Lights, Camera, Action
If anyone in Putnam County has a collection of old and valuable items, they might have a chance to showcase it on national television.
The hosts of the History Channel show “American Pickers” plan to travel to Florida some time early next year. They are looking for “interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them,” according to a statement announcing the tour.
“American Pickers,” which has been on the air since 2010 and is working on its 20th season, is a documentary series featuring hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz traveling around the country spotlighting private collections and purchasing items they find valuable or interesting.
Wolfe and Fritz have taped in rural Florida in the past.
“It’s really cool to go to small towns because people will have collections of stuff people have had for decades, and it’s great hearing their stories about how they got the items and how they’re connected to the history of the town,” said Emily Chafetz, a casting associate producer.
Chafetz added that the new season is in its early stages, and she expects the show’s production team to arrive in Florida between late January and early February.
“The way we find people and collections for our show is through spreading the word far and wide so that people know we’re coming to town,” Chafetz said in a statement.
The show’s producers are inviting the public to reach out with their stories by reaching to them via email at AmericanPickers@cineflix.com or at 855-653-7878.