Props, costumes and set-pieces belonging to Stan Winston, Academy Award-winning visual effects creator, will be auctioned October 8-9 by Profiles in History. The items, some enormous in size, come from the Jurassic Park, Terminator and Predator film franchises, movies like A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and many more.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will fund the new Stan Winston Visual Effects Scholarship at the University of Southern California Film School.
The full press release appears after the jump.
For Immediate Release
PROFILES IN HISTORY TO PRESENT AN UNPRECEDENTED AUCTION OF STAN WINSTON CREATED VISUAL EFFECTS PIECES FROM JURASSIC PARK, THE TERMINATOR, PREDATOR, A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MORE ON OCTOBER 8-9, 2009
A Portion of the Proceeds To Fund the New Stan Winston Visual Effects Scholarship at the University of Southern California Film School
Calabasas, CA, September 24, 2009 – Profiles in History, the world’s leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will present an unprecedented collection of original screen-used visual effects creatures, armature and puppets, created by multiple Academy Award-winner Stan Winston. Numbering 85 lots, these items, which are expected to generate over $1,000,000 in cumulative sales, represent the most iconic characters ever created for film, including those from the Jurassic Park, Terminator and Predator film franchises, among others, and will be part of Profiles in History’s $5,000,000 Hollywood auction October 8-9, 2009. Each piece will be accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Stan Winston Studio. Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) both days and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at: http://www.icollector.com/Hollywood-Auction-37_a5736.
Profiles In History is also pleased to announce the creation of the Stan Winston Visual Effects Scholarship at the University of Southern California (USC) Film School with the eventual creation of a Chair for Mr. Winston at USC to honor his life’s work and keep his legacy alive for generations to come. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go to fund the Stan Winston Scholarship.
“Stan Winston will be remembered as one of the greatest-if not THE greatest-motion picture visual effects genius of our time. These iconic characters are not only incredible pieces of Hollywood and pop culture history, but are also incredible works of art, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History.”
Highlights from the 85 lots from Stan Winston Studio, with conservative estimated sale prices include:
An original hero screen-used T-800 endoskeleton from T2 3-D: Battle Across Time ($80,000-$120,000), an original full-scale T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ($60,000-$80,000-please note-this was used for computer graphics reference for the making of Terminator 3. Unlike Terminator 2, which used full-scale endoskeleton puppets, there were no physical T-800 endoskeletons used in the production of T3), a screen-used Terminator T-800 complete costume and display from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a 65 inches wide x 9 feet long x 77 inches tall screen-used T-1 battle-ready armored drone from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, a screen-used full-scale T-X “Terminatrix” endoskeleton from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, an imposing 9 ½ feet tall, full-size “Predator” display from Predator and Predator 2, a T-Rex maquette from Jurassic Park, a 120 inches long and 52 inches wide, a screen-used full-scale Spinosaur head from Jurassic Park III ($40,000-$60,000 EACH) and a full-scale male T-Rex head display from Jurassic Park ($30,000-$50,000), measuring an incredible 68 inches tall (on base) and 98 inches in length.
PAST Stan Winston Studio created items sold by Profiles in History have yielded astounding results, including a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day that sold for $488,750, a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park that sold for $126,500, a hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II that sold for $115,000, a screen-used T-1 battle-ready armored drone from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines which sold for $109,250 and a full body, screen-used Terminator (T-800 model with costume) from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines that sold for $74,750.
For more information about Profiles in History and to download a complete catalog of the 1000+ items that will be offered for sale at this auction, please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.profilesinhistory.com/“
About Profiles in History:
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia. 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 artifacts. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and public & private 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); a T.I.E. Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars ($402,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the “U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); Harrison Ford’s hero blaster from Blade Runner ($258,750); the original “Robot” from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); a Frankenstein one-sheet movie poster ($212,400); 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).