Ben Hur, Star Wars and Terminator props among silver screen gems up for sale
Who will buy the lightsaber used by Obi-Wan Kenboi or the leather jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger?
More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the lightsabre wielded by Obi-Wan Kenboi in Star Wars are headed to the auction block.
Profiles in History said the items, which include a practice chariot used during production of Ben Hur, the leather jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Terminator film and a nightgown used by Olivia de Havilland during Gone With The Wind filming are among the sale items.
The Icons And Legends of Hollywood auction is scheduled for June 5 to 8 in Los Angeles.
Profiles in History says it is also selling the Harley Davidson that Schwarzenegger rode during Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Numerous other pieces of sci-fi film memorabilia are included in the sale, including a space suit worn by Sigourney Weaver’s character in Alien and the flamethrower she used in the sequel, Aliens.
Several Star Wars pieces are also due to be sold, including a 46-inch tall model of the Death Star used in Return Of The Jedi and models of C-3PO and Darth Vader created by effects house Industrial Light and Magic.
Star Trek costumes and props from several of the franchise’s motion pictures are also included.
A tuxedo worn during filming of Giant is one of several Dean items also slated to be sold, as is a dress Elizabeth Taylor wore in the film.
Some of the items for sale date back to film’s early era, including a suede loincloth worn by Johnny Weissmuller in the 1932 film Tarzan The Ape Man.
Several of the auction’s marquee items will be on display in New York at The Society of Illustrators from May 15 to 19.