CULTURE CLUB
Snag a Piece of Rock 'n' Roll History

Guernsey's is putting on the auction of a lifetime. The auction house, known for many prestigious offerings, including items and paraphernalia of Princess Diana, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, and many more, is putting on a rock 'n' roll auction, with one-of-a-kind items. The auction will take place September 24th and 25th and there will be a chance to preview the auction on the 23rd.

I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey's, about the upcoming auction. Head to the auction on Saturday to bid on (or watch others) the famous Manny's Music original inscribed photographs of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. Manny's Music was an iconic store that contained thousands of signed photographs of music's biggest names. Also on Saturday will be original photographs of The Beatles, outfits from the band Kiss, and original letters and artwork by John Lennon.

Sunday will be dedicated to Astrid Kirchherr's original photographs of The Beatles. Astrid, who was engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe before his untimely death, produced some of the most iconic photos of The Beatles ever taken. There are nearly 1000 photos being auctioned, along with the negatives and copyrights to the photos.

How exactly does an auction like this come together? Arlan divulged that he was contacted about a year ago to meet with Astrid in Germany. Ettinger, who has been doing auctions for over 35 years, has spent his career building relationships and has learned to deal sensitively with the sentimental items of others. It took nine months to put together this particular auction.

There has been great interest in this event, from people all over the world. Luckily, with the help of LiveAuctioneers.com, people may now bid in real time from wherever they are, so even if you can't make it to good ol' NYC, you can still acquire a piece of history. People of all ages (including celebs) bid at these fun events. Check out some of the items to be auctioned!

STAR STRUCK
Kim Kardashian Takes Flight

Kim Kardashian was seen in John F. Kennedy airport this morning looking gorgeous as always.

The reality star babe recently took photos for Nick Saglimbeni's magazine, Most Beautiful, which showcases the curvy lady in 3D! A few photos from the spread have already leaked out to the public, however, we are all still anticipating the full effect to hit the stands Monday, August 8th.

Kim shed light on her classic look, stating, "Being stick-skinny is not something I strive for. I'm all about being healthy and being in shape...It's not about having the perfect shape, it's about finding the best you and being your best no matter what. You should never try to fit someone else's mold. Anyone can be beautiful."

MAGAZINE ROUNDUP
A Look Into Vanity Fair's February Issue

Vanity Fair’s February issue reaches out to readers of all shapes and sizes. It features an eight-page spread on heart throb Justin Bieber, a trip down J.F.K-memory-lane, and an exciting glance into the future of electric cars. Oh, and if it hasn’t been talked about enough, the flood of the WikiLeaks documents. For all you readers out there who don’t know exactly what the WikiLeaks scandal is, or if you’re dying to know more about it, pick up this months issue of Vanity Fair. Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair’s contributing editor, gives readers an inside look into how the documents were brought into public domain in her article “The Man Who Spilled the Secrets”.

JOHN F. KENNEDY
First Photo of Marilyn Monroe and JFK Unveiled

A chilling picture has been unveiled of the late John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The picture is said to be the only picture taken of the two, who have been rumored to have had an affair. The picture was taken the night that Marilyn sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to JFK at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Evidently, the secret service would confiscate any pictures taken of the two because of the uproar it would create. The picture was only salvaged because the negative was hidden when the secret service came to take them from the photographer. In the photo JFK has his back turned to the camera to avoid the picture getting out creating controversy. The picture will go up for auction in the coming weeks. Check out the video below!