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Lost Auction, Abrams, Whedon Talk at Comic-Con

Thompson on Hollywood By Cameron Carlson | Thompson on Hollywood July 21, 2010 at 7:40AM

Lost fan alert: the show you obsessed over may be over, but its memory lingers on.
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Lost fan alert: the show you obsessed over may be over, but its memory lingers on.

Profiles in History, the country's largest movie memorabilia dealer, is auctioning off costumes and set pieces from Lost. They plan to place over 1,000 lots of props, costumes and set pieces from the show under the gavel. For those whose dedication was undiminished by the controversial finale, this might be the time to break the piggy bank.

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Some specific pieces include Kate's toy plane, Hurley's winning lottery ticket, Locke's Master Bowie hunting knife, Sawyer's letter, Charlie's "DS" ring and guitar, Mr. Eko's club, The Hatch, Swan Station computer, Desmond's fail safe key, Faraday's journal, Hurley's Camaro, and a DHARMA van. Driving the van around might induce mass paranoia, so be careful.

The auction is live, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, August 21st and 22nd. A link to more info and a preview of the first 100 items is here.

Those who attend Comic-Con in San Diego, which launches Wednesday, can also see Lost creator J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon interviewed by EW's Doc Jensen in Hall H. They're not James Cameron and Peter Jackson, last year's master auteurs, but they'll do in a pinch.

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Marketing, TV, J.J. Abrams, Sci-fi

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.