Here’s something that came across our desk that screams “Things You Only See At Comic-Con.” Profiles in History, a high profile memorabilia auction house, has a booth and they’ve got a treasure trove of items from films like Star Wars, Jaws and The Wizard of Oz on display at the booth, ahead of their next auction. That’s booth 1605 if you were wondering.
Official PR follows:
Profiles in History is set to bring an exclusive sneak peek of their next blockbuster Hollywood auction to Comic-Con. The auction will be in the fall.
RSVP with Aron Gerson,firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a time slot for a guided personal tour of all the items.
You will see iconic items like:
Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
A pair of C-3PO hands used in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Screen used Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
A T.I.E. Fighter Pilot Helmet from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
An Imperial Royal Guard production made helmet from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
A Type-2 Phaser pistol from Star Trek: The Original Series.
Original clapperboard from Jaws.
Marty McFly’s Mattel Hoverboard from Back to the Future II.
Gray’s Sports Almanac from Back to the Future II.
Margaret Hamilton “Wicked Witch of the West” hat from The Wizard of Oz.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Winchester Model 1887 lever action 12 gauge shotgun fromTerminator 2: Judgment Day.
Katniss Everdeen’s wooden District 12 hunting bow from The Hunger Games.
Stegosaurus Maquette from The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Toby Maguire Spider-Man costume from Spider-Man 3.
Marilyn Monroe’s showgirl dress worn during promotion of Gentleman Prefer Blondes.
Pair of Ark of the Covenant Ark Angels from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Lost Page from “The Book of The Dead” from Evil Dead 2.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000; From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In May 2018, Joe sold the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous for 2.4 million. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.