JULIEN'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR "ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD" AUCTION TAKING PLACE IN BEVERLY HILLS AND LIVE ONLINE AT JULIEN'S LIVE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH.
Icons & Idols: Hollywood offers over 400 items taken out of the vault and production archives of Hollywood’s greatest films from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today’s modern and new box office classics as well as important artifacts, rarely seen or coming to the auction block for the first time.
The top coming attractions on the auction marquee are two original iconic props with tremendous provenance that were featured in two of Hollywood’s biggest film franchises of all time: The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the original Superman starring Christopher Reeve.
An original tobacco pipe used by Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE (Ian Holm) in his iconic role as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, with documents from both Peter Jackson and the Academy Award-winning Animation Supervisor, Randall William Cook. Jackson personally gifted this production artifact to animation supervisor Randall William Cook in celebration of Cook’s 50th birthday during the making of the film. Included with the prop is the original birthday card from Jackson to Cook when the gift was presented to Cook on his birthday as well as a letter of authenticity from Cook.
An original cape worn by Christopher Reeve in his iconic role in Superman makes only its second auction appearance after 40 years. This costume piece was part of a world-wide contest to promote the movie’s release in 1978 with the grand prize being one of the six original capes made for and used in the film. The winner was personally selected by Christopher Reeve himself, and the cape includes a 1979 letter from DC Comics' President and their Editor and Publisher and a copy of a photo of Reeve choosing the winner and more. This is one of the few costume artifacts that can be positively attributed to the first film of the series and worn on screen by Reeve.
Steve McQueen's acquisition and use of the 1968 Husqvarna Viking 360 motorcycle in this auction – another top highlight of this sale – was a pivotal moment in the history of motocross and its increased popularity in the coming decade.
Julien’s Auctions is pleased to present one of the most impressive collections of costumes, props, memorabilia and models from the Star Trek TV and film franchise to ever to come to auction, including some of the finest offerings from the official CBS and Paramount Studios auction in 2006, with a total of nearly 50 lots. Included is a Starfleet officer's jacket worn by William Shatner in his legendary role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan along with a letter of authenticity from the film's director, Nicholas Meyer, marking only the second time it has come up for auction since the release of the film in 1982. Also featured are two rare visual effects starship models from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as an array of principal cast costumes from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Other top highlights of the auction include a custom made “Captain America” chopper used in the publicity for the film Easy Rider, an original Ghostbusters II jumpsuit worn by Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz, an original painting by Norman Mingo used for the cover of MAD magazine #79 in June 1963, an early prototype of The Maltese Falcon statuette, a cream pinstripe suit worn by Michael Keaton in Johnny Dangerously, a box of Fidel Castro’s personal cigars, an 18K white gold open face pocket watch by Paul Ditisheim circa 1930 that belonged to Andy Warhol, an original Emmy Award presented to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 70s, and costumes and other memorabilia from Stranger Things, Westworld, Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Ben Hur, Gone With the Wind, Return of the Jedi, Rosemary's Baby, The Ten Commandments, and more.
If you can't make it out to Beverly Hills to bid in person, you can still watch all the action as well as bid online at julienslive.com! This limited catalogue also provides an opportunity for a special keepsake for your collection.
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