'Lost' treasures
August 12th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

The lost treasures of 'Lost'

A building in an office park in the rolling hills of Calabasas, California is the last place in the world you'd expect to find some of the most iconic props and costumes from "Lost."

What were they doing there? Hmmm... maybe we should wait six years and let you go mad pondering that mysterious question and then not answer it. Oh, don't fret, we wouldn't do that - we're not that cruel.

The building was the headquarters of Profiles in History, a company that auctions off Hollywood memorabilia. They're putting thousands of actual "Lost" items used on the show on the auction block later this month, and we were there to get a sneak peek at the collection.

My cameraman and I started off in the parking lot, where one of the famous sky blue Dharma VW vans was parked, and of course we couldn't resist; we had to hop in. Someone (A crew member? Daniel Day Kim?) had left a yellowed sunbaked April 2010 copy of the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper in there. It was like a mini-time capsule and a cool geek moment, I have to admit.

Inside, Profiles in History CEO Joe Maddalena took us through the collection. We picked up Locke's Bowie knife; thumbed through Daniel Farraday's time travel notebook (I don't know a thing about physics but it sure looked authentic to me!); checked out Locke's California driver's license (complete with San Francisco address); read Sawyer's childhood letter to, uh, Sawyer; gazed at heroin-filled Virgin Mary statues; and gingerly handled, um, a nuclear bomb. All of these were incredibly detailed and a testament to the talents of the show's propmakers.

Maddalena also showed us their costume collection. He said that wherever he goes, the one that gets the most attention is the Dharma jumpsuit worn by Sawyer back in the 1970s (or should I say James LaFleur).

Will that indeed fetch top dollar or will Jack's duds get a bigger bid? The answers to those questions and more will all be answered (they really mean it this time) at the auction on August 21-22.

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  1. uhlol


    October 3, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Samantha

    WOW! Just watched the whole series of lost – I missed the boat while it was airing on TV and just watched the whole thing in concession... LOVED IT!!!! Even the ending. Mind blowing series!

    September 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. who cares

    who cares the show was sooooooooooo stupid. stope watching after 2nd season. they should just burn the stuff. so as the name says who cares

    September 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. josef

    For someone who is "geeking" on Lost, you'd think you could spell Daniel Dae Kim's name correctly...

    September 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Anna

    What was amazing in Lost was that not matter how long they were on the island the rather large man never lost an ounce!

    September 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Help

    Hey guys, will you visit SaveStan.ORG a friend of mine with 4 young babies is fighting for his life…… thanks.

    September 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hamza Baloch

    I am definitely byuing Faraday's notebook..!!

    September 14, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jennifer

    How did Hurley live on an island all those years with nothing to eat and not lose any weight?

    September 4, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. SunsetPoint

    I often see John Locke in the morning .. when I go jogging from Sunset Beach to Pipeline.
    He looks just like on the set ... and has a very nice personality.

    August 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dog Pound

    There will be a LOST movie.... because I said so.......

    August 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Buster Bloodvessel

    I gave up about halfway through LOST when I realized they would never explain anything at all. I wish I had every second back I wasted watching that dog.

    August 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steve

    Why bother, the show was good until the unanswered last show. I'd never watch it again. Props, who cares. Screw you JJ Abrams.

    August 15, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sara


    August 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. miss a

    I thought they were going to save all of this for the movie in a couple years. Lost isn't over, folks. There will be a full length movie following Hurley and Ben's journey to protect the island.

    August 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      No no!! U are confused – there is NO Lost movie planned nor will there ever be one. You are confused by the 12 minute epilogue called The New Man In Charge on the complete box set that drops on Aug 24th.
      There is no movie.
      Lost is indeed over.

      August 14, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mitchell

    I want Kate!

    August 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      Don't worry Mitchell, I am pretty sure Evie's price will continue to fall as most of these folks will probably end up as "remember when". Sorry to say.

      August 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      She's an even better bargain, of course, in Canadian dollars.

      August 15, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. Terry O'Quinn

    Anyone want to bid on a bottle full of black smoke?

    August 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jackon

    I want Eko's walking stick!

    August 14, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. Rick

    Are they auctioning off Vincent? What about Nikki and Paolo's diamonds?

    August 14, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  19. danko

    where are the missing iconic props? The island's "plug" from the series finale? Montand's arm? (freshly severed or decomposed) the hot air baloon basket? the dharma shark? (love to have that thing mounted on my wall!)

    August 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jin

    Um... well done CNN. It's Daniel Dae Kim. Wow

    August 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  21. concernedcollector

    I agree – thepropblog.com has several interesting entries on this auction. I would read them and know what you are bidding on beforehand. Call up ABC and ask questions!!!

    August 13, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jeff dawn

    Hmmm.. Read this website "thepropblog" and seems like some of the items in this auction were not actually used in filming an episode just for incase they needed it...

    Check it out and tell me what you think.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |

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