Bonhams’ Hollywood: Then and Now Auction – June 6 2023
Los Angeles – On June 6 in Los Angeles, Bonhams will present Hollywood: Then and Now, an auction that features screen-used props, costumes, and scripts from the biggest franchises of the last 50 years in addition to material from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
The highlight of the sale is Draco Malfoy’s Nimbus 2001 racing broom used by Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) Hogwarts nemesis, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) during filming of the 2002 movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second of eight movies in the wildly popular franchise. The instantly recognizable broomstick, estimated at $70,000 – 90,000, was a ‘hero prop’ – meant it is a high-quality and detailed version used by the main actor in on screen closeup as well as promotional materials. Malfoy and his Slytherin cohorts used this model broom for practical effects during Quidditch matches, behind-the-scenes footage, and promotional materials.
Also featured in the sale is another original hero prop from the franchise – Professor Remus Lupin’s signature wand used by actor David Thewlis, estimated at $2,000 – 4,000.
A miniature model of C-3PO and R2-D2 made by Industrial Light and Magic, estimated at $20,000 – 30,000.
A selection of props, blueprints, and rare models from the iconic Star Wars franchise is highlighted by the collection of Norman Jacobs, creator of the landmark Pop Culture/Science Fiction magazine Starlog. Included in Jacobs’ collection is a rare crew gift from Star Wars VI: A New Hope presented to Gary Kurtz, producer of the first Star Wars movie – a miniature model of C-3PO and R2-D2 made by Industrial Light and Magic. Never before seen at auction, this pair of models is estimated at $20,000 – 30,000. Also included is Kurtz’s ILM-made model of a T-47 Airspeeder, estimated at $8,000 – 12,000.
Jennifer Lawrence Katniss Everdeen Quarter Quell Arena Battlesuit from The Hunger Games Catching Fire, estimated at $4,000 – 6,000.
A futuristic, long-sleeved full-body suit worn by actress Jennifer Lawrence while portraying Katniss Everdeen during filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in the blockbuster dystopian movie franchise, is estimated at $4,000 – 6,000. Expertly distressed and showing signs of wear from use in action scenes, the suit was made for the movie’s centerpiece, the Quarter Quell Arena where Katniss was forced to fight to the death in the brutal in-universe competition for which the franchise is known.
Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart book presentation copy signed by Barker, Ashley Laurence and Peter Atkins, including original art by Barker, estimated at $1,000 – 2,000.
Directly from the collection of Ashley Laurence, who played Kirsty in the popular Hellraiser movies, are her personal pre-production and shooting scripts, estimated at $1,000 – 2,000 and $2,000 – 4,000, and Clive Barker’s presentation copy of his horror novella The Hellbound Heart, the basis for the 1987 film Hellraiser (written and directed by Barker) and its franchise, estimated at $1,000 – 2,000. The book includes original art by Barker and was signed by Barker, Laurence, and screenwriter Peter Atkins.
Omar Little’s Trench Coat worn by Michael K. Williams on-screen while filming The Wire, estimated at $10,000 – 20,000.
Directly from the estate of Michael K. Williams, the canvas trench coat worn byWilliams in his portrayal of Omar Little in the popular HBO crime drama series, The Wire, is estimated at $10,000 – 20,000. Professionally displayed in a large shadow box, this signature, screen worn coat was presented to Williams at the wrap of production after his character’s season five death. Additionally, the sale will present 32 shooting scripts from Williams’ time working on The Wire, estimated at $2,000 – 4,000, and a group of more than 25 of his shooting scripts from projects such as Twelve Years A Slave, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Lovecraft Country, estimated at $800 – 1,200.
Ryan Reynolds Deadpool Production Head for X-Men Origins Wolverine, estimated at $1,500 – 2,500.
A production head of Deadpool as portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the Marvel film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is estimated at $1,500 – 2,500. The hyper-realistic head was created from a lifecast of Reynolds and was used in production to ensure consistency in makeup application and the general look of the character. This iteration of the character Deadpool has no mouth, as producers thought his wisecracking persona was not appropriate for the soldier-like villainy they assigned to him in the movie.
Clint Eastwood Josey Wales Stunt Polyfoam Revolver from The Outlaw Josey Wales, estimated at $15,000 – 25,000.
From the legendary 1976 Western revenge film, The Outlaw Josey Wales, the sale will feature an original stunt polyfoam revolver, the signature weapon of Clint Eastwood’s character Josey Wales. Estimated at $8,000 – 12,000, This version of the iconic firearm was created for use in action or stunt sequences when it would be too risky to wield a heavy metal prop.
Inspecter Clouseau’s signature trench coat worn by Peter Sellers and stunt-double Joe Dunne in The Pink Panther series, estimated at $4,000 – 6,000.
The selection of Classic Hollywood material will feature Inspecter Clouseau’s signature trench coat from the original Pink Panther series which was worn by both actor Peter Sellers and his stunt-double Joe Dunne during production and is estimated at $4,000 – 6,000.
The sale will also present several items from Gone with the Wind including Rand Brooks’ costume jacket from when he portrayed Charles Hamilton, Scarlett O’Hara’s first husband, estimated at $3,000 – 5,000, and a rare photograph of the original blonde bombshell, Jean Harlow, signed by her to her grandparents, estimated at $2,000 – 3,000.
Auction Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auction/28394/hollywood-then-and-now/
Source: Press Release