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Over $2 Million Worth of Exclusive TV and Movie Memorabilia to Be Auctioned Friday, March 31 by Joseph Maddalena's World-Renowned 'Profiles In History' Final Conceptual Art From the Most Famous Movie Poster of All-Time:

'Star Wars' From the Private Collection of Celebrated Artist Tom Jung

Est: $15,000 - $18,000



George Clooney's Batman Costume From 'Batman & Robin'

Est: $80,000 - $100,000



    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 550 items of
 original TV and movie memorabilia, worth more than $2 million, will be
 auctioned by Joseph Maddalena and his internationally-renowned Profiles in
 History, the number one company in the world for live and simultaneous
 internet memorabilia auctions, on Friday, March 31, 2006.
     The six-hour auction, starting at 12 noon PT, will be headlined by Tom
 Jung's original conceptual presentation artwork used to create the famous
 "Star Wars" poster featuring Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker (holding up his
 light saber), and Darth Vader.  This piece of motion picture history is
 expected to be sold for $15,000 - $18,000.  Other Jung originals include
 concept art for the subsequent Star Wars films, including "The Empire Strikes
 Back" and "Return of the Jedi", as well as original paintings of the dust
 jacket of three Timothy Zahn Star Wars books.
     A noted motion picture graphic artist and illustrator, Jung contributed
 many memorable one-sheet poster designs.  Profiles in History, is offering
 some of the most important drawings of his life's work, offered for the very
 first time at a public auction.  The collection includes original concept
 artwork for "The Sand Pebbles", "Gone With the Wind" (the famous 1966
 re-release), "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "The Deer Hunter",
 "Apocalypse Now" and "Raging Bull" among others.
     Also featured at the auction will be the "Batman" costume worn by Academy
 Award-winning actor George Clooney in the film "Batman & Robin."  The complete
 costume is the only one known to be released by the studio, and is expected to
 be sold for $80,000 - $100,000.  A "Batgirl" suit worn by actress Alicia
 Silverstone estimated at $40,000 - 60,000 as well as Jim Carrey's "Riddler"
 suit (est. $20,000 - 30,000) and Tommy Lee Jones' "Two-Face" ensemble (est.
 $20,000 - 30,000) will also be auctioned.
     Collectors and fans of the legendary science-fiction magazine
 "Cinefantastique" (CFQ) will get a rare opportunity to bid on original CFQ
 artwork from the personal collection and estate of CFQ publisher Fred Clarke.
 From titles such as "Star Trek", "The X-Files", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer",
 "Dark Shadows" and "X-Men", among many others, Clarke was a huge fan of the
 films he covered in his magazine and he amassed an impressive collection of
 original cover artwork created for CFQ.
     "The 'Star Wars' art for the Style-A (1977) poster is a once-in-a-lifetime
 opportunity for a collector to acquire a true icon of cinematic history," says
 Profile in History's Joseph Maddalena.
     Collectors from around the world may bid in person either at Profiles in
 History's gallery located at 110 N. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills, California;
 live on the Internet at www.ebayliveauctions.com; or by phone or fax.  All
 items to be auctioned are available for review in a full-color catalogue
 obtainable through Profiles in History, or by visiting the company's website
 at www.profilesinhistory.com.
 
     Additional items to be auctioned March 31 include:
 
     *  Rare Charlie Chaplin one-sheet poster from The Circus.
        $20,000 - $30,000
     *  John Wayne signature western costume from The Searchers.
        $12,000 -$15,000
     *  Screen-used special effects miniature of the Alien Queen from Aliens.
        $25,000 - $30,000
     *  Diane Keaton's dress worn in The Godfather.  $2,000 - $3,000
     *  Bill Travilla original costume design of Marilyn Monroe in River of No
        Return.  $6,000 - $8,000
     *  Headset used by Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope
        (the original 1977 film).  $5,000 - $7,000
     *  Emmett Kelly's trade-mark hobo clown costume worn in The Greatest Show
        on Earth and throughout his career.  $15,000 - 20,000
     *  Holy Grail Cup used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
        $20,000 - $25,000
     *  Magic wand used in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
        $1,500 - 2,000
     *  Emerald City Townsman's jacket from The Wizard of Oz.
        $8,000 - $10,000.
     *  Klingon Battle Cruiser filming model used in Star Trek: The Original
        Series.  $65,000 - $85,000
     *  Adam West's original "Batman" costume from the classic 1960's TV series
        Batman.  $12,000 - $15,000
     *  "Uncle Fester's" Iron Maiden used in the classic 1960s's TV series The
        Addams Family.  $10,000 - $12,000
 
     NOTE TO MEDIA:  Joseph Maddalena, the world's authority on celebrity
 memorabilia, is available for interviews on the subject.  He is willing to
 give previews and bring some of the above-mentioned auction items to TV shows
 for discussions.
 
     PRESS CONTACT:
     Carolyn Prousky/CPPR
     (323) 656-8047
     Carolyn@prouskypr.com
 
     About Profiles In History
     Profiles In History is the nation's leading dealer of original historical
 letters and manuscripts.  Collectors and history buffs alike will be
 captivated by Profiles in History's outstanding array of historical letters in
 every field:  American Presidents and statesmen; Revolutionary and Civil War
 soldiers; scientists and inventors; celebrated authors, artists and composers;
 aviators and explorers; sports heroes and Hollywood legends; as well as many
 others who have left an indelible mark on history.
     In 1995, Profiles In History expanded into the world of entertainment
 memorabilia auctions.  Now, over 23 auctions later, it is considered one of
 the pre-emanate Hollywood auction houses with an incredible array of
 memorabilia including props, costumes, artist's sketches, poster and
 autographs from film, television and rock n' roll.  Setting numerous world
 record prices for Hollywood collectibles, Profiles In History draws the most
 prominent collectibles, some consigned directly from Hollywood producers, prop
 makers, costume designers and actors.
 
 

SOURCE Profiles In History

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