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[09/26/01] ** UPDATE ** After conferring with Richard Burgi, we can now pass on the name and address of the charity he has chosen to support with the Fall 2001 Charity Auction.

After seeing the nationwide and international fundraising efforts for the New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania disaster relief funds, just one of which -- the internationally-televised "America: A Tribute to Heroes" benefit program -- raised over $300 million in pledges, Richard is concerned that many small, local, volunteer-run and funded charities will be overlooked.

With that thought, he has asked us to use the proceeds of the auction to support the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California.
 
FSLMMC logo The Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center (FSLMMC) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and funded by donations. Their mission is to rescue sick and injured seals and sea lions, rehabilitate them, and release them back into their natural habitat. To learn more about the FSLMMC and their work, visit their website at www.fslmmc.org.

If you would like to make a donation to the FSLMMC, you can make your checks or money orders payable to "Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center," and mail them to:

RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602 


 
IAFF crest If you would like to make a donation to the FDNY Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund, the International Association of Fire Fighters (http://daily.iaff.org) has established The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. 

Make your checks or money orders payable to "The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund," and mail them to:

New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
P.O. Box 65858
Washington, D.C. 20035-5858 

NYC Board of Education crest If you would like to make a donation to the WTC School Relief Fund, the Board of Education of the City of New York (www.nycenet.edu), has established the WTC School Relief Fund. 

Make your checks or money orders payable to "The Fund for Public Schools - WTC School Relief Fund," and mail them to:

"The Fund for Public Schools - WTC School Relief Fund"
110 Livingston Street, Room 826
Brooklyn, New York 11201


In light of the indescribably horrific events which befell New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11th, and after conferring with Richard Burgi, we have decided to donate the proceeds of the RBFC Fall 2001 Charity Auction to either one of the FDNY fireman's relief funds or the lower Manhattan school located close to the devastated World Trade Center -- or to both, should the auction generate a sufficient amount.

We will provide the names and addresses of the beneficiaries as soon as we have confirmed the particulars with Richard Burgi.

If you would prefer to make a donation to the RBFC Auction fund-raiser rather than taking part in the auction,  we would be happy to include your donation in the final tally. There are a few guidelines:

  • Write "RBFC auction donation" on your check's memo line.
  • Please make sure your check or Money Order is payable in U.S. Dollars.
  • Make checks payable directly to the relief fund Richard has chosen (well, as soon as we have the name to give you) if you want to take a tax deduction for the amount, or to Kathleen Cole, and we will consolidate the amounts and send in one check.
  • Foreign Money Orders must be payable through a U.S. bank.
  • Send your check or Money Order to the RBFC mailing address -- RBFC, 10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494, Toluca Lake, CA 91602, U.S.A.
  • Visa and MasterCard are accepted through PayPal only. PayPal assesses a minor fee for their service.
  • PayPal payments should be made to the RBFC account at PayPal.
  • PayPal payments cannot be claimed as tax deductions as they go directly into the RBFC account.
  • The RBFC will consolidate the amounts and send one check to the charity.


The auction will begin at 12pm (noon) ET, Wednesday, September 19th, and continue through 10pm ET, Sunday, September 23rd. Bids will be accepted throughout this period, and the high bids for each item will be posted periodically here at the auction webpage and on the auction list at Yahoogroups.

Bidding will take place via e-mail.  While the high bids for each item will be posted periodically to both this auction page and the auction list, the auction list will be updated more frequently. We recommend that those interested in taking part in the auction join the RBFC Auction List, which will provide more detailed information on the bidding procedure, the items, and the current bids.

Bids can also be sent using the email links on this auction page. Browse through the item catalog below and click on the item number beside each picture (101, 201, etc) to place your bid. This will bring up a pre-addressed, pre-labeled e-mail message for you to fill out with the necessary information.

Minimum starting bids for each item are listed in the descriptions.

Okay, that's the logistical stuff. Now on to a more interesting topic -- what's available:

- A copy of the "I Married a Monster" script, signed by Richard Burgi, along with a mint-condition VHS videotape of "I Married a Monster;"

- A copy of "The District" script, "The D.C. Ripper" (AKA "The D.C. Strangler"), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of "The District" script, "The Santa Wars," signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of "The District" script, "Running Towards Fire," signed by Richard Burgi, along with an "EMMY" videotape featuring "Running Towards Fire" and a second episode.

- A copy of "The District" script, "The Agony and the Ecstasy," signed by Richard Burgi;

- An 8x10 color RBFC Membership Kit photo, signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the January 26, 1999 issue of "Soap Opera News" (US), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the April 1999 issue of "SciFi TV" magazine (US), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the August 1999 "Tele7Jours" magazine (France), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the July/August 1999 "TeleStar" magazine (France), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the August 2000 "TeleK7" magazine (France), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the August 1999 "TVGuide" magazine (France), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the February 1999 "TV Zone" magazine (UK), signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the UPN promotional "Most Sensitive Man in America" poster, signed by Richard Burgi;

- A copy of the UPN promotional "Sentinel" cast trio poster, signed by Richard Burgi;

- A mint-condition "Sentinel" crew jacket, size XL, donated by Richard Burgi.

Special thanks go to Richard and Lori Burgi (who donated the lion's share of the items up for auction), Jen Raisler, and Kathleen Cole  for their invaluable help in donating and gathering the items offered. Thanks also go to Kathleen Cole, Carla Coupe, and Bert Hayling for the time and effort spent organizing and running the Fall 2001 RBFC Online Charity Auction. Without their generosity, this fund-raiser would not be taking place.


RBFC Online Auction Catalog

The RBFC Auction is now closed. Thanks for participating!

The RBFC Auction ran from September 19th-23rd.

Date and time of last Auction list update: 10:00pm ET - Sept. 23rd

( Total bids: $3,872- )( Contributions: $705- )( Grand total: $4,577- )


Auction Item 101 Item 101 -- A copy of the script for the 1988 movie "I Married a Monster," signed by Richard Burgi, and a mint-condition VHS videotape of "I Married a Monster."

The script is a first draft version dated December 23, 1997, and is based on the 1950's classic, "I Married a Monster From Outer Space."

Richard plays Nick Farrell, a man abducted by aliens on the eve of his wedding.  His fiancee, Kelly Drummond (Susan Walters), can tell something is... different about her new husband -- but what?

Filmed during the summer hiatus between third and fourth seasons of "The Sentinel," "I Married a Monster" was one of a series of movies commissioned by UPN for their new movie-night Thursday. 

(Donated by Kathleen Cole)

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Minimum bid on this item: $20-

Final bid on this item: $155-


Auction Item 201 Item 201 -- A copy of "The District" script  "The D.C. Ripper (AKA D.C. Strangler)," signed by Richard Burgi. Richard plays Captain Vincent Hunter of the D.C. Internal Affairs department.

"The D.C. Ripper (AKA D.C. Strangler)" is episode #9  (Production #0109), written by Hans Beimler and Jack Maple (whose real-life experiences are the inspiration for the series). This particular script is a production draft dated October 27, 2000.

When a murdered young woman proves to be the latest victim of a serial killer targeting D.C. prostitutes, Hunter -- who was the Homicide detective investigating the earlier murders -- is temporarily partnered with rookie detective Temple Page (Sean Patrick Thomas) by D.C. Chief of Police Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson).

Hunter's cynical and battle-scarred attitude contrasts sharply with Page's idealism. Despite their drastically different outlooks, Hunter and Page work effectively together and solve the case. ("Sentinel" trivia: Yvette Nipar portays one of the candidates Mannion considers for a vacant precinct captaincy; on the "Sentinel" episode "Light My Fire," she was the gung-ho arson investigator).

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $10-

Final bid on this item: $200-


Auction Item 202 Item 202 -- A copy of "The District" script  "The Santa Wars," signed by Richard Burgi. Richard plays Captain Vincent Hunter of the D.C. Internal Affairs department.

"The Santa Wars" is episode #10  (Production #0110), written by Terry George, Hans Beimler, Pam Veasey, Scott Williams, Linda Gase, and Sadhbh Walshe. This particular script is a production draft dated November 9, 2000.

Competing groups of street-corner Santas come to blows in a turf war of sorts, leaving Mannion's staff to negotiate a deal between them.  Meanwhile, Mannion finds himself the target of a death threat -- one made by someone with "insider" access.

As this appears to be connected to the bullet left under Mannion's windshield wiper weeks earlier -- a sign police officers recognize as a serious threat -- Captain Hunter becomes involved in the investigation.

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $10-

Final bid on this item: $100-


Auction Item 203 Item 203 -- A copy of "The District" script  "Running Towards Fire," signed by Richard Burgi, along with an "EMMY" videotape of the episode.  Richard plays Captain Vincent Hunter of the D.C. Internal Affairs department.

"Running Towards Fire" is episode #17  (Production #0117), written by Terry George. This particular script is a production draft dated February 15, 2001.

When a much-decorated and highly-respected African-American D.C. undercover detective dies after being shot by an off-duty white cop during an undercover operation, Mannion finds himself sitting on a political powder-keg. ("Sentinel" trivia: James Parks, the actor portraying the white cop, played Tommy and Dylan Juno on the "Sentinel" episode "The Killers.")

Hunter, as Captain of Internal Affairs, becomes involved in the investigation and helps detectives Danny McGregor (David O'Hara) and Temple Page get to the cold, hard facts in a very heated, confusing, and tragic case.

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $10-

Final bid on this item: $150-


Auction Item 204 Item 204 -- A copy of "The District" script  "The Agony and the Ecstasy," signed by Richard Burgi. Richard plays Captain Vincent Hunter of the D.C. Internal Affairs department.

"The Agony and the Ecstasy" is episode #19  (Production #0119), written by Linda Gase. This particular script is a production draft dated March 8, 2001.

Mannion's aide, officer Nancy Parras (Elizabeth Marvel), finds herself under investigation by Internal Affairs when her P.D.-issued handgun is used in an armed robbery and shooting.  Hunter is somewhat less than sympathetic when Parras reveals that her weapon was most likely stolen after an unwise, and uncharacteristic, one night stand.

Meanwhile, Mannion's son Jack drops in on his parents, girlfriend in tow, to announce he's taking a year off college to backpack through Europe. Mannion soon learns, to his shock and dismay, that his son is hooked on the drug Ecstasy -- and that his girlfriend is a pusher.

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $10-

Final bid on this item: $120-



Auction Item 301 Item 301 -- A color 8X10 RBFC Membership Kit photo, signed by Richard Burgi. Taken during a professional photography session, RBFC use of the photo was very graciously arranged by Lori Burgi.  Other photos taken during this session have graced the pages of many French publications issued during the past two years.

(Donated by the RBFC)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $75-


Auction Item 401 Item 401 -- A copy of the January 26th, 1999 issue of "Soap Opera News," signed by Richard Burgi.

"The fans just inundated the network, jammed up the internet and the phone lines," Burgi acknowledges. "We hadn't been picked up, so I guess that means we were officially cancelled -- but then there was this enormous amount of mail and phone calls."

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $85-


Auction Item 402 Item 402 -- A copy of the April 1999 issue of Starlog's "SciFi TV" magazine, signed by Richard Burgi.

"Ellison appealed to Burgi from the beginning. 'It was his sense of honor,' says Burgi, 'his integrity and his acerbic, sarcastic wit. Plus, the fact that he was taller than me.'"

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $110-


Auction Item 403 Item 403 -- A copy of the August 27th, 1999 issue of the French television magazine "Tele 7 Jours," signed by Richard Burgi.

Judging by the amount of press coverage, Richard Burgi -- and "The Sentinel" -- are quite popular in France.  In this issue, Richard talks about "The Sentinel's" unexpected removal from the schedule, the fan campaign, the arrival of Anna Galvin, the upcoming sink-or-swim fourth season, and life as a husband and father.

* We have obscured the faces of Richard's wife and son in our catalog image out of respect for their privacy; the actual magazine is, of course, unaltered.

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $107-


Auction Item 404 Item 404-- A copy of the July 31st - August 6th, 1999 issue of the French cable and satellite magazine, "TeleStar" -- the "magazine of the stars" -- signed by Richard Burgi.

In this issue, Richard talks about working in San Diego on the 1988 movie "I Married a Monster," his love of surfing and the sea, living on the Pacific coast, life as husband and father, traveling with his family... and his son's blossoming talents as ladies' man.

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $117-


Auction Item 405 Item 405 -- A copy of the August 2000 issue (No. 183) of the French television magazine, "Tele K7," signed by Richard Burgi.

This issue's article is a blend of "Sentinel" history,  Burgi biography, and interview excerpts.  Jim Ellison, Richard's lead character on "The Sentinel," is described as being a "combination of Superman, Rambo, and Rick Hunter."

In addition to his signature, Richard wrote in French, "C'est la Vie," and "C'est Bon."

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $107-


Auction Item 406 Item 406 -- A copy of the August 7th - 14th, 1999 issue of the French "TVguide" magazine, signed by Richard Burgi.

In this issue, Richard talks about spending time with his young son roaming the beach; living in the relative peace and quiet of a coastal town south of Los Angeles; his wife finding their new home while walking down the beach; portraying Jim Ellison -- and comparing himself to the character; and running a make-believe detective agency with his brother when they were kids.

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $160-


Auction Item 407 Item 407 -- A copy of the February 1999 (Issue 111) edition of "TV Zone" magazine, signed by Richard Burgi.

"After I auditioned for 'The Sentinel,' I didn't hear from them and the programme kind of disappeared. Meanwhile I needed some time to clear my head and recharge my batteries after Hawaii, so my dog and I did a five-state tour of the California coast, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. When I got back they still hadn't found anyone to play Ellison, so a couple of weeks later I went in and auditioned again. That afternoon I read for the network and got the job."

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $5-

Final bid on this item: $135-


Auction Item 501 Item 501 -- A color poster of Richard Burgi as  "The Most Sensitive Man In America," a promotional poster for "The Sentinel," signed by Richard Burgi.

First seen in the Burbank offices of Pet Fly Productions, the original poster is an in-house promotional piece produced by UPN/Paramount.

(Donated by Jen Raisler)

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Minimum bid on this item: $20-

Final bid on this item: $401-


Auction Item 502 Item 502 -- A color poster of Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart and Bruce A. Young. Produced by UPN/Paramount, the poster is an in-house promotional item based on an early promotional group shot -- the three actors clustered around Captain Banks' desk in the Cascade PD set. 

(Donated by Kathleen Cole)

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Minimum bid on this item: $20-

Final bid on this item: $250-


Auction Item 601 Item 601 -- A mint-condition "Sentinel" crew jacket, size XL (Extra Large), donated by Richard Burgi.

The "crew jacket" is traditionally an item of clothing available only to cast and production crew of a particular series, or to a very few guests or other worthies.

This example was the very last "Sentinel" crew jacket given to Richard Burgi during the "final eight" fourth season; when presented by Richard to the RBFC, the jacket was still in its plastic bag.

Made of heavy black "letter jacket" fabric, the "Sentinel" crew jacket has the "Sentinel" logotype on the back, with the "Sentinel Eye" insignia on the left shoulder and a combined Pet Fly Productions/Paramount logo on the upper left chest.

Definitely a rare find now that the show is over!

(Donated by Richard and Lori Burgi)

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Minimum bid on this item: $50-

Final bid on this item: $1,600-


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