Costumes, Props and Memorabilia from Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbuster Films and Movie Franchises Including: Star Trek, Predator, Rambo, Silence of the Lambs, Starship Troopers, Minority Report, Face/Off and More!
Los Angeles, California – (March 11th, 2021) – This spring, Julien’s Auctions, will offer some of the most iconic pop culture relics of all time to the public and collectors with their HOLLYWOOD SCI-FI, ACTION, FANTASY AND MORE AUCTION, part of the world-record breaking auction house to the stars’ blockbuster Hollywood memorabilia event of the year. The two-day auction kicks off with their HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS & LUMINARIES AUCTION featuring property related to glamourous movie stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era including Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, and Greta Garbo up to the modern era. The auctions will take place on Wednesday, April 28th & Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com.
Over 800 lots from the greatest box-office films and movie franchises of the past 50 years –
Alien, Batman, Die Hard, Edward Scissorhands, Independence Day, Scarface, James Bond films and more – will star on the auction stage, many of which will be sold to the public for the first time. The marquee includes museum quality props, memorabilia and costumes used by Hollywood’s biggest stars and legends including Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Connery, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Sigourney Weaver, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Bill Murray, Winona Ryder, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta Nicholas Cage, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Alan Rickman, and more.
Among the marquee highlights of this event will be the rising of an extremely rare and mysterious full-size prototype Xenomorph costume designed by the Academy Award-winning and revered surrealist artist and sculptor, H.R. Giger from the 1979 seminal sci-fi horror classic, Alien. Long believed to have been lost and destroyed, this original translucent prototype (known as “Big Chap”) for the terrifying creature character was created for consideration by the film’s celebrated director Ridley Scott during the early stages of the film’s pre-production. Comprehensive lighting and camera tests were conducted by the pre-production team to demonstrate the potential; however, the non-translucent costume was the final result and the character development with Giger would go on to spawn one of Hollywood’s most legendary horror icons ever to come on screen. This extraordinary costume is now considered the rarest and most elusive artifact from the blockbuster film franchise and has a conservative estimate of $40,000 – $60,000.
“This rare and mysterious artifact from the Alien movie mythology is as much a piece of fine modern surrealist art, as it is a piece of Hollywood history” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director and CFO of Julien’s Auctions. “It is a miracle that H.R. Giger’s designed and sculpted Alien translucent costume prototype survived. Julien’s Auctions is honored to erect this legendary piece in a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at our gallery in Beverly Hills for Alien and Giger fans and collectors before its sale at auction for the first time.”
Other items from the Alien franchise include: a complete costume worn by Sigourney Weaver, as a clone of her legendary character Ripley in the film Alien Resurrection, as well as a costume worn by Winona Ryder from the movie. The films’ wardrobe (estimate each lot: $10,000 – $20,000) was designed by Academy Award winner Bob Ringwood and inspired by fashion iconoclast Jean Paul Gaultier.
Another piece of celluloid history is a deep blue, original pinstripe gangster style three piece suit, worn by six-time Academy Award-winning legend Al Pacino as Miami drug lord Tony Montana in the memorable and climactic final act of Brian DePalma’s popular 1983 crime drama, Scarface. The suit is possibly the only remaining original Scarface pin-stripe gangster suit costume from the film’s climax in existence and can be screen-matched to the sequences wherein Tony Montana nose dives into a mountain of cocaine in the office of his fortress-like mansion.
From the blockbuster Batman film franchise, comes an assortment of exemplary original pieces from the movies including screen-used production artifacts from the first four Batman movies: 1989’s Batman, 1992’s Batman Returns and 1997’s Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Highlights with starting estimates include: an original Batman bodysuit with cape worn by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever ($40,000 – $60,000), a utility belt worn by Michael Keaton in Batman accompanied with a note on the film director Tim Burton’s stationary ($5,000 – $7,000); a cowl worn by George Clooney for his turn in the suit in Batman & Robin ($10,000 – $20,000); an original cowl worn by Catwoman portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the climactic final scenes of Batman Returns ($8,000 – $12,000) (photo left) as well as a massive light-up prop rifle brandished by Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin ($20,000 – $30,000).
“Yippee ki-yay!” Die Hard, one of the biggest action movie franchises of all time which turned actor Bruce Willis into an international superstar in his role as New York police officer John McClane, returns with a vengeance in the sale of his iconic screenused Zippo lighter famously used throughout the original film that started it all. The Zippo (estimate: $10,000 – $20,000) is accompanied by a letter from the Property Master stating that this is the only Zippo used throughout the 1988 film production.
Also on offer (with starting estimates): McClane’s NYPD badge and ID ($5,000 – $7,000) and Hans Gruber’s screen-matched Yamaha radio ($5,000 – $7,000) that the character, played by Alan Rickman, used throughout the movie to communicate with McClane in the first film; a studio distressed tank top with dual leather holster rig and City Of New York prop metal badge with neck ball chain from Die Hard With A Vengeance ($20,000 – $30,000), and one of three hero Beretta 92FS blank fire pistols ($5,000 – $7,000) used by Willis throughout the 1995 film, the third installment in the franchise.
In a galaxy, far, far away from the most iconic movie franchise of all comes an original Imperial Scout Trooper (“biker scout”) Blaster (estimate: $20,000 – $30,000) from the 1983 film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi hurtling toward the auction block with provenance from the film’s acclaimed Art Director, James Schoppe. Also, from the Star Wars history books comes one of the most surprising new discoveries in recent years: the original costume illustrations by legendary designer, Bob Mackie, for the Star Wars Holiday Special. The 1978 television special was considered the most controversial Star Wars release of all time and was broadcast only once on television with the special still not made available today via streaming or DVD. For the first time ever, this collection of eight one of a kind original hand illustrated costume designs by the Emmy Award-winning designer, which has been held in Mackie’s personal archives for over 40 years, will be offered at auction.
Another prop considered one of the most iconic relics in cinema is a pair of original, screen used “scissorhand” wardrobe glove props, worn by actor Johnny Depp in his early star marking role as Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton’s 1990 horror, fantasy and romance cult classic. The prop ($30,000 – $50,000) was custom-designed at the legendary Stan Winston Studios, under the supervision of the brilliant, four-time Academy Award winner Stan Winston. Jim Carrey’s most versatile and acclaimed performances will be celebrated with the appearances of Carrey’s original screen used Hawaiian style shirt and striped pants film worn in his iconic role as pet detective Ace Ventura in 1995’s Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls ($10,000 – $20,000), his oversized wooden mallet from 1994’s The Mask ($3,000 – $5,000), and an array of original production artifacts from Carrey’s acclaimed appearance as Batman’s nemesis, The Riddler, in 1995’s Batman Forever, including his iconic costume ($20,000 – $30,000), his skull canes ($20,000 – $30,000), and three of his “Bat Bombs” ($1,000 – $3,000).
Other exceptional highlights include (with estimates): a complete Xenomorph costume from Alien3 built onto a display ($40,000 – $60,000); a massive full-scale “Scar” Predator costume built onto a display from Aliens vs Predator (estimate $40,000 – $60,000) as well as the film’s original star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Dutch” leather utility vest from the original Predator film ($5,000 – $7,000) and from Predator 2 and the creature prop predator spear or combi-stick used as the advanced alien weapon ($8,000 – $10,000); the original space dock with lights from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (estimate $30,000 – $50,000), whose size could fill a small office;
Fans and collectors will be able to peruse the history and provenance of these extraordinary items from their favorite films in Julien’s special limited-edition Hollywood Legends catalogues with four different catalogue covers specially designed for this exclusive event featuring Alien, Batman, Scarface and Edward Scissorhands. (Pictured Below)
Hollywood Legends & Luminaries Auction
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Hollywood Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy and More Auction
Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Session III: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session IV: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time