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Bid on the Batmobile on July 29th!!!!
| Posted: 7/19/2005 2:25:23 PM
Bid on the Batmobile on July 29th!!!! Bid on Over 70 Original Star Wars Artifacts From the Archive of Star Wars Producer, Gary Kurtz
Auction Highlights Include Screen-Used Luke Skywalker Jedi Light Saber and Darth Vader Hero Light Saber
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Profiles in History's LIVE auction will include some of Hollywood's most prized artifacts. Collectors from around the world will bid on vintage and contemporary Hollywood artifacts from film and television including props, costumes, costume designs, production art, photographs and more.
The Beverly Hills auction house will auction treasures from the archive of filmmaker Gary Kurtz. Kurtz was the producer of Star Wars and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Working closely with George Lucas from 1973-1981 as vice president of Lucasfilm, Kurtz was instrumental in developing the Star Wars trilogy and bringing the first two blockbuster films to the silver screen. Throughout his lengthy career, he has amassed a huge personal archive of film memorabilia. To help fund the restoration and conservation of artifacts in the Kurtz Archive, the sale of his Star Wars related pieces in this auction will ensure that many more pieces in the Archive can be preserved for future generations.
HIGHLIGHTS from the KURTZ COLLECTION
* Luke Skywalker hero light saber from Star Wars. (TCF, 1977)
* Luke's X-Wing flight suit from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.
(TCF, 1977&1980) Estimate: $60,000-80,000.
* Darth Vader hero light saber from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
(TCF, 1980) Estimate: $40,000-60,000.
* Original screen-used Stormtrooper blaster from Star Wars. (TCF, 1977)
Auction highlights include:
* Harrison Ford signature leather jacket from Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade. (Paramount, 1989) Est: $40,000-50,000.
* Original Derelict Ship set piece from the first two Alien films.
(TCF, 1979 & 1986, resp.) Est: $40,000-$60,000.
* "Sarek & Amanda" Star Trek costumes from "Journey to Babel." (NBC-TV,
1966-69) Est: $30,000-40,000.
* Prop grandfather clock from The Munsters. (CBS-TV, 1964-66)
* Burgess Meredith "Penguin" tuxedo shirt from Batman. (ABC-TV, 1966-68)
* Frank Gorshin suit worn as "The Riddler" in the very first Batman
episode. (ABC-TV, 1966-68) Est: $15,000-20,000.
* Tom Hanks complete costume from Saving Private Ryan. (Paramount,
1998) Est: $12,000-15,000.
* Capt. Nemo's skiff from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. (Walt Disney,
1954) Est: $12,000-15,000.
* Miniature Batmobile from the first Batman film. (Warner Bros., 1989)
Est: $12,000-15,000. * Original 4077th hometown mileage signpost from M*A*S*H. (CBS-TV,
1972-83) Est: $10,000-12,000.
* Robin William's electronic hero costume from Bicentennial Man.
(Columbia, 1999) Est: $10,000-12,000.
* Prop cello used by Lucille Ball in the pilot episode of I Love Lucy.
(CBS-TV, 1951-57) Est: $10,000-12,000.
* John Travolta leather chaps from Urban Cowboy. (Paramount, 1980)
* Vintage coffeepot radio from Hogan's Heroes. (CBS-TV, 1965-71)
* John Wayne utility jacket from The Sands of Iwo Jima. (Republic,
1949) Est: $8,000-10,000.
* Archive of 52 binders with hundreds of Gone With The Wind publicity
stills. (MGM, 1939) Est: $8,000-10,000.
* Kirk Douglas gladiator armor from Spartacus. (UIP, 1960)
* Buffy the Vampire Slayer amulet. (UPN&WB-TV, 1997-2003)
* Bill Travilla costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe's dress from Gentlemen
Prefer Blondes (TCF, 1953) Est: $6,000-8,000.
Collectors may bid in person, live on the Internet at www.ebayliveauctions.com, by phone or fax. Visit Profiles in History on the web at www.profilesinhistory.com. Profiles in History is located at 110 N. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Joseph Maddalena, President of Profiles in History, is available for interviews and auction items are available for filming. For more information, please contact Lorna Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (310) 859-7701.
Yeah it's the miniature but if I had that much loose cash around, why not?
| Posted: 7/19/2005 4:44:07 PM
RE: Bid on the Batmobile on July 29th!!!!
Here are the photos from ebay auction:
269. Miniature Batmobile from the first Batman film. (Warner Bros., 1989) This exceptional, highly-detailed miniature is painted in a deep, dark purple color scheme which appears black on-screen, as flat black paint did not show up well on camera. This is one of only three medium-scale miniatures of the Batmobile made for the production, and this example features a "solid" non-moving drivers' seat canopy/hood. It was made to serve as a production piece to assist the effects crew in staging the overhead and static shots for the Batmobile, and may also have been used for staging the cocoon sequence. One of the finest movie vehicle miniatures to ever surface on the open market, and what many fans consider the best rendition of the Batmobile! Measures 29 in. long. $12,000 - $15,000