Roddenberry Estate Auction Features 1967 Hugo

A full catalog of personal effects, costumes, keepsakes and even furniture from the estate of Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry will go to auction on June 27 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas, with all proceeds turned over to charity.

Items include an ST:TNG script hand-annotated by  Gene Roddenberry, costumes worn by Majel Barrett Roddenberry in character as Lwaxana Troi, a copy of Bradbury’s I Sing The Body Electric inscribed to Gene by Ray Bradbury, and a Peabody award for an episode of ST:TNG, “The Big Good-bye.”

Of exceptional fanhistorical interest is Roddenberry’s Hugo Award, which he earned for his script “The Menagerie” at NyCon3 in 1967. The auctioneers predict the award might go for $600-800. The winning bidder gets the certificate Roddenberry received, too.

Incidentally, this is one of the Lucite Hugo rockets produced for NyCon III and a couple of the fins on Roddenberry’s copy look chipped — or so it seemed to me when I compared the photo on catalog page 105 with the canonical 1967 Hugo photo at HugoAwards.org.

[Via Bill Burns, thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]

4 thoughts on “Roddenberry Estate Auction Features 1967 Hugo

  1. agreed, but then we (since I’m a member this year I can say ‘we’) lack the ability to turn the Worldcon into something that’s going to be viable more than a few years from now. 4E probably woulda done it and I wish I could.

  2. “…lack the ability to turn the Worldcon into something that’s going to be viable more than a few years from now.”

    Does that mean you think the Worldcon is going to die as a viable institution?

  3. I would feel weird about owning Gene Roddenberry’s or William Shatner’s awards. I admired Mr. Roddenberry and admire Mr. Shatner, but they earned those awards, not me.

    (I would feel the same if you put one or more of your Fan Hugos up for auction, Mike. If I didn’t earn it, I don’t deserve to own it, is how I feel.)

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