This week’s assignment from the League – Hollywood Memorabilia

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The first week’s results for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers was a huge success, and I promise the second week is going to be just as much fun. Here goes…


You have an unlimited budget and space is not a problem. What piece of Hollywood memorabilia would you want hanging around in your batcave?


Once you put up a post on your site, drop me anΒ emailΒ or DM, or add a comment below with the URL. Next Monday, I will put up a post here on Cool & Collected with a list of all the contributing blogs. Once that list is posted, try to incorporate at least three of those links (but more would be great!) into the article you wrote on your site.

By cross-posting like this, we will help each other out by sending new readers to each other’s sites. Have fun!


(Wondering what the heck this is all about? We’re recruiting for this loose-knit, rag tag crew!Β Here are the details for joining The League.)


  1. says

    I’m going to say the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse! I’ll find some pics and write up the blog! Oh, maybe the Dagobah set..Are talking about something that still exists(something you could buy right now) or any movie prop that ever existed?

    • says

      Wow, that’s a good one! This could be any prop whether it still exists or not. It doesn’t even need to be a prop. It could be an animation cel, an Oscar award, etc. Get those gears turning!

    • says

      I think I know what you had in mind. πŸ˜‰

      it will be interesting to see if people pick items from the movies they wrote about in the first week’s topic. My choice will not be a pair of ferrets, but it very well could be Tanya Roberts.

  2. says

    Great idea! I can’t wait to see what I come up with. πŸ˜‰ (Mostly because right now, I have like a hundred ideas, and picking one will be most difficult.)

    • says

      I have yet to see the allure of this show, but for some reason I can totally support your selection. πŸ˜‰ Great to have you with us this week, lok!

      • says

        Thanks for hosting the assignment!

        The appeal I think comes from the fact that for starters the format is so uber-flexible. It’s been a historical drama, a space opera, a hard-science SF show, a fantasy show and anything else you can name. The other thing is that The Doctor is a very different sci-fi hero. He’s kind of like MacGuyver in that it’s about using smarts and non-violence wherever possible to come to a resolution. Of course, there’s always some violence and it doesn’t always work out but it just makes a change from the shooty pew pew school of sci-fi hero. Picard, Daniel Jackson, MacGuyver (again) all take cues from The Doctor.

        • says

          I think my aversion to the show is that I was scarred by it at a very young age. My grandparents would have this on the TV when I visited because PBS was one of the few channels they could get. The doctor was the one with the hat and striped scarf, and I was creeped out by all the monsters. I never really had a desire to return to it after that. πŸ˜‰

          • says

            Haha! Yeah, it’s a cliche that people watch it from behind the sofa but in all seriousness, it’s had some fantastically creepy moments – the revamp especially. Gas-mask kids, Smilers, The Weeping Angels… All great, properly scary monsters in that very unsettling tradition.

    • says

      Wow, another unexpected pick! I thought for sure everyone would be mentioning The golden idol from Indiana Jones or Luke’s lightsaber, but the picks so far have been fantastic! I’m afraid mine is going o be too obvious. πŸ˜‰

  3. says

    Still working on mine. Brian, I hope you know you’re seriously torturing me with this one. :)

    On a side note – If anyone is on Twitter please let me know your Twitter name, I’m making a list called The League and I want to make sure everyone is on it. I’m trying to hunt through the comments here and adding who I can but if you know of someone, just let me know.

    • says

      Good idea Jeremy! I’ll try and put together a list of all the contributing blogs and their twitter handles–a page that can be added to regularly. I know I’ve had a tough time myself keeping up with the number of responses (which is a great problem to have!).


  1. […] So last week I participated in the inaugural week of “The League“, a themed writing assignment that is the brainchild of Brian over at Cool & Collected.  It was really fun to tackle a topic, and then to see what all the other participants had to say about the subject.  Surprisingly, there was very little cross-over in terms of content, much like the Countdown to Halloween participants, which I thought was pretty darn awesome.  Lots of different perspectives weighing in on some shared pop culture.  The second question/assignment is now live, which asks the question, what one piece of Hollywood memorabilia would you acquire if budget and space were not an issue. […]

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