|Ed Wood and Dolores Fuller in a still which will not be making its way into my collection.|
Homer: Is this a happy ending or a sad ending?
Marge: It's an ending. That's enough.
-from The Simpsons, "Rosebud" (1993)
|This bad boy? All mine, baby.|
I wanted to get something out of the auction, however, and I managed to do that. I bid on two smaller items for which I had some personal affection. One was a vintage one-sheet poster for Glen or Glenda? (1953) under the alternate title I Led 2 Lives: Based on the Lives of Christine Jorgensen. Another was a set of Mexican lobby cards for Plan 9 from Outer Space. I chose these two items for special reasons. Glenda, as I have stated many times on this blog, is my favorite of Eddie's films, so I wanted to have some memorabilia affiliated with it. And Plan 9, of course, is the movie which initially attracted me to Ed Wood's body of work. I chose the Mexican lobby cards because Spanish was my minor in college. Plus, the cards look pretty cool, as seen below:
|Six of the eight lobby cards of which I am now the proud (?) owner.|
So is this a happy ending to the Ed Wood auction or a sad one? Like Marge said, it's an ending. That's enough.