Posted 5 years ago
The Funniest Story on "Where did you get that hood ornament" or Trash
When I first seen a genuine American country auction with a lot of hood ornaments I ended up buying 27 lots. Well some were nice but there was this one piece that I thought was king of kitschy. I lived with it about a year, well hidden in a drawer. and then I took it out last year and had to get rid of it, so of course I went to the saleroom of kitsch, ebay. I knew that if I kept it, the real big mascot collectors would laugh, although I have seen it shown in a book, and so I did the dastardly deed for a collector and added it to the ebay. I cleaned up the photos intensely. They originally were terrible and showed the piece that way. Since then I have thrown most all those cleaned up pics out.
The auction was quite slow and then bidding was started and of course the price was fairly low and then I got a couple bids and then finally a winner. The winner was not sure if I should send it to Detroit where she was originally from or Hollywood, where she had a house also. I on a whim looked up her name and saw that she indeed had some history with Detroit. Within a few hours the decision was made for hollywood as she had the final decision to buy and for the piece.
So do you know who the buyer was, those people who are hip to Hollywood gossip ??? I will reveal that in this post shortly......When I tell you who would buy this kitsch. I hope someone can guess ??
Yes the buyer is Allee Willis, now for her museum of Kitsch. Allee is a songwriter for such bands as Earth Wind And Fire, and also did the lyrics for the show Friends among her accomplishments. It was a lot of fun getting to talk with her.
Thanks OneGoodFind and glassiegirl for being on top, and getting it right !~