Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 31

Private Collections

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 19, 2005 on The History Channel
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Private Collections
Priceless collections. Compilations devoted to with such passion, entire lives have been spent perfecting them. From rescued trash to treasure-troves with values known to only the most discerning eye, people collect for many reasons. For some, the thrill is in the find; for others, collecting is an escape from daily life. But all collectors have one thing in common--they love it!moreless

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Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal


Guest Star

Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg


Guest Star

Kermit Weeks

Kermit Weeks


Guest Star

Kelly Monaco

Kelly Monaco

Host (2005)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • One of the first movies to widely market movie merchandise, Star Wars has sold over $8 billion dollars of consumer products in stores worldwide.

    • A mint 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card is worth over one million dollars. Legend has it so few were made because he refused to have his name associated with the distributor, a tobacco company.

    • The very first guitar Elvis Presley owned at the afe of eleven was purchased at a hardware store in Tupelo, Mississippi for $7.75. Today, the guitar is valued at around 1 million dollars.

    • The most sought after clubs are the early 1400's 'long-nose' woods. Much like a modern-day ice hockey stick, they were commonly used for over 400 years. Today they are valued at anywhere between $3,650 and $100,000.

    • The first motorized armored fighting vehicles were tractors with metal plates attached to provide protection to the driver and passengers.

    • Gary Davis has broken his back and shattered his ankle while performing stunts for TV and movies, but has never been injured while riding a motorcycle.

    • Along with guitars and swords, Steven Seagal also collects Tibetan Buddhas.

    • B-29 Superfortress is the biggest and most fuel consuming plane in Kermit Weeks collection. It consumes roughly 350 gallons per hour.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Narrator: A private collection of cars with more muscle than wrestle Bill Goldberg. Hundreds of motorcycles owned by a Hollywood stuntman, the 10,000 clubs of Arnold Palmer and Steven Segal's guitar collection, lifetimes and fortunes are spent in pursuit of these collectibles. From Star Wars to the King of Rock & Roll, the private collection of classic airplanes that still fly, tanks for a backyard battlefield, and the sports memorabilia of director Penny Marshall. Private Collections: next on Modern Marvels.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Bill Goldberg

      Steven Seagal

      Al Anderson

      Chris Martin
      CEO, Martin Guitars

      Stephen Stills

      Kermit Weeks
      Airplane Collector

      Gary Davis
      Stunt Coordinator/2nd Unit Director

      Bruce Simpson

      Charled Burnett III
      Military Vehicle Collector

      Brian Goodall

      Arnold Palmer

      Doc Giffin
      Personal Assistant to Arnold Palmer

      Cori J. Britt
      Arnold Palmer's Caddy

      Chris Davidson
      Elvis Memorabillia Collector

      Penny Marshall

      Steve Sansweet
      Star Wars Author & Collector

      Ronald Singer, DDS
      Monster Memorabilia Collector

      Executive Producer: Paul Apel
      Executive Producer: Alan Baral
      Executive Producer: Michael Meadows
      Executive Producer: Christen Harty-Schaefer
      Producer: Michael Sackett
      Associate Producer: Marc Jackson
      Associate Producer: Valerie Johnson-Redrow
      Associate Producer: Allon Furstenberg
      Line Producer: Amy Murray
      Editor: Patricia Sullivan
      Editor: Skip Robinson
      Talent Producer: Greg Harvey
      Narrator: Bill Ratner
      Original Music: Jeffrey Hepker
      Original Music: Marc Jackson
      Music Supervisor: Marc Jackson
      Music Supervisor: Mike Contreras
      Music Supervisor: Tom Steffek
      Additional Music: Associated Production Music, LLC
      Additional Music: NWE Music Library
      Researcher: Allon Furstenberg
      Researcher: Marc Jackson
      Researcher: Emily Paul
      Camera Operator: Sean Patterson
      Camera Operator: Russ Fill
      Camera Operator: Troy Jenkins
      Camera Operator: Wes Dorman
      Camera Operator: Jay Koontz
      Camera Operator: Michael Rose
      Camera Operator: Paul Johnson
      Camera Operator: Ken Zukin
      Camera Operator: Eric Marquis
      Camera Operator: John Lawrence
      Camera Operator: Jason Rowlett
      Camera Operator: Allon Furstenberg
      Production Audio: John Patterson
      Production Audio: Darren Brower
      Production Audio: Scott Johnson
      Production Audio: Sam Diamond
      Production Audio: Gerry Berkowitz
      Production Audio: Alan Halcon
      Executive Directors Post Production: Cynthia Slavens
      Executive Directors Post Production: Erik Thalen
      Post Production Coordinator: Gordy Gibson
      Post Production Coordinator: Marc Lira
      Post Production Associate: Chris Moran
      Post Production Associate: David Hernandez
      Post Production Associate: Gina Lerma
      Online Editor: Matt Parker
      Online Editor: Jennifer M. Holland
      Online Editor: Jamie Edwards
      Online Assistant: Johanna Moyal
      Post Production Audio: Warren Woods
      Post Production Audio: Chris Colley
      Post Production Audio: Michael Qualey
      DaVinci Artist: Earl Adams
      Assistant Editor: Leah Breuer
      Assistant Editor: Melissa Eckelman
      Assistant Editor: Lisa Gilmore
      Assistant Editor: Dean Robinson
      Assistant Editor: Julissa Mirabal
      Voice over Engineer: Jake Geisberg
      Production Assistant: Christian Meadows
      Production Assistant: Ransay Krull
      Production Assistant: Theo Papas
      Production Assistant: Jennifer L. Dyal
      Graphics: The Studio at NWE
      Clip Clearance Supervisor: Kristi Burns

      Special Thanks
      Tim McGrane/Barrett-Jackson
      Floyd and Ava Garrett
      Muscle Car Museum
      Michelle Karl
      Miza Anderson
      Jason Rowlett
      Michael Brosnan
      Wolfgang Kohrn

      Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
      Produced by New Wave Films

    • As part of "Boys Toys Week" in the week of December 4-10, 2005, Kelly Monaco hosted this episode.