ROBIN WILLIAMS CAREER BREAKOUT COSTUME, THE “MORK”
SIGNATURE SPACE SUIT TO BE AUCTIONED
Profiles in History Will Include Robin Williams Memorabilia, His Career Breaking Iconic Spacesuit and Space Traveling Prop “Egg” From the Top-Rated “Mork and Mindy” Comedy Series at Their October Hollywood Auction
For Immediate Release:
(Los Angeles) (September 22, 2014): Profiles in History’s (www.profilesinhistory) highly anticipated Hollywood Auction taking place October 17-20 will feature the Robin Williams iconic “Mork” spacesuit. The suit, which is pre-auction estimated at $15,000 – $20,000, was designed by Robert Fuca specifically for Williams to wear in his iconic breakout role as “Mork”, in the top-rated 1970’s comedy hit “Mork and Mindy”.
Included in the auction will be the “Mork” prop “egg” space transport craft from the opening season of the series. The “egg” represented the method of space travel for Orkans (pre-auction estimate is $4,000 – $6,000).
“Robin William’s character “Mork” became a household name during the run of the series and continued to do so after the Paramount production ended,” stated Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History CEO and President. “To the best of our knowledge this is the only hero “Mork” spacesuit costume to ever come up for public auction.”
The original screen-used Jumanji game board prop, the heavy wood screen-used and Williams’ “Armand Goldman” black and white suit from the madcap gender-bending comedy The Birdcage will also be included in the Profiles in History auction.
Qualified bidders can participate in person, by telephone, submit absentee bids or participate online in real-time from any location with Internet access. For more information, please visit www.profilesinhistory.com.
October 17th-20th at 11:00 a.m. PST
Location: Profiles in History Offices
26662 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; Phone: 310-859-7701
About Profiles In History: Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History (www.profilesinhistory.com) is the world’s largest auctioneer and dealer of original Hollywood memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Media inquiries: Sabrina Propper; Sabrina@profilesinhistory.com
Other Hollywood entertainment items being offered to the public at Profiles in History’s massive 4-day Hollywood Icons Auction taking place from October 17 – 20, 2014 include:
Among a collection of Steve McQueen memorabilia, Profiles in History will include the “Virgil Hilts” signature prison sweatshirt from The Great Escape (UA, 1963)(estimated: $12,000+) and the Naval sailor jumpsuit worn by McQueen in the Robert Wise period film The Sand Pebbles (estimate $6000+).
From Game of Thrones, Season 1, fans will have an opportunity to collect the “Robert Baratheon” crown, which was central to the provocation of all the tragedies and triumphs that followed throughout the addicting premiere season of the globally popular series (estimated: $15,000+).
For “Indiana Jones” collectors, one of the most iconic tools in any action-hero’s arsenal is the “Indiana Jones” whip used in the 1981, 1984 and 1989 Indiana Jones movies. The whip was used in each of the original three beloved films action adventure franchises (estimated: $50,000+).
From the historic TV series that developed into a film franchise, Profiles in History is featuring an extensive array of Star Trek relics. The hero screen-used Ricardo Montalban signature “Khan” tunic, wrist communicator and Starfleet necklace from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn is from the famed-character considered to be one of Star Trek’s most familiar and beloved villains (estimated: $30,000 +). In addition, there are 20 lots from the personal collection of Jonathan Frakes, best known as “Commander William T. Riker”, which features a lot of 250+ scripts from Star Trek: The Next Generation (estimated: $6,000+).
Additional prominent pieces: An amazing archive of 14 signed letters by Harry Houdini debunking famous psychic “Margery”; An epic counter culture prop from 1969’s pop-culture classic: Easy Rider; a collection of 12 high-profile costumes and weapons from The Lord of The Rings Trilogy; rare items from Wizard of Oz; A herd of collectibles from Jurassic Park; Citizen Kane lots featuring an Orson Welles screen-worn costume; and there is The Da Vinci Code actual functioning brass “cryptex” with rose box.
Among the highly anticipated music items are the Stevie Ray Vaughan vintage guitar and an Elvis Presley Concorde Guitar from the Joe Esposito Collection.