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Profiles in History's Three Million Dollar Auction

05/19/2010
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Marilyn Monroe's iconic pink satin gown from the "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" sequence in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and an incredible collection from The Wizard of Oz will highlight Profiles in History's $3 Million Dollar Hollywood Auction 40, June 10-12, 2010.

The gown was worn by Marilyn as the gold-digging "Lorelei Lee" in one of cinema's most memorable song and dance sequences as she performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and is estimated to sell for between $150,000-$250,000. (Complete description below).

Among The Wizard of Oz items is Margaret Hamilton's "Wicked Witch of the West" hat which is estimated to sell between $100,000-150,000. The Orville Goldner Production Art Archive and Biplane Filming miniature from King Kong, $120,000-150,000, the most important archive representing the genesis of King Kong will also be offered.

Also included is an extensive collection of Elvis Presley clothing, jewelry and personal effects, including his stage used guitar he gave to Norman Taurog (who directed Elvis in numerous films) $60,000-80,000.

Also being offered is an unprecedented collection of stop-motion puppets and props from Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas.

In addition, from the collection of Academy Award-nominated Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz are Darth Vader's light saber $60,000-80,000, Princess Leia's blaster $20,000-30,000 and Yoda's hero cane $12,000-15,000-all three from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Over 1500 lots of memorabilia from film, television and music will be offered.

Additional highlights from this massive summer auction include Johnny Depp's signature scissorhand gloves from Edward Scissorhands $15,000-20,000 and a "Jack Sparrow" jacket from Pirates of the Caribbean $8,000-12,000; Julie Andrews' signature "Mary Poppins" carpet bag from Mary Poppins $10,000-12,000; Fess Parker's iconic coon skin cap from Daniel Boone $10,000-12,000; Clayton Moore's trademark "Lone Ranger" mask with gloves from The Lone Ranger $12,000-15,000; Marilyn Monroe test footprints and signature set in cement from Grauman's Chinese Theatre $30,000-50,000; an original screen-used "Jeannie" bottle from I Dream of Jeannie $15,000-20,000; Michael Jackson's handwritten signed lyrics to "Beat It," $4,000-6,000; Steve McQueen rifle from The Magnificent Seven $12,000-15,000; Bruce Lee's signature "Kato" hat from The Green Hornet $12,000-15,000; an H.R. Giger hero screen-used Alien creature head from Alien $40,000-50,000; a screen-used animatronic Predator mask and costume from Predator 2 $55,000-75,000; Wayland Flowers' original Madame puppet with fainting couch $25,000-30,000; a hero Colonial Warrior helmet from Battlestar Galactica $8,000-12,000; a Michael Keaton's Batsuit from Batman Returns $30,000-50,000; a hero illuminating laser rifle from the original Lost in Space TV series $25,000-30,000; a production made X-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope $60,000-80,000; a production made Y-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope $40,000-60,000 and Harrison Ford's personal script for Raiders of the Lost Ark with over 1,300 words penned by Ford $50,000-70,000.

Star Trek fans will be bidding on over 300 lots of Trekkie memorabilia, including an original "Balok" Puppet Head from Star Trek: The Original Series $20,000-30,000; Walter Koenig's "Pavel Chekov" Starfleet tunic and pants from Star Trek: The Original Series $8,000-10,000; a Jem'Hadar Warship Model from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine $6,000-8,000; William Shatner's "Admiral Kirk" costume from Star Trek: The Motion Picture $4,000-6,000 and LeVar Burton's "Geordi La Forge" VISOR from Star Trek: Generations $4,000-6,000.

Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00pm (noon) PST each day. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting "http://www.profilesinhistory.com/


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