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Max Tucci auctions off Delmonico's Restaurant Memorabilia on HGTVs Everything But The House
By: Max Tucci Management Inc.
When asked why he wanted to have his collection sold on the show, Tucci answered; "I have a barn filled with antiques and treasures from my travels. The barn was becoming overwhelming filled. There was an opportunity to have the HGTV show Everything But The House, come to help auction off my items. I thought this is a great way to motivate me to actually clean out the barn and raise money for the local Open Land Trust organization and Sustainable Agriculture Farmers. It's an auction that charities will benefit from." Tucci went on saying, "when Lara Spencer rings your doorbell, you open the door and welcome her in." Lara Spencer is the executive producer and host of HGTVs hit series Everything But The House.
The auction has items from designer clothing such as Channel and Versace and to antiques such as a rare primitive horse sled. In addition to rare items are an original Delmonico's pewter charger and a 1972 limited edition Delmonico's wine list that Mario Tucci, (Max's father and owner of Delmonico's Restaurant) had printed in honor of Oscar Tucci, Mario's father and Max's grandfather. Oscar Tucci resurrected Delmonico's in 1926 first as a Speakeasy then as a proper restaurant, after the repeal of Prohibition. Delmonico's had closed several years prior due to Prohibition and was slated to be torn down. Max said, "Oscar turned Delmonico's into a household name, he held the most elegant affairs. The house would be packed with celebrities, dignitaries, socialites, royalty and even American Presidents, such as Nixon and JFK. Actress Gypsy Rose Lee, was known to dance on the tables at Delmonico's. Rock Hudson would escape paparazzi and fans and hide in his favorite corner booth. Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Cary Grant, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe were among many of Hollywood A-Listers who dined at Delmonico's under the my grandfather's ownership, it was a magical place."
The auction is now LIVE via www.ebth.com and ends on January, 11th 2021.
Max is the host of MAX & Friends an award-winning podcast since 2008. The show airs Sunday at 8pm PST on www.latalkradio.com and airs on all podcasting platforms.
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Page Updated Last on: Dec 07, 2021