Hollywood Treasures Auctioned This Week by Profiles in History

Hollywood Treasures Auctioned This Week by Profiles in History

Posted on November 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Movie fans will love this catalogue from the latest Profiles in History auction of Hollywood costumes and props. Would you like to have one of the Munchkin costumes from “The Wizard of Oz?” The iconic white Ursula Andress bikini from “Dr. No?” The special Oscar presented to silent movie director Mack Sennett or the prop Oscar “won” by Bette Davis’ character in “The Star?” Costumes worn on screen by Groucho Marx , Errol Flynn, or Humphrey Bogart?  Or Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable costumes from “Gone With the Wind?’

There are TV goodies, too, with a Tina Louise (Ginger) costume from “Gilligan’s Island,” a Sally Field habit from “The Flying Nun,” Urkel’s jacket from “Family Matters,” and a Fred Gwynne costume from “The Munsters.” There’s a model of the Ingalls’ home in “Little House on the Prairie” and Mork’s spaceship egg from “Mork and Mindy.”

If you’ve got room in your garage, you can get Luke Perry’s Porsche from “90210” or Boss Hogg’s Caddy from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” And if you’re feeling like a little magic, you can get “I Dream of Jeannie’s” bottle, though there’s no guarantee of any wishes. Same with Thor’s hammer and Wonder Woman’s lasso.

If you are a successful bidder, let me know!

And coming up next, the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer collection!




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Prop Store: Auctioning Props and Costumes from “Robocop,” “Batman,” “Back to the Future,” Pulp Fiction,” and “Star Wars”

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm

I had a blast at Comic-Con talking to Stephen Lane about The Prop Store‘s upcoming auction of movie props and costumes.  SDCC attendees loved seeing some of the items coming up for auction, including Samuel L. Jackson’s wallet from “Pulp Fiction” and Matt Damon’s spacesuit from “The Martian.”

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Frock Flicks on the Best Black and White Movie Costumes

Frock Flicks on the Best Black and White Movie Costumes

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm

I always love to see what the Frock Flicks ladies have to say and I especially loved the list of the five best black and white costumes.

Of course Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot dress is on the list.

But I had forgotten all about Christina Ricci’s black and white striped dress in “Sleepy Hollow” (it reminded me of Beetlejuice’s outfit in another Tim Burton film). And I’d never seen this one, from the 1997 “Anna Karenina.”

Copyright Warner Brothers 2016
Copyright Warner Brothers 2016

I love what Kendra wrote:

first, you’ve got this AMAZING bodice. Not only do we have stripes, but the combination of narrow and wide stripe makes things more sophisticated than if the two stripes were of equivalent widths. Next, you’ve got that stripe placed in about a million amazing directions: diagonal on the bodice and sleeves, horizontal on the cuffs, and those chevrons in back! I could probably come up with that on my own, but the solid white waistcoat, solid black lapels, and the solid black turnbacks on the cuffs and skirting-in-back? G.E.N.I.U.S.

Taking the genius to astronomical levels is the skirt. I could imagine pairing this with a skirt in the same stripe. I could also see putting it with a skirt in a solid white or black in a similar weight fabric. But the genius (sorry, I can’t stop!) of the sheer ruffled skirt, with all those teeny tiny black edgings? And the black sash tying the train back? That clunk you heard is every right-thinking person in the world falling over dead from fabulosity.

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Star Wars Costumes on Display at Discovery Times Square

Star Wars Costumes on Display at Discovery Times Square

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 8:00 am

Discovery Times Square has a fabulous exhibit of “Star Wars” costumes and props, from all seven films, with fascinating behind the scenes details and commentary from the people who created the costumes — and the people who wore them. The costumes for Queen Amidala are especially stunning and there even fabric samples to touch.

Photos Copyright Nell Minow 2016  Costumes Courtesy LucasFilms and Discovery Times Square
Photos Copyright Nell Minow 2016 Costumes Courtesy LucasFilms and Discovery Times Square

And yes, Princess Leia’s harem bikini costume is there, and you can see what Carrie Fisher had to say about wearing it.

When you visit, be sure to save time to play with the display at the end that lets you see yourself as C-3PO or Darth Vader.

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Costumes and Cosplay at New York Comic-Con 2015

Posted on October 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

I couldn’t be there this year, so I especially enjoyed this look at the costumes from New York Comic-Con 2015 posted by Aggressive Comix. I especially liked the Iron Man and Captain America who could not pick up Thor’s hammer. Stay to the end for contest info — you can win a Hulk statue!

Acknowledgements, including a list of cosplayers, here.

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