STAR TREK, ALIENS, TERMINATOR AND THE BIG LEBOWSKI ALL AT PROFILES IN HISTORY’S AUCTION THIS WEEKEND
December 14, 2012
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

PIHAlienWarriorCreature_250 PIHTerminatorEndoskeleton_250LOS 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

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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