Los Angeles, Calif. – Date- Profiles in History is proud to announce Icons and Legends of Hollywood, perhaps the largest, most significant offering of important Hollywood artifacts in the history of the company. The total sale estimate is over 10 million dollars.
The auction will be September 25th and 26th in Los Angeles. Highlights from the auction are below:Sean Connery’s “James Bond 007” Moon Buggy from Diamonds Are Forever. The Moon Buggy was conceptualized by Academy Award-winning production designer Ken Adam and built by famed California custom car designer/fabricator Dean Jeffries. It’s pictured left and estimated to sell for $400,000 – $600,000.“Dorothy Gale” scene specific screen used black-and-white gingham pinafore dress from The Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy Gale of Kansas opens the door to Munchkinland, Barbara “Bobbie” Koshay, Judy Garland’s camera double, is wearing this one-of-a-kind dress. It’s pictured below and estimated to sell for $350,000 – $500,000.20th Century-Fox President Spyros Skouras’s Best Picture Academy Award for Gentleman’s Agreement.
This is a fine example of this instantly recognizable and world-famous prize and one of extremely few Oscars ever made available to the public. It’s pictured below and estimated to sell for $300,000 – $500,000.An “SS Venture” steamship filming miniature from the original King Kong. Estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.Tom Skerritt’s “Dallas” space suit with helmet and life support pack from Alien.
Inspired by Japanese Samurai Warriors, the suit was created by legendary Star Wars costume designer John Mollo. It’s estimated to sell for $40,000 – $60,000The Original “Dragula” coffin dragster from The Munsters and Munster, Go Home! The “Dragula” debuted in The Munsters episode “Hot Rod Herman” when “Grandpa Munster” (Al Lewis) built the car so he could win back the Munster “Koach” which Herman had lost in a drag race.It’s estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.William Shatner’s “Captain James T. Kirk” Starfleet “wraparound” Season 2 tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. This one is extraordinarily rare.
It’s the only Kirk wraparound tunic they have ever handled. It’s estimated to sell $80,000 – $120,000.Roger Moore’s “James Bond” hero “shark gun” with compressed air bullets and accessories from Live and Let Die. (Eon Prod., 1973) It’s estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000.A “Moonraker 5” space shuttle filming miniature from Moonraker. It’s estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.David Prowse’s “Darth Vader” screen used signature mask and helmet from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Original Darth Vader helmet/masks are exceedingly rare and considered the “Holy Grail” of science fiction artifacts.
It’s estimated to sell for $250,000 – $450,000. Kate Winslet’s “Rose Dewitt Bukater” screen worn luncheon “first sight” lace gown from Titanic. This is often referred to as “the first sight” dress, as it is what “Rose” (Winslet) is wearing when she and “Jack” (Leonardo DiCaprio) first lay eyes on each other aboard the doomed liner. It’s estimated to sell for $100,000 – $150,000.Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Jack Dawnson” screen worn costume from Titanic. This one is widely considered the most recognizable and sought-after “Jack” (DiCaprio) costume.
It’s estimated to sell for $100,000 – $150,000. A screen used DeLorean Crash Car and hood-mounted “time travel component box” from Back to the Future III. These are the original stainless steel body panel from the DeLorean destroyed by the oncoming freight train after Marty returns to 1985 in the third and final film.
Together with the only known surviving time travel component box in private hands. It’s estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.
Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985.
Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000.
From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In May 2018, Joe sold the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous for 2.4 million.
In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – 11:00 AM PDT
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 11:00 AM PDT