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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Palm Springs, California, USA  (aneurysm)
Birth NameEric Jonathon Caidin

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Caidin was a noted and much beloved member of the Hollywood film fan community. He grew up in Beverly Hills and in 1977 opened the memorabilia store Hollywood Book and Poster Company, which sold everything from film stills and posters to books and magazines to DVDs and t-shirts. In 2001 it was named the best movie poster store by "The Los Angeles New Times." Caidin presented the monthly Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly Cinema along with fellow exploitation feature enthusiast Brian Quinn. He had small roles in several movies and appeared as himself in a few documentaries. Eric and Johnny Legend were featured on the fun, lively, and informative Something Weird DVD commentaries for the documentaries "Mondo Mod," "Mondo Freudo," "Mondo Bizzaro" and "The Hippie Revolt." Caidin often attended various pro wrestling events and could be frequently seen at film conventions held all over the United States. In 2015, he died at age 62 from an aneurysm shortly after attending a Palm Springs film noir festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Trade Mark (1)

Often wore a baseball cap.

Trivia (3)

Owner of the Hollywood Book and Poster memorabilia shop in Hollywood, CA
Was attacked by former "Cult Movies" magazine editor/publisher Michael Copner at his Hollywood Book and Poster store on April 18, 2008.
Son of Stanley Caidin.

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