With all thanks to Profiles in History, Variety and Universal Studios, a wonderful charity event is about to occur and WormholeRiders News Agency will be there to bring you live coverage of the happenings!
Of what do we speak? A charity auction to benefit the Variety – Children’s Charity of Southern California and Michael J. Fox Foundation’s “Team Fox” will be conducted at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on Saturday November 6, 2010! WHR is honored to be invited to cover this fantastic event which will benefit the two great charities teaming up to help the less fortunate in our often troubled world!
The Hollywood Auction 42 features items from Stargate SG-1, Caprica, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and so many more you will simply be amazed and astounded! Please set the controls of your favorite science fiction movie or series device to DONATE and be rewarded with items of historic entertainment origins! Therefore WHR asks that you open open your hearts to help support these worthwhile causes!
Included below is the complete press release with some of the exquisite images of the items to be auctioned all courtesy of Profiles in History whom will conducting the charity auction where you the you the movie and television fan can bid on the historic items in person at The Globe Theatre or LIVE on the Internet! You will also be able to place your bids by telephone, fax, by mail. Please visit Profiles in History for details in that regard.
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For Immediate Release
PROFILES IN HISTORY TO PARTNER WITH VARIETY, THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION’S TEAM FOX FOR A CHARITY AUCTION EVENT NOVEMBER 6 LIVE FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
The Special Four-Section Auction Will Include Over 150 iconic pieces of Hollywood memorabilia, including the Most Technically Accurate Reproduction of the DeLorean Time Machine From Back To The Future AND a Very Rare Copy of Superman Comics No. 1, Both Valued at $100,000 or More, plus Costumes From the Back To The Future Movie Series, Syfy’s Stargate SG-1 (many items like the Ancient Time Device and Teal’c Goa’uld headress illustrated below), Caprica, Warehouse 13 and Eureka and Many Other Film and Television Props and Costumes
Calabasas, CA, October 1, 2010 – Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will partner with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox for a unique, four-section auction of over 150 iconic film and television props and costumes, taking place live from The Globe Theatre on the Universal Studios, Hollywood lot on November 6, 2010.
Also featured will be items from several Syfy network shows as well as a taste of Profiles in History upcoming December auction of Hollywood memorabilia. Worldwide bidding begins at 6pm PST. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or LIVE on the Internet or by visiting ICollector!
“This is a special sale for Profiles in History as we are working with two amazing groups. I feel so fortunate to be able to work side by side with Variety as it approaches its 70th anniversary, and we’re thrilled to assist such a worthy cause as The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Team Fox” said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History.
The first section of this auction contains wonderful items which will be sold to benefit Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California. The monies generated from the sale of these items will fund much needed lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children in the Southern California community. Highlights from this group include:
Identity Disk from Tron: Legacy ($2,000-$3,000)
Pair of tickets to the premiere of Tron: Legacy ($400-$600)
Prop tape recorder bomb from “24” ($200-$300)
In the auction’s second section, Profiles in History is going back-“Back to the Future” with the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox and Bob Gale to raise money for Parkinson’s research. Mr. Gale has donated many items from his personal Back to the Future collection and his sales proceeds will go to Team Fox. Other collectors have consigned their Back to the Future items, designating a percentage of their sales directly to Team Fox. Highlighting this group is The most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built ($80,000-$100,000) and The Bob Gale Experience, in which Bob Gale will dine with the lucky winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles, while helping to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation in their fight against Parkinson’s Disease.
The winner and a guest can have lunch with Bob Gale in Los Angeles, subject to his schedule, OR a 1 hour-long phone call if travel to L.A. isn’t possible. Lunch will be paid for by the Profiles in History team and the television show, Hollywood Treasure, on Syfy. The winner will also receive a Back to the Future poster, personally autographed by Mr. Gale. ($600-$800) Other items from this section include:
Hero screen-used Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” Year 2015 “resizing” future jacket worn in Back to the Future II ($25,000-$50,000)
Holoband device from Caprica ($8,000-$12,000)
Teal’c Serpent Helmet from Stargate SG-1 ($7,500-$9,500)
The final section is a variety of items Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, has collected in his travels to hunt down Hollywood’s lost treasures, and is a sample of what’s to come in their December Auction. Highlights of this section include a special addition to the auction-an extremely rare “Superman #1” comic book ($100,000-$200,000) and an original hero K.I.T.T. car from NBC’s 2008-9 series, Knight Rider ($25,000-$35,000).
Other highlights include:
Batman comic strip original art by Bob Kane 1943 ($20,000-$30,000)
Screen-used “Daffy” puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch ($15,000-$20,000)
The Art of Animation signed by Walt Disney and Disney’s “Nine Old Men” ($2,000-$3,000)
Profiles in History’s next general Hollywood auction is scheduled for early December, 2010. A few items have been announced, including Brandon Routh’s hero Superman costume from Superman Returns; a ¼ scale special effects Batmobile from Batman Returns; a large collection of stop-motion hero principal character puppets from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride; a hero Golden Ticket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and a hero T-600 Terminator puppet from Terminator Salvation.
About Profiles in History:
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation’s leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll. Profiles in History’s location in Calabasas Hills, CA- virtually a stone’s throw away from every major Hollywood studio – ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.
Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the “U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); the original “Robot” from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000), The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).