Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, has joined up with ABC Studios to auction off costumes, props and various set pieces from the show. In total, 1034 items covering all six of the show's seasons are being put up for bid, which takes place on Aug. 21 and 22 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.
Perusing the online catalog, there are plenty of items to ooh and ahh over. To narrow down the possible choices, here are 10 of the most covetable items to bid for either in person, by phone, through mail, in a fax or online.
According to Reuters, 'Mad Men,' the Emmy winning AMC drama that's spawned a renewed interest in all things 1960's, is putting a walk-on role up for bids on EBay. Beginning today (Thu., Aug. 12), the site will host a 10-day auction for the bit part as well as sundry props from the set. A portion of the proceeds will go to the lung cancer program at Southern California's City of Hope hospital.
So here's the takeaway: If you're ever involved in a bidding war, make sure the mic is turned off before you make disparaging remarks about the other bidder.
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Maine Antique Digest reports that the jade objects brought in $494,615 when she sold them at Skinner's in October.
Why didn't the objects bring in as much money as the Antiques Roadshow people thought? It's all explained in the article linked above but too involved to get into here. It involves math.
This is likely why NBC Universal will be hosting its second live and online auction of the remaining props from Battlestar Galactica from May 8th to the 10th. They even sent us a promotional catalog of the props available for the event.
The catalog itself looks terrific and may be a collector's item all its own. It's done in the hexagonal paper style of the show and looks incredible.
First of all, if you said yes, you have the gayest living room decor since police raided Paul Reubens' home.
Second of all, here's your chance. Conan's mug and other pieces of the Late Night set have been stripped for parts and put on auction for the House to Home Project, a charity that helps families who have lost their homes to natural disasters.
Also up for bid was a four-piece set containing boxers, a robe, a sleeveless undershirt, and a pair of slippers (a costume Gandolfini donned many times on the show). It took home $21,250. Another robe (the tan one with an "S" monogram that Gandolfini wore in the pilot) went for $13.750. Overall, the iconic mafia boss's clothes brought in over $185,000.
Are you a womanizing, border-line alcoholic, New York City firefighter? Do you like TV? Ever thought about acting? Well have I got good news for you! Steve Mosko (the president of Sony Pictures Television) has made a donation to online auction house Charity Buzz for the New York Cares Holiday Auction. The winning bidder will receive a day on the set of Rescue Me and a walk-on role.
Spitting Image was a satirical series focusing on politics and pop culture that aired in the UK from 1984 to 1996. American audiences may have caught a few primetime specials featuring the grotesque puppets, but other than those specials and Genesis' video for "Land of Confusion," the characters never really took hold in the US. It's somewhat of a shame, because they were really funny, and a lot better than D.C. Follies, Sid and Marty Krofft's lame attempt at political puppet humor. Not even Fred Willard could save that series.
Recently, two Spitting Image puppets, Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown, were purchased at an auction for £5,040 and £4,800. Had I known they were up for sale, I would have bid on them myself. What's £5,040 translate to in American dollars? Like a buck fifty? Or is that just a fantasy I've concocted to convince myself I could ever actually own one of those puppets?
Remember when the General Lee (or one of many versions) went up for auction on eBay recently and someone finally won the auction with a bid of $9,900,500?
Well, the person who made that bid, one William Fisher, has disappeared, along with the alleged $9,900,500 he was supposedly going to pay for the 1969 Dodge Charger owned by actor John Schneider (Bo Duke). The car itself was never used on the original series, but it did appear in the TV movie Dukes Go to Hollywood.
As I mentioned earlier this week, the 1969 Dodge Charger that Schneider put up for sale was not featured in the television show, but it did make an appearance in the movie Dukes Go To Hollywood. It has signatures from all the original cast members and it actually drives! Schneider has taken it to charity events and even raced it.
What memorabilia would you pay $10 million for?
Vivi Zigler, Executive Vice President NBC Digital Entertainment and New Media, announced in a press release that NBC was proud of this event as it would not only allow fans a chance to own a piece of the hit show but also benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. This foundation was chosen because Heroes' cast member Greg Grunberg is highly involved with it since his son Jake suffers from epilepsy.
How did a Washington-based advocacy group get so connected to the Left Coast? One of the organization's founders is none other than Norman Lear, the man who created The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and All in the Family.
But I guess he's decided to simplify; he's putting a lot of this music memorabilia up for auction, including the first microphone he used on American Bandstand fifty years ago, a Michael Jackson sequined glove, and a bass guitar Paul McCartney played during the Beatles era. It's a no-reserve auction, and most of the profits will go to the T.J. Martell Foundation. No word on if his huge rubber band ball will go on sale, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Most of the items are costumes or jewelry. There's also a bunch of stuff from Angel, 24, and Prison Break, including Wentworth Miller's blue prison jumpsuit.
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