Next Tuesday at 10AM (Pacific time) we launch a massive CD sale from the estate of Brent Armstrong.
Here is more about Brent from his friend Taylor White, whose Creature Features is handling the fulfillment for the sale (as they did for my CD collection earlier this year), along with family photographs courtesy the Armstrongs.
For over 30 years, Brent Armstrong was a master of make-up FX who worked on 73 films and over two dozen TV shows and commercials. His credits included Sam Raimi’s ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE SANTA CLAUSE, STARSHIP TROOPERS, HOLLOW MAN, 300 and Netflix’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. In later years, Armstrong turned to fine art, specializing in a series of startling full-sized recreations of classic monsters, most notably his towering tribute to King Kong atop the Empire State Building.
Like many artists, Armstrong fueled his artistic interests into collecting movie posters, model kits, toys, trading cards, books and magazines. One of his most fervent passions was film music in which he amassed over 4,000 movie and TV soundtracks on CD. Armstrong was a permanent fixture in the scoring community, showing staunch support of movie-themed concerts and local composer-attended events at venues like Creature Features, Dark Delicacies and Peter Hackman’s yearly Fans of Film Music.
Sadly, Armstrong passed away on October 24, 2022, leaving behind three children: Alexandra, Mikaela and Brandon. As is true of many creatives, Armstrong chose not to invest in retirement, life insurance, the stock market or real estate and instead built equity in his vast collection, now currently being housed in four large storage units in the Los Angeles area.
As this collection now represents his children’s inheritance, a group of members from the local film music community, spearheaded by Lukas Kendall of Film Score Monthly, have banded together to catalogue the complete inventory of soundtracks and offer it for sale to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please join us in supporting Armstrong’s kids in building a better future for themselves while carrying on his passion for the art of movie and TV scoring.
See you on Tuesday morning!