Profiles in History auction- Frankenstein one-sheet, Blade runner blaster and tons more April 30 and May 1
April 13, 2009

Harrison Ford’s Blaster From Blade Runner, Rita Hayworth’s Signature Dress from Gilda, An Original 1931 Frankenstein Movie Poster, Charlton Heston’s Planet of the Apes Costume, Darth Maul’s Lightsaber, The Creature From The Black Lagoon Mask To Highlight Three Million Dollar Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia April 30 and May 1, 2009

Profiles in History Auction to include collections from Sci-Fi and Horror pioneer Forrest J Ackerman’s estate, the work of Tim Burton, Sci-Fi marketing guru Jeff Walker’s Blade Runner collection and Stan Winston Studio created Items; Hollywood fine art photography and movie posters, costumes, props and more

Heston's Planet of the Apes CostumeCalabasas, CA, April 10, 2009- The Harrison Ford "Rick Deckard" hero blaster from Blade Runner ($100,000-$150,000), an original Frankenstein one-sheet movie poster ($200,000-$250,000), the original Creature from the Black Lagoon hero "Gill Man" mask from Revenge of the Creature ($60,000-$80,000), Ray Park "Darth Maul" fighting lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace ($40,000-$60,000), Charlton Heston’s "Colonel George Taylor" costume and display from Planet of the Apes ($40,000-$60,000) and Rita Hayworth’s signature gown from Gilda ($30,000-$50,000) highlight just some of the 1,100 iconic pieces of Hollywood history that Profiles in History, the number one company in the world for authentic Hollywood memorabilia will offer on April 30 and May 1, 2009. Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) April 30 and 11:00 AM May 1 and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at http://www.liveauctioneers. com/auctioneer/profiles-in- history. What better place to find a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift for the film or TV fan that has everything-or thought that they did?!

This unique auction will feature special collections, including items that sprung forth from the vivid and unique imagination of writer, director, animator, producer and illustrator, Tim Burton including Johnny Depp’s and Christina Ricci’s complete hero costumes from Sleepy Hollow ($20,000-$30,000) and a screen-used "General Wellington" stop-motion animation puppet from Corpse Bride ($10,000-$20,000).

Along with the Blade Runner hero blaster, which many people consider the "holy grail" of Sci-Fi weapons, The Jeff Walker Blade Runner collection features Harrison Ford’s "Rick Deckard" "Voight Kampff" costume ($30,000-$50,000) along with several other Harrison Ford worn costumes and many others props and costumes from the film. The Stan Winston Studio created collection includes the original battle display from Small Soldiers ($12,000-$15,000) and two Velociraptors feeding on a Triceratops display from Jurassic Park ($12,000-$15,000), among others.

 

Director John Landis, along with countless other Hollywood talents were deeply influenced by Sci-Fi and horror pioneer Forrest J Ackerman. Landis wrote the heartfelt introduction to the auction catalog’s Ackerman collection, excerpted here:

"Forrest J Ackerman holds a unique and special place in the history of Pop Culture.  An author, an author’s agent, sometime nudist, actor, Esperanto speaker, and a passionate promoter of all things Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. As Editor of and major contributor to Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, Forry’s direct influence on people like Guillermo del Toro, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Darabont,  Brian Singer, Stephen King, Mick Garris, Tobe Hooper, Sam Raimi, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson and countless others has had a tremendous  impact on world literature and the movies.  I hope that whoever ends up as the proud new owner of these sacred objects will appreciate them as much as Forry did."

The massive Ackerman collection includes a Dracula ring worn by Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula-the single most important Lugosi / Dracula screen worn piece to EVER come to auction ($20,000-$30,000). The collection also includes Lugosi’s robe from The Raven, the most important 1930’s horror costume to ever come to auction ($15,000-$20,000), a cape made for Lugosi in 1932 and used many times for his stage portrayal of Dracula. Lugosi then wore the costume in Plan 9 from Outer Space ($15,000-$20,000), a first edition of the book, Dracula signed by Bram Stoker and inscribed by Bela Lugosi to Forry Ackerman (also signed by a host of other Dracula-related personalities) ($6,000-8,000) and Fritz Lang’s monocle, which he wore when he directed Metropolis, given to Forry by Lang: ($3,000-$5,000).

Other well-known props to be auctioned include a Pteranodon display featuring a full set of screen-used Pteranodons from Jurassic Park III ($40,000-$60,000), a screen-used Hunter/Killer Tank from The Terminator ($30,000-$50,000), Hugh Jackman’s "Wolverine" hero claws from X-Men: The Last Stand ($30,000-$50,000), Ewan McGregor’s "Obi-Wan Kenobi" lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ($15,000-$20,000), Arnold Schwarzenegger "T-800 Terminator" stunt Gatling gun from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($10,000-$12,000), Robin Williams’ "Alan Parrish" hero "Jumanji" game, tooth necklace, watch, tortoise hat, and other items from Jumanji ($8,000-$10,000), John Belushi’s prison employee identification card from The Blues Brothers ($6,000-$8,000) and Dominic Chianese’s "Uncle Junior" hero live firing revolver used to shoot "Tony Soprano" in The Sopranos ($6,000-$8,000).

Additional screen-worn costumes include the complete hero Maurice Evans "Dr. Zaius" costume from The Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes ($40,000-$60,000), a full-body, screen-used Terminator (T-800 model – aka CSM 101) from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ($40,000-$60,000), Val Kilmer’s "Batman/Sonar Batsuit" from Batman Forever ($40,000-$60,000), Jim Carrey’s signature "Riddler" rhinestone unitard and glitter-covered creepers from Batman Forever ($30,000-$50,000), an original Anne Francis signature costume from Forbidden Planet ($20,000-$30,000), Tom Hanks’ "Capt. John H. Miller" and Matt Damon’s "Pvt. James Francis Ryan" hero costumes from Saving Private Ryan ($20,000-$30,000), Antonio Banderas’ "Zorro" hero costume from The Legend of Zorro ($20,000-$30,000), Derek Mears "Jason Voorhees" costume from Friday the 13th ($20,000-$30,000), Hugh Jackman’s "Wolverine" costume from X-Men ($15,000-$20,000) and Adam West’s TV screen-used Batman tunic, tights, and briefs worn in Batman ($15,000-$20,000.

Music fans will covet the original Mick Jagger Rolling Stones manuscript lyrics for "Too Much Blood" ($15,000-$20,000), the original Jim Morrison Electro-Voice 676 microphone, Shure amplifier and "The Doors" travel case ($12,000-$15,000) and Jim Morrison’s frock coat ($10,000-$15,000) among other treasures

Movie poster, fine art photography and art collectors will have the opportunity to purchase rare pieces of Hollywood art including a Jezebel six-sheet poster ($40,000-$60,000), The Adventures of Tarzan six-sheet poster ($15,000-$20,000), The Wolf Man half-sheet poster ($15,000-$20,000), The Day the Earth Stood Still rare six-sheet poster ($12,000-$15,000), The Wizar
d of Oz Italian 55 x 39 ½ in. poster ($10,000-$15,000), a Louise Brooks oversize gallery portrait by Eugene Robert Richee ($6,000-$8,000), a Jean Harlow oversize gallery portrait from China Seas by George Hurrell and a King Kong exhibition portrait by Ernest A. Bachrach from King Kong ($4,000-$6,000 each), a collection of Mary Pickford portraits from her private collection, a King Kong and Fay Wray Exhibition Portrait by Ernest A. Bachrach from King Kong and an original theatre standee of Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch ($3,000-$5,000 each) among many others. There is also a large collection of costume, set and production design art.

"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 memories, 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 collecting their childhood. They want 50s, 60s and 70s TV collectibles or memorabilia, as this era of TV was such a huge part of their lives."

*Prices represent Estimated Sale Prices

High resolution art of all items is available upon request. For more information about Profiles in History and to download a complete catalog of items available for this and past auctions, please visit http://www.profilesinhistory. com

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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. 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.

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise" ($304,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000), 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 Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000),  The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a "Ming the Merciless" cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II. ($115,000).

 

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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