One of a kind prop auction
December 4, 2007

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."

High and low resolution art of all items is available upon request. For more information about Profiles in History and to download a complete catalog of items availab

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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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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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