Would you like to have a shiny Emmy award on the mantle, but don’t want to go through the hassle of selling AMC on your brilliant idea for an 18th century bounty hunter sitcom/game show? Don’t worry. There’s another option and it’s one that lends an assist to charity in the name of a late, treasured TV figure.
The impressive Emmy haul of late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is headed to auction next month. The nine trophies he earned (seven for The Simpsons and a pair for The Tracey Ullman Show) are among a collection of items that will be sold to the highest bidder with the proceeds benefiting Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation. Considering that philanthropy had been Simon’s chief cause for ages, it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that the comedy luminary would keep giving even after his March 2015 passing.
A Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence is not among the items up for auction, but Deadline reports that prospective bidders can also snap such possessions as Ansel Adams photographs, boxing memorabilia and Simon’s comic book collection. Bidding for this unique assortment of items will go down at Abell Auction Company’s Los Angeles gallery on February 21.