SURREAL, QUIRKY TELEVISION DRAMA FIRMLY ENTRENCHED IN POP-CULTURE HISTORY
ALTHOUGH IT AIRED on ABC for only two seasons beginning in 1990, Twin Peaks is among the most influential and well-remembered dramas in television history.
Created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, the surreal, stylized drama followed the murder investigation of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) by quirky FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). After stewing in pop culture for nearly 25 years and achieving cult status, the show is scheduled to return with new episodes in 2017.
“Twin Peaks was one of the top-rated shows of 1990,” says Heritage Auctions consignment director Garry Shrum. “It captured a devoted fan base and today it’s common to see references to the show in commercials, comic books, video games and films.”
Props from the show, acquired from the estate of a show producer, are featured in Heritage’s entertainment auction scheduled for Feb. 20, 2016. Included are two sock monkeys, one seen in Laura’s room and the second belonging to a friend.
“It’s amazing to be able to buy iconic props from Twin Peaks,” Shrum says. “For the generation that watched this series 25 years ago, it’s cool to have a piece of the mystery that will continue with the new Twin Peaks series.”