Jeanie’s bottle. We all wanted one at some point in time. All the girls wanted to be that pretty genie with the magical powers, and all the boys dreamed of having a hot genie like Barbara Eden to command. For those growing up with I Dream of Jeanie, or who watched the syndicated show many years later, the bottle represents irreplaceable memories of another era. And if you’re lucky enough, you might actually be able to own it now. The bottle that made Barbara Eden famous lives in her home office and will be up for auction, provided Joe Maddalena — the world’s leading authority on entertainment memorabilia — is able to convince its owner to part with it.
There are many more unique items from Hollywood history including the Jupiter II Space Pod from Lost in Space; the biplane miniature from the original King Kong; Teal’C Jaffa costume from Stargate SG-1; the magic carpet bag held by Mary Poppins; and the Wicked Witch’s hat from the Wizard of Oz. In the end, you will not believe some of the final winning bids! It appears that memorabilia collecting is serious business. Yet despite some of those jaw-dropping numbers, the stories that go along with these distinctive items are even more fascinating.
For a fascinating look at the world of Hollywood memorabilia, be sure to tune in to Syfy’s new reality series, “Hollywood Treasure,” featuring Joe Maddalena, which will premiere Wednesday, October 27 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10:00pm and 10:30pm. A review of the first two episodes follows the cut.