Hollywood SF Memorabilia
at November 6 Auction

Cast-signed Star Wars poster

Over 150 iconic film and television props and costumes will be auctioned live from The Globe Theatre on the Universal Studios, Hollywood lot on November 6, 2010 when Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, partners with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox.

The first section of the auction benefits Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California to fund lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children in the Southern California community. Highlights from this part of the auction include:

· Identity Disk from Tron: Legacy
· Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope one-sheet poster signed by 6 principle cast members
· The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one-sheet poster signed by 10 principle cast members
· Screen-used Scotty Dog puppet and taxidermy puppet from Coraline
· Megan Fox “Mikaela Banes” Smithsonian costume from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

In the second section the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox and Bob Gale will raise money for Parkinson’s research. Bob Gale has donated many items from his personal Back to the Future collection and his sales proceeds will go to Team Fox.

In addition to any number of cool props and collectibles, people can also bid on The Bob Gale Experience, in which Bob Gale will dine with the winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles, a lunch paid for by the Profiles in History team and the television show Hollywood Treasure on Syfy. The winner will also receive a Back to the Future poster, personally autographed by Mr. Gale.

This all brings a smile to my face. I met Bob Gale when we were both freshmen at USC. We went together to the first LASFS event I ever attended, the club’s 1970 anniversary dinner. Harlan Ellison was the featured speaker. Now Bob’s name is part of that illustrious roster of past students of the USC School of Cinema.  

The full press release follows the jump.

The Bob Gale Experience

 

PROFILES IN HISTORY TO PARTNER WITH VARIETY, THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION’S TEAM FOX FOR A CHARITY AUCTION EVENT NOVEMBER 6 LIVE FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 
 
The Special Four-Section Auction Will Include Over 150 iconic pieces of Hollywood memorabilia, including the Most Technically Accurate Reproduction of the DeLorean Time Machine From Back To The Future AND a Very Rare Copy of Superman Comics No. 1, Both Valued at $100,000 or More, plus Costumes From the Back To The Future Movie Series, Syfy’s Stargate SG-1, Caprica, Warehouse 13 and Eureka and Many Other Film and Television Props and Costumes 
 
Calabasas, CA, October 1, 2010-Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will partner with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox for a unique, four-section auction of over 150 iconic film and television props and costumes, taking place live from The Globe Theatre on the Universal Studios, Hollywood lot on November 6, 2010. Also featured will be items from several Syfy network shows as well as a taste of Profiles in History upcoming December auction of Hollywood memorabilia. Worldwide bidding begins at 6pm PST. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting HYPERLINK “http://www.profilesinhistory.com/” \o “http://www.profilesinhistory.com/” HYPERLINK “http://www.profilesinhistory.com” \o “http://www.profilesinhistory.com/www.profilesinhistory.com or HYPERLINK “http://www.liveauctioneers.com/” \o “http://www.liveauctioneers.com/” HYPERLINK “http://www.icollector.comwww.icollector.com
 
“This is a special sale for Profiles in History as we are working with two amazing groups. I feel so fortunate to be able to work side by side with Variety as it approaches its 70th anniversary, and we’re thrilled to assist such a worthy cause as The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Team Fox,” said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History. 
 
The first section of this auction contains wonderful items which will be sold to benefit Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California. The monies generated from the sale of these items will fund much needed lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children in the Southern California community. Highlights from this group include: 
 
· Identity Disk from Tron: Legacy ($2,000-$3,000) 
· Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope one-sheet poster signed by 6 principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000) 
· The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one-sheet poster signed by 10 principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000) 
· Screen-used Scotty Dog puppet and taxidermy puppet from Coraline ($1,000-$2,000 EACH) 
· Megan Fox “Mikaela Banes” Smithsonian costume from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($1,000-$2,000) 
· Pair of tickets to the premiere of Tron: Legacy ($400-$600) 
· Prop tape recorder bomb from “24” ($200-$300) 
· Spider-Man 2 one-sheet poster signed by Stan Lee and Kirsten Dunst ($200-$300) 
· Original Bones script signed by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz ($200-$300) 
· Director’s chair back signed by Christopher Nolan, Jodie Foster, Robert Downey, Jr., Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl ($100-$200 EACH) 
 
In the auction’s second section, Profiles in History is going back-“Back to the Future” with the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox and Bob Gale to raise money for Parkinson’s research. Mr. Gale has donated many items from his personal Back to the Future collection and his sales proceeds will go to Team Fox. Other collectors have consigned their Back to the Future items, designating a percentage of their sales directly to Team Fox. Highlighting this group is The most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built ($80,000-$100,000) and The Bob Gale Experience, in which Bob Gale will dine with the lucky winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles, while helping to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation in their fight against Parkinson’s Disease. The winner and a guest can have lunch with Bob Gale in Los Angeles, subject to his schedule, OR a 1 hour-long phone call if travel to L.A. isn’t possible.  Lunch will be paid for by the Profiles in History team and the television show, Hollywood Treasure, on Syfy. The winner will also receive a Back to the Future poster, personally autographed by Mr. Gale. ($600-$800) Other items from this section include: 
 
· Hero screen-used Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” Year 2015 “resizing” future jacket worn in Back to the Future II ($25,000-$50,000) 
· Marty McFly Year 2015 future Nike “Mag” self-lacing shoe worn in Back to the Future II ($12,000-$15,000) 
· Screen-used Gray’s Sports Almanac 1950-2000 from Back to the Future II ($3,000-$5,000) 
· Prop Hill Valley map from Back to the Future III ($8,000-$10,000) 
· Very rare prop SFX “transformation” photos of Eric Stoltz as “Marty McFly” from Back to the Future ($300-$500) 
 
The next section features great items from several hit Syfy network television shows, including Stargate SG-1, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. Highlights include: 
 
· Holoband device from Caprica ($8,000-$12,000) 
· Teal’c Serpent Helmet from Stargate SG-1 ($7,500-$9,500) 
· Ori Control Chair from Stargate SG-1 ($3,500-$4,500) 
· Tesla gun used by Warehouse Agents Myka Bering, Pete Lattimer and Artie Nielson in Warehouse 13 ($400-$600) 
· Caprica City Buccaneers Pyramid jersey from Eric Stoltz “Daniel Graystone’s” private game box in Caprica ($400-$600) 
· Colin Ferguson “Sheriff Jack Carter” costume from Eureka ($300-$500) 
 
The final section is a variety of items Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, has collected in his travels to hunt down Hollywood’s lost treasures, and is a sample of what’s to come in their December Auction. Highlights of this section include a special addition to the auction-an extremely rare “Superman #1” comic book ($100,000-$200,000) and an original hero K.I.T.T. car from NBC’s 2008-9 series, Knight Rider ($25,000-$35,000). Other highlights include: 
 
· Batman comic strip original art by Bob Kane 1943 ($20,000-$30,000) 
· Screen-used “Daffy” puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch ($15,000-$20,000) 
· Michael Jackson’s stage-worn Victory Tour sunglasses ($10,000-$15,000) 
· Original screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ($8,000-$12,000) 
· Spider-Man and Stan Lee original artwork for How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by John Romita ($4,000-$6,000) 
· Screen-used Naboo Palace Guard jacket from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace ($4,000-$6,000) 
· Butch Patrick “Eddie Munster” first season velvet coat from The Munsters ($3,000-$5,000) 
· The Art of Animation signed by Walt Disney and Disney’s “Nine Old Men” ($2,000-$3,000) 
 
Joe Maddalena and his company, Profiles in History are the stars of Hollywood Treasure, a new television show premiering October 27on Syfy. 
 
Profiles in History’s next general Hollywood auction is scheduled for early December, 2010. A few items have been announced, including Brandon Routh’s hero Superman costume from Superman Returns; a ¼ scale special effects Batmobile from Batman Returns; a large collection of stop-motion hero principal character puppets from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride; a hero Golden Ticket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and a hero T-600 Terminator puppet from Terminator Salvation. 
 
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); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); 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); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); 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). 
 
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Marc Kruskol 
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4 thoughts on “Hollywood SF Memorabilia
at November 6 Auction

  1. […] Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope one-sheet poster signed by 6 principle cast members
    · The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one-sheet poster signed by 10 principle cast members

    I’m going to guess they mean “principal cast members,” unless someone can identify the principle these actors might be standing behind.

  2. @Gary: I hate to think that if it weren’t for the typos this post wouldn’t have received a single comment.

    I mean come on, didn’t you have any response to my feeble claim on the acquaintance of a celebrity?

  3. Um, that’s very sweet, and I’m happy for both of you?

    No, let’s try enthusiastic: cool!

    He must be very proud of his thighs?

    And if you’d like, I’ll cast in three oohs and three ahhs, as well.

    Actually, hey, a serious observation on a point I hadn’t noticed until looking again: “Batman comic strip original art by Bob Kane 1943”

    In fact, Kane was notorious for, after his immediate success, turning over almost all the work that went out under his name to his assistants, largely confining himself to signing his name.

    […] The character debuted in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) and proved a breakout hit. Within a year, Kane hired art assistants Jerry Robinson (initially as an inker) and George Roussos. Shortly afterward, when DC wanted more Batman stories than Kane’s studio could deliver, the company assigned Dick Sprang and other in-house pencilers as “ghost artists”, drawing uncredited under Kane’s supervision. Future Justice League writer Gardner Fox wrote some early scripts, including the two-part story “The Monk” that introduced some of The Batman’s first “Bat-” equipment.[11]

    Other comics histories are much more biting about this.

    So, trivial point, the bidder there is apt to be buying work signed by Kane, but drawn and written by others.

    Which isn’t to downgrade any value. It’s to respond to your sad, sad, sad plea for more response by finding a really trivial point to mention, which is, after all, my superpower with the Legion of Substitute Poor Excuses For Being A Fan Superheroes club.

    One of them, that is.

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