Internet memorabilia auction features millions of dollars worth of TV and movie collectibles
The auction Also Features One of the Most Important Film Artifacts Ever to Be Auctioned the 'Mighty Joe Young' Armature Est: $80,000-$100,000
Fans and collectors looking for Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, The Wizard of Oz, or just about anything related to Hollywood Memorabilia should pencil in Friday, July 28, 2006 on their calendars. Joseph Maddalena and his internationally-renowned Profiles In History, the number one company in the world for live and simultaneous Internet memorabilia auctions, will be holding their Summer 2006 auction, featuring more than 650 items of original TV and movie memorabilia, worth more than $2 million.
The six-hour auction, starting at 12 noon PDT, will be headlined by an original "Mighty Joe Young" armature. This incredible artifact, designed by Willis O'Brien and animated for the film by Ray Harryhausen, represents a milestone in visual effects technology, which helped advance stop-motion filmmaking to an entirely new level.
Also featured at the auction will be Johnny Depp's 'scissor-hand' glove from Edward Scissorhands, (expected sale price $7,000-$9,000), the original matte painting from the opening scene of The Wizard of Oz, created for the very first scene of the movie, where Dorothy and Toto are shown walking down a lonely farm road in rural Kansas, (expected sale price $120,000-$150,000), Marlon Brando's 1956 Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) membership card which was issued the year after he won the Academy Award for his performance in On the Waterfront, (expected sale price $2,000-$3,000), and Winston Churchill's personal Stetson hat worn by Churchill during his 1952 tour of the U.S., (expected sale price $7,000-$9,000).
The only flight suit in the private sector that chronicles the historical flight missions and space exploration of acclaimed Astronaut Buzz Aldrin represents another exclusive item featured in the auction. Worn by Aldrin during his training for the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 space flights, and in 1971 while he was commander of the Edwards Air Force Base Test Pilot School, this suit represents the most important period in Aldrin's career and a milestone in space exploration.
Collectors from around the world may bid in person either at Profiles In History's gallery located at 110 N. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles; live on the Internet at www.ebayliveauctions.com; or by phone or fax. All items to be auctioned are available for review in a full-color catalogue obtainable through Profiles In History, or by visiting the company's website at www.profilesinhistory.com.
Additional items to be auctioned July 28 include:
* Humphrey Bogart Naval Officer's Hat from The Caine Mutiny. $1,000-$1,500
* Michael Keaton full Batman costume from the 1989 Tim Burton classic, Batman. $40,000-$60,000
* John Belushi signature black two-piece suit from The Blues Brothers. $25,000-$35,000
* Dan Aykroyd signature jumpsuit from Ghostbusters. $8,000-$10,000
* Original Tom Jung final concept artwork for the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, re-release one-sheet poster. $8,000-$10,000
* Complete Samurai armor costume from The Last Samurai. $2,000-$3,000
* Dick Van Dyke and Matthew Garber jackets worn in the park sequence from Mary Poppins. $35,000-$45,000
* Julie Andrews signature Bavarian dress worn in the "Do-Re-Mi" musical sequence from The Sound of Music. $40,000-$60,000
* John Wayne western ensemble from Rio Bravo. $10,000-$12,000
* Elvis Presley white sport jacket from Fun in Acapulco. $4,000-$6,000
* Ronald Reagan personal Stetson hat with interior stamp "Made Especially for Gov. Ronald Reagan." $3,000-$5,000
* Dan Blocker signature ten-gallon hat worn as "Hoss" in Bonanza. $2,000-$3,000
* Original Starfleet Tricorder from Star Trek. $18,000-$22,000
* "ORCA" letters and life ring from Quint's boat in Jaws. $4,000-$6,000
About Profiles In History
Profiles In History is the nation's leading dealer of original historical letters and manuscripts. Collectors and history buffs alike will be captivated by Profiles In History's outstanding array of historical letters in every field: American Presidents and statesmen; Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers; scientists and inventors; celebrated authors, artists and composers; aviators and explorers; sports heroes and Hollywood legends; as well as many others who have left an indelible mark on history.
In 1995, Profiles In History expanded into the world of entertainment memorabilia auctions. Now, over 24 auctions later, it has become the preeminent auction house specializing in Hollywood memorabilia including props, costumes, artist's sketches, posters and autographs from film, television and rock n' roll. Setting numerous world record prices for Hollywood collectibles, Profiles In History draws the most prominent collectibles, some consigned directly from Hollywood producers, prop makers, costume designers and actors.
All items to be auctioned are available for review in a full-color catalog obtainable through Profiles In History's Beverly Hills' office, or by visiting the company's website at www.profilesinhistory.com
Source: Profiles In History
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 13, 2006 /PRNewswire/ --