Fans of 'Breaking Bad' can buy show props in New Mexico sale

Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:21am IST

REUTERS - Fans of "Breaking Bad" who want their fix of memorabilia from the television drama about a teacher-turned-meth-dealer can select from a trove of props on offer in a charity sale this weekend, from furniture to parts of a chemistry lab, organizers said.

The sale will take place on Saturday outside a Goodwill thrift store in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the city that is the setting for the show about chemistry teacher Walter White.

The nonprofit Goodwill store helped with production of the hit cable television drama by providing furniture and clothing to be used on set, said Goodwill Industries of New Mexico spokeswoman Shauna O'Cleireachain.

In turn, producers of the show have donated hundreds of items to Goodwill for use in the sale, which the organization says will benefit its programs for veterans and the unemployed.

The home d├ęcor, costume pieces and other items from the show will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

They include shoes and furniture used by the series' main characters, small chemistry lab pieces and briefcases and hats emblazoned with the logo of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the federal law enforcement agency that plays a central part in the show, she said.

"It's the things that are in the background that you don't particularly pay attention to but that are still part of the set," O'Cleireachain said.

"Breaking Bad," which will air its finale this month after five seasons, stars Bryan Cranston as White, who began making and selling the illegal drug methamphetamine to secure his family's finances after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Cranston has won three best actor Emmy Awards for his work on the show.

This year, the program is nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for best drama series. A spinoff show based on lawyer Saul Goodman, a character played by Bob Odenkirk, was recently approved for production.

(Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Andrew Hay)

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Nifty Above 8,600

Nifty Above 8,600

Nifty hits record high above 8,600; state-run lenders gain  Full Article 

Indian in Iraq

Indian in Iraq

India says no contact with 39 men held by Islamic State in Iraq.  Full Article 

Sahara Issue

Sahara Issue

Sahara looks to raise $650 million loan to fund bail.  Full Article 

Bhopal Tragedy

Bhopal Tragedy

Bhopal's toxic legacy lives on, 30 years after industrial disaster.  Full Article 

Essar Group

Essar Group

Exclusive - Essar's planned oil-for-steel deal tests Iran sanctions  Full Article 

Islamic Fund

Islamic Fund

India gets new Islamic equity fund but debt market still off-limits  Full Article 

Fiscal Deficit

Fiscal Deficit

April-October fiscal deficit nears 90 pct of full-year target  Full Article 

Oil Prices

Oil Prices

Oil hits new four-year low post OPEC as glut looms  Full Article 

Gold Imports

Gold Imports

India eases gold import rule in surprise move.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage