‘Modern Family’ auction still to benefit Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
By Brielle Schaeffer, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
July 7, 2012
There are only five days left to bid on paraphernalia from ABC’s “Modern Family” show filmed in Jackson last summer and to benefit the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum.
A signed script from the 2011 season premiere episode called “Dude Ranch,” filmed at Lost Creek Ranch, and a Stetson Cowboy hat worn in the episode are for sale on the eBay Giving Works charity auction. All proceeds will go to the museum.
The museum relisted the items and removed a $500 reserve this week, staffer Liz Jacobson said. The items have been for auction since June 21.
So far, there are nine bids on the script signed by 10 members of the Emmy Award-winning cast, with the highest bid at $379.
The starting bid on the gray felt Stetson worn by actor Ty Burrell, who plays Phil Dunphy in the series, and autographed by him, is $199.99. There have been no bids on that listing.
Burrell won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011.
Last month, producers from the hit television comedy donated scripts and costumes from the show’s filming in the valley to the museum.
Producers also donated a fringed leather jacket with beadwork and decorative stitching worn by actor Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker. Two Stetson cowboy hats, a second signed “Dude Ranch” script, assorted photographs and copies of the “Dude Ranch” episode were also part of the gift.
The town and county rallied to entice the show into filming here last summer. The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board gave $70,000 from lodging tax revenues to offset production costs.
To check out the items, go to www.ebaygivingworks.com and search for “ ‘Modern Family’ script” or “ ‘Modern Family’ Stetson.”