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Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” Shooting Script; The ‘General Lee’ From The Original “The Dukes Of Hazzard” TV Show; Norma Shearer 1930 “Best Actress” Oscar; An Amulet Made Of The Largest Locks Of Jimi Hendrix’s Hair In Existence; “Star Wars” ‘Blockade Runner’; ‘Fonzie’s’ Motorcycle From “Happy Days”; A Large Assemblage of Iconic 50’s-70’s TV Costumes Including George Reeves’ Flying “Superman” Suit from the 1950s and Leonard Nimoy ‘Spock’ Tunic from “Star Trek”; Ron Howard’s Custom 1958 Chevrolet Impala from “American Graffiti” Among the Exceptional Items To Be Offered By Profiles In History As Part Of Multimillion Dollar Auction, September 29-October 1, 2015

Other Screen-Used auction highlights include Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson from “Viva Knievel”; Carrie Fisher ‘Slave Leia’ costume collection and display from “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi”; Harrison Ford ‘Indiana Jones’ bullwhip and hat; Julie Andrews’ guitar from “The Sound of Music”; Michael J. Fox ‘Marty McFly’ “Back to the Future II” ‘self-lacing’ Nikes; Clark Gable ‘Rhett Butler riding jacket from “Gone With the Wind”; Alien head from the first “Alien” film, Plus Instruments and Property from Music Legends, Including Carlos Santana and Paul McCartney Guitars, John Bonham’s custom Triumph ‘Sunset Tripper’ chopper; Michael Jackson’s shirt, worn during his ABC interview with his new wife, Lisa Marie Presley; Marilyn Monroe’s personal, annotated script from “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” and a Treasure Trove of Superhero Costumes

Calabasas, CA—September 18, 2015—Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane shooting script; A ‘General Lee’ from the original The Dukes of Hazzard television show; Norma Shearer’s 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy for her role as “Jerry” in The Divorcee—only the 3rd “Best Actress” Oscar ever presented; a charm / amulet made of the largest locks of Jimi Hendrix’s hair in existence; the ‘Blockade Runner’ from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope—the first flying ship ever seen in a Star Wars film (and which carried ‘Princess Leia,’ ‘C-3PO’ and ‘R2-D2’); ‘Fonzie’s’ motorcycle from Happy Days; a large assemblage of iconic 50’s-70’s TV costumes including George Reeves’ flying Superman suit from The Adventures of Superman, and Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Spock’ tunic from the original 1960s Star Trek; Ron Howard ‘Steve’s’ custom 1958 Chevrolet Impala from American Graffiti among the exceptional items to be offered by Profiles in History as part of their 3-day, multimillion dollar auction, September 29-October 1, 2015.


Other screen-used auction highlights include Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson from Viva Knievel; Carrie Fisher “Slave Leia” costume collection and display from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi; Harrison Ford ‘Indiana Jones’ bullwhip and hat; Julie Andrews guitar from The Sound of Music; Michael J. Fox Marty McFly 2015 Nike Mags; Clark Gable-Rhett Butler riding jacket; Front door from Psycho; the Alien head used in the first Alien film, a large collection of superhero costumes, plus Marilyn Monroe’s personal, annotated script from Gentleman Prefer Blondes; a Hofner “Violin” base signed by Sir Paul McCartney; Carlos Santana signed and played Gibson Firebird III guitar; John Bonham’s custom Triumph ‘Sunset Tripper’ chopper, ridden in The Song Remains the Same; Michael Jackson’s shirt, screen worn during the 1995 ABC TV interview with his new wife, Lisa Marie Presley and Diane Sawyer.


“Without question, this sale represents the largest and finest offering of film, television and music artifacts we have ever assembled. Literally every film and television genre is covered with monumentally important pieces from titles such as ‘Citizen Kane’, ‘Sunset Blvd.’, ‘Gone With the Wind’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘American Graffiti’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jaws’, just to name a few. There is something here for everybody.”

Joe Maddalena, President/CEO, Profiles in History


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Auction Highlights:


Select Marilyn Monroe items:

Arthur Miller passionate love letter in which he bears his soul to his new love and future wife, Marilyn Monroe. Miller, Arthur [to Marilyn Monroe]. Incredible Five Page Typed Letter Signed $25,000 – $35,000

 Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits approx. 48 minutes of unseen 8mm footage sold with copyright.  $20,000 – $30,000

Marilyn Monroe extraordinary early signed and inscribed oversized photograph, also signed by Laszlo Willinger. $50,000 – $70,000


Film items:

Norma Shearer 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy for her role as “Jerry” in The Divorcee. (MGM, 1930) Historical Norma Shearer Academy Award trophy, only the 3rd “Best Actress” Oscar ever presented, for her role in The Divorcee. From the estate of Norma Shearer.  $150,000 – $250,000

Ron Howard “Steve’s” original screen-used custom 1958 Chevrolet Impala from American Graffiti. $800,000 – $1,200,000 

Original screen used Rebel “Blockade Runner” filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. $200,000 – $300,000 

Evel Knievel screen used Harley-Davidson XLCH 1000 Eagle “Stratocycle” from Viva Knievel! $200,000 – $300,000

Original screen used “Rebel Fleet Trooper” helmet from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. $150,000 – $250,000

Harrison Ford signature screen used “Indiana Jones” bullwhip with accompanying Harrison Ford LOA.  $100,000 – $150,000

Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist, The French Connection and other classic films.  $100,000 – $150,000

Original screen used “Black Beauty” hero car from The Green Hornet. $80,000 – $120,000

Carrie Fisher “Slave Leia” costume collection and display from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.  $80,000 – $120,000

Robert Shaw “Quint” hero harpoon rifle from Jaws. $60,000 – $80,000

Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien. $60,000 – $80,000

Collection of (12) How the Grinch Stole Christmas screen-used production cels. $60,000 – $80,000

Mitchell VistaVision High Speed #1 (VVHS1) visual effects camera used on Star Wars.  $60,000 – $80,000

“Spider-Man” costume from Spider-Man 3.  $50,000 – $70,000

Harrison Ford screen used “Indiana Jones” signature shirt from Raiders of the Lost Ark. $40,000 – $60,000

Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” 2015 Nike “Mags” self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II.  $30,000 – $50,000

Clark Gable “Rhett Butler” vintage original screen worn riding jacket from Gone With the Wind. $40,000 – $60,000

Harrison Ford’s signature leather jacket from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  $40,000 – $60,000

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back production made prototype “Darth Vader” helmet. $30,000 – $50,000

Forbidden Planet hero illuminating laser rifle. $30,000 – $50,000

Harrison Ford’s signature screen worn “Indiana Jones” fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  $30,000 – $50,000 

Marilyn Monroe’s personally hand-annotated original shooting script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  $30,000 – $50,000

Elizabeth Taylor “Angela Vickers” iconic screen-worn dress from A Place in the Sun. $30,000 – $50,000

Sylvester Stallone “Rocky Balboa” gloves and boots from Rocky III.  $30,000 – $50,000

Humphrey Bogart “Philip Marlowe” suit from The Big Sleep. $25,000 – $35,000

“Black Spider-Man” costume from Spider-Man 3.  $30,000 – $50,000

Topher Grace “Venom” symbiote costume with animatronic head from Spider-Man 3.  $30,000 – $50,000

“Ringwraith” screen-used costume display from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. $30,000 – $50,000

The Wizard of Oz original script. $20,000 – $30,000

Full-size hero Lifeboat #14 used to rescue “Rose” from Titanic. $20,000 – $30,000

Front door to Norman Bates’ Victorian home in Psycho. $20,000 – $30,000

Arnold Schwarzenegger signed screen used “Terminator” jacket from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. $20,000 – $30,000

Sir Richard Attenborough “John Hammond” signature walking cane from Jurassic Park.  $20,000 – $30,000

Walter Pidgeon “Dr. Morbius” costume from Forbidden Planet.  $20,000 – $30,000 

Travilla historic vintage original costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink satin dress for the “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  $20,000 – $30,000

Julie Andrews “Maria” screen used acoustic guitar from The Sound of Music. $15,000 – $20,000

Brandon Routh “Superman” costume created for Superman Returns.  $15,000 – $20,000

Leonard Nimoy “Spock” uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  $12,000 – $15,000

Leonard Nimoy “Spock” parka and gloves from Star Trek (2009). $15,000 – $20,000

Academy Award “Best Actress” nomination plaque for Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. (15,000 – $20,000

William Shatner “Captain Kirk” space suit from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. $12,000 – $15,000 

Original Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  $15,000 – $20,000

Angelina Jolie custom wetsuit and gun rig from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.  $15,000 – $20,000

James Dean extraordinary destiny-shaping handwritten signed letter asking for his transcripts to attend U.C.L.A.  $10,000 – $15,000 

James Dean’s switchblade from Rebel Without a Cause. $12,000 – $15,000

Robin Williams “Mrs. Doubtfire” complete costume and fat suit from Mrs. Doubtfire.  $12,000 – $15,000

 “Ted” rod puppet used in Ted and Ted 2.  $12,000 – $15,000

“Neo” signature trench coat from Matrix Reloaded.  $10,000 – $12,000

 “Wolverine” claws with accompanying production materials from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. $8,000 – $12,000

John Jensen costume sketch for Moses’ robe from The Ten Commandments. $10,000 – $15,000

Steve McQueen “Virgil Hilts” signature “prison escape” shirt from The Great Escape.  $8,000 – $12,000

Michael Jordan uniform from Space Jam.  $10,000 – $15,000

The Gary Kurtz Collection—30 Lots of posters, including the rarest versions in existence from the Star Wars film franchise—in virtually every language.


Television Items:

The “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. $100,000 – $150,000

Henry Winkler “Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli” signature Triumph Trophy TR5 motorcycle from Happy Days. $100,000 – $150,000

George Reeves “Superman” costume ensemble with fx “flying pan. $100,000 – $150,000

Leonard Nimoy “Spock” tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. $70,000 – $90,000

Henry Winkler “Fonzie” jacket from Happy Days.  $30,000 – $50,000

DeForest Kelly “Dr. McCoy” 3rd season tunic and pants from Star Trek: The Original Series. $30,000 – $50,000

Bob Crane “Col. Hogan” brown bomber jacket and shirt from Hogan’s Heroes. $20,000 – $30,000

Jack Gleeson “Joffrey Baratheon” crown from Game of Thrones.  $15,000 – $25,000

Sally Field “Sister Bertrille” habit from The Flying Nun.  $15,000 – $20,000

Groucho Marx drop down duck for the secret word on You Bet Your Life $8,000 – $12,000

Lucille Ball blue jacket and skirt ensemble from Here’s Lucy and TV Guide cover.  $8,000 – $12,000

Bob Keeshan “Captain Kangaroo” signature costume.  $10,000 – $15,000 

Dawn Wells signature “Mary Ann” costume for Gilligan’s Island.  $10,000 – $15,000

Werner Klemperer “Col. Klink” uniform and boots from Hogan’s Heroes.  $10,000 – $15,000

David Carradine “Caine” costume from Kung Fu $5,000 – $7,000

Jack Webb “Joe Friday” lapel badge from Dragnet. Includes signed photo.  $4,000 – $6,000


Music Items:

Authentic vintage charm/amulet made from actual Jimi Hendrix hair.  $60,000 – $80,000

Paul McCartney signed 1965 Hofner 500/1 “Violin” bass guitar.  $30,000 – $50,000

Carlos Santana’s played and signed 1963 Gibson Firebird III guitar.  $20,000 – $30,000

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s custom Triumph “Sunset Tripper” chopper ridden in the epic documentary film The Song Remains the Same.  $30,000 – $50,000

Michael Jackson shirt screen worn during the 1995 ABC TV interview with his new wife Lisa Marie Presley and Diane Sawyer.  $20,000 – $30,000

John Lennon’s personal British Fireman’s overcoat.  $15,000 – $20,000

Jimi Hendrix personal wristwatch band. $ 4,000 – $6,000

Jimi Hendrix hotel keys. $3,000 – $5,000

Jimi Hendrix personal guitar string winder.  $4,000 – $6,000

Jimi Hendrix personal stash bag. $3,000 – $5,000

Bob Dylan tour-used harmonica. $2,000 – $3,000

Jim Morrison signed seven-page contract for The Doors sheet music folio with their greatest hits. $6,000 – $8,000

Taylor Swift Billboard Music Awards performance bracelet. $1,500 – $2,000


***For complete descriptions of each item, please consult the free, downloadable auction catalog at


Auction Details:

Day 1: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:00am Pacific Time—Lots 1-631:

Day 2: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:00am Pacific Time—Lots 632-1264

Day 3: Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:00am Pacific Time—Lots 1265-1905


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26662 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; Phone: 310-859-7701

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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.