Julien’s Auctions with TCM Present: Icons & Idols: Hollywood!

“Icons & Idols: Hollywood” Auction Will Offer Hundreds of Hollywood Memorabilia Including Mechatronic Filming Model from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today an exclusive collection of iconic items to be presented in this blockbuster curated by the auction house to the stars together with Hollywood’s most revered purveyor of classic movies. “Julien’s Auctions and TCM Present: Icons & Idols: Hollywood” takes place live Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th   in Beverly Hillsand online at JuliensLive.com.

Headlining this event is the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Hero “#1” Mechatronic filming model “actor” that brought the eponymous character to life in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (estimate: $2,000,000-$3,000,000).  Pre-dating modern CGI technology and effects, this one-of-a-kind cinematographic relic (constructed in 1981) features 85 points of movement and is regarded as an engineering masterpiece.

“We are thrilled to continue the 40th anniversary party for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the genius of Steven Spielberg can never be celebrated enough,” said Pola Changnon, general manager of TCM. “This auction truly runs the spectrum of film history, from the classics to the modern era, and Julien’s is yet again making these unbelievably rare items accessible to film lovers everywhere.”

“We could not be more honored than to work with the family of Carlo Rambaldi, caretakers of one of the most incredible pop culture figures in the history of Hollywood –E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Rambaldi was a pioneer in the field and his artistry brought unreal characters to life in a way that has never been replicated with modern-day visual effects,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “Many quintessential Hollywood Legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro as well as iconic pieces from Hollywood’s greatest films, Titanic, Harry Potter, Star Wars and more are also strongly represented here in our year-end blockbuster curated with our partner TCM.”

Saturday, December 17th, 2022 
Session I : 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Sunday, December 18th, 2022 
Session II: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Other highlights include:

  • The original E.T. maquette model made for Steven Spielberg to approve the E.T. design (estimate: $80,000-$100,000) and a series of E.T. original blueprint mechanical illustrations (estimate: $10,000-$20,000 each).
  • A Marilyn Monroe black wool cocktail dress (estimate: $40,000-$60,000)
  • A white textured cotton sleeveless sundress with decorative trim around the neck and arms (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) worn by Marilyn in the series of photographs taken of her and Arthur Miller in New York City in 1956.
  • A Marilyn Monroe-owned pearl gray silk halter dress including a fitted halter top with the skirt portion being three layers of gathered silk chiffon, “designed by Jax” (estimate: $60,000-$80,000). 
  • A 1943 Academy Award presented to W. Howard Greene during the 16th Oscars Ceremony awarding his work in color cinematography for the 1943 film Phantom of the Opera (estimate $80,000-$100,000). 
  • Charlton Heston’s original Moses “Holy Staff” from the 1956 epic motion picture The Ten Commandments, directed, produced, and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille (estimate: $40,000-60,000). 
  • A Mitchell MK II 35mm motion picture camera used to film the iconic “King of the World” scene in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic (estimate: $30,000-50,000).
  • A pair of Everlast boxing gloves and Everlast boxing shorts worn by Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) (estimate: $30,000-$50,000).
  • A brown terrycloth robe with “Italian Stallion” embroidered in white stitching on the back, screen-worn by Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in the opening scene of the 1976 classic film, Rocky (estimate: $80,0000-$100,000).
  • An off-white sofa with a floral pattern and a wooden end table/coffee table set which appear on-screen in the classic 1983 film, Risky Business (estimate: $50,0000-$70,000).
  • An original hero prop Nimbus 2000 broom belonging to Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) from the production of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) (estimate: $80,000-$100,000). 
  • From the Star Wars prequel films, an original dueling lightsaber for the character Darth Maul, played by Ray Park in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (estimate: $60,000-$80,000) and an original dueling lightsaber for the character Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (estimate: $40,000-$60,000). 
  • An original landing gear prop from the Lockmart CM-88B Bison M-Class star freighter known as the USCSS Nostromo, from 1979’s Alien (estimate: $30,000-$50,000). 
  • An original “WWII era” prop shield designed for Steve Rogers/Captain America, played by Chris Evans in the 2011 Marvel Studios blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger (estimate: $10,000-$20,000).
  • An original “Mjolnir” hammer hero prop used by Chris Hemsworth as “Thor” in the 2013 Marvel Studios epic Thor: The Dark World (estimate: $40,000-$60,000). 
  • An original Iron Man repulsor glove hero prop designed for Tony Stark/Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. in the 2010 box office film Iron Man 2 ($10,000-$20,000).


Source: Press Release Warner Bros Discovery

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