Pop culture extravaganza in massive Hollywood memorabilia auction

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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