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Pop Culture Super MegaFest in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris at 7:37 pm on November 8, 2010
Christopher Lloyd, Doc Brown in Back to the Future, Rev. Jim on Taxi at Framingham Super MegaFest

Meet Christopher Lloyd who played ''Doc Brown'' in the ''Back To The Future'' movie trilogy, and also starred as the lovable ''Reverend Jim'' on the hit t.v. series TAXI. Lloyd began his film career as an unnamed character in the movie ''Airport'' in 1970.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - What do Reverend Jim from Taxi, Peter Tork from The Monkees, a Gigantic Animated Talking Robot, Playboy Playmate Cathy St. George, Chewbacca from Star Wars and Gary Sohmers of The Antiques Roadshow all have in common?

Answer: They will all be at Super MegaFest, (and the Come Together Fest concert), the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, November 20th and 21st,  2010 when pop culture lovers and the popular icons they love will converge on Framingham's  Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center for New England's largest multi-media fan festival.

...and that's just a partial lineup of the fun packed weekend that's planned!

While it takes a whole website just to list who and what will be there, here's a few more stars you may see, meet or get autographs from; Norman Reedus, (Murphy MacManus in The Boondock Saints), Gary Lewis (of Gary Lewis & The Playboys), Marina Sirtis, (of Star Trek Next ...[read more]

Wallace Nutting Chest Sells for $18,700

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 4:00 pm on March 1, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Decades before Martha Stewart, Wallace Nutting, whose home and office were in Framingham, held sway over popular home furnishings and taste.  Nutting's Old America Company was located on Park St., in Downtown Framingham and produced prints, picture frames and reprodution furniture in the 1920's-30's.

A leader of the Colonial Revival movement, he helped Americans rediscover and appreciate their local and historic treasures through his nostalgic photographs, travel books like "Massachusetts Beautiful" and quality reproduction colonial furniture.

Today his works are sought after. There is a collectors society and an auctioneer, Michael Ivankovich, of Doylestown, PA, specializes in selling Nutting items.

Ivankovich recently sold a Nutting mahogany Goddard block front chest at auction for $ 18,700. It was the third highest price ever paid for a piece of Nutting furniture. The others were a highboy for $33,000 and a Goddard desk secretary for $ 36,750.

(For more information about Nutting, see our Wallace Nutting historic profile page).

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