Hollywood Treasure Travels to Middle Earth with Sean Astin

Joe Maddelena from 'Hollywood Treasure'
Joe Maddelena from 'Hollywood Treasure' (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Syfy/© NBCUniversal, Inc.)

Syfy’s Hollywood Treasure returns for its second season on May 22nd at 10pm with Joe Maddalena back guiding viewers through the world of collectibles. In the first episode of season 2, Sean Astin shows up to show off his Lord of the Rings collection. Astin, the son of actress Patty Duke, played ‘Sam Gamgee’ in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and is very familiar with everything Middle Earth.

Season two episodes will also feature Whitney Houston’s costume from The Bodyguard, the house in American Horror Story, Lost items, the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, and the original camera George Lucas used to film Star Wars. The show will also include Maddalena’s “personal Holy Grail – the lost pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.”

More on Hollywood Treasure [Courtesy of Syfy]:

Each episode of the documentary-reality series follows Maddalena – owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television, science fiction, fantasy and pop culture collectibles – as he and his crew travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. During each show, Maddalena also presides over auctions where the collectibles are sold to fans and collectors from around the world.

Some of Maddalena’s previous finds include the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz and the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car. Last season, he worked with Debbie Reynolds to auction off her extraordinary estate of film costume and prop memorabilia.

Source: Syfy