Eric Caidin of Hollywood Book & Poster Co. died May 18 reports Los Angeles Magazine. He died after attending a film noir at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Caidin opened his Hollywood Boulevard store in 1977 where he reputedly had more than a half-million photos, lobby cards and scripts in stock.
In January he moved the shop to a warehouse in the San Fernando Valley and became an online and by-appointment business, while continuing to sell at West Coast and other conventions.
He appeared in small roles in the movies Hellroller, Prison Ship, Cannibal Hookers, and The Aftermath. Caidin appeared as himself in the documentaries Texas Frightmare Weekend 2006, Confessions of Lemora, and Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The ‘Plan 9’ Companion.
[Thanks to James H. Burns for the story.]