LOTR fans, Sci-fi fans and even “Titanic” romantics, there’s an auction with something for you. See the press release below:
LOS ANGELES- NOV 19, 2012– Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that three iconic items, the “Rose DeWitt Bukater” jump dress from Titanic, Orlando Bloom’s “Legolas” Bow from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the original Gort helmet from The Day the Earth Stood Still all will be apart of “Drama, Action, Romance- The Hollywood Auction” on December 15 & 16.
The exquisite signature dress design for Kate Winslet’s “Rose DeWitt Bukater” character in Titanic was done by Deborah L. Scott. This costume is featured in the memorable scene when Rose and Jack (now considered one of Hollywood’s most legendary screen couples) have their first meeting on the windswept deck of the Titanic. Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, finds a distraught Rose leaning off a railing and stops her from leaping to her death.
The dress is expected to fetch $200,000 – $300,000.
This bow was used by Orlando Bloom as “Legolas” throughout the entire The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) presented Legolas with this beautiful “Lothlorien” bow at the gifting ceremony seen in the extended cut of The Fellowship of the Ring and was then used by Legolas as his weapon of choice for the rest of the epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The bow is 6 feet long and is expected to fetch $80,000 – $120,000.
This laser firing, vaporizing helmet is one of the greatest artifacts in science fiction film history. The Day the Earth Stood Still stars Michael Rennie as the humanoid alien visitor, Klaatu, who comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful eight-foot metal robot (Gort), to issue an ultimatum to humanity. The helmet up for auction was worn by 7 ft., 7 in.-tall actor Lock Martin in the scenes when the robot moved or walked. The helmet is expected to fetch $100,000 – $150,000.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena is the star of Hollywood Treasure, which just ended its second season on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia. For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com