Name: Jimmy Star
The State/Country You Live In: Pennsylvania
Favorite Horror Film and Why:
The Lost Boys…great acting, funny, scary, great music and fashion and I am/was friends with many of the actors in the movie.
What You Collect:
Action figures, statues, autographed memorabilia, DVD’s
Your Favorite Piece(s) in Your Collection or What Piece(s) You’re Most Proud Of:
Lance Henriksen from Alien makes handmade ceramic tiles of the Alien Monster. He gave one to me and on the back of it he wrote “Jimmy Star You Are Great.” It is my prized possession as you cannot buy them; he makes a limited amount and gives them away.
What Inspired You to Start Collecting?
I am very creative and love to surround myself with cool objects. It creates great ambience. I started collecting to have a cool and unique setting to work on creative projects.
The First Piece You Acquired and When:
The first piece I acquired was in 1988 and it is a limited edition The Lost Boys poster from Japan.
Your Favorite Story About a Piece You Have:
I am a celebrity clothing designer and popular talk show radio host. I was at a convention in Orlando, Florida, where I met Clive Barker. I set up my room like a showroom with my clothing line. I invited him to come check it out and he politely declined. Later that day I had Doug Bradley (Pinhead) in my room for a fitting, he left with some really cool clothing. At about 11:30 p.m. that night I get a phone call from Clive Barker’s assistant, saying he saw the Jimmy Star Clothing on Doug Bradley and could he come by the room to check it out. He came to the room with a copy of his book Abarat, which he proceeded to draw me a one of a kind picture on the inside cover and gifted the book to me. Then he tried on clothes and told stories and talked with us for about 5-6 hours. It was incredible, and he is the coolest guy you will ever meet.