THE ACTUAL COSTUME CHRISTOPHER REEVE WORE IN THE FIRST 2 SUPERMAN MOVIES WILL BE PART OF HOLLYWOOD AUCTION EXTRAVAGANZA XLII, JUNE 11

. June 8, 2016

Over 600 lots of movie props, costumes and memorabilia will come up for bid. The auction will be held by Premiere Props, based in El Segundo, Calif., along with Hollywood Live Auctions.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The actual costume the late actor Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies – Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) – will headline a one-day auction of over 600 props and costumes from some of the best-loved movies and TV shows of all time, slated for Saturday, June 11 by Premiere Props and Hollywood Live Auctions.

Actual costume the late actor Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies – Superman: The Movie and Superman II (est. $30,000-$40,000).

Actual costume the late actor Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies – Superman: The Movie and Superman II (est. $30,000-$40,000).

The Superman outfit consists of a shirt (with the distinctive “S” shield on the chest), belt, pants, red leather boots and red cape with golden insignia. “Christopher Reeve is the actor most people associate with the Superman role in the modern age,” said Dan Levin of Premiere Props. “These two films redefined superhero films forever, and sparked the current trend of big-budget, special effects-filled comic book extravaganzas.” The costume is expected to sell for $30,000-$40,000.

The auction will also feature a genuine facehugger prop from the early Alien franchise, Lady Gaga’s vintage red leather telephone purse, Madonna’s heart-shaped sunglasses from her “Sticky and Sweet” tour, a practice sword used by Ryan Reynolds for the movie Deadpool, a shirt Mark Wahlberg wore as “Dirk Diggler” in the hit film Boogie Nights, and an early stunt Rocket Pack.

The auction will get underway promptly at 11 am Pacific Coast time, in Premiere Props’ gallery located at 128 Sierra Street in El Segundo, California (zip: 90255). Worldwide online bidding will be available through the Premiere Props website (www.PremiereProps.com) as well as the three top online bidding platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and iCollector.com.

Premiere Props is billing the event as Hollywood Auction Extravaganza XLII. A live broadcast show will be hosted and aired across 250 affiliate internet sites, to include iCollector.com and HollywoodLiveAuctions.com. Fans can learn about their favorite props and costumes, among other things. Pre-registration info and catalogs are up online for pre-bid, at PremiereProps.com.

The Lady Gaga vintage red leather purse comes directly from the singer’s personal collection and features a one-of-a-kind touchtone telephone keypad on the front, connected to a bright red phone cord. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Lady Gaga on her stationery, with a photo of her wearing the purse. It is estimated to sell for $3,500-$5,000.

Madonna’s stage-worn and personally owned heart-shaped sunglasses that the star used on stage during her “Sticky and Sweet” tour in August 2008 carries a pre-sale estimate of $5,000-$7,000. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity, from Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg. The sunglasses had previously been provided by Madonna as a personal item for a charity auction.

The first unit stunt Rocket Pack, hand-made from fiberglass and resin and measuring 24 inches tall by 18 inches wide, is from the collection of Academy Award-winning New Deal Studios, the film production and visual effects studio with credits that include Dark Knight Rises, Hugo, The Avengers, Inception, Battleship and Interstellar. The Rocket Pack should hit $25,000-$35,000.

The stunt latex Alien facehugger (a “floppy” version, with no internal wire structure), matches similar ones used in the Alien franchise. It is 50 inches long and is believed to have been used in various stunt scenes, including the famous infirmary scene with “Ripley” and “Newt”. Originally acquired from a crewmember who worked on several Alien films, it should make $2,000-$4,000.

The distressed red with white piping long-sleeved ‘Andre DeLure’ jacket and light blue denim jeans that Mark Wahlberg wore while portraying “Dirk Diggler” in the 1997 film Boogie Nights, with costume wardrobe tags and screenshots, should garner $4,000-$6,000; while the “test” off-white short-sleeved hospital robe Jennifer Lawrence wore as “Katniss Everdeen” for the hit 2012 movie The Hunger Games, with a production wardrobe tag, is estimated to top out at $300-$500.

The personally owned wardrobe the late comedian Sam Kinnison wore on the cover of his 1986 album Louder Than Hell, as well as on air in his first appearance on TV’s Saturday Night Live (Dec. 7, 1985), with a rare photo-pin of the comic attached to his overcoat, should hammer for $5,000-$7,000. Also, a bright red shirt personally made for former President Bill Clinton, with his initials “WJC” and dated 2008, made by ANTO of Beverly Hills, should sell for $300-$600.

Ryan Reynolds’ practice sword from the smash movie Deadpool, 38 inches long and constructed out of silver foam, with black tape on the handle, carries a pre-sale estimate of $1,200-$1,500. The sword was used by members of the stunt team, which may have included Mr. Reynolds, to rehearse and coordinate the spectacular stunts that were seen throughout the 2016 mega-hit film.

A very rare mini window card poster from the classic 1937 Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the only one of its kind known to exist from the studio’s first full-length animated movie, is expected to climb to $5,000-$8,000. In fact, it’s the only mini window card known to exist for any Disney film made before 1950. This one came out of a small Kansas movie theater.

Items pertaining to the legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille and the 1956 blockbuster movie The Ten Commandments will span multiple lot offerings. One is a group of two black and white photos of Mr. DeMille, with a personal signed letter from him on Paramount Pictures stationery dated August 1955, thanking a friend for a birthday gift. The lot should finish at $200-$400.

Lots 35, 36 and 37 will each be rare original test exposure proof photographs from The Ten Commandments, all dated June 1955. One is of Academy Award winning actors Yul Brenner and Anne Baxter, who played the characters Rameses and Queen Nefertiti, respectively (est. $2,000-$4,000). The other two are just of Ms. Baxter; each photo is expected to sell for $1,500-$2,500.

The auction will also feature a one-of-a-kind 3D prop animation model from Pagemaster; Diana Ross’s costume from Lady Sings the Blues; costumes from The Alamo; Will Ferrell’s signature hero Stetson cowboy hat and Mexican toga from Casa de Mi Padre; and props from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Rises, The Last Samurai, Star Wars, The Exorcist and others.

Also sold will be a full collection of vintage collectibles direct from Lucas Film Studios, plus one-of-a-kind props, screenplays and storyboards direct from the Academy Award-winning studio of Grant McCune, featuring production-used material from Spiderman, X-Men, Shrek, Godzilla, Mystery Men and more. Phone bids will be accepted; call toll-free: 888-761-PROP.

Premiere Props is the world’s largest entertainment memorabilia store. Based in El Segundo, California and in business for 15 years, Premiere Props is where bidders go to find authentic and certified screen-used movie props, movie star-worn costumes, movie and TV memorabilia and entertainment collectibles. The firm is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions.

To learn more about Premiere Props and the upcoming Hollywood Auction Extravaganza XLII planned for Saturday, June 11th, please visit www.PremiereProps.com. To view the auction as it is being broadcast live, log on to www.HollywoodLiveAuctions.com. Updates are posted often

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