Tag Archive for: The Wizard of Oz

A custom-made hoverboard used for effects shots in ‘Back to the Future: Part II’ achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in December 2022. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

Movie props let you own tangible pieces of beloved films

A custom-made hoverboard used for effects shots in ‘Back to the Future: Part II’ achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in December 2022. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

A custom-made hoverboard used for effects shots in ‘Back to the Future: Part II’ achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in December 2022. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Some of the most well-known movie props are in museum collections, but other iconic screen-used pieces from legendary films are available to the average bidder, and are hotly pursued.

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Wicked Witch of the West’s hourglass from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ $495,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Wizard of Oz and Holy Grail props push Heritage sale above $7.9M

Wicked Witch of the West’s hourglass from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ $495,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Wicked Witch of the West’s hourglass from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ $495,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ Hollywood & Entertainment Signature® Auction, held December 17, was a thrilling, rollicking affair defined by its numerous bidding wars for some of filmdom’s most recognizable props, costumes and vehicles. By the time the end credits rolled on the blockbuster event, it had realized more than $7.9 million.

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Wicked Witch of the West hourglass from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ estimated at $640,000-$960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Classic silver screen costumes, props encore at Heritage, Dec. 17

Wicked Witch of the West hourglass from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ estimated at $640,000-$960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Wicked Witch of the West hourglass from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ estimated at $640,000-$960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Go ahead – pull back the curtain. When you do, pay plenty of attention to the history waiting behind it. In Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 17 Hollywood & Entertainment Signature® Auction, cinephiles and collectors will find hundreds of costumes, vehicles and props from some of the most momentous and treasured films of all time – even a Holy Grail. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Edith Head original costume design drawing for Judy Garland for the 1963 film ‘I Could Go On Singing,’ est. $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of Doyle and LiveAuctioneers

Stage and screen prizes ready for their close-ups at Doyle, June 24

 

Edith Head original costume design drawing for Judy Garland for the 1963 film ‘I Could Go On Singing,’ est. $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of Doyle and LiveAuctioneers

Edith Head original costume design drawing for Judy Garland for the 1963 film ‘I Could Go On Singing,’ est. $2,000-$4,000. Image courtesy of Doyle and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Doyle will present its second annual Stage & Screen auction on Friday, June 24 at 10 am Eastern time. Following the success of the inaugural Stage & Screen auction in spring 2021, the upcoming sale chronicles the diverse history of the performing arts, celebrating film, theater, music and dance. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, The Beautiful and Damned, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

Literary lions promise roaring success at RR Auction June 16

F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, The Beautiful and Damned, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, ‘The Beautiful and Damned,’ estimated at $35,000-$40,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale brings almost 900 lots to the auction block, featuring robust art and literature sections with online bidding  through June 16. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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