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
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.
* 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
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