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The TV show Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality show that follows a group of people who hunt down some of Hollywood's most iconic treasures. These treasures are usually props or costumes used in popular movies or TV shows. When they locate an item, they either buy it out right from the owner and then sell it at auction for a profit or they consign them and then sell the items at auction so that both the original owner and the auction house make money. The team of treasure hunters will often travel all over the United States as they hunt down the treasures from Hollywood's past.

Hollywood Treasure follows Profiles in History owner, Joe Maddalena and his team of treasure hunters. They hunt for iconic memorabilia from movies and TV shows that are popular. At the end of each episode, there is an auction where the stuff they find is sold off to the highest bidder. Some of the stuff found and then sold on the show includes Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the car used in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, screen used bench from Forrest Gump, and many costumes from a variety of movies and TV shows. Other movies that had props mentioned in the show include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future and Hunger Games.

Hollywood Treasures has been on for two seasons and first aired in the fall of 2010 on the Syfy channel. The show will usually air in the fall and then have a long mid-season break before returning to finish the season in the summer. This is done to allow the team a chance to find the iconic treasures featured on the show and film the resulting auction that is usually done months later. In season 1, each episode ran for only 30 minutes while the second season had 60 minute episodes.

Wedesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Syfy
2 Seasons, 30 Episodes
October 27, 2010
Cast: Tracey McCall, Jonathan Mankuta, Joe Maddalena
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Hollywood Treasure Full Episode Guide

  • Joe Maddalena and Brian Chanes get a unique opportunity to tour inside the studio of legendary makeup artist Greg Cannom. They are stunned when he reveals he's kept every major piece from his Oscar-winning work on Francis Ford Coppola's dark adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • Joe Maddalena and Jon Mankuta head to Oklahoma City in an attempt to secure two X-Men treasures: Wolverine's claws and dog tag.

  • Joe puts it all on the table when he makes a high-stakes bet with a collector for the right to consign the legendary bench from Forrest Gump.

  • "The Hunger Games" site for District 12 sparks Joe's interest. Also: A "Transformers" car is found in a junkyard, and a "Star Wars" puppet yields a revelation about a beloved character.

  • Always looking for new ways to drum up business, Tracey McCall takes Joe Maddalena to the house that was used in the television show American Horror Story, hoping to add the location to their next auction.

  • In the season 2 premiere, Sean Astin looks at a "Lord of the Rings" map. Joe searches for "The Wizard of Oz" ruby slippers. Props from "Rudy" and "Batman Forever" are looked at.

  • The team searches for the perfect gift for Joe's 50th birthday party and in the meantime, discover a slew of Hollywood treasures.

  • Joe Maddalena visits his friend Frank Darabont, the legendary director behind The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Walking Dead. Frank wants to auction some items to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan and gives Joe a couple of leads. Meanwhile, Jesse D'Angelo and Brian Chanes attend Monsterpalooza and run into an artist with a helmet from The Rocketeer. The only problem is, it doesn't look like the real deal to Brian.

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of the most celebrated cinematic cars in film history, has arrived in Los Angeles and has been booked to appear with the legendary star, Dick Van Dyke, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

  • The guys discover a vault full of props and special effects items.

  • Joe Maddalena, Jon Mankuta and Tracey McCall travel to North Carolina to visit collector and military contractor Wesley Cannon's "man cave." Wesley's collection of horror movie memorabilia is impressive, but finding a stash of Jim Henson items is the real coup. Back at the office, Brian Chanes is authenticating a gobstopper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Joe then meets with director Mel Stuart, who has some personal items that he is willing to consign. But the big mystery revolves around a possible alternate ending in the original script and Joe is eager to talk to Mel about it. Then, Joe and Jon track down what appears to be Robin's sidecar from the 1960's Batman television series. Of course, there is only one person who can truly authenticate it -- Burt Ward.

  • It's time for Joe Maddalena's annual Appraisal Fair.

  • Joe Maddalena, Jon Mankuta and Fong Sam are on their way to an elite prop house in their own backyard. Abacus Costumes and Props gets props straight from films like Batman Returns, Camelot, Star Trek and The Patriot. An anonymous consigner sends Joe an Invisible Man poster, but he needs to make sure it is authentic. Joe and Jon are in Philadelphia, PA in search of something for Joe's personal collection.

  • Joe Maddalena's mom, Betty, a retired antiques dealer, surprises Joe when she drops in on him with a lead. Joe and Tracey McCall jump at the chance to help a Christmas museum raise enough money to find a permanent location. Meanwhile, Brian Chanes and Jon Mankuta pay a visit to Brian's old pal at Make-up and Monsters. After his return from Ohio, Joe pays a visit to the son of the late Olan Chiles. Olan was a collector of anything and everything.

  • Joe Maddalena heads to the home of mega collector, Desi Dos Santos in hopes of finding an item that has eluded him for years -- a Back to the Future II Hoverboard with handlebars - that Desi can bid on. Back at the office, Joe welcomes a new addition to the Profiles team, prop expert Jesse D'Angelo. Joe tasks Brian Chanes to show Jesse the ropes and authenticate a very special piece from Spiderman. Meanwhile, Jon Mankuta and Profiles in History's General Manager Fong Sam are off to check out a new lead, Wonder Works, a company that specializes in space-themed props.

  • Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and a world-renowned auctioneer who specializes in Hollywood memorabilia, is back and ready to hunt out lost relics, auction them off for top dollar and expand his Hollywood treasure trove. Also returning is Joe's team of experts -- Brian Chanes, Jon Mankuta, and Tracey McCall. Joe gets a call from Loren Vogt, a talented prop artist who has worked on such films as The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coralline. Back at the office, Tracey has an urgent message for Joe regarding a found 1939 copy of The Wizard of OZ book signed by the entire cast, which could be valued at over $40,000 if authentic.

  • Wizard of Oz super-fan Joe is on a quest for Dorothy's Ruby Slippers of Oz, brazenly stolen from a smashed museum display case. Meanwhile, Joe's staff are beating the bushes to turn up items from the blockbuster franchise Back to the Future for the fast approaching auction to raise funds for Michael J. Fox's foundation, Team Fox, to cure Parkinson's disease. Tracy scores a meeting with the creator of Back to the Future, Bob Gale, to generate donations for the Team Fox cause.

  • Joe and Jon travel to New York City to meet with collector Peter Lutrario, who shows them two of his cherished pieces, the original Rudolph and Santa Claus puppets from the classic Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Brian and Tracey meet with actor Eddie McClintock, who plays Secret Service agent Peter Lattimer on Syfy's Warehouse 13. Eddie is willing to consign his Tesla guns from the series, but wants the money raised at auction to be donated to charity. Later, Brian meets with Colin Ferguson, who plays Sheriff Jack Carter on Syfy's Eureka, to consign his costume from the show. In New York, Joe and Jon meet with collector Jim Manning, who shows them his animation cells from The Grinch that Stole Christmas and the Gizmo and Daffy puppets from Gremlins 2.

  • Joe Maddalena meets with his team to discuss the upcoming auction catalog. Brian has leads on Jerry Lewis's costume from The Nutty Professor and the 9-foot-tall Lawgiver statue from Planet of the Apes.

  • Joe Maddalena goes to the Legacy Effects Studios to meet with Matt Winston and Erich Litoff, the son and son-in-law of Stan Winston, to help them identify and appraise some of their father's pieces. They dig through hundreds of Winston artifacts, and marvel at the Incredible Hulk statue, the T-600 ... Endoskeleton, as well as concept art from Edward Scissorhands and Predator.

  • Joe Maddalena and his team host a Hollywood appraisal fair, and also hit up a convention and attempt to consign some valuable comic books. They hit the jackpot and score some Sleeping Beauty concept art. Meanwhile, Tracey is after items from the classic TV series, The Munsters and lands a meeting for Joe with Helen Darras, a friend of Butch Patrick, the actor who played Eddie Munster. Later, a special package is delivered to the Profiles in History office containing two infamous and valuable comic books: Superman #1 and the Green Hornet.

  • Joe, Brian and Tracey head to London and meet with Julie Dawn Cole, the actress who played Veruca Salt in the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Meanwhile, Jon is responsible for unearthing one of Joe's lost treasures, the cowardly lion's Courage Badge from the Wizard of Oz. Back in Los Angeles, Joe and Jon meet with a collector who owns original Bob Kane artwork from the Batman comic as well as a prop from Jurassic Park.

  • Joe Maddalena and his team gear up for the next auction. They discuss a possible consignor, Paul Mayer, owner of one of the largest animation archives in the world. Back at the office, Tracey McCall continues to hit roadblocks in her hunt for a signature piece for the upcoming auction. Finding a piece of the famed yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz is at the top of Joe's agenda. The goal is to meet with one of the last surviving principle cast members from the movie, one of the original lollipop kids, Jerry Marin.

  • Joe Maddalena and his team plan a trip to the English countryside to hunt down several iconic items hidden in the country. First, Brian Chanes, hunts down an old business contact hoping to find some haunted relics to include in the upcoming auction, Harvey Stephens, the child actor who played Damien in one of the most iconic horror movies of all time, The Omen. Later, the team travel off the beaten track and deep in the English countryside to pay a visit to the privately owned leather shop of one of Hollywood's premiere leather makers, Peter Botwright. Peter is the creator of the original Indiana Jones bomber jacket as well as many other significant pieces from movie history.

  • Joe and the auctioneers put a high price on the world's most valuable movie poster.

  • The team descends on Comic Con to reveal some priceless items.

  • The team searches for an unknown treasure that could be right in front of them. Joe visits the owner of the hat of the Wicked Witch of the West.

  • In the series premiere, Joe and his team must gather hidden treasures before the next auction.

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