TERMINATOR 2 ENDOSKELETON, COMMAND CHAIR FROM THE STAR TREK FILMS, A FULL-SCALE T-REX DINOSAUR HEAD FROM JURASSIC PARK AND MARY POPPINS’ FLYING COAT AMONG OVER 1200 ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION ON December 13-14, 2007
Calabasas, CA, November 30, 2007- Profiles in History will offer over 1200 iconic Hollywood items at a two day Hollywood memorabilia auction -December 13 &14, 2007.
Worldwide bidding begins at 11:00am both days. Bids can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet via eBay Live Auctions http://www.ebayliveauctions.com.
This eclectic group of items that buyers all over the world will bid on during this, Profiles in History’s 30th Hollywood auction includes an original screen-used, full-scale
model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($80,000-$100,000), Jean-Luc Picard’s "Enterprise E" command chair from the Star Trek film ($45,000-$60,000), a screen-used, full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($60,000-$80,000) and Julie Andrew’s signature gabardine coat from Mary Poppins ($60,000-$80,000), a full body, screen-used Terminator (T-800 model with costume) from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ($60,000-$80,000), a screen-used T-1 battle-ready armored drone from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ($60,000-$80,000), a screen-used Velociraptor head from Jurassic Park III ($30,000-$50,000), a screen-used "Teddy" from Steven Spielberg’s AI: Artificial Intelligence ($12,000-$15,000) and a pre-production maquette of Godzilla ($12,000-$18,000) among many others.
Other well-known props include a Willis O’Brien "King Scorpion" hero stop-motion armature/puppet from The Black Scorpion ($40,000-$60,000), a screen-used Alien filming miniature from Alien 3 ($25,000-$35,000), a Hero Rebel Blaster from Star Wars ($20,000-$30,000), Samuel L. Jackson’s "Mace Windu" fighting light saber from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ($12,000-$15,000), the "Santa Jack" filming miniature from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas ($12,000-$15,000), Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon’s (Ben, Hoss and Joe Cartwright) 1873 Colt Peacemaker six-shooters from Bonanza ($12,000-$15,000 EACH), Michael Keaton’s hero Batman cowl from Batman Returns ($8,000-$10,000), Clint Eastwood’s stunt pistol from The Outlaw Josey Wales ($8,000-$10,000), Santa Jack stop-motion puppet from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas ($12,000-$15,000), an original screen-used Energizer Bunny from the classic television commercials of the 1980s and 90s ($5,000-$7,000), Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt tear gas launcher from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($4,000-$6,000), John Banner’s "Sgt. Schultz" screen-used rifle from Hogan’s Heroes ($4.000-$6,000), a Yoda cane from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ($3,000-$5,000) and Geordi’s VISOR from Star Trek: Generations ($2,000-$3,000).
Screen-worn costumes include:
Christopher Reeve’s hero walking cape from Superman: The Movie (25,000-$30,000), Keanu Reeves’s "Neo" coat from Matrix Reloaded ($15,000-$20,000), Sean Connery’s period costume from Highlander ($10,000-$12,000), Tommy Lee Jones’s complete Harvey Two-Face costume androcket launcher from Batman Forever ($10,000-$12,000), Nichelle Nichols’ "Lt. Uhura" duty uniform from Star Trek: The Original Series ($8,000-$12,000) Chris O’Donnell’s "Flying Graysons" Robin costume from Batman Forever ($8,000-$10,000), Jim Carrey’s signature Riddler "question mark" costume from Batman Forever ($8,000-$10,000), Mike Myers’ "Dr. Evil" costume from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ($8,000-$10,000) as well as his signature "Austin Powers" groovy suit from Austin Powers: Goldmember ($5,000-$7,000), an Emerald City Townsman jacket from The Wizard of Oz ($6,000-$8,000), Yul Brynner’s signature costume from The King and I ($6,000-$8,000), Jim Carrey’s "Grinch" Santa Claus costume from How The Grinch Stole Christmas mounted on a Grinch display ($6,000-$8,000), Jim Carrey’s signature Riddler green bowler hat from Batman Forever ($4,000-$6,000), Al Lewis’ Dracula-style tuxedo jacket from The Munsters ($3,000-$5,000), Dirk Benedict’s "Starbuck" Colonial Warrior uniform and Maren Jensen’s "Athena" Colonial Warrior jacket from Battlestar Galactica ($3,000-$5,000 EACH) and Paul Reubens’ signature two-piece suit and bow tie from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure ($2,000-$3,000) among others.
Art and photo collectors will have the opportunity to purchase:
The War of the Worlds half-sheet poster style B ($30,000-$50,000), Jezebel six-sheet poster ($20,000-$30,000), John L. Jensen’s original painting of Mount Sinai, commissioned in 1955 by Cecil B. DeMille and used in the promotional trailer and documentaries for The Ten Commandments ($20,000-$30,000), Creature from the Black Lagoon three-sheet poster ($18,000-$20,000), Frankenstein (1951 re-issue) half-sheet poster ($13,000-$16,000), Lawrence of Arabia one-sheet style A roadshow poster ($12,000-$15,000), L’Atlantide French two-panel poster ($12,000-$15,000), The Day the Earth Stood Still one-sheet poster ($10,000-$12,000), a Vivien Leigh signed oversize publicity portrait as "Scarlett" from Gone with the Wind ($8,000-$12,000), Tom Jung’s final presentation painting for the Lord of the Rings one-sheet poster ($8,000-$10,000), oversized portraits of Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard and many more posters and photographs and other objects of Hollywood art.
Other items of interest include Walt Disney’s personal script for Cinderella ($8,000-$12,000), Clark Gable’s signed Last Will and Testament, dated September 19, 1955 (3,000-$5,000), Marilyn Monroe’s personal prescription medication bottles ($1,000-$3,000 EACH), and a collection of personal effects from famed film and television writer / producer Bruce Geller (best remembered as the creator of Mission: Impossible) including two Emmy®Awards for Mission: Impossible ($2,000-$3,000 EACH) and his personal 1971 Jaguar Series III E-Type Convertible ($10,000-$12,000) among other items.
Prior Hollywood auctions conducted by Profiles in History have included the sale of the original "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000), the Command Chair and platform from the "U.S.S. Enterprise" ($304,750), the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500), Luke Skywalker’s light saber from Star Wars ($195,500), the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000), George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500), the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from the film Alien ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie. ($115,000) and The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000).
"I find people buy their memories," says Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History, the nation’s leading dealer of guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs and vintage Hollywood memorabilia. "It’s all about fantasy, taking us back to a time, perhaps an event with a long lost relative who took you as a kid to see Star Wars. The baby boomers have come into the spending part of their lives. They have had success and are spenders. They want 50′s, 60′s and 70′s TV collectibles or memorabilia, as this era of TV was such a huge part of our lives."
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About Profiles in History:
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation’s leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia in the genre for 12 years running. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll. Profiles in History’s location in Calabasas Hills, CA- virtually a stone’s throw away from every major Hollywood studio - ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.
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