Julien’s Auctions, an auctioneering business located in Beverly Hills, California, are known for selling off expensive props, mementos and merchandise from films, the lives of pop stars, and more.
Not only are Julien’s Auctions planning to sell off many pieces of movie memorabilia in April, their other events include; ‘iconic treasures from the legendary career and life of Janet Jackson’, and ‘property from the life and career of Amy Winehouse’.
In April 2021, the auction titled Hollywood Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy And More Auction, will market off many film’s celebrated props.
Alien (1979) is a classic film – there is no doubt about that. Now, fans have the opportunity of a lifetime; to bid on the prototype Alien costume designed by Ridley Scott himself.
The translucent costume went through light and camera testing by the pre-production team to see its potential for the big screen. However, it was decided that the solid black costume looked better for the film.
The decision to go from a see-through monster to a solid black beast was, as everyone can probably agree, the best choice. The dark and shadowy creature that we know today as the Xenomorph still stands strong as one of cinema’s most iconic and terrifying villains.
So now, after the costume was presumed lost for many years, it is finally ready to be sold. It is believed that this item will fetch $60,000 (over £42,000) at auction, which is a decent price for such an excellent and rare piece of cinematic history.
Harry Potter items
The Harry Potter franchise was and still is one of the most iconic franchises to-date. 20 years on from the first film in 2001, the collection of magical movies is still beloved by fans everywhere.
To celebrate the 20-year anniversary, Julien’s Auctions are selling Harry Potter’s (Daniel Radcliffe) wand from the fourth instalment in the Harry Potter series from 2005, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
This enchanting item is suspected to bring $10,000 (£7,100) back from auction, which seems a decent price given the popularity of not only the franchise but the actor who wielded it, Daniel Radcliffe.
Other Potter props being sold are; one of Snape’s (Alan Rickman) wands, the licence plate and badge from the Flying Ford Anglia car from the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and a Hogwarts wax seal acceptance letter envelope from 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Al Pacino’s pinstripe suit
Scarface (1983) is a classic film about gangsters, and ties in the use of guns and well-remembered timeless quotes.
Al Pacino played Tony Montana in the movie and many would agree, he did a phenomenal job.
Now, the classic deep blue pinstripe suit worn by Pacino himself is up for sale. The official site for Julien’s Auctions states that this suit is perhaps the only remaining original Scarface pinstripe suit costume from the film’s climax in existence…
The suit has been estimated to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000 by Julien’s Auctions executive director, Martin Nolan. Of course with such a priceless piece, it could go for a lot more.
James Bond items
Throughout the years, the James Bond films have gotten better and better, and have had some excellent actors take on the mantle of 007.
At the auction, many different props will be sold, used by different James Bond actors.
There are no price guesses that we can see, however the items being auctioned off include; Sean Connery’s Walther P5 from his last Bond movie, Never Say Never Again, the debut of the Walther P99 used by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies¸ and a 38. Smith and Wesson also used by Brosnan in Die Another Day.
These pieces are timeless classics, as the franchise has been going since 1962, following the release of Dr. No starring Sean Connery. It wouldn’t be a bad assumption to say that these props will fetch rather a high price.
There are some truly amazing items within this roster of props, but there are more than Harry Potter and James Bond merchandise to get your hands on. Other items include:
Mr. Freeze’s ray gun from Batman and Robin, wielded by Arnold Schwarzenegger (1997), Val Kilmer’s bodysuit he wore as Batman in 1995’s Batman Forever, a prototype FBI badge used by Jodie Foster’s character Clarice in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and a Zippo lighter used by John McClain (Bruce Willis) in Die Hard (1989).
In regard to the Alien franchise, there is also a Xenomorph costume from Alien 3 built onto a display, and a huge full-scale model of the ‘Scar’ Predator costume from Alien Vs Predator, also built onto a display.
Additionally, there is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character’s (Dutch) leather utility vest from the original Predator film made in 1987, and from Predator 2, the combi-stick the creatures used as their advanced weapon of choice.
The items will be exhibited from April 26th to April 29th 2021, and will begin selling on April 28th and 29th, 2021.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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