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THE GARY KURTZ COLLECTION—30 LOTS OF POSTERS INCLUDING THE RAREST VERSIONS IN EXISTENCE FROM THE “STAR WARS” FILM FRANCHISE—IN VIRTUALLY EVERY LANGUAGE—TO BE OFFERED BY PROFILES IN HISTORY AS PART OF THEIR 3-DAY, MULTIMILLION DOLLAR AUCTION, SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1, 2015
This amazing collection comes directly from Gary Kurtz, who produced “Star Wars” (for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Picture) and “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” and served as Vice President of Lucasfilm from Its creation in 1973 through 1981
Calabasas, CA—The Gary Kurtz Collection—30 lots of posters including the rarest versions in existence from the Star Wars film franchise—in virtually every language—will be offered by Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, as part of their highly anticipated Hollywood Auction 74, September 29 through October 1, 2015.
This amazing collection comes directly from Gary Kurtz, who produced Star Wars (for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Picture) and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and served as Vice President of Lucasfilm from its creation in 1973 through 1981. Working very closely with George Lucas, Mr. Kurtz was instrumental in developing the original Star Wars trilogy and bringing the first two blockbuster films to the silver screen.
Individual posters, let alone a whole collection of this rarity, quality and provenance seldom, if ever, come up for auction.
“The Gary Kurtz ‘Star Wars’ poster collection is not only significant for the rare variety of posters, but also for the fact that they were collected and preserved by the man whose collaboration with George Lucas created cinema magic, impacting films and fans to this day.”
Joe Maddalena, President/CEO, Profiles in History
Qualified bidders can participate in person, by telephone, fax, submit absentee bids or participate online in real time from anywhere with Internet access across the globe. For more information, please visit www.profilesinhistory.com.
To view the entire collection, please visit:
The Gary Kurtz Collection starts on page 639, beginning with Lot #1906 through #1935.
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
Location: Profiles in History Offices
26662 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; Phone: 310-859-7701
For updates and details on the auction: www.profilesinhistory.com
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. www.profilesinhistory.com.