Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction – June 5, 6, 7 & 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Industrial Light & Magic
C3PO, Darth Vader & Death Star

Charlton Heston’s Chariot from Ben-Hur

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” Harley from
Terminator 2: Judgement Day

And Other Timeless Props and Costumes At
Profiles in History’s

ICONS & LEGENDS
OF HOLLYWOOD AUCTION

From Films Like
STAR WARS, ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER
JURASSIC PARK, THE GREAT DICTATOR
BACK TO THE FUTURE II, THE GODFATHER PART II
JAWS, GREMLINS, CITIZEN KANE
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, THUNDERBALL

And Many More In This Multi-Million Dollar Auction

All Going Up For Auction From
Profiles in History
June 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th
in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES- May 3rd, 2018- Profiles in History is proud to announce Icons & Legends of Hollywood. It’s the the only suitable description for the assemblage of over 2,000 extraordinary costumes, props and relics in their monumental four day auction set for June 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th in Los Angeles.

Spanning the silent era up through Hollywood’s Golden Age, the sale boasts material from all the major stars, including Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Groucho Marx, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.

Among the highlights are Industrial Light and Magic lifesize “C-3PO” from Star Wars, estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000; Industrial Light and Magic life-size “Darth Vader” figure from Star Wars, estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000; Industrial Light and Magic “Death Star” model from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi estimated to sell for $150,000 – $250,000; Charlton Heston’s chariot from Ben-Hur, estimated to sell for $120,000 – $150,000; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s screen used “Terminator” Harley-Davidson motorcycle from Terminator 2: Judgment Day estimated to sell for $200,000 – $300,000.

Sigourney Weaver’s “Ripley” spacesuit from Alien (pictured below); Harrison Ford’s “Rick Deckard” blaster pistol from Blade Runner; Sir Richard Attenborough’s “John Hammond” signature amber-topped cane from Jurassic Park; Robert De Niro’s “Vito Corleone” coat from The Godfather Part II; Orson Welles “Charles Foster Kane” coat from Citizen Kane; Debbie Reynolds’ “Kathy Selden” dress from Singin’ in the Rain; Gene Kelly’s signature dance costume from An American in Paris; James Dean’s “Jett Rink” tuxedo from Giant; Elizabeth Taylor’s “Leslie Benedict” dress from Giant; Yul Brynner’s “King of Siam” jacket from The King and I and Gary Cooper’s “Lou Gehrig” Yankee uniform from Pride of the Yankees; Olivia de Havilland’s “Melanie Hamilton” nightgown from Gone With the Wind; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” jacket from The Terminator (pictured bottom.)

Items are available to preview at Profiles in History’s office in Calabasas by appointment only.

See a selection of top tier costumes and props on display in New York City at The Society of Illustrators, May 15th – 19th.

Press are invited to tour the exhibit on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:00 AM.

The exhibit will be open to the public:
On Tuesday, May 15th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Wednesday, May 16th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
On Thursday, May 17th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Friday, May 18th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Located at The Society of Illustrators 128 East 63 Street New York, NY 10065.

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 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

Media Contacts:
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Phone: 323 938 3562, e-mail: nseltzer@nsapr.com

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