LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will sell Hollywood movie property from the Osianama Archives on March 8. The Hollywood category of the Osianama Archives features an award-winning collection of important film memorabilia and artwork, which will be available at auction for the first time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
From a life-size Terminator 3 screen figure to the monstrous Alien Queen’s maquette from Aliens to a gigantic T-rex dinosaur figure (below) from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the Osianama Archives features iconic production pieces, props and posters from the greatest and most influential films of all time.
Some of the most prestigious original artwork representing nearly 100 years of classic Hollywood films by poster design masters will be offered. Items range from the legendary silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to modern masters such as Clint Eastwood.
In addition, some of Osianama’s historic lobby cards, purchased as part of the Leonard Schrader Collection, will join this Hollywood auction extravaganza. The late filmmaker and screenwriter Leonard Schrader’s astonishing collection and preservation of thousands of rare vintage lobby cards-the movie theater’s film advertisement posters that revolutionized the look of graphics – and other related pieces, spanning the silent film era to Hollywood’s Golden Age, are considered the sole surviving remnants of many long-lost films.
The Osianama Archives is the renowned archive-library-collection of world cinema built and housed by Osian’s, India’s pioneering arts and cultural institution and auction house, founded in 2000 by eminent arts and culture scholar-entrepreneur Neville Tuli. The vast collection curated by Tuli consists of more than 200,000 original objects of production items, film publicity material and memorabilia and serves as an unrivaled center of knowledge, learning, education and cultural history.
“Julien’s Auctions is thrilled to offer the Osianama Archives, the finest and most comprehensive collection of film memorabilia and artwork of the last century,” said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions. “These rare and highly valued objects have served as a landmark for cinema as an art form and cultural reference and is certain to dazzle and delight any serious film memorabilia collector keen to own these pieces of Hollywood moviemaking history.”
Over 400 pieces will be offered including a full-size screen-used figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (estimate: $50,000-$80,000); an original French grande (style A) poster for King Kong (1933) (estimate: $30,000-$40,000); a cast resin maquette of the Queen from Aliens (1986) (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); a large Tyrannosaurus rex display figure from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (estimate: $15,000-$25,000); American six-sheet film posters for Jezebel (1938) (estimate: $10,000-$20,000), Flying Deuces (1939) (estimate: $10,000-$20,000) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (estimate: $15,000-$25,000); a life-size figure of Danny DeVito in character as The Penguin, from Batman Returns (1992) (estimate: $15,000-$25,000); a lobby card for Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis(1927); and two rare lobby cards from Tod Browning and Lon Chaney Sr.’s lost classic London After Midnight (1927) (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).