“Star Wars,” Indiana Jones and Marilyn Monroe part of massive Hollywood auction
Hollywoodnews.com: We place a lot of emphasis on modern Hollywood. Which Jonas brother is cutest? Who is Paris Hilton dating? What did Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and the “Twilight” cast eat for lunch yesterday. But it’s important that we remember Hollywood’s past every now and again.
With that in mind, Profile’s In History will be conducting a massive online auction of vintage Hollywood memorabilia, and one of the items on the block is Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink satin gown from the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” sequence in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The auction will be held June 10-12.
The gown was worn by the late bombshell in her role of Lorelei Lee. It was later used (or, a replica, at least) by Madonna in her “Material Girl” video. The dress is estimated to sell for between $150,000 and $250,000.
That’s not the only item of note in the auction, however. Several “Wizard of Oz” items will be auctioned off, including Margaret Hamilton’s infamous, black “Wicked Witch of the West” hat, which is estimated to sell between $100,000 and 150,000.
Also included is an extensive collection of Elvis Presley clothing, jewelry and personal effects, including his stage used guitar he gave to Norman Taurog (who directed Elvis in numerous films); a collection of stop-motion puppets and props from Tim Burton’s “A Nightmare Before Christmas;” “Star Wars” items from Academy Award-nominated producer Gary Kurtz’s collection, including Darth Vader’s light saber ($60,000 to $80,000), Princess Leia’s blaster ($20,000 to $30,000) and Yoda’s hero cane ($12,000 to $15,000), all three from “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”
Additional highlights from this massive summer auction include:
Johnny Depp’s signature scissorhand gloves from Edward Scissorhands $15,000-20,000 and a “Jack Sparrow” jacket from Pirates of the Caribbean $8,000-12,000;
Julie Andrews’ signature “Mary Poppins” carpet bag from Mary Poppins $10,000-12,000;
Fess Parker’s iconic coon skin cap from Daniel Boone $10,000-12,000;
Clayton Moore’s trademark “Lone Ranger” mask with gloves from The Lone Ranger $12,000-15,000;
Marilyn Monroe test footprints and signature set in cement from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre $30,000-50,000;
An original screen-used “Jeannie” bottle from I Dream of Jeannie $15,000-20,000;
Michael Jackson’s handwritten signed lyrics to “Beat It,” $4,000-6,000;
Steve McQueen rifle from The Magnificent Seven $12,000-15,000;
Bruce Lee’s signature “Kato” hat from The Green Hornet $12,000-15,000;
An H.R. Giger hero screen-used Alien creature head from Alien $40,000-50,000;
A screen-used animatronic Predator mask and costume from Predator 2 $55,000-75,000;
Wayland Flowers’ original Madame puppet with fainting couch $25,000-30,000;
A hero Colonial Warrior helmet from Battlestar Galactica $8,000-12,000;
A Michael Keaton’s Batsuit from Batman Returns $30,000-50,000;
A hero illuminating laser rifle from the original Lost in Space TV series $25,000-30,000;
A production made X-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope $60,000-80,000;
A production made Y-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope $40,000-60,000
Harrison Ford’s personal script for Raiders of the Lost Ark with over 1,300 words penned by Ford $50,000-70,000.
Over 1500 lots of memorabilia from film, television and music will be offered. Worldwide bidding begins at Noon PST each day. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting http://www.profilesinhistory.com/ or http://www.liveauctioneers.com/.