Auction house Profiles in History is holding a live public auction on Dec. 16 that includes over 350 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia worth $2 Million. The highlight of the auction is the original vintage Shure Brothers model 55S microphone from the Louisiana hayride used by Elvis Presley
and through which the famous phrase “Please young people, Elvis has left the building” was first broadcast.
This auction will also include treasures from Hollywood classic films such as Gone With the Wind
, Ben Hur
, The Ten Commandments
, My Fair Lady
as well as contemporary favorites Star Wars
, Blade Runner
, Back to the Future
, Raging Bull
and many more. Collectors from around the world will bid on Hollywood artifacts from film and television including props, costumes, production art and photographs.
There is also a superb collection of costume sketches from the silver screen's greatest costume designers. For music aficionados, there are two one-of-a-kind collectibles never seen at auction: Kate Smith's
personal autograph book signed by over 100 celebrities who guest-starred on her radio show, and an Encyclopedia of Jazz owned by Willie "Satch" Williams, a popular jazz dj from Chicago, signed by nearly 700 jazz greats. To top off the music category there are collectibles including a Conway Twitty
guitar, John Lennon
signed photograph, as well as items from Gershwin
, Irving Berlin
and the Beatles
* Original Jupiter 2 electronic flight control station from Lost in Space
. (CBS-TV, 1965-68) Est: $60,000-80,000.
* Willis O'Brien Tyrannosaurus Rex stop-motion armature from The Animal World
. (Irwin Allen, 1956) Est: $50,000-70,000.
* Starbuck Viper & Cylon Raider filming miniatures from Battlestar
. (ABC-TV, 1978-79) Est: $50,000-60,000.
* Ray Harryhausen stop-motion flying model from Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
. (Columbia, 1956) Est: $40,000-60,000.
* NASA JPL Hazbot III Prototype Emergency Response Robotics Project from Stargate
. (1994) Est: $20,000-30,000.
* Robert De Niro
signed, screen-used boxing gloves from Raging Bull
.(Warner Bros., 1980) Est: $30,000-50,000.
* Greedo head and schematics from Star Wars
. (TCF, 1977)
* Conway Twitty's
1st Rock 'n Roll guitar, a vintage Gretsch Roundup w/custom leather cover. Est: $30,000-50,000.
* Charlton Heston
kaftan from The Ten Commandments
. (Paramount, 1956) Est: $25,000-30,000.
* Louisiana Hayride microphone used to broadcast "Elvis has left the building." Est: $20,000-30,000.
* Christopher Reeve
complete Superman costume from Superman III
. (Warner Bros. 1980) Est: $20,000-30,000.
* Jim Carrey
complete "Riddler" costume from Batman Forever
. (Warner Bros., 1995) Est: $20,000-30,000.
* Original matte painting of "Tara" from Gone With the Wind
by Fitch Fulton. (MGM, 1939) Est: $20,000-30,000.
* Cecil Beaton costume sketch of Audrey Hepburn
for My Fair Lady
. (Warner Bros, 1965) Est: $20,000-25,000.
* James Dean
personal motorcycle boots. Est: $10,000-20,000.
* Michael J. Fox
special effects hoverboard from Back to the Future II
.(Universal, 1989) Est: $6,000-8,000.
* Elvis Presley
western hat from Charro!
(National General, 1969)
Collectors may bid in person, live on the Internet at ebayliveauctions.com, by phone or fax.