'Lost' The Official Show Auction To Take Place
by Profiles In History Press Release
Review by Charles Mohapel
Profiles In History News ISBN/ITEM#: CM100801LOSTTA
Date: 01 August 2010
Calabasas, CA, July 15, 2010 - Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, in partnership with ABC Studios, is proud to announce the details of the much anticipated "LOST" The Official Show Auction. The live auction of over 1,000 lots of props, costumes, and set pieces from all six seasons of the hit ABC / Disney television series will take place live from Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 2010. Worldwide bidding begins at 1pm PST both days. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting www.profilesinhistory.com or www.liveauctioneers.com.
Highlights from the auction include Kate's toy plane, Hurley's winning lottery ticket, Locke's Master Bowie hunting knife, Sawyer's letter, Charlie's "DS" ring and guitar, Mr. Eko's club, The Hatch, Swan Station computer, Desmond's fail safe key, smugglers' Virgin Mary statue, Faraday's journal, Hurley's Camaro, a DHARMA van, DHARMA-branded food and supplies, as well as other key props, costumes, and set pieces from all six seasons.
"Profiles in History is thrilled to be holding the LOST Auction. LOST is one of the most iconic TV shows ever created, and we are working in conjunction with ABC to offer fans from around the world an opportunity to own a memento of this amazing show. This is a once in a lifetime auction event that will celebrate one of the most beloved shows in television history", said Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History.
The first 100 auction items have been posted and can be previewed by visiting http://www.profilesinhistory.com/lost-the-auction.html. All 1,000+ lots will be posted in the next few weeks, so fans and collectors are encouraged to check back frequently for more details and updates. A free, downloadable catalog will also be available.
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).