HOLLYWOOD FOR SALE: OWN YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE PROP
August 21, 2008
(HOLLYWOOD USA) -- Did you ever want to own a costume or a set prop from one of your favorite Hollywood movies? Well, here’s your chance. And you can even make the purchase from your laptop at a local Wi-Fi hot spot. A group called Profiles In History and LiveAuctioneers.com are co-hosting a two-day Hollywood memorabilia auction for movie fans in Los Angeles starting today.
Adams family torture rack up for bid.
William Shatner's phaser from Star Trek film
You can place your absentee bid on the web site http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/16511/page1
The auction features about 450 items collected over the years from places like antique stores and movie collectors. Want to own the old 1960’s Adams Family TV series medieval torture rack set piece from The Adams' Mansion? It’s there for you to buy.
The wood framed medieval torture rack comes with static wood gears and a drum at one end wrapped with chain. The drum is actually a brown painted roll of vintage paper from the (local angle here) Mt. St. Helen's Pulp & Paper Co., which has been painted to resemble wood. Measures 42 ½ in. wide x 48 in. tall (at the drum end) and 10 ft. long. This piece was on display for many years at the Hollywood Wax Museum after the end of the series.
Or how about the original Phaser used by William Shatner in the 1984 Paramount film “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”? Described as a “highly detailed resin Type II Phaser, painted silver with blue stripes and black integral” the piece was used by William Shatner in the climactic final scenes of the film, when he blasts the Klingon guarding Saavick and the young Spock on the planet's surface.
Comes with a Planet Hollywood certificate of authenticity stating that this Phaser is originally from the collection of Academy Award-nominated visual effects specialist Greg Jein. It’s expected to sell in the $3,000 dollar range or higher.
You can also own the sword that (now Governor) Arnold Schwarzenegger used in the 1982 movie he starred in “Conan The Barbarian.” Described as ornate metal and resin sword with “spring-loaded lever on the handgrip that pressurizes a reservoir inside the handle and squeezes faux blood out of three tiny holes near the tip of the blade.”
Includes a letter of authenticity from Nick Allder, special effect supervisor on the film, stating, "this Blood Spraying Conan Sword, used by Arnold Schwarzenegger, was made by my company and used in the original 1981 Edward Pressman production." Measures 41 in. long. Expect to cough up a few grand for it.