You Could Own A Huge Piece Of Television History
If you’re a David Letterman fan, have a lot of space in your house, and can scrape together $10, you could own a huge piece of television history. Part of the famous blue-and-yellow marquee sign that hung outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City for the entire run of Letterman’s CBS late-night show, from 1993 to 2013, is being raffled off for charity.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, David Letterman and his former bandleader, Paul Shaffer, have reunited to celebrate the Late Show’s 30th anniversary and raise money a worthy cause. They’re raffling off one of the marquee’s side panels to benefit Habitat for Humanity in their ongoing mission of providing shelter for those in need. The sign has been sitting in storage for a decade, but it could be yours. For a donation of $10 or more, anyone can enter the sweepstakes at GiveAwayDave.com until December 31, 2023.
The grand prize also includes a trip to New York City to meet Letterman and Shaffer. You would also appear alongside the two late night legends on The Barbara Gaines Show, a YouTube show hosted by Letterman’s former executive producer Barbara Gaines. And, of course, you’d be taking home the Late Show sign. Although, I don’t know how. In the official announcement below, Dave says they’ll take care of the delivery. That’s good. While this gem of television history is certainly the memento of a lifetime, at 8′ x 20′, it probably won’t fit in the trunk of your car.