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Profiles In History Spring Auction Of Hollywood Memorabilia Brings In Over 4 Million Dollars by Press Release
Review by Charles Mohapel
Profiles in History News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM090508PIHSMA
Date: 08 May 2009

Links: Catalog - Hollywood Auction 36 - Day 1 / Catalog - Hollywood Auction 36 - Day 2 / Show Official Info /

Calabasas, CA - The Harrison Ford "Rick Deckard" hero blaster from Blade Runner ($270,000), an original Frankenstein one-sheet movie poster ($216,000), an archive of B/W and color negatives from the M-G-M, Fox, and Warner Bros. vaults ($210,000) the original Creature from the Black Lagoon hero "Gill Man" mask from Revenge of the Creature ($84,000) and Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Mr. Freeze" costume from Batman & Robin ($72,000) were the top items in the recently completed Profiles in History Spring Auction of Hollywood memorabilia. A total of $4.2 Million worth of props, costumes, movie posters, photos, and more were picked up by collectors around the world.

Other highlights included a screen used hero aerial Hunter/Killer from The Terminator ($66,000), Derek Meers' Jason Voorhees" costume from Friday the 13th ($54,000), Two velociraptors feeding on a triceratops display from Jurassic Park ($51,000) and Ray Park "Darth Maul" fighting lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace ($48,000). Bidders also competed vigorously for items from the Forrest J Ackerman Estate Collection, as Forry's Metropolis "Maria" robot sold for $48,000, as did the Bela Lugosi "Dracula" ring. Lugosi's "Vampire" cape worn in The Raven, The Return of the Vampire, The Whispering Shadow and his final performance in Plan 9 from Outer Space sold for $39,000.

More highlights included:

  • Original screen-used Elven bed with five Elves and decorated illuminating Christmas tree from A Nightmare Before Christmas ($48,000)
  • Complete hero Maurice Evans "Dr. Zaius" costume from The Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes ($48,000)
  • Screen-used "Teddy" puppet and lighting dummy from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence ($48,000)
  • Harrison Ford "Rick Deckard" "Voight Kampff" costume from Blade Runner ($48,000)
  • Charlton Heston "Colonel George Taylor" costume and display from Planet of the Apes ($48,000)
  • Matthew Broderick "Ferris Bueller" leather jacket from Ferris Bueller's Day Off ($42,000)
  • Jim Carrey signature "Riddler" rhinestone unitard and glitter-covered creepers from Batman Forever ($36,000)
  • Tom Hanks "Capt. John H. Miller" and Matt Damon "Pvt. James Francis Ryan" hero costumes from Saving Private Ryan ($36,000)
  • Screen-used Christmas Town building from The Nightmare Before Christmas ($30,000)

*Prices include buyer's premium

For more information about Profiles in History and to download a complete catalog of items available for this and past auctions, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.profilesinhistory.com/" \o "http://www.profilesinhistory.com/"www.profilesinhistory.com.

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); 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), 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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