CBS's THE PRICE IS RIGHT is donating six historical set pieces from television's longest-running game show for an online auction at www.charityfolks.com to benefit The Paley Center for Media. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Paley Center's ongoing efforts to increase the public's understanding of the media and its growing significance in today's society through various public and industry programs. Bidding will begin at 8:00 AM, ET Tuesday, Dec. 4 and last for two weeks, ending at 6:00 PM, ET on Monday, Dec 17.
The six items in the auction include:
- Three (3) green door frames with door panels to be signed by former host Bob Barker
- Two (2) lightable "The Price is Right" signs
- One (1) "Race Drop" canvas used on stage to hide prizes from view
"A number of institutions as well as individuals wanted pieces from this classic 35-year-old set," said Syd Vinnedge, Executive Producer, THE PRICE IS RIGHT. "We think it is fitting that the proceeds of this auction will go to the Paley Center named after the founder of CBS and one of the giant legends of broadcasting."
"THE PRICE IS RIGHT is a pop-culture icon, and we are thrilled to be working with CBS and this hallmark game show to offer the opportunity for fans to have a piece of television history," added Pat Mitchell, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Paley Center for Media. "We connect the media with the media enthusiasts whether through our public programs or through extraordinary events like this auction."
THE PRICE IS RIGHT, with new host Drew Carey, is the longest-running game show in television history. In 2007, it won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. On the web: www.cbs.com/daytime/price
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.
Charity Folks is the leading online marketplace for nonprofit fundraising, corporate cause-marketing campaigns and celebrity-driven charity initiatives. Managing hundreds of successful charity auctions since its inception, Charity Folks has raised more than $6 million for nonprofit organizations around the world, all while offering consumers highly coveted auction lots donated by today's hottest celebrities, musicians, sports stars, high-profile personalities and top-tier brands.