Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chuck To Run Amuck in Vegas and Bugs Becomes a Pawn Star

I don't know when I'll return to Las Vegas, but one thing I am sure I'll make a point to visit the next time I am there is The Chuck Jones Experience which is scheduled to open next month in the Circus Circus casino. According to the press release, "The Chuck Jones Experience, [will utilize] the art, writings and films of Jones, will nurture that spirit of creativity in an environment that is playful, lively, inspirational and educational. The project is being developed by Jones’ grandson, Craig Kausen, Jones’ daughter, Linda Jones Clough, and a group of Chuck Jones fans who have believed in and supported its creation for years."

You can take a sneak peek at the construction on their official Facebook page. Here's hoping that we'll have some coverage of this amazing looking attraction here on Misce-Looney-ous someday!

Speaking of Vegas, a Bugs item was recently featured on an episode of the History Channel reality series, Pawn Stars - which is about the daily dealings of a pawn shop in Las Vegas. The item this guy (below) brought in to sell was a promotional poster from Bugs' 50th birthday (circa 1990) signed by Friz Freleng and Mel Blanc.

An expert was brought in and deemed the piece authentic and valued it at about $500.00. After some haggling, the pawn shop bought the poster for $300.00.

Yeah, not exactly the most groundbreaking item, I know. It's still kind of neat that it was featured on a popular television show and, hey, it fits right in here on Misce-Looney-ous. At the time of this writing, the episode can be viewed on the History Channel's website (Bugs poster segment starts at the 14 minute mark).

1 comment:

Bobby Bickert said...

How did they get Mel Blanc's signature on an item that was made the year after he died? Seance? Voodoo?

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