31st Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia Will Include Over $1 Million Dollars of Classic Hollywood Fine Art

CALABASAS, CA – A King Kong Six-Sheet movie poster, one of only three known to exist, measuring a colossal 81 x 81 inches! ($200,000-$250,000); a huge collection of Special Effects Creatures and Puppets including a Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($80,000-$100,000), The T-Rex Killer!—Hero screen-used Spinosaur head and neck from Jurassic Park III ($60,000-$80,000) and a Pteranodon display featuring a full set of screen-used Pteranodons “babies” from Jurassic Park III ($60,000-$80,000); The first-ever Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (one of only 37 EVER GIVEN OUT), presented to Darryl F. Zanuck in 1938 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences($150,000+); Michael Keaton’s complete “Batman” costume from Batman Returns ($60,000-$80,000) and Charles Middleton “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon (Universal, 1936–$40,000-$60,000) are just some of the 1100+ iconic pieces of Hollywood history that Profiles in History, the number one company in the world for authentic Hollywood memorabilia will offer in their upcoming two-day auction, March 27 and 28. 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 (www.ebayliveauctions.com).

This auction, Profiles in History’s 31st will also include a Triceratops screen-used head from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II, a Screen-used Velociraptor insert head from Jurassic Park III ($30,000-$50,000 each); a Hydraulic screen-used Baby T-Rex, Pachycephalosaurus and Baby Stegosaur from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II with exposed mechanisms ($20,000-$30,000 each); an Original Han Solo blaster components and broomhandle Mauser from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi ($20,000-$30,000); Ian Keith “Rameses I” Egyptian Throne used in The Ten Commandments (Paramount, 1956–$18,000-$20,000); a Rattan chair from Rick’s Café Americain in Casablanca (Warner Bros. 1942–$8,000-$10,000) and a Beatles signed photograph, signed by each c. 1966 ($8,000-$10,000).

Other well-known props include Jason’s mask worn by Kane Hodder in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday ($15,000-$20,000); a Hero Ugnaught mask from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back ($12,000-$14,000); a Original Alien warrior head and hand from Aliens ($10,000-$12,000); Jason’s hero metal machete from Freddy vs. Jason ($7,500-$9,500); a Working Cardassian computer from Star Trek TNG ($6,000-$8,000); Data’s (Brent Spiner) illuminating head appliance from Star Trek: The Next Generation ($4,000-$6,000); a Working phaser rifle used on-screen by Captain Picard in Star Trek: First Contact ($4,000-$6,000); a TR-580 Mark VII Non-Functioning Tricorder from Star Trek: The Next Generation ($4,000-$5,000); Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Phaser used by William Shatner ($3,000-$5,000) and Katsumoto’s fighting sword from The Last Samurai ($3,000-$4,000).

Additional screen-worn costumes include: The Black velvet special-effects costume from The Invisible Man (Universal, 1933–$35,000-$55,000); a Trio of costumes worn by Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element ($30,000-$50,000); Halle Berry hero “Storm” battlesuit from X-Men ($30,000-$40,000); a Complete Cylon costume from Battlestar Galactica ($25,000-$35,000); John Wayne’s costume from Fort Apache (RKO, 1948) and She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (RKO, 1949–$20,000-$30,000 each); James Marsden hero “Cyclops” black leather battlesuit from X-Men ($20,000-$30,000); Bob Keeshan jacket and pants worn as “Captain Kangaroo ($15,000-$20,000); Michael Clarke Duncan hero asteroid space suit from Armageddon ($15,000-$20,000); Julie Andrews signature coat from Mary Poppins ($12,000-$15,000); Robert Duvall “Lt. Col. Kilgore” tropical combat coat and signature yellow branch scarf from Apocalypse Now ($12,000-$15,000); Kevin Costner costume from Dances with Wolves ($10,000-$12,000); a Klingon costume from the Star Trek feature films and Star Trek: TNG ($10,000-$12,000); Liberace sequined stage jacket, worn for the cover image of his book, Behind the Candelabra ($8,000-$10,000); Chris O’Donnell “Robin” suit of armor from Batman & Robin ($8,000-$10,000); Johnny Depp signature costume from Don Juan deMarco ($8,000-$10,000); the Complete Ghostrider transformation costume from Ghostrider ($7,000-$9,000); Mike Myers “Austin Powers” signature orange costume from Austin Powers in Goldmember ($6,000-$8,000); Dick Van Dyke’s belted flight jacket from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ($5,000-$7,000); a Complete screen-used costume, mask and knife from Scream 2 ($6,500-$7,500); the Complete “Fook Mi” costume from Austin Powers in Goldmember ($4,000-$6,000); Ron Perlman’s original costume from Hellboy mounted on a custom display ($4,000-$6,000); Antonio Banderas embroidered cape from The Mask of Zorro ($3,000-$5,000) and Charlton Heston sandals worn in Ben-Hur ($2,000-$3,000).

In addition to the amazing King Kong Six-Sheet Poster, Art and photo collectors will have the opportunity to purchase a Greta Garbo portrait by Edward Steichen from A Woman of Affairs ($40,000-$60,000); Louise Brooks in Diary of a Lost Girl [Tagebuch] German one-sheet poster ($40,000-$60,000); The Mummy Argentine one-sheet poster on linen (Universal, 1932—$35,000-$45,000); James Cauty Lord of the Rings original drawing, an iconic masterpiece of the psychedelic era ($30,000-$50,000); Shanghai Express three-sheet poster (Paramount, 1932–$30,000-$50,000); The Wolf Man one-sheet poster (Universal, 1941–$20,000-$30,000); Bordertown starring Paul Muni half-sheet poster (Warner Bros. 1935–$20,000-$30,000); Buster Keaton in College half-sheet poster (United Artists, 1927–$15,000-$20,000); Beauty and the Beast – La Belle et la bete French 45 x 62 poster (DisCina, 1946–$8,000-$12,000); and many fine art pieces of classic Hollywood photography with subjects including Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Louise Brooks, Tallulah Bankhead, Clara Bow and Norma Shearer, shot by legendary photographers including George Hurrell, Ruth Harriet Louise, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Otto Dyar, George P. Hommel, Eugene Robert Richee and Robert Coburn, each expected to fetch at least $4,000-$6,000.

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); An original, screen-used, full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); 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); a screen-used, full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500) and 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.”

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