The hunt is on. In the search for Hollywood memorabilia, Joe Maddalena is king, and on January 1, Bravo! brings that kingdom to Canada with the premiere of HOLLYWOOD TREASURE.
In this adventurous new reality series viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the intricate world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
The series makes its Canadian premiere on Bravo! with two back-to-back 30-minute episodes Saturday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
A piece of the yellow brick road and The Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz, the original shark from Jaws, concept art from Edward Scissorhands, the original Rudolph and Santa Claus puppets from the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a 1931 poster from Frankenstein (the most valuable movie poster there is) are all huge finds in the massive game of Hollywood history hide and seek.
These pieces are just part of an average day in the life of Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture relics. HOLLYWOOD TREASURE follows Joe and his team of experts as they navigate their way through the intricate world of collecting unforgettable props and costumes.
Over the course of each 30-minute episode, stories of Joe’s amazing discoveries unfold as he tracks leads that send him to a variety of unlikely places – from dusty basements and attics to encounters with world-renowned celebrities to peruse through their personal keepsakes. In this behind-the-scenes look at the path to the auction table, viewers travel the globe with Joe and his crew to witness the lengths one man will go to get a piece of Hollywood history.
HOLLYWOOD TREASURE LINEUP
Episode 1: Let the Bidding Begin
In search of the shark from Jaws and the original Mary Poppins carpet bag.
Premieres: Saturday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Episode 2: I’ll Get you My Pretty
Joe travels to the Midwest to try and score the legendary Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz.
Premieres: Saturday, January 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Episode 3: Comic Con Quest
Joe and his team descend on Comic Con.
Premieres: Saturday, January 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Episode 4: Joe Goes Ape
It’s all about monsters as Joe tries to secure a classic Frankenstein poster and a collection of original set photography from the 1933 classic King Kong.
Premieres: Saturday, January 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Episode 5: London Calling
Joe Maddalena and his team plan a trip to the English countryside to visit with Harvey Stephens, the child actor who played Damien in the iconic horror movie, The Omen.
Premieres: Saturday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Episode 6: Joe Gets Animated
Joe heads Sony lot for a tour of the stage that once housed the beloved The Wizard of Oz set. Joe is convinced the yellow brick road still exists beneath his feet and is ready to rip up the new flooring to find it.
Premieres: Saturday, January 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Episode 7: Joe’s Golden Opportunity
Back in London, Joe and his team meet with Julie Dawn Cole, the actress who played Veruca Salt in the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The golden ticket she holds in her hands may be Joe’s ticket to ride through the next auction.
Premieres: Saturday, January 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Episode 8: The Munster Hunt
In search of items from the classic series The Munsters.
Premieres: Saturday, January 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Episode 9: In Full Effects
In a collection appraisal, Joe and his team land on the Incredible Hulk statue, the T-600 Endoskeleton, as well as concept art from Edward Scissorhands and Predator.
Premieres: Saturday, January 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Episode 10: Spidey Cents
The team pay a visit to Bill Boyd, a collector who has Jerry Lewis’s costume from The Nutty Professor.
Premieres: Saturday, January 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Episode 11: Chasing Rudolph
Joe travels to New York City to meet with a collector in possession of the original Rudolph and Santa Claus puppets from the classic Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Premieres: Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Episode 12: Justice for Dorothy
Joe and the team hold an auction featuring Back to the Future items and hunt for the stolen ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
Premieres: Saturday, February 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT