Gay or Not, 'American Pickers' Involving California-- S.D. Too?

Frank Fritz was romantically linked with his American Pickers' co-host Mike Wolfe. But shutting down all the rumors, he has been dating a female named Diann.

  • Gay or Not, 'American Pickers' Involving California-- S.D. Too?
  • Gay or Not, 'American Pickers' Involving California-- S.D. Too?

    Is \"American Pickers,\" the History Channel program including 2 old friends discovering the junkyards as well as garages of America, concerning San Diego?

    Possibly. Perhaps not. It could depend on whether San Diego has something of passion.

    First reported by San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, the supposed San Diego check out by host Mike Wolfe and also partner Frank Fritz is established for March.

    \" Wolfe and also Fritz ... want to locate that a person fascinating specific or two, who might or might not understand what she or he has, yet likewise discover the collection's past,\" the LGBT electrical outlet said Monday.

    \" If you or any individual you know has a large collection you assume would certainly make an excellent fit for the show, you are urged to send your name, contact number, area and also description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-old-rust.\"

    On Thursday, neighborhood editor Timothy Rawles told Times of San Diego that a spreading affiliate had actually called him straight prior to sending a news release-- and also said the show was coming to San Diego. (The program really did not instantly respond to Times' ask for remark.)

    \" Whether or not they will I presume depends on them,\" Rawles said by means of email. \"In our conversation, she never ever made it appear as though it was speculative; she appeared to recognize they were coming for sure, as well as are hunting for possible collections\/locations.\"

    But Tuesday, the San Jose Mercury Information reported that the antique-hunting set would certainly be visiting California-- not specifying a city or town.

    \" They get on the search for personalities with interesting as well as special things,\" stated the paper, pricing quote a statement. \"Some of what they search for: vintage bikes, playthings, unusual radios, motion picture souvenirs, advertising, army products, folk art, pre-50s western equipment, very early firefighting tools, classic musical tools, auto products, and also clothes. ... Wolfe as well as Fritz just choose private collections. They do not choose from shops, shopping malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.\"

    Last Thursday, an East Bay electrical outlet stated only that \"Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz as well as their group will certainly be shooting episodes of the collection 'American Pickers' throughout The Golden State in March.\"

    \" American Pickers\" has been to San Diego Area in the past, however, consisting of an October 2010 browse through to the California Surf Museum in Oceanside received an episode that broadcast March 28, 2011.

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    Based in Wolfe's hometown of LeClaire, Iowa-- with tattoo-laden Danielle Colby Cushman holding back the store, Antique Archeology-- the program has actually been sued at least as soon as.

    In October 2014, a Greeneville, South Carolina, paper reported that Jerry Bruce of Greer, South Carolina, saw the pickrs discover an antique gadget called a polarimeter and also looked for to buy it from Fritz.

    \" Bruce affirms Fritz offered to sell him the device for $300 plus shipping. Bruce said in the issue that he accepted, texted that approval and also got confirmation by text from Fritz,\" the report said. \"That comprised a spoken and\/or written contract, Bruce stated in his grievance. Yet he declares Fritz never ever cashed his $300 check as well as he never ever got his polarimeter.\"

    Bruce claimed he experienced damages of $7,500. Yet when Fritz fell short to respond as well as was stated in default, a court granted Bruce a judgment of $1,000 plus $80 in court expenses, documents showed.

    In a 2011 profile, The New York Times reported: \"Maybe owing to a stereotype about the vintages business, reports flow on the net that Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Fritz are gay. In fact, both males are straight; for the last 17 years, Mr. Wolfe has actually dated Ms. [Jodi] Faeth, an accountant with an easygoing manner that enhances what Ms. Colby referred to as her manager's 'firecracker' individuality.\"

    In July 2013, went further to debunk the gay reports, pricing quote Antique Archaeology workplace manager Colby as claiming:

    \" Ya know the entire 'Are they gay, aren't they gay?' point truly just makes me laugh. If Mike Wolfe was gay, he would shout it from the roof covering tops and also possibly be one of the most fabulous gay man who ever lived! It would in fact be really helpful for his profession if he was.\"

    As for the much shorter sidekick: \"Frank Fritz does never whatsoever appear to be gay to me at all. Mike is a lot more cleanshaven, hipster, fashionable dude, yet in any case, that canine don't quest ... Damnit! Now I desire they were gay, we might have even more to discuss.\"

    No matter the truths, a 2012 social media sites initiative utilized the hashtag #SupportPickers to encourage them to come out.

    In The New york city Times item, headlined \"The Jack Kerouac of Scrap,\" Wolfe and also Fritz are called youth pals, who \"reveal a comparable interest for wheeling and also taking care of eccentric collectors or, more frequently, 'freestyling,' their word for driving around trying to find homes with lawns that look like junkyards as well as may contain prizes.

    \" As pickers, they are middlemen in the antiques food web, acquiring things they can offer rapidly, at a markup, to suppliers as well as enthusiasts.\"

    The program's Twitter feed, last upgraded a month ago, didn't state a California visit.

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