William Shatner’s Star Trek Rifle top lot at Julien’s Hollywood memorabilia Auction
Hollywood is known for its larger than life Superhero movies with grand special effects, which continues to have a lasting legacy and appeal to the geeks. And, the superhero movies performance isn’t limited to the box office but at the auction block too. From superhero costumes, movie props and iconic movie cars, the Hollywood memorabilia has many takers. We have earlier told you about the most expensive movie memorabilia at 2012 Julien’s Auction Hollywood sale. The latest 2013 Annual Hollywood Legends auction too offers extraordinary items from 100 years of Hollywood history. The top lot from the 800 items lot includes a laser rifle used by William Shatner for the second pilot episode of Star Trek television franchise, Star Wars, estimated to fetch between $60,000 to $80,000, and Christopher Reeve-worn Superman costume from a private British collection for last 26 years is estimated to be worth $32,000.
Considering a similar Christopher Reeve costume worn in Superman IV, The Quest for Peace (Cannon I Golan – Globus, 1987) got sold at the 2012 auction for $35,200, and the Superman costume from the 1978 film “Superman: The Movie”, was sold for $79,950- this might fetch more than its upper-estimate.
Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions, said, “That was a really famous phaser rifle and a great shot of course of William Shatner with the rifle. We estimate it at $60 – 80 thousand (USD), but we think it should see in excess of $100 thousand.”
The other items include the Green Hornet driven Imperial Crown “Black Beauty,” which is estimated to fetch between $40,000 to $60,0000. The car is known to be the only know vehicle to survive intact from the 2011 production of The Green Hornet.
Other highlights include a bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in “Some Like It Hot”, and the costume worn by Maureen O’Sullivan in the “Tarzan” franchise. The sale will take place in Beverly Hills on April 5th and 6th.
UPDATE: William Shatner’s Star Trek Rifle surpasses auction estimates; sells for $231,000 above its higher estimate of $70,000!
Via: Julien’s Auction