Antiques Roadshow: Fame And Fortune
Airs Monday, May 7, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, March 12, 2010
Credit: Jeff Dunn for WGBH
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. "Antiques Roadshow" cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
“Fame and Fortune” features a stellar lineup of appraisals that give new meaning to the term “face value.” This special edition spotlights celebrities, big-shots and headliners through objects connected to their lives.
Highlights include the first mask ever worn by Clayton Moore, in 1951, as television’s Lone Ranger; a collection of photos and memorabilia documenting Marilyn Monroe’s progression from 14-year-old Norma Jean Baker to screen siren; an eye-popping collection of memorabilia from the Ramones punk band, preserved by a friend of DeeDee Ramone; James Dean’s 1948 high school junior yearbook, signed with his name and nickname, “Rack”; signed souvenir photos of Wild West legends Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill; a reproduction plaster cast of the 1860 life mask of Abraham Lincoln, found in an attic; and a rare, mint-condition vintage set of Beatles nodder dolls, in their original box.
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