Westborough Salvage Store Saves Hollywood Props From Pandemic Dumpster

WESTBORUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — As the world seemed to fall apart last March, one local salvage company was there to pick up the pieces.

The non-profit company, Hollywood Pickers, saw an opportunity to save iconic film props as the pandemic hit and drove movie productions out of the state.

The productions wanted to dump all of their props and leave.

"People were in a panic mode, and wanted to just throw everything away and just get out of town," instead of paying to store the items, said Mike Gwynn, one of the company's co-founders.

Three TV productions, Nosferatu, Castle Rock, and The Society, were filming in Massachusetts at the time. Andrew J. Boles, Mike Gwynn, Ralph Caruso, Shaun Nichols made a deal with the companies to take the thousands of props off their hands, and opened Hollywood Pickers.

The company sells some of the props to the public, and rents out others to productions filming in Massachusetts.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports:

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