Robert Hall Featured on HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars Do America”
Did you catch Robert Hall on the season finale of “Pawn Stars Do America”?
In their new spinoff series, Rick Harrison, his son Corey Harrison, and Austin “Chumlee” Russell travel across the country in search of unique items they can add to their inventory at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.
When the team behind the original “Pawn Stars” show was deciding which eight cities would be featured in the spinoff, Rick was adamant that a spot be reserved for somewhere in the Piedmont Triad. This is because Rick’s late father, Richard Benjamin Harrison—perhaps better known by fans of the show as “The Old Man”—grew up in Lexington.
“I just wanted a little homage to the Old Man, so I figured that’s some place we had to go,” Rick told the Winston-Salem Journal. “We had to go to North Carolina.”
When looking for places to film the season’s final episode, producers of the show happened upon Robert Hall and our three distinct private event spaces—The Garden, The Vault, and Capone’s Bar. The team came out for a site visit and fell in love.
Come mid-October, a full crew was onsite. Over the course of a three-day weekend, nearly 400 extras and fans from across the Piedmont Triad showed up at our door ready to haggle prices with Rick, Corey, and Chumlee.
“When you watch a TV show you really have no idea of the serious and hard work that is going on behind the scenes to make it happen” said Robert Hall Co-Owner Christy Cox Spencer. “The logistics, planning, and seriously long hours that go into each filming day is just a small example. They also know how to make that hard work fun! It was a great experience for us and the exposure for Robert Hall is something we could not begin to thank them enough for.”
Some of the more notable items we saw throughout the weekend included classic horror movie props, supercharged tractors, a Richard Petty tribute car, presidential military commissions dating back to the 19th century, vintage toys, and a basketball signed by some of North Carolina’s finest college coaches.
Members of our very own team even shared in the screen time. Our Hospitality & Design Coordinator, Teresa Miller, sold Rick an exceptionally rare 18k gold King Midas Rolex Watch.
“I loved working behind the scenes and watching the ‘movie magic’ take place as each scene was being shot,” said Robert Hall’s Event Manager Kris Walter. “The thing that I was most impressed about was how easy they made it look. There were so many variables with moving parts and countless ‘think on the fly’ moments which they handled with calm professionalism.”
At the end of the day, we couldn’t be more thrilled with how the episode turned out. We had a blast working with Rick, Corey, Chumlee, and the rest of the crew from “Pawn Stars Do America”, and are especially grateful to the show’s producers—Tracy Whittaker, Sheena Galariada, Ari Cheren, and Alex Gadd—for choosing Robert Hall as the show’s film site.
If you missed the season finale of the show, you can stream the episode for free on the HISTORY Channel’s website by clicking here.