Pop culture extravaganza in massive Hollywood memorabilia auction

Largest Hollywood memorabilia auction ever offered


Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.  Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll.

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This copy of The Wizard of Oz is the vintage clothbound book signed to Jack Haley's son by virtually the entire cast and crew of the movie including Judy Garland and even Toto. It's history and $40,000 to $60,000 pre-auction estimate may push the book to top lot honors at Profiles in History's Dec. 17 and 18 Hollywood memorabilia auction. All photos courtesy Profiles in History.



If you’re looking for a “one-of-a-kind” holiday gift for the film or television fan that has everything, you won’t find anything better than this.

An original one-sheet poster from the Universal horror classic The Invisible Man; an original screen-used Johnny Depp costume and display from Edward Scissorhands and original full-scale, screen-used battlefield T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day; multiple Star Wars Cantina Creatures , an AT-AT Imperial Walker from The Empire Strikes Back  and stop-motion RoboCop puppet from RoboCop 2; original iconic matte painting from the opening scene in The Wizard of Oz ($80,000-$120,000); a complete hero Brandon Routh Superman costume from Superman Returns;  Bela Lugosi “Ygor” green suede costume from Son of Frankenstein, and Santa himself—complete with sleigh and reindeer— the original prop Santa Claus, sleigh and reindeer from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street  will be among the more than $1,300 items being offered by Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and the “star” of the hit Syfy Network television show, “Hollywood Treasure,” at their upcoming Winter Hollywood Auction, December 17-18, 2010. The two-day event will take place at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

In addition to iconic props, costumes and set pieces, Profiles in History Auction #43 will include an incredible selection of items that sprung from the mind of visionary filmmaker, Tim Burton, including stop-motion puppets and artifacts from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach, Sleepy Hollow and Mars Attacks!. Also available will be an unprecedented selection of pieces from the collections of Academy Award-winning visual effects geniuses, Phil Tippett, Stan Winston and Richard Edlund, (featuring pieces from such landmark films as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Terminator, Jurassic Park and Edward Scissorhands) and one of the most important collections of original camera negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood to ever reach the auction block.

“The scope of this sale is unprecedented,” said owner Joe Maddalena. “We literally have something for everyone. Be it The Wizard of Oz, Universal horror, Star Wars, The Terminator or Tim Burton.  This is the finest offering of Hollywood memorabilia we’ve ever assembled for collectors…and just in time for the holidays!”

Other auction highlights include:

Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00pm (noon) PT both days. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the internet by visiting http://www.profilesinhistory.com or www.icollector.com. *Prices are auction estimates

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the “U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); the original “Robot” from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000),  The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).

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  • Hollywood Treasure – Hosted by Joe Maddalena, Hollywood Treasue follows the exploits of Maddalena’s auction staff as they hunt for props and relics from Hollywood’s most famous and memorable television shows and movies. Episodes available online.

Horror Movie Freak
Horror Movie FreakYou’ll scream with delight as you take in this gloriously gruesome book about frightful flicks, as you strive to ascend to the level of true Horror Freak. From heart-clutching classics like Dracula and Psycho, and modern masters of mayhem including Drag Me to Hell, to lesser known gems such as Dog Soldiers, the more 130 movies included in this book are represented in an awesome collection of photos from movie stills and posters. On top of all this you’ll also discover a Night of the Living Dead DVD in the back, making this book, a must-have for your own library and a great gift besides!

Comics Shop
Comics Shop: Full color comic book price guideBam! Wow! Holy Full Color! Now comic book collectors have a full-color comics price guid packed with more than 3,000 color covers of comics, current values for 150,000+ comics, hundreds of introductory essays with historical comics details and anecdotes, comic books from industry leaders such as Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse and the exclusive Comics Buyers Guide Condition Grading guide.

1000 Comic Books You Must Read
1,000 Comic Books You Must ReadThis visual feast includes a decade by decade look at comic books, from 1938 to the present. You’ll see the fantastic cover, along with interesting details like publisher information, year of printing, series and issue numbers, story notes and other intersting facts. Whether seasoned collector or a casual fan of comics, this is the premiere book of this spectacular hobby.

Bad Girls Need Love Too
Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction
Bad GIrls Need Love TooGood girls may go to heaven, but bad girls get to go everywhere and anywhere they choose! They are the girls mothers warn their sons about and the girls they hope their daughters don’t become. Despite their questionable reputations, the bad girls in this book are all seeking the same thing – love. Of course, the dangerous games these sassy lassies play to get that love is what makes their stories so fascinating. This book is a frolicking celebration of pulp fiction dames, with page after page of full-color covers of many pulp fiction favorites, along with teasing snippets from the pages of these vintage paperbacks.

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A complete Superman costume worn in the 2006 Bryan singer movie Superman Returns is expected to bring $50,000 to $70,000.This is the only Brandon Routh Superman Returns costume officially released by Warner Bros. and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity.
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This iconic screen-used "Edward Scissorhands" costume was worn by Johnny Depp in his signature role in the Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands. Designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood, it is constructed of a complex array of leather and latex sections, in a variety of textures, which have been crudely stitched together to resemble a fetishistic patchwork and festooned with belts, buckles, grommets, screws and exposed seams. The costume is expected to bring $100,000 to $200,000 Dec. 17-18, 2010.
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This retro-futuristic rocket ship fashioned in the style of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, is seen in the climactic closing chapter (from a total of 15 chapters) of Atom Man vs. Superman entitled, "Superman Saves the Universe." It is expected to sell for between $20,000 to $30,000.
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Hand-painted cast urethane resin, wire and Magic-sculpt, this maquette was used as reference for the painting, production and fabrication of the original Jack Skellington stop-motion puppets used in the film. It could sell for between $12,000 and $15,000.
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Considered a historic artifact among vintage Hollywood movie poster collectors, this The Invisible Man one-sheet poster could bring $100,000 to $200,000 Dec. 17-18, 2010.
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These original props from Miracle on 34th Street could sell for between $20,000 and $30,000. They were made famous for the scene in which Edmund Gwenn as Santa can't help but notice discrepancies in a window decorator's faulty arrangement of these very same figures, which are clearly depicted in a number of shots for this scene. With suggestions like "You're making a mistake! You've got Cupid where Vixen should be!" Santa is dismissed as a lunatic by the beleaguered decorator, just as he will come to be treated throughout the story, until it becomes clear that he is indeed the one true Santa Claus.

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