Fans bid to own a piece of The L Word
Published Saturday, March 7, 2009 6:55PM PST
Hundreds of people converged in south Vancouver yesterday for a chance to take home a piece of TV history as the set and the costumes of lesbian drama The L Word were auctioned off.
Everything from boots to paintings to a car -- and even some fetish leather -- was on offer to fans of the groundbreaking series, which for the past seven years has been shot in Vancouver.
"Seven years of sexy lesbians? You can't go wrong," said Kate Duncan, who showed off some yellow pumps that were worn by one of the show's many female stars.
Run by Able Auctions, the sales began at the show's sets at 10 a.m. Among the first to go was a 1974 Chevrolet Impala -- featured in the show's second season -- for $4100.
Newspaper racks that helped transform Vancouver into the show's locale, San Francisco, went for as little as $10.
But by far the most bizarre item on auction was this prop baby, used for four seasons as the double for a baby raised by a lesian couple on the show, little Alicia.
Alicia was played from birth by Olivia Windbell, whose mom Coreen bought the dolls.
"There was no other show that was like it," said Windbell. "That will be a sad loss."
One woman, Susan Allen, came all the way from New Orleans for the auction. Allen could point out when and where each item was used in the series.
"That's Bette and Tina's bed -- the heart and soul of The L Word," she said, pointing to one of a few beds there. "Many things have happened on that bed."
Allen said she'll miss the show.
"I'm crushed. It could have gone on forever as far as I'm concerned," she said.
The final episode of the series will air on Tuesday.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Jon Woodward