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World's Largest Auctioneer of Hollywood Memorabilia will Auction Over 1300 Lots
Tom Hanks “Forrest Gump” Nike sneakers from Forrest Gump. Photo: Profiles in History.

CALABASAS, CA.- An original one-sheet poster from the Universal horror classic The Invisible Man ($200,000-$300,000); an incredible offering of material from Academy Award-winning visual effects genius Stan Winston, including an original screen-used Johnny Depp costume and display from Edward Scissorhands ($100,000-$200,000) an original full-scale, screen-used battlefield T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($150,000-$250,000); the stunning collection from Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer, Phil Tippett, including multiple Star Wars Cantina Creatures ($60,000-$120,000 EACH), an AT-AT Imperial Walker from The Empire Strikes Back ($40,000-$60,000) and stop-motion RoboCop puppet from RoboCop 2 ($25,000-$35,000); original iconic matte painting from the opening scene in The Wizard of Oz ($80,000-$120,000); a complete hero Brandon Routh Superman costume from Superman Returns ($50,000-$70,000); Bela Lugosi ‘Ygor’ green suede costume from Son of Frankenstein ($80,000-$100,000), and Santa himself ‘complete with sleigh and reindeer’ the original prop Santa Claus, sleigh and reindeer from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street ($20,000-$30,000) will be among the 1300+ items being offered by Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and the ‘star’ of the hit Syfy Network television show, ‘Hollywood Treasure,’ at their upcoming Winter Hollywood Auction, December 17-18, 2010. The two-day event will take place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00pm (noon) PT both days. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the internet.

In addition to aforementioned iconic props, costumes and set pieces, Profiles in History Auction #43 will include an incredible selection of items that sprung from the mind of visionary filmmaker, Tim Burton, including stop-motion puppets and artifacts from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach, Sleepy Hollow and Mars Attacks!, an unprecedented selection of pieces from the collections of Academy Award-winning visual effects geniuses, Phil Tippett, Stan Winston and Richard Edlund, (featuring pieces from such landmark films as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Terminator, Jurassic Park and Edward Scissorhands) and one of the most important collections of original camera negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood to ever reach the auction block.

‘The scope of this sale is unprecedented. We literally have something for everyone. Be it The Wizard of Oz, Universal horror, Star Wars, The Terminator or Tim Burton. This is the finest offering of Hollywood memorabilia we’ve ever assembled for collectors’ and just in time for the holidays!’
--Joe Maddalena

Other auction highlights include:
• Harrison Ford heavily-annotated complete shooting script for Raiders of the Lost Ark ($50,000-$70,000)
• The Wizard of Oz vintage clothbound book signed to Jack Haley’s son by virtually the entire cast and crew, including Judy Garland and Toto! ($40,000-$60,000)
• Desi Arnaz ‘Ricky Ricardo’ custom made kimono worn in The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.($40,000-$60,000)
• Michael Jackson’s stage-worn custom jacket from the 1993 American Music Awards ($40,000-$60,000)
• A large panel of Johnny Carson’s memorable monologue curtains from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ($40,000-$60,000)
• Screen-used ¼-scale Batmobile filming miniature from Batman Returns.($30,000-$50,000)
• Original Martian rocket ship filming miniature from Zombies of the Stratosphere.($20,000-$30,000)
• Carved wood home door knocker from The Munsters ($25,000-$30,000)
• Original ‘stretch room’ painting featured in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion attraction.($30,000-$50,000)
• Walter Pidgeon ‘Dr. Morbius’ signature costume from Forbidden Planet ($30,000-$50,000)
• Screen-used ‘Lex Luthor’ rocket filming miniature from Atom Man vs. Superman. ($20,000-$30,000)
• Bleeding ‘Lawgiver’ statue from Beneath the Planet of the Apes ($20,000-$30,000)
• Michael J. Fox hero hover board with handlebar from Back to the Future II ($20,000-$30,000)
• Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘The Terminator’ leather jacket and leather glove from The Terminator ($20,000-$30,000)
• Eyvind Earle original concept artwork from Sleeping Beauty ($15,000-$20,000)
• Jimmy Stewart ‘Charles Lindbergh’ leather flight helmet from The Spirit of St. Louis.($8,000-$12,000)
• Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Atlantean sword from Conan the Barbarian ($10,000-$12,000)
• Bruce Lee signed check payable to ‘The Green Hornet,’ Van Williams! ($12,000-$15,000)
• Green Goblin mask worn by Willem Dafoe’s character in Spider-Man ($8,000-$10,000) and…
• James Cagney’s ‘George M. Cohan’ tap shoes from Yankee Doodle Dandy.($8,000-$12,000)

*Prices are auction estimates

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