Profiles in History to Auction STAN WINSTON Movie Memorabilia
Original screen-used visual effects creatures, armature and puppets...
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Profiles in History, the world's leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will present an unprecedented collection of original screen-used visual effects creatures, armature and puppets, created by multiple Academy Award-winner Stan Winston.
Numbering 85 lots, these items, which are expected to generate over $1,000,000 in cumulative sales, represent the most iconic characters ever created for film, including those from the Jurassic Park, Terminator and Predator film franchises, among others, and will be part of Profiles in History's $5,000,000 Hollywood auction October 8-9, 2009. Each piece will be accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Stan Winston Studio.
Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) both days and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet HERE.
Profiles In History is also pleased to announce the creation of the Stan Winston Visual Effects Scholarship at the University of Southern California (USC) Film School with the eventual creation of a Chair for Mr. Winston at USC to honor his life's work and keep his legacy alive for generations to come. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go to fund the Stan Winston Scholarship.
"Stan Winston will be remembered as one of the greatest-if not THE greatest-motion picture visual effects genius of our time. These iconic characters are not only incredible pieces of Hollywood and pop culture history, but are also incredible works of art, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History."
Highlights from the 85 lots from Stan Winston Studio, with conservative estimated sale prices include:An original hero screen-used T-800 endoskeleton from T2 3-D: Battle Across Time ($80,000-$120,000), an original full-scale T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ($60,000-$80,000-please note-this was used for computer graphics reference for the making of Terminator 3. Unlike Terminator 2, which used full-scale endoskeleton puppets, there were no physical T-800 endoskeletons used in the production of T3), a screen-used Terminator T-800 complete costume and display from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a 65 inches wide x 9 feet long x 77 inches tall screen-used T-1 battle-ready armored drone from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, a screen-used full-scale T-X "Terminatrix" endoskeleton from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, an imposing 9 ½ feet tall, full-size "Predator" display from Predator and Predator 2, a T-Rex maquette from Jurassic Park, a 120 inches long and 52 inches wide, a screen-used full-scale Spinosaur head from Jurassic Park III ($40,000-$60,000 EACH) and a full-scale male T-Rex head display from Jurassic Park ($30,000-$50,000), measuring an incredible 68 inches tall (on base) and 98 inches in length.
For more information about Profiles in History and to download a complete catalog of the 1000+ items that will be offered for sale at this auction, please visit www.profilesinhistory.com.