“Orderly & Magical” Antiques Roadshow in KC
Producer Ashley Holcroft and Executive Producer Randy Mason did a great job sharing behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow in Kansas City, but what were their takeaways and cool things they found? Ashley and Randy were asked three questions about their experiences and finds.
1. What did you do?
Ashley: “ Produced and edited behind the scenes clips for The Local Show and Close Encounters of the Roadshow Kind.”
Randy: “Went down Friday morning for the rigging, watched producers make their plans. It was very efficient.”
2. What was your favorite piece of artwork you saw?
Randy: “When in TV mode you try to look at everything, but one intriguing piece was a guy carrying around a giant propeller with a clock in the middle of it. Also ran into and spoke with a woman who had a painting that actually made it into the show.”
Ashley: “A golden merman that the owner called ‘Ethel Merman’”
3. What was your favorite Roadshow moment?
Randy: “Ran into a guy that used a Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations book as scholarly guide for his folk piece of artwork. I was amused that someone would turn to us for scholarly backup. Also just momentary interactions with people.”
Ashley: “This sounds cheesy, but it was the woman who had ran into Marsha Bemko in the restroom and received tickets to Antiques Roadshow. She started crying and it was a special moment.”
One thing that both Randy and Ashley said outside of the questions asked was that Antiques Roadshow has their stuff together! Everything was orderly and ran very smoothly. You would think with 70 appraisers filtering through 5000 people with around 11,000 items someone would get cranky but that was not the case. Everyone was excited to be there, chatted it up with each other, and even if their item wasn’t worth what they expected, left happy.
And here is a picture of Ashley with Mark L. Walberg just for fun!