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Eric Caidin dies at 62; movie memorabilia maven, grindhouse connoisseur
Eric Caidin dies at 62; movie memorabilia maven, grindhouse connoisseur

Eric Caidin, an impresario of pulp and collector of film memorabilia whose Hollywood Book and Poster Co. was a mecca for movie fans for nearly 40 years, has died. He was 62. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story said that Caidin died in Las Vegas. ------------ Caidin died May 18 in Palm Springs, where he had been attending a film noir convention. The cause was an aneurysm, said John Kantas, manager at Hollywood Book and Poster and a longtime friend. A beloved figure in the film fan community, Caidin stocked hundreds of thousands of old movie stills, posters, scripts, lobby cards and other ephemera at the store he operated in various locations on or...

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