Horse’s Head from ‘The Godfather’ & Items From ‘Citizen Kane’ & ‘E.T.’ Up for Auction on November 23 & 24
via press release:
PREMIERE PROPS TO AUCTION OFF HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th AT HOLLYWOOD AUCTION EXTRAVAGANZA XII
ITEMS FROM THE GODFATHER, CITIZEN KANE, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, TRANFORMERS, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, FANTASIA, PLANET OF THE APES, STAR WARS and more!
EL SEGUNDO (November 5, 2013) – Premiere Props announced today they will be auctioning over 1,000 movie props and costumes at their Hollywood Auction Extravaganza XII on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24. The event will feature items from THE GODFATHER, TRANSFORMERS, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, CITIZEN KANE, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, FANTASIA, PLANET OF THE APES, STAR WARS and more! There will be a preview from 9-11am PT the live auction beginning at 11am PT.
- THE GODFATHER – Horse Head – You can’t refuse this one! This is the rehearsal prop that Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) uses to force studio head Jack Woltz (John Marley) to put his friend, singer Johnny Fontane (Al Martino) in his next major movie. **please note that for the actual scene in the film used a real horse’s head.
- TRANSFORMERS – Bumblebee Head – one of the (massive) full size Bumblebee Heads used in the film
- E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL – Miniature Bike Wheels – from the most iconic image in sci-fi history, the flying of the boys on their BMX Dirt Bikes across the moon over the forest at the end of the film.
- CITIZEN KANE – Shipping Crate – widely considered one of the greatest films of all-time, a rare crate prop that was used in the Kane’s warehouse scene with “CHARLES FOSTER KANE – XANADU FLORIDA” stenciled on it.
- THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET SANTA
- Jack’s Sled – this is the sled that was used when Santa Jack is shot down out of the sky by artillery shells. It includes the “horror gifts” storage trash can caboose that was lashed to the back of the sled.
- Mayor’s Megaphone – used throughout the film by “The Mayor” of Halloween town.
- PLANET OF THE APES – Female Monkey Tunic – from the original classic (1968) a tunic worn by one of the rare female monkeys
- STAR WARS – Lightsabre Effect Filters – from the personal collection of special effects wizard Kim Knowlton, these are the actual green Kodak Wratten filters Knowlton used to create the three layered famous effects to create the lightsabre.
- BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – Viper Helmet – from the original 1978 hit television series, a hero screen used helmet with the infamous light border around the faceplate which still lights up.
- KIM NOVAK – 1989 Academy Awards Gown – Novak and Jimmy Stewart were reunited as presenters (they co-starred in VERTIGO and BELL BOOK AND CANDLE in 1958) and Novak stunned in a gold and black gown.
“With the holidays almost upon us, this auction offers up movie and television fans a chance to treat themselves to an early holiday present,” said Dan Levin, Vice President of Premiere Props. “Memorabilia makes a terrific gift, as it is something that will be treasured for years to come.”
Collectors can place proxy bids until the Hollywood Extravaganza Auction goes LIVE at 11am PT on Saturday, November 23.
About Premiere Props
Premiere Props is the leading marketing memorabilia company to market, authenticate, package, and distribute exclusive movie memorabilia. Since 2001, Premiere Props has represented over 600 movies to date and continues to grow strong. Premiere Props works with some of the largest motion picture studios and independent distributors in the world, such as Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax, MGM, The Weinstein Company, Sony Screen Gems, Lionsgate, TriStar, Spyglass, Alcon and many more.