Blockbuster video store displays Russell Crowe's jockstrap

John Oliver sends video store actor's memorabilia

KTUU via CNN

The Blockbuster video store in Anchorage, Alaska, received a gift from comedian John Oliver, Russell Crowe's jockstrap from "Cinderella Man."

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - There aren't many Blockbuster video stores left, but one in Anchorage, Alaska, received a truckload of Russell Crowe memorabilia, KTUU-TV reports.

John Oliver, the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," sent the items to the store, the KTUU report says. Oliver bid on, and won, several items from Crowe's auction, "The Art of Divorce."

The Blockbuster store received a vest from the film "Les Miserables," director's chair seat backs from "American Gangster" and Crowe's jockstrap from "Cinderella Man," KTVA-TV reports.

Store manager Kevin Daymude the items sent to his store are drawing more attention that expected.

"There were two people who had just moved up here from Austin, Texas," Daymude told KTVA-TV. "They had heard about it on a livestream and they came in just to see it."

On an April 15 segment about the remaining U.S. Blockbuster locations, Oliver suggested the store might draw people in with movie memorabilia.

"We got a bunch of of pointless Russell Crowe memorabilia," Oliver said. "I can think of no more fitting place for them to reside than an Alaskan Blockbuster."

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