Blockbuster will not sell Crowe jockstrap
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap.
The Anchorage store is not yet selling the jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie “Cinderella Man” and other memorabilia previously owned by the actor, KTUU-TV reported .
The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, the last two stores in the state, closed for rentals this week and reopened for video liquidation sales planned to run through August.
The host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” sent the items earlier this year to display in the Anchorage store in an effort to ramp up business. Oliver had purchased the items at what Crowe had dubbed “the divorce auction.”
“We’re not selling the jockstrap at this time,” said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.