'Lost' auction exclusive video: Look, there's Sawyer's reading glasses! And Locke's knife!
I thought I'd already shed all the "Lost" tears I had in me.
I was wrong.
On Friday morning, I took a behind-the-scenes personal tour of the "Lost" auction at the Santa Monica Airport led by Profiles in History President Joe Maddalena as 100 workers put on the finishing touches for the two-day celebration at Barker Hangar.
Even though all of the displays weren't complete, I can tell you this: I looked into the eye of the auction and what I saw was beautiful.
I expected to see things such as the Dharma van and pieces of the Temple, but when I read Sawyer's letter to the man who killed his parents, the note that Locke left Jack, and Penny's love letter to Desmond, I must admit that I got a little teary. There are almost 1,200 items available, and many of them will leave Losties gasping. I mean, someone is going to own the wheel that moved the island, people. Come on!
During the tour, I got a chance to meet Sterling Beaumon, the actor who played the younger Ben Linus and he was more than happy to show me how the hatch and its special effects work. You'll also be happy to know that I typed the numbers on the computer, just like John Locke taught me.
The weekend is a "Lost" dream. You'll be able to sit on a part of the airplane, faux-order chicken at Mr. Cluck's and mingle with some of the actors. Doors open both days at 9 a.m., and the auction begins at 1 p.m. each day. (Remember, even if you can't make it to Santa Monica, you can bid for any item at www.profilesinhistory.com or www.liveauctioneers.com and follow all the action on blogger Jo Garfein's public Twitter list). Go here for more ticket and exhibit information.
When all the items have gone, gone, gone, "Lost" will really, really, really be over. But we have our sideways flash to look forward to.-- Maria Elena Fernandez
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