Friday, July 11, 2014

Vacation Part 9: U.K. James and Geppi's: (part 3):Star Wars, Music, Disney

James posing near the Batman statue
Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore also had lots of other pop culture memorabilia in addition to comics (although that's where James and I spent the most time). There were movies, music and Disney, too. This is a look at some of the items in those sections! 
Joan Jett's LP

MUSIC - There was a good display of music in U.S. Pop culture that included the Beatles, Elvis and many others. One thing I learned was the Joan Jett (of the Blackhearts) actually lived in Rockville, Maryland. I didn't know that! 
BALTIMORE MUSICAL TIES- Billie Holiday used to perform in clubs in Baltimore. Frank Zappa is also from Maryland, and Joan Jett had a residence, too. All of these artists were represented at Geppi's.

MOVIE POSTERS- movie posters lined the walls all over the museum, from old westerns to Tarzan in the 1940s to Star Wars and beyond.

Holiiday, Zappa and Jett
How to Join the Shazam fan club

Tarzan movie poster

A Daily Planet display

A big display of DIsney collectables!
Disney's Davy Crockett
A Disney pop up book and tea set
Another superman statue
MORE ABOUT GEPPI'S - Geppi's Entertainment Museum (GEM) is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city's famed Inner Harbor. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Geppi's Entertainment Museum is the home of "pop culture with character!"

Lots of 1960s Batman memorabilia



Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next