Saturday, May 01, 2010

Kinski on AMERICAN PICKERS (Sorta)

One of my new favorite tv shows is The History Channel's AMERICAN PICKERS. I've long been a fan of junk and this show satisfies my inner picker (one of my dream jobs at one time) without the clutter that once accompanied my weekly trips to estate sales, auctions, flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores.

If you've never seen the show it centers on Mike and Frank, two pickers from the Midwest and owners of Antique Archaeology who travel the backroads of America in search of junk. The show chronicles their efforts as they meet folks who have yards, barns and buildings filled with everything from old bicycles and signs to tin toys and more.

During a recent episode the pair ended up sorting through the collection of a man whose family ran a drive-in located in Georgia during the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. With an estimated 5000 posters located in the boxes, stacks and bins, what are the odds that the first thing they'd pick up would be... a one-sheet for THE NAUGHTY CHEERLEADER starring Barbi Benton and our man Klaus Kinski?!

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