For immediate release:
A "KITT" Knight Rider car, Baywatch Memorabilia and Items from Hasselhoff's Career Highlight both the Auction Event and Television Show
Television Premiere Date: Thursday, March 13, 2013 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Auction Date: Friday, April 11th & Saturday, April 12th, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. PT
Beverly Hills, California – February 24, 2014 – Julien’s Auctions, the Auction House to the Stars, has announced career memorabilia from David Hasselhoff, aka “the Hoff” to be featured in their upcoming Hollywood Legends auction. Additionally, Hasselhoff stars in the new unscripted series “Celebrity Home Raiders” also starring Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions.
David Hasselhoff is a world-renowned actor, singer, and producer. From 1982-1986 he starred as Michael Knight in one of the most iconic television shows of all time, “Knight Rider.” He followed the success of Knight Rider in 1989 with “Baywatch” where he is acknowledged in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most watched television star of all time. His successful career has touched legions of fans all over the world. From commercials to film and television roles, “the Hoff” has continued to remain a fan favorite and one of the most enduring celebrities of our time.
In the early 1980s when a young Brandon Tartikoff, then the head of NBC Television, created a show idea which later became “Knight Rider,” even David Hasselhoff couldn’t predict what a hit it would soon become.
Cast as Michael Knight who had a new mission in life: to fight for law and justice, the character had a special relationship with an incredible super-car, the Knight Industries Two Thousand or KITT for short. It was love at first sight for Michael and KITT. The car, a sleek, black customized Pontiac Trans-Am was impervious to attack, could cruise at 300 mph, could leap up to 50 feet. Julien’s Auctions will offer David’s personal KITT car which was given to Hasselhoff by his fans.
The 1986 Pontiac Firebird has a 305 5.0 liter V8 engine with carburetor. The car has brand new tires and paint, Lamborghini-style doors, air bags, and full “KITT” customization. Other items include David Hasselhoff’s German BRAVO Award, his personal Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Baywatch lifeguard jacket and much more. Many of the items to be featured in the auction appear on the highly anticipated new unscripted series “Celebrity Home Raiders.” The new series premieres on Lifetime Television on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT with Hasselhoff’s episode airing the next week, Thursday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT. This entire episode is devoted to Hasselhoff, when host Kit Hoover along with auctioneers Darren Julien and Martin Nolan reminisce about his career as they search through his collection of beloved treasures to be auctioned for his favorite charity, the Starlight Foundation. The television show gives viewers a chance to see him talk about his personal KITT car and discuss the history and sentiment of some of his personal memorabilia going into the Hollywood Legends auction.
In 1989 Hasselhoff performed at the Berlin Wall during a New Year’s Eve event celebrating the fall of the Wall and saw his pop hit “Looking for Freedom” become one of the most popular songs of the era in Europe. Up for auction are numerous German “Bravo” Awards from his singing career, a Wurlitzer jukebox with a selection of Hasselhoff songs (including songs he personally selected), his personal Fender acoustic guitar and case, and several ensembles from his personal wardrobe collection which were worn on stage and screen.
Hasselhoff has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry, was a judge on “America’s Got Talent” and “Britain’s” Got Talent,” has appeared on numerous television programs and in commercials, appeared as himself in the film “The Sponge Bob Square Pants Movie,” and with Adam Sandler in “Click”, was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC-TV, has authored an autobiography titled “Making Waves,” launched his own social media site and continues to produce self-parody events and programs which have endeared him to fans worldwide.
“The Hoff” is an avid automobile aficionado, taking part in the annual Gumball 3000, an international car rally with exotic and powerful sports cars. Included in the auction will be an official Gumball 3000 shirt. His 100th anniversary edition Harley-Davidson motorcycle is also a featured lot in the auction.
Other Hasselhoff items up for auction include the “Hoff Boardwalk” sign used on-set for the highly-rated Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. The sign was fabricated to look like the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk sign. Also going under the hammer are pieces of furniture owned by the Hoff including two decorative chandeliers, a decorative mirror, two side tables, a Yamasa slot machine, and various posters and billboards from Hasselhoff’s work in The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, Nick Fury, Baywatch, Knight Rider and others.
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
Monday, April 7th – Friday, April 11th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Daily
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS
Friday, April 11, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time – Session I
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time – Session II
EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 90210
CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS
PREMIERES THURSDAY, MARCH 6TH, 2014
10:00 p.m. ET/PT
(Hasselhoff episode airs March 13th)
Celebrity Home Raiders is produced for Lifetime by DiGaVision (Teen Wolf) and Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars). Executive Producers are Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto for DiGa Vision, Brent Montgomery, David George and Matthew J. Braley for Leftfield Pictures, Mary Donahue and Paul Hardy for Lifetime, and Lance Bass, who also is a creator of the project. Augi Jakovac serves as co-executive producer. Eight half hour-long episodes have been ordered.
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About Julien's Auctions
With expertise specializing in entertainment and sports memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Julien’s Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogs unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbra Streisand, the estate of Marilyn Monroe and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com. Julien’s Auctions is also the subject of the new Lifetime TV unscripted series “Celebrity Home Raiders.”