Star Trek, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day And The Big Lebowski Will All Be In Attendance At Profiles In History’s “Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction” This Weekend
LOS ANGELES- DEC 14, 2012- Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that items from Star Trek, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Big Lebowski will be up for auction at “Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction,” this weekend, Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. A selection of the items is below.
Leonard Nimoy’s “Spock” tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. This velour science division Starfleet duty uniform tunic was worn by Leonard Nimoy as the mixed human-Vulcan first officer, “Mr. Spock”, in the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series. Never before has Profiles in History encountered such a prized wardrobe piece from the original series with such exceptional documentation. It is expected to fetch $80,000 – $120,000.
An original screen-used full-scale T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This highly detailed and skillfully crafted piece was originally used in Terminator 2, but was given a new head and neck spinal section for computer-graphics reference in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It is pictured above and expected to fetch $100,000 – $200,000.
A full Alien warrior creature costume from James Cameron’s classic 1986 film, Aliens. It’s believed that only three full costumes survive, and this is the finest example. It is pictured right and expected to fetch $80,000 – $120,000.
A screen-used “Facehugger” alien from Aliens . This represents the first stage of reproduction of the alien race — a spider-like parasite that implants an embryo, which gestates and then bursts out of the host’s chest. Due to the nature of materials and production use, surviving examples are almost unheard of. This example was salvaged by a visual-effects technician after filming had wrapped at Pinewood Studios and subsequently kept stored on the glass bell jar that accompanies the piece today. It is expected to fetch $20,000 – $30,000.
Jeff Bridges “Dude” robe from The Big Lebowski. Arguably the most iconic bathrobe in all of cinema history, “The Dude’s” ( Jeff Bridges) leisure-attire overcoat of sorts is the ultimate way to stay warm, comfortable and apathetic. It is expected to fetch $6,000 – $8,000.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena is the star of Hollywood Treasure, which just ended its second season on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia. For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com
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