creator Dan Curtis’ ovure, I am reminded of his great, and often unfairly overlooked, 1973 take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The film, shot in England in 1973, hit the airwaves on February 8, 1974, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The telepic starred Jack Palance, in retrospect, a natural nod as the fanged fiend. As audiences would see a decade later in the Palance-hosted television hit Ripley’S Believe It Or Not, he has always been the perfect sinister gentleman, a quality played to the hilt in Dracula.

Also starring Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Pamela Brown, Penelope Horner, Murray Brown, and the stunning Fiona Lewis, Dracula was shot at famed Pinewood Studios in England, and could easily pass as a Hammer production. Curtis handles the tale like a bigger budget episode of Dark Shadows,
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Exclusive: 'Human Ashtray' Smokes Like A Chimney; Ripley's Cancels His Anti-Smoking Event

Exclusive: 'Human Ashtray' Smokes Like A Chimney; Ripley's Cancels His Anti-Smoking Event
New York City's ban on smoking in public parks goes into effect next week, and the folks at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! thought they'd conjured the perfect stunt to drive home an anti-smoking message -- Richie "The Human Ashtray" Magic would show the world just how gross smoking could be by extinguishing 200 cigarettes on his pain-proof tongue.

But AOL Weird News has learned that the May 23 event was abruptly cancelled after the sideshow performer admitted to AOL that he had fallen off the wagon and started smoking again.

"We admire Richie for his courageous attempt to bring to light the harmful effects of smoking in such an outrageous fashion," said Michael Hirsch, general manager of Ripley's Times Square Odditorium, in a prepared statement.

"We support Richie in his pursuit for a new world record. However, as Richie is still -- like many others -- battling his addiction to smoking,
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not Movie in the Works

Four years ago, news came out that a film was being developed based on the series of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not books. Then, Paramount Pictures bailed two weeks before production was about to start in China. But they’ve since revived the abandoned movie and gotten Eric Roth, writer of hits like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Forrest Gump to write the script based on the life of newspaper columnist Robert Ripley....
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Paramount hires Eric Roth to rewrite Ripley’S Believe Or Not film; Jim Carrey still in the lead role

Hopefully this film can actually find some footing, as it’s getting a bit troublesome how difficult the road has been to the big screen for this project.

According to The Playlist, Paramount is still hellbent on bringing Ripley’S Believe It Or Not to theaters, as the studio has tapped Oscar winning writer Eric Roth to pen the film’s screenplay. Roth is apparently doing an entire rewrite of the film’s screenplay, meaning that while it looks good for the project, it’s still a bit of a ways off.

Read more on Paramount hires Eric Roth to rewrite Ripley’S Believe Or Not film; Jim Carrey still in the lead role…
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