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Profiles in History offers the ultimate Superhero costume and prop auction featuring the largest collection of film and TV superheroes July 31 ‐ Aug. 1

July 21, 2008

Other well-known props include a “Winkie” spear from The Wizard of Oz ($20,000-$30,000), a Ronald Lacey “Major Arnold Toht” prop melting skull from Raiders of the Lost Ark ($20,000-$30,000); Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Conan” special effects sword from Conan the Barbarian ($20,000-$30,000) and “The Terminator” hero prop shotgun from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($8,000-$12,000), a Sylvester Stallone “Rambo” hero prop M60 gas gun from First Blood ($18,000-$22,000), an Alien creature animatronic puppet from Alien 3 ($15,000-$20,000), “Jack Skellington” filming miniature house from The Nightmare Before Christmas ($15,000-$20,000), a screen-used “Teddy” character from Steven Spielberg’s A.I.: Artificial Intelligence ($15,000-$18,000), an original prop Bat Radio from the television series Batman ($8,000-$12,000) and from Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Picard's desktop computer ($8,000-$10,000).

Additional screen-worn costumes include Ian McKellen “Magneto” and Anna Paquin “Rogue” costumes from X-Men ($30,000-$50,000), Lyn Osborn “Cadet Happy” jumpsuit from Space Patrol ($25,000-$35,000), Hugh Jackman’s “Van Helsing” signature hero costume from Van Helsing ($25,000-$30,000), “C-3PO” feet from Star Wars: A New Hope ($20,000-$30,000), Hugh Jackman signature “Wolverine” leather jacket from X-Men ($20,000-$30,000), Tyler Mane “Sabertooth” and Ray Park “Toad” costumes from X-Men ($20,000-$30,000), Mike Myers “Dr. Evil” and Verne Troyer “Mini Me” custom space suits from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ($20,000-$30,000), a complete Michael Fassbender “Stelios” hero costume from 300 ($18,000-$22,000), Bill Campbell “Cliff Secord” hero “Rocketeer” helmet from The Rocketeer ($15,000-$18,000) and a screen-used complete Hell Knight suit from Doom ($10,000-$15,000), among others.

Art and photo collectors will have the opportunity to purchase rare pieces of Hollywood fine art including a H.G Wells’ Things To Come (United Artist, 1936) one-sheet poster, ($30,000-$40,000), a Dracula 1947 re-release one-sheet poster ($20,000-$30,000), a Judy Garland signed portrait in character as “Dorothy” from The Wizard Of Oz ($20,000-$30,000), the original pencil drawings of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle by architect Roland Hill ($15,000-$18,000), King Kong and Fay Wray exhibition portrait by Ernest A. Bachrach from King Kong ($12,000-$15,000), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man one-sheet poster ($12,000-$15,000), a original King Kong French poster ($10,000-$15,000), a Louise Brooks portrait by Otto Dyar ($8,000-$10,000), a Carole Lombard portrait by Otto Dyar ($8,000-$10,000), a Jean Harlow portrait by Clarence Sinclair Bull from The Secret Six ($3,000-$5,000), a Louise Brooks portrait by Eugene Robert Richee from The Canary Murder Case ($6,000-$8,000), a Norma Shearer portrait by George Hurrell from The Divorcee ($4,000-$6,000), a Metropolis (UFA, 1927) lobby portrait ($4,000-$6,000) and a Clara Bow portrait By Otto Dyar from Hula ($2,000-$3,000), along with many other fine art pieces of classic Hollywood art.

Note: All prices are estimated auction value


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