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.]