TYPE: TV/Movie Props
DIMENSIONS: 72"H x 118"L
COMPONENTS: Milk plexiglass with an applied "American Idol" logo at the center outlined in aluminum metal, and a stippled silver painted frame.
CONDITION: A powder blue neon tube around the border was cracked after production and since removed. Very Good/Fine, with hairline cracks and fissures on the rim, some surface lifting at the edges, and faint red marks.
NOTES: From the The Comisar Collection. The Comisar Collection, Inc. is the most comprehensive archive of original television costumes, props, sets, and related ephemera extant. Since its inception in 1989, the collection’s mission has been to conserve and celebrate television’s tangible history, and its artifacts span the history of television from the first flickering moments of the broadcast medium to what was on TV last night.

Acquired from Fremantle Media.
ITEM ID: 5470

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Elliptical Jib Sign on Milk Plexiglass from American Idol

Century: 21st (2001-2100)
Notes: (ABC TV, 2002-)

A mammoth elliptical jib sign on milk plexiglass from Emmy Award-winning American Idol.

A jib is the studio crane that allows the camera flow above the studio audience, and was seen hanging above the audience in Season 4 episodes. Acquired in March of 2005 from Fremantle Media when the sign was retired in favor of a newly designed set.

American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It was on hiatus for two years until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series began airing on ABC.

The success of American Idol has been described as “unparalleled in broadcasting history”.  A rival TV executive said the series was “the most impactful show in the history of television”.  It became a recognized springboard for launching the career of many artists as bona fide stars.