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Outtakes Online: Buy a piece of TV history
BY MIKE GORDON / email@example.com
ABC is having a garage sale from the shows it shot in Hawaii.
Most of the items won’t be recognizable to the general public, but if you want to buy a prop or set decoration used on one of the network’s four TV shows, including “Lost,” now’s your chance.
The network is selling everything left behind after “Lost,” “Off the Map,” “The River” and “Last Resort” ended. Although “Lost” had a successful six-year run, the other three shows were canceled after their initial seasons, which created an ecclectic array of items in storage at the state film studio at Diamond Head.
The most interesting memorabilia comes from “The River” and “Last Resort,” said Alana Hong, who worked in the props departments for both shows.
From “The River,” the network is selling cloth patches and lunchboxes emblazoned with the logo for that show’s fictional adventure travelogue, “The Undiscovered Country.” The beloved Marbely teddy bear, lanterns from the show’s ship, the Magus, and a pod that released a curse are also up for sale.
From “Last Resort,” a special effects screwdriver that retracts when you stab someone with it and the chest mount so you can wear it, tops the list.
Furniture, camping equipment, backpacks and cookwear are all for sale.
ABC even has a rubber tripod that was used to strike an actor without causing injury, Hong said. The best part might be the pricetag on this recent chapter of Hawaii TV history.
“We’re kind of like, give us an offer,” Hong said.
The items will be sold from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the state film studio at Diamond Head, 510 18th Ave.
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.