Princess Leia "slave girl" bikini among Hollywood items auctioned
Carrie Fisher's "Slave Leia" costume from the final film of the original "Star Wars" trilogy - "Return of the Jedi" - was one of many Hollywood movie memorabilia items auctioned by Profiles in History, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015. The auction pulled in $7.3 million, and featured record-breaking sales of props and costumes.
Carrie Fisher's "Slave Leia" costume from the "Star Wars" trilogy, "Return of the Jedi" (1983).
The outfit features flexible, gold-painted red dense-urethane rubber pieces used on set before alterations were required due to Fisher's weight loss. Fabric parts and the chain were re-created to match. Sold for $96,000.
The 16-inch miniature Rebel Blockade Runner, made of aluminum and painted gray with red accents, appeared in the opening moments of "Star Wars" (1977), and is the only model of this scale that was made. Sold for $450,000.
Eleven engines mounted on the rear of Rebel Blockade Runner are each fitted with an aviation incandescent lamp, all but one of which still work.
First "Star Wars" poster
Howard Chaykin's early advance "Star Wars" poster. Sold for $3,900.
Leonard Nimoy's velour tunic from the second season of the original "Star Trek" TV series. It was given as a prize in a 1968 contest sponsored by TV Star Parade, and has been stored in a dark closet ever since. Sold for $84,000.
George Reeves' gray knit wool costume from the 1950s TV series, "The Adventures of Superman," worn before the production switched to color. The signature stylized "S" insignia is in dark brown on a field of crème. An "undersuit" made of durable synthetic satin-like fabric featured a sculpted rubber muscles. Also includes a molded fiberglass "flying pan" to hold Reeves when he flew, after he refused to hang from wires. Sold for $216,000.
Groucho Marx' duck
Say the secret word and the duck drops down: Groucho Marx's co-star from his 1950s TV quiz show, "You Bet Your Life." Sold for $16,800.
"Psycho" front door
The walnut hardwood front door to Norman Bates' creepy house in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960). After filming, it was purchased by the owner of a Wisconsin funeral home, who installed it at his firm's entrance. Sold for $27,000.
Indiana Jones fedora
Harrison Ford's signature Indiana Jones fedora, from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Sold for $90,000.
Indiana Jones' bullwhip
Harrison Ford's screen-used bullwhip from his first three appearances as Indiana Jones, with accompanying Letter of Authenticity. Ford originally donated the whip for a 1990 sale to raise funds for the Institute of Archeology in London. Sold for$204,000.
A Ringwraith costume from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Sold for $57,000.
"Dukes of Hazzards" - General Lee
Catherine Bach as "Daisy", Tom Wopat as "Luke", and John Schneider as "Bo" with The General Lee, from "The Dukes of Hazzard" tv show.
An original "General Lee" 1969 Dodge Charger from TV series, "The Dukes of Hazzard," which ran on CBS from 1979-85. It's actually one of more than 300 General Lee cars used during the series, but only a few survived the production's numerous stunt scenes. This car was originally blue, but was acquired and repainted for the show. The wheels are original, and the interior has been re-upholstered. But the turn signals are not currently working, so be careful - you wouldn't want to get into trouble with the cops. Sold for $120,000.
"Jaws" harpoon rifle
The harpoon rifle used by Robert Shaw in "Jaws" (1975). The 36.5 inch-long WW Greener Mark 2 Light Harpoon Gun, with wooden stock and stainless steel barrel and hardware, was modified with a stainless steel barrel sleeve to avoid corrosion from salt water. Sold for $84,000
Mrs. Doubtfire's costume, fat suit
Robin Williams' costume and fat suit from "Mrs. Doubtfire." Sold for $20,400.
Flying Nun's habit
Sally Field's "Sister Bertrille" habit from the 1960s TV series, "The Flying Nun." Features a crème-colored floor-length habit with zipper back closure and matching fabric belt and iconic coronet hat. Includes black wooden beaded rosary. In vintage fine condition. Sold for $18,000.
Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky Balboa" boots (with boxing gloves, not pictured) from "Rocky III." Sold for $48,000.
Marilyn's Monroe's pink dress
Travilla's original costume sketch for Marilyn Monroe's iconic pink satin dress for the "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" musical number in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953). 15 x 20 in. pencil, gouache and India ink sketch on double artist's board. Sold for$36,000.
"War of the Worlds" transcript
A vintage original CBS-issued typed 49-page transcript of the Sunday, October 30th, 1938 broadcast of the Mercury Theatre On The Air broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," adapted from the H.G. Wells novel. Released to the press the day after the broadcast caused a nationwide hysteria among listeners who feared the production represented an actual alien invasion of Martians. A cover letter supplied with the transcript reads in part, "The Columbia network sincerely regrets the delay in getting this transcript to you, but it was felt that complete accuracy would be wanted by the press." Sold for $28,800.
Marty McFly's Nike "Mags"
Michael J. Fox's "self-lacing" 2015 Nike "Mags" from the futuristic comedy, "Back to the Future II." Sold for $84,000.
"Citizen Kane" shooting script
Orson Welles' personal 3rd revised final shooting script, with numerous hand-notations, for "Citizen Kane," signed by principal cast members. Sold for $44,800.
Willy Wonka golden ticket
An original Golden Ticket from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Sold for $25,000.