Originally posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
For people who love flea markets and yard sales, 20th Century Fox is offering up furniture, clothing and random tchotchkes from recently cancelled TV shows such as “Star,” “The Passage” and “The Gifted.”
While some the stuff is generic - reams of paper, stray lampshades, hula hoops - others are one of a kind. A most notable one is a sign that says “Magic City,” referencing the iconic strip club in Atlanta featured on“Star,” which focused on the local music business. (That show was cancelled last month after three seasons.)
The liquidation sale will be held at 1902 Sullivan Road in College Park at what used to be 60,000 square feet of conference space attached to the old Sheraton Hotel by Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. It begins Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Saturday. Prices are marked on most everything but may get reduced over time.
Whatever is left over will be auctioned off on Sunday starting at 10 a.m.
There are thousands of pieces of clothing, from T-shirts to glitzy dresses. (I’m told the most iconic pieces worn by the big stars are probably not here. Most were worn by extras.) There are eight identical backyard table-and-chair sets. There’s a bar that was built in part from an old motorcycle (for $2,495). There’s a box of hollow fake prop rocks. There are framed LPs, electric guitars, hospital beds, a lawn mower, Vans sneakers, dated electronics and three red chairs made of seat belts ($795 apiece).
Robert Ahlers is overseeing this sale and auction. He has been in the business 12 years and said this is one of the largest in terms of quantity he has ever done. He also sold off “Sleepy Hollow” TV show props a couple of years ago and the belongings of Tex McIver, in prison for killing his wife Diane under suspicious circumstances.
For legal reasons, Ahlers is not allowed to identify which shows are included in the mix but he did say the owners brought in 60 24-foot trucks worth of stuff into the space over a span of 10 days.
This highly voluminous sale, Ahlers said, took 10 days to put together, 15 employees a day, tagging, organizing and pricing everything. Of the whopping 350 racks of clothing, 50 have individually marked items while the rest will have flat pricing per type of clothing.
He said he expects the first day and last day to be the busiest. The mix of people who show up include eBay sellers, collectors, prop houses and boutique and consignment shop owners.
Here’s a gallery of photos I took: