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HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS: ABOUT THE AUCTION

Join Julien’s in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Saturday, June 23rd for our blockbuster Hollywood auction event of the season. The HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS sale will pay tribute to moments in movie history with rare items featuring costumes, memorabilia, film props and more.

Headlining this phenomenal event is Harrison Ford’s "Han Solo" hero blaster movie prop used in the original Star Wars trilogy film "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (Twentieth Century Fox, 1983). This presentation at auction of one of the most iconic sci-fi weapons in the history of film comes upon the 35th anniversary of the film’s release and will highlight the exhibition and sale of the never before seen Collection of "The James L. Schoppe Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Production Archive." Offered for the first time, the blaster is estimated to sell around $300,000-$500,000.

Actor Harrison Ford as "Han Solo" is seen using the blaster in many scenes throughout "Return of the Jedi." This original production-used BlasTech DL-44 blaster prop weapon was custom made specifically for the film, built on a metal working non-firing model version of the German Mauser C96 ("Broomhandle Mauser") from MGC (Model Gun Corporation) of Japan with additional found parts, greblies and cast resin pieces added on. We believe this is one of four hero "Han Solo" blasters made for and used in the film, the production created one "practical" (blank fire) version and three "non-firing" versions. Julien’s Auctions HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS auction event will offer one of the three "non-firing" movie prop weapons made for and used in the film.

Once production was completed, the film’s Property Master Peter Hancock presented Art Director James L. Schoppe with the "Han Solo" blaster and other props. Schoppe has kept this blaster and his memorabilia archive intact for the past 35 years.

During the course of his work on the production, Schoppe saved a massive archive of production photographs, blueprints, memorandums, meeting notes and correspondence, script pages, call sheets, maps, illustrations, schematics, press clippings, and other memorabilia, as well as props that were gifted to him from Hancock. The "Han Solo" blaster is just one of the incredible pieces to be offered.

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION &
LIVE AUCTION LOCATION

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS LAS VEGAS PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Monday, June 18th – Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
Free to the Public

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JERRY LEWIS
Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Session I: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session II: 1:00 p.m. PDT

HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Session III: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PDT

For More Information, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

Registering to Bid
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Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
  3. Submit a bid in person at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are included in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien’s Auctions at (310) 836-1818 or online at our Register to Bid page.
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