The Bill Murray 1000 program is a two-tiered membership structure:
- The premium membership tier is the Original Bills (OBs)
There are 118 OBs and each one features a story in the form of a unique anecdote, observation, advice, memory, or Murray-ism. These stories also create the foundation for the Destinations tier.
- The standard membership tier is the Destinations
The 882 Destinations, each represent one of nine cities near and dear to Bill Murray; from his dentist’s office in Omaha to his early days in New York City. Each Destination shares a story and design from the OB tier while adding unique design elements based on a specific city.
- The basic membership tier is the Open Edition
The Open Edition membership tier is a new, no-cost entry point where Bill fans can win in-person event tickets, access games, purchase custom merch, and join our Discord channels.
The stories cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from how Hunter S. Thompson once saved Bill’s life, to the day a young Bill Murray met future President, John F. Kennedy.
Bill and his son Jackson personally reviewed, edited, and approved every story in the collection. They also worked closely with author John Resig to add context to the stories we all know and love, while also contributing dozens of stories few have ever heard.
Each of these story-based memberships features a unique design inspired by the story, and each original story is combined with one of nine additional destination designs from around the world through the places that shaped the man himself. For every trip Bill has taken, a part of that destination stayed with him and those changes are reflected through his lens, clothing, and attire, all represented by each city’s most famous colors. The result of all this (we did the math) is 1000 unique story/design/destination combinations with something special for every Bill Murray collector.
A photo-realistic, large-format, acrylic-on-canvas portrait of Bill Murray, created by artist David Grizzle, visually anchors the Bill Murray 1000 collection. The physical artwork, along with membership #000, was auctioned in August 2022 for $185,000. Proceeds from the auction were donated to Chive Charities.
For more than a decade, theCHIVE has built a community of millions around Bill Murray. Now the Bill Murray 1000 membership program offers owners access to one-of-a-kind, in-person events with Bill Murray, rare coins minted for the collection, exclusive merchandise, and membership in The Shack – a Discord community filled with like-minded owners.
This is just the beginning. Your Bill Murray 1000 membership will continue to grant access to a club that provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the man, the myth, the legend. So join us at The Shack! We’re gonna have FUN!