HUNDREDS OF COSTUMES AND KEY HERO PROPS from AWARD-WINNING DAYTIME DRAMA "PASSIONS" AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC IN ONE-DAY Auction
Universal Media Studios And Premiere Props Partner To Host "Passions" Auction on Saturday, August 9th At The Premiere Props' Warehouse
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - July 22, 2008 - NBC Universal Television DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group in partnership with Premiere Props and presenting sponsor Soap Opera Digest, is holding a farewell auction featuring over 750 costumes and key hero props from Universal Media Studios' 2007 Daytime Emmy and Image Award-winning daytime drama, "Passions."
A wide variety of costumes and props will be made available to the public, including; Sheridan Crane Boothe's teal silk dress, Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald's "Milly of New York" halter gown, Kay Bennett Crane's "Arden B." button-up yellow dress, Tabitha Lenox's magic wands, a paperbound photo album of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald and Sheridan Crane, Sheridan Crane's Locket and Rebecca Hotchkiss's "Wonder Woman" costume. In addition, Tabitha Lenox's entire living room set will be available for bid; items will include her cabinet, fireplace, furniture, game table, artwork, and bookcase. The auction will also include high-end props such as a juke box and a Yamaha 1400cm3 motorcycle.
The auction is taking place at the Premiere Props warehouse, 128 Sierra Street in El Segundo, CA on Saturday, August 9th at Noon PST with a preview from 9am-11am PST. Fans can also place live bids online at http://www.icollector.com/ or
http://www.ebay.com/. For more information, please visit http://www.premiereprops.com/ or call (310) 322-PROP.
"We are happy to partner with Premiere Props on this live event, exposing fans and collectors to unique props and costumes," said Stacey Ward, Director, NBC Universal Television DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. "This event will help commemorate the shows' success and impact on daytime television, while rewarding fans with the opportunity to own a piece of their favorite show."
"After the great success of the 'Passions' two-day public estate sale in April and the industrial auction in early May, we are thrilled to once again partner with Universal Media Studios," added Dan Levin, Vice President of Marketing for Premiere Props, "and to offer devoted 'Passions' fans one last opportunity to own a piece of the show, and bid it a fond farewell."
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Universal Media Studios and Premiere Props for the last 'Passions' auction," said Susan Severance, Publisher for Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly. "Soap Opera collectors will be amazed with the unique 'Passions' items that will be up for bid."
This marks the third collaboration between Universal Media Studios and Premiere Props. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation, one of the leading charitable organizations of the entertainment industry, harnessing the collective power of the entertainment industry to raise awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues to make a positive impact in local communities and throughout the nation.
"Passions" was the first scripted drama series to join The 101 Network's original program lineup on DIRECTV, which includes viewer favorites like "Rock & A Hard Place," "Supreme Court of Comedy," "DIRECTV SXSW Live" and "Championship Gaming Series." "Passions," which broadcasts three one-hour episodes per week, will end its run on The 101 in August 2008.
"Passions" is produced by Universal Media Studios and taped in Studio City, California. The show was created by James E. Reilly and Lisa de Cazotte is the Executive Producer.