Profiles in History producing landmark Hollywood auction Oct. 17-20
LOS ANGELES – Recognized from one of the most notable scenes in the Oscar-winning film Titanic, Leonardo Di Caprio’s “Jack Dawson” screen-worn coat from the unforgettable “I’m the king of the world” scene heads the lineup of Hollywood entertainment items being offered at Profiles in History’s Hollywood Icons Auction taking place Oct. 17-20.
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The one-of-a-kind period coat was never duplicated for production and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the film’s Academy Award-winning costume designer, Deborah Lynne Scott, who personally chose it for Di Caprio. The coat has an estimate of $50,000-$70,000.
“What better piece of film memorabilia than Jack’s highly recognizable coat to launch our Hollywood Auction?” said Joseph Maddelena, president and CEO of Profiles in History. “DiCaprio wore it throughout the beginning of the film and most notably in the unforgettable sequence when he, ‘Jack’ hoists himself onto the bow of the cruising ocean liner proclaiming, ‘I’m the king of the world!’ a quote which now ranks no. 100 by the American Film Institute’s top 100 movie quotations in American Cinema.”
Additional Titanic collection memorabilia being offered is a selection of opulent, fine fashion and accessories worn by the female socialites portrayed in the film, including Frances Fisher’s “Ruth Dewitt Bukater” screen-worn coat and vintage pearl earrings ($3,000+), a trio of her screen-worn earrings (1,500+), and Kathy Bates’ “Molly Brown” screen-worn necklace ($1,000+) among other items from the epic blockbuster.
“We have compiled an enormous assortment of collectibles for this particular auction, spanning a large portion of entertainment history,” said Maddalena. “Not since the legendary MGM Auction of 1970 has there been an entertainment memorabilia auction of this magnitude. The DiCaprio coat is just a sample of the extraordinary selection of items being offered at the forthcoming four-day auction. Spanning the silent era to modern film, the immense selection encompasses a collection of lots from high-profile celebrities, films, TV, music and Broadway icons among other commanding entertainment people and moments.”
Among a collection of Steve McQueen memorabilia, Profiles in History will include the “Virgil Hilts” signature prison sweatshirt from The Great Escape (estimate: $12,000+) and the Naval sailor jumpsuit worn by McQueen in the Robert Wise period film The Sand Pebbles (estimate: $6,000+).
From Game of Thrones, Season 1, fans will have an opportunity to collect the “Robert Baratheon” crown, which was central to the provocation of all the tragedies and triumphs that followed throughout the addicting premiere season of the globally popular series (estimate: $15,000+).
One of the most iconic tools in any action hero’s arsenal is the “Indiana Jones” whip used in the 1981, 1984 and 1989 Indiana Jones movies (estimate: $50,000+).
From the historic TV series that developed into a film franchise, Profiles in History is featuring an extensive array of Star Trek relics. The hero screen-used Ricardo Montalban signature “Khan” tunic, wrist communicator and Starfleet necklace from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn is from the infamous character considered to be one of Star Trek’s most familiar and beloved villains (estimate: $30,000+). In addition, there are 20 lots from the personal collection of Jonathan Frakes, who played “Commander William T. Riker,” which features a lot of more than 250 scripts from Star Trek: The Next Generation (estimate: $6,000+).
The original vintage Jumanji screen-used “Carry Board” game with letter from director Joe Johnston is expected to procure $30,000 or more.
Additional prominent pieces: An amazing archive of 14 signed letters by Harry Houdini debunking famous psychic “Margery”; the Captain America motorcycle from the 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider; a collection of 12 high-profile costumes and weapons from The Lord of The Rings Trilogy; rare items from The Wizard of Oz; a herd of collectibles from Jurassic Park; Citizen Kane lots featuring an Orson Welles screen-worn costume; and there is The Da Vinci Code actual functioning brass “cryptex” with rose box.
Among the highly anticipated music items are the Stevie Ray Vaughan vintage guitar and an Elvis Presley Concorde Guitar from the Joe Esposito Collection.
For details contact Profiles in History by phone at 310-859-7701.
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Hollywood Auction 65: Day 1
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