Profiles in History, the leading auctioneer and dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts since 1985, just concluded its three day affair and raised $7.3 million!
Yes, you read that right.
The "Blockade Runner" miniature from the first screening of Star Wars sold for $450,000 alone, eclipsing the previous sale of the Star Wars TIE Fighter filming miniature back in 2008, which sold for $402,500.
Several other items sold for six-figure prices, as well as a slave Leia costume from Star Wars, Episode VI–"Return of the Jedi," which sold for $96,000.
Some highlights of the event included:
Original screen used Rebel "Blockade Runner" filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: $450,000 George Reeves "Superman" costume ensemble with fx "flying pan: $216,000 Harrison Ford signature screen used "Indiana Jones" bullwhip with accompanying Harrison Ford LOA: $204,000 Norma Shearer 1930 "Best Actress" Academy Award "Oscar" trophy for her role as "Jerry" in The Divorcee: $180,000 Clyde De Vinna's 1928/1929 "Best Cinematography" Academy Award for White Shadows in the South Seas: $180,000 Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist, The French Connection and other classic films: $120,000 The "General Lee" 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard: $120,000 Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien: $102,000 Carrie Fisher "Slave Leia" costume collection and display from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi: $96,000 Harrison Ford's signature screen worn "Indiana Jones" fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: $90,000 Collection of (12) How the Grinch Stole Christmas screen-used production cels: $90,000 Leonard Nimoy "Spock" tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series: $84,000 Michael J. Fox "Marty McFly" 2015 Nike "Mags" self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II: $84,000 Robert Shaw "Quint" hero harpoon rifle from Jaws: $84,000 Mitchell VistaVision High Speed #1 (VVHS1) visual effects camera used on Star Wars: $72,000 Harrison Ford screen used "Indiana Jones" signature shirt from Raiders of the Lost Ark: $72,000 Harrison Ford's signature leather jacket from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: $72,000 Forbidden Planet hero illuminating laser rifle: $66,000 DeForest Kelly "Dr. McCoy" 3rd season tunic and pants from Star Trek: The Original Series: $57,000 "Ringwraith" screen-used costume display from The Lord of the Rings trilogy: $57,000 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: $57,000 William Boyd "Hopalong Cassidy" complete signature costume ensemble: $57,000 Jack Gleeson "Joffrey Baratheon" crown from Game of Thrones: $48,000 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's custom Triumph "Sunset Tripper" chopper ridden in the epic documentary film The Song Remains the Same : $48,000 Sylvester Stallone "Rocky Balboa" gloves and boots from Rocky III: $48,000 Elizabeth Taylor "Angela Vickers" iconic screen-worn dress from A Place in the Sun: $48,000 Julie Andrews "Maria" screen used acoustic guitar from The Sound of Music: $45,000 Citizen Kane Orson Welles' personal 3rd revised final shooting script with numerous hand-notations, signed by principal cast members: $44,800 Section of the "Death Star" from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi: $39,000 Sir Richard Attenborough "John Hammond" signature walking cane from Jurassic Park: $39,000 Arnold Schwarzenegger signed screen used "Terminator" jacket from Terminator 2: Judgment Day: $36,000 Travilla historic vintage original costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe's iconic pink satin dress for the "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: $36,000 Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette screen-worn dress: $36,000 Edward Scissorhands hero metal-bladed scissorhand: $33,000 "American" working title for Citizen Kane Orson Welles' personal typed manuscript: $32,000 Humphrey Bogart "Philip Marlowe" suit from The Big Sleep: $30,000 War of the Worlds transcript of the historic Orson Welles radio broadcast: $28,800 Bob Crane "Col. Hogan" brown bomber jacket and shirt from Hogan's Heroes: $27,000 Robert Shaw "Quint" hero machete used to stab at the shark in Jaws: $27,000 Forbidden Planet hero illuminating laser pistol: $27,500 Front door to Norman Bates' Victorian home in Psycho: $27,000 Original Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: $25,000 Steve McQueen "Virgil Hilts" signature "prison escape" shirt from The Great Escape: $24,000 Walter Pidgeon "Dr. Morbius" costume from Forbidden Planet: $24,000 Brandon Routh "Superman" costume created for Superman Returns: $21,600 Robin Williams "Mrs. Doubtfire" complete costume and fat suit from Mrs. Doubtfire: $20,400 Michael Jackson signed performance worn fedora: $19,200 Angelina Jolie custom wetsuit and gun rig from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: $18,000 Sally Field "Sister Bertrille" habit from The Flying Nun: $18,000 Groucho Marx drop down duck for the secret word on You Bet Your Life: $16,800 Michael Jordan uniform from Space Jam: $16,800 Rare Star Wars Posters: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Israeli 1-sheet poster: $6,000 Howard Chaykin early advance Star Wars poster: $3,900 *Sales figures include the Buyer's Premium
Joe Maddalena, President and CEO of Profiles in History, concluded the auction with some history on the company.
"We just completed the most successful auction of Hollywood memorabilia in the world for 2015, besting any other auction house, with a total of over 7 million dollars. We broke major records, including the most expensive television costume ever sold (breaking a Guinness Book of World Records previously held by us since 2003) for George Reeves' 1953-54 Superman costume, and the "Blockade Runner" which became the most expensive Star Wars piece ever sold at auction."
I may not have thousands of dollars to drop on some of this stuff, but being the proud owner of Harrison Ford's original Indy whip would be really cool![gallery type="slideshow" size="medium" ids="109354,109355,109356,109359,109361,109362,109363,109364,109365,109366,109367,109368,109369,109370,109371,109372,109373,109374,109375,109376,109377,109378,109379" orderby="rand"]
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