PROFILES IN HISTORY’S THREE-DAY HOLLYWOOD AUCTION OF FILM, TELEVISION & MUSIC TREASURES RINGS UP $7.3 MILLION AND BREAKS ITS OWN RECORD
October 20, 2015

PROFILES IN HISTORY’S THREE-DAY HOLLYWOOD AUCTION OF FILM, TELEVISION & MUSIC TREASURES RINGS UP $7.3 MILLION AND BREAKS ITS OWN RECORD FOR THE SALE OF ANY “STAR WARS” PROP, AS THE ‘BLOCKADE RUNNER’-THE FIRST FLYING SHIP EVER SEEN IN A STAR WARS FILM-SELLS FOR $450,000

Frenzied Bidding Was Propelled by Hollywood Icons, Stars of Sci-Fi & Super Heroes-Highlighted by George Reeves’ Flying Superman Suit, Indiana Jones, Two Oscars and Carrie Fisher’s ‘Slave Leia” Costume

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s custom Triumph “Sunset Tripper” chopper ridden in the epic documentary film The Song Remains the Same sells for $48,000

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Calabasas, CA-October 2, 2015-Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, rang up $7.3 million in sales at its just concluded three-day Hollywood auction, and set a record for the sale of any Star Wars artifact as the “Blockade Runner” filming miniature-the first flying ship ever seen in a Star Wars film, sold for $450,000-almost double the estimated selling price. The prior record for the sale of any Star Wars piece was $402,500, also by Profiles in History, for a T.I.E. Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars sold in 2008.

Numerous other Hollywood treasures commanded six-figure winning bids, including George Reeves’ “Superman” costume ($216,000); Harrison Ford’s signature screen used “Indiana Jones” bullwhip ($204,000); Both Norma Shearer’s 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy and Clyde De Vinna’s 1928/1929 “Best Cinematography” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy ($180,000 each); The “General Lee” from The Dukes of Hazzard ($120,000) and an original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien ($102,000).

The highly anticipated Carrie Fisher’s “Slave Leia” costume collection and display from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi sold for $96,000.

“We just completed the most successful auction of Hollywood memorabilia in the world for 2015, besting any other auction house, with a total of over 7 million dollars. We broke major records, including the most expensive television costume ever sold (breaking a Guinness Book of World Records previously held by us since 2003) for George Reeves’ 1953-54 Superman costume, and the “Blockade Runner” which became the most expensive Star Wars piece ever sold at auction.”
Joe Maddalena, President/CEO, Profiles in History

Auction Highlights:

Original screen used Rebel “Blockade Runner” filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: $450,000

George Reeves “Superman” costume ensemble with fx “flying pan: $216,000

Harrison Ford signature screen used “Indiana Jones” bullwhip with accompanying Harrison Ford LOA: $204,000

Norma Shearer 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy for her role as “Jerry” in The Divorcee: $180,000

Clyde De Vinna’s 1928/1929 “Best Cinematography” Academy Award for White Shadows in the South Seas: $180,000

Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist, The French Connection and other classic films: $120,000

The “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard: $120,000

Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien: $102,000

Carrie Fisher “Slave Leia” costume collection and display from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: $96,000

Harrison Ford’s signature screen worn “Indiana Jones” fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: $90,000

Collection of (12) How the Grinch Stole Christmas screen-used production cels: $90,000

Leonard Nimoy “Spock” tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series: $84,000

Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” 2015 Nike “Mags” self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II: $84,000

Robert Shaw “Quint” hero harpoon rifle from Jaws: $84,000

Mitchell VistaVision High Speed #1 (VVHS1) visual effects camera used on Star Wars: $72,000

Harrison Ford screen used “Indiana Jones” signature shirt from Raiders of the Lost Ark: $72,000

Harrison Ford’s signature leather jacket from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: $72,000

Forbidden Planet hero illuminating laser rifle: $66,000

DeForest Kelly “Dr. McCoy” 3rd season tunic and pants from Star Trek: The Original Series: $57,000

“Ringwraith” screen-used costume display from The Lord of the Rings trilogy: $57,000

Arthur Miller passionate love letter in which he bears his soul to his new love and future wife, Marilyn Monroe. Miller, Arthur [to Marilyn Monroe]. Incredible Five Page Typed Letter Signed: $57,000

William Boyd “Hopalong Cassidy” complete signature costume ensemble: $57,000

Jack Gleeson “Joffrey Baratheon” crown from Game of Thrones: $48,000

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s custom Triumph “Sunset Tripper” chopper ridden in the epic documentary film The Song Remains the Same : $48,000

Sylvester Stallone “Rocky Balboa” gloves and boots from Rocky III: $48,000

Elizabeth Taylor “Angela Vickers” iconic screen-worn dress from A Place in the Sun: $48,000

Julie Andrews “Maria” screen used acoustic guitar from The Sound of Music: $45,000

Citizen Kane Orson Welles’ personal 3rd revised final shooting script with numerous hand-notations, signed by principal cast members: $44,800

Section of the “Death Star” from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: $39,000

Sir Richard Attenborough “John Hammond” signature walking cane from Jurassic Park: $39,000

Arnold Schwarzenegger signed screen used “Terminator” jacket from Terminator 2: Judgment Day: $36,000

Travilla historic vintage original costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink satin dress for the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: $36,000

Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette screen-worn dress: $36,000

Edward Scissorhands hero metal-bladed scissorhand: $33,000

“American” working title for Citizen Kane Orson Welles’ personal typed manuscript: $32,000

Humphrey Bogart “Philip Marlowe” suit from The Big Sleep: $30,000

War of the Worlds transcript of the historic Orson Welles radio broadcast: $28,800

Bob Crane “Col. Hogan” brown bomber jacket and shirt from Hogan’s Heroes: $27,000

Robert Shaw “Quint” hero machete used to stab at the shark in Jaws: $27,000

Forbidden Planet hero illuminating laser pistol: $27,500

Front door to Norman Bates’ Victorian home in Psycho: $27,000

Original Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: $25,000

Steve McQueen “Virgil Hilts” signature “prison escape” shirt from The Great Escape: $24,000

Walter Pidgeon “Dr. Morbius” costume from Forbidden Planet: $24,000

Brandon Routh “Superman” costume created for Superman Returns: $21,600

Robin Williams “Mrs. Doubtfire” complete costume and fat suit from Mrs. Doubtfire: $20,400

Michael Jackson signed performance worn fedora: $19,200

Angelina Jolie custom wetsuit and gun rig from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: $18,000

Sally Field “Sister Bertrille” habit from The Flying Nun: $18,000

Groucho Marx drop down duck for the secret word on You Bet Your Life: $16,800

Michael Jordan uniform from Space Jam: $16,800

Rare Star Wars Posters:

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Israeli 1-sheet poster: $6,000
Howard Chaykin early advance Star Wars poster: $3,900

*Sales figures include the Buyer’s Premium

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.

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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