Go See “I’ll Say She Is!”

Posted on June 17, 2016

Attention all Marx Brothers fans! Run, walk or crawl to New York City before July 2, 2016 to see “I’ll Say She Is! – The Lost Marx Brothers Musical” If you are like me, you’ve seen every Marx movie many times over. Watching this play made me feel like a Marx virgin once again. I Continue Reading »

Where Did All These Hats Come From?

Posted on May 27, 2016

The San Jose Sharks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time. But hockey took a while to catch on in that warm weather city. That became painfully obvious the first time one of the Sharks got a “Hat Trick”. Scoring 3 goals in one game by one player is called a “Hat Continue Reading »

RIP Jeffrey the Great

Posted on May 24, 2016

Jeff Fredriksen was a gentle soul. He was also a professional magician and a web designer. He’s the guy who has kept Johnny-Sells.com going for the last several years. Originally from suburban Chicago, Jeff moved to Southern California not long ago to develop his show biz career. As a side line, Jeff started to build Continue Reading »

Was the Great Chicago Fire Caused by Space Invaders?

Posted on May 4, 2016

Mrs. O’Learys’s cow has traditionally been blamed for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The much maligned bovine was accused of kicking over a kerosene lamp in the barn behind the O’Leary house on the South Side of Chicago on October 8. Windy, dry conditions were said to fan the flames which completely destroyed the Continue Reading »

A Nice Note from a Stylish Customer

Posted on April 5, 2016

We get a lot of feedback from our wonderful eBay customers. (We’re close to 11,000 positive feedbacks.) But when we get a personal note as nice as this one, we are thrilled. Here’s what our stylish customer wrote about the vintage hat she purchased from Johnny-Sells: “Johnny, Just a note to thank you for selling Continue Reading »