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2001: A Space Odyssey Space Suit with Iconic Helmet Lands on the Auction Block after Two Decades

Julien's Auctions - 2001: A Space Odyssey Space Costume

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Composer John Williams’ Scores to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Photographer Jack Warford’s Collection of Original Star Wars Photography Prints Unseen in Over Four Decades

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Los Angeles, California – (June 29th, 2020) – This summer, Julien’s Auctions, reaches for the stars and rockets into space with HOLLYWOOD: LEGENDS & EXPLORERS, the world-record breaking auction house’s blockbuster Hollywood and space exploration memorabilia event to take place on Friday, July 17th & Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at This two-day extravaganza offers a marquee collection of over 900 items from Hollywood entertainment film lore to cult classics to next and now iconography from television’s past and present golden ages. A special category to this year’s edition is an exclusive collection of some of the most significant and historical Space artifacts and treasures.

2001: A Space Odyssey Space Suit The highlight of the auction is one of the most iconic space suits from the Hollywood science fiction masterpiece that captured the imagination of filmgoers unlike any before: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The suit (photo right) features a helmet that was repainted throughout production for many scenes, and is believed to have been worn by the film’s star, Keir Dullea, as mission pilot and scientist Dr. David Bowman, as one layer of paint is the iconic green, only worn in the film by Dullea in the most memorable scene in the film. The backstory of the suit is one of great discovery, importance and value in Hollywood history and in the collector’s world as items from the film’s production rarely come to auction. Legend has it that most of the production props and wardrobe were destroyed after the film’s production wrapped thus, screen-used props and costumes from the film are among the rarest and most elusive to acquire by high end collectors and museums and institutions alike.

The near complete spacesuit, also worn by different actors in many scenes throughout the film, comes with the MGM shipping crate, boots and helmet. The helmet features four distinct layers of paint (a base of color of one or more layers of white, then green, then yellow, and lastly in its present color of white), indicating that it was used in different scenes by multiple actors and representing a number of characters. Most notably, the helmet’s base green layer of paint seen in chips, cracks, and green overspray that this is the green helmet worn by Dullea in one of the most famous science fiction scenes of all time, when his character Dr. Bowman reenters the antechamber of the Discovery ship leading to the “brain room” and logic center to “kill” HAL.

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won for visual effects, due to its use of pioneering cinematic techniques as well as its accurate depiction of space flight. 2001: A Space Odyssey is widely regarded as one of the most influential and culturally significant films of all time and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1991. This spacesuit, which has been in controlled storage for the past two decades since it was first purchased at auction in 1999, has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.

Pilot Control Stick used by Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 flight


Julien’s Auctions presents a historic collection of some of the most important pieces used in space exploration including the actual pilot control stick used by Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 flight to the moon (estimate: $100,000-200,000) (photo above); an Apollo era spacesuit glove designed for Armstrong (estimate: $10,000-20,000 ); a complete original tool kit flown on Apollo 17 during the last mission to the moon (estimate: $20,000-30,000); and a baseball signed by the Apollo 11 flight crew, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins (estimate: $1,000-2,000). Additional highlights will include original computer instrument panels used by ground control in Houston; parts from the Saturn rockets that launched humans into orbit; actual items flown on the space shuttle orbiters; memorabilia from Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Spacelab, and Orbiter programs, plus numerous original NASA films, photographs, and documents chronicling one of the greatest undertakings in human history.

“Julien’s Auctions is honored to offer one of the most coveted science fiction film artifacts of all time – an original 2001: A Space Odyssey space suit - as well as the actual equipment pieces used in our nation’s leaps for mankind with the Apollo 11 and 17 missions at this year’s Legends and Explorers event,” said Darren Julien, CEO/President of Julien’s Auctions. “2001: A Space Odyssey broke ground in its realistic depiction of space travel in films and this auction represents the first opportunity in twenty years to purchase a genuine and rare complete 2001 space suit from Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece.”

KITT Knight Rider 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


One of Hollywood’s most beloved 1980s pop culture artifacts, the KITT Knight Rider 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, will rev up the auction block (photo above). The vehicle created by Universal Studios and used in tours and appearances promoting the popular Knight Rider (MCA TV, 1982-1987) television series starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight was also used in David Hasselhoff’s “Night Rocker” concert tour in Austria in 1987 and later exhibited on display at the Siegfried Marcus Automobile Museum in Stockerau, Austria through 2005.

Original Cape Worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman In addition to the hit series, the “talking” AI automobile was the star of the Knight Rider franchise which spawned three television films, computer and video games, and novels, KnightCon, a Knight Rider convention, merchandise and more. This splendid piece of both Hollywood and David Hasselhoff music history spanning three decades and two continents comes with great provenance including the hood of the KITT and a certificate of authenticity signed by David Hasselhoff himself. The car’s pre-sale estimate is $100,000 to $200,000.

An original cape worn by Christopher Reeve (photo left) in his iconic role as the Man of Steel in the Superman (Warner Bros., 1978) film franchise, Superman I, II and most likely III as well, takes flight again to the auction block. The bright red cape with its iconic yellow “S” symbol shield stitched on the back, was used for both the filming of Reeve wearing the cape while studio blue screen traveling matte wire flying and studio ZOPTIC front projection flying (estimate: $20,000 to $40,000).

Original Prints Taken on the Set Star Wars A rare collection of original prints and photographs taken on the set Star Wars will be seen for the first time in over forty years and offered for the first time at auction (photo right). Jack Warford, a Magnum photographer, was hired by producers George Mather and Gary Kurtz to photograph all of the principal starship models on set during the production of the film and was given permission to make prints of his work. Since 1977, his prints used for the film’s marketing, promotion, and merchandise have been in dark storage with some never before been published. Five lots of Warford’s Star Wars work are being offered including, his most personal and complete lot consisting of nineteen 16x20 prints with several that are one of a kind from his estate including one unique Darth Vader Tie Fighter print (the only one of this model in the entire collection), four unique X-Wing Fighter profiles/angles, and one unique Y-Wing Fighter profile/angle as well as additional prints of the Star Destroyer pursuing Blockage Runner, the Millennium Falcon and more. Also as part of the top lot is Warford’s original cast and crew invitation to the May 21, 1977 screening of Star Wars at the Academy Award Theater (estimate: $8,000-$10,000). Academy award winning composer John Williams’ original film score sketches to The Empire Strikes Back is another exceptional lot for Star Wars fans and collectors including his sketches to “The Asteroid Field” and the “Finale” believed to have been production used (each estimate: $10,000-$20,000).

Elizabeth Taylor Gown Sketch “Property from the Estate of Nolan Miller” features an amazing collection of 127 lots representing his work. Nolan Miller’s life and designs epitomized Hollywood glamour. He not only designed garments for the original leading ladies of cinema; he also developed close friendships with Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford, and Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few, including work from the iconic series, “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Hotel,” “The Colbys” and more. (photo left of Elizabeth Taylor gown sketch)

Marilyn Monroe Simulated Diamond Fringe Earrings Hollywood’s most legendary leading ladies of film and television will make a grand appearance on the auction block with personal items and memorabilia from the lives and careers of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Valerie Harper, Greta Garbo, Katherine Hepburn, Doris Day, Mae West, Judy Garland and more. Highlights include a tan corduroy shirt with cuffed short sleeves worn by Marilyn Monroe in many famous photographs taken by Milton H. Greene (estimate: $10,000-$20,000), her Beverly Hills Hotel telephone messages (estimate: $800-$1,200), Monroe’s Caron brand loose face powder container (estimate: $400-$600) and a pair of simulated diamond, fringe earrings worn by the star to the 1955 world premiere of The Seven Year Itch in New York City (estimate: $50,000-$70,000) (photo right); a 1992 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy motorcycle given by Elizabeth Taylor to her seventh and final husband, Larry Fortensky (estimate: $12,000-$14,000);

a collection from the estate of four time Emmy award winning television actress Valerie Harper, including her signed television scripts from Harper’s popular series “Rhoda” (estimate: $300-$500), a “Jeunesse” color lithograph of the 1934 French film gifted from Mary Tyler Moore to Valerie Harper with Moore’s personal letter (estimate: $2,000-$4,000), plus her event worn gowns, jewelry, 20th century American artwork and more; Greta Garbo’s blue polka dot and floral shirt dresses; a mixed media self-portrait sketch on paper by Katharine Hepburn from 1969 (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); Doris Day’s white dress costume from her 1967 film Caprice (estimate: $2,000-$3,000), watercolor sketches drawn by Bob Mackie of Doris Day’s costume designs by Ray Aghayan for her 1965 film Do Not Disturb and the 1966 film The Glass Bottom Boat (each estimate: $800-$1,200) and more.

Hazmat Suit worn by Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad Other coming attractions include: Geena Davis’ costume of her iconic black T-shirt with skull graphic, Wrangler jean jacket and Guess jeans worn in her Oscar nominated role as Thelma in Thelma & Louise (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a static non-firing rifle and rifle with bayonet used by gorilla soldiers in 1970’s Beneath the Planet of the Apes (estimate each: $500-$1,200); a yellow and green protective hazmat suit worn by Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad” (each estimate: $1,000-$2,000) (photo left) as well as his co-star Aaron Paul’s red protective hazmat suit worn in his role as Jesse Pinkman (estimate: $500-$700); a set of billy clubs used with holster as Daredevil’s iconic weapon worn by Charlie Cox in Netflix’s “Daredevil” (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and the first iteration of the VFX Daredevil cowl worn by Cox (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); props and items from Wentworth Miller used in his portrayal of Michael Scofield on the cult series “Prison Break” including his Acqua brand wristwatch, one of few in existence and a key prop and plot point in the series (estimate: $800-$1,200), his personal chairback used in the series run and Golden Globe nominee tray for Best Actor among other items; Whoopi Goldberg’s burgundy silk six-piece costume ensemble (pants, tunic, overcoat, sleeves, and hat) worn in her role as the character Guinan on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” series (estimate: $3,000-$5,000), Borg and Worf character presentation drawings of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” series and a “Star Trek” Mad Magazine original art work by Mort Drucker (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a set of two, black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe wearing her cherry dress with Clark Gable on the set of The Misfits (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a fur collar coat worn by Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo in the television series “Fargo” (estimate: $800-$1,200); a prison uniform worn by Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in the series “Orange is the New Black” (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); a Sparco brand race suit worn by Paul Newman in the 2000 Rolex 24 where Newman became the oldest person to drive in a sanctioned event, for which he was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records (estimate: $6,000-$8,000) and more.


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Monday, July 13th – Friday, July 17th, 2020
Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Session I: (Lots 1 - 259) 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: (Lots 260 - 494) 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Property from the Estate of Nolan Miller (Lots 495 - 622)
Property from the Estate of Steve Martin (Lots 623 - 780)
Session III: (Lots 495 - 780) 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Hollywood: Legends & Explorers (Lots 781 - 896)
2001: A Space Odyssey Costume (Lot 897)
Street Art (Lots 898 - 909)
Session IV: (Lots 781 - 909) 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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