Syfy's 'Hollywood Treasure's' Profiles in History: Back to Future mega auction in November

Soon to be featured on Syfy in a new reality TV series "Hollywood Treasure", Calabasas auctioneersProfiles in History is set to partner with two charities: Variety-The Children's Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Fox for a special Hollywood memorabilia auction November 6.

Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia.

The company is partnering with Variety—The Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Fox for a special charity auction event taking place November 6.

The special four-section auction will include over 150 iconic pieces of Hollywood memorabilia, including the most technically accurate reproduction of the DeLorean Time Machine from Back To The Future AND a very rare copy of Superman Comics No. 1, both valued at $100,000 or more.


Profiles in History will auction a unique, four-section lot of over 150 iconic film and television props and costumes, taking place live from The Globe Theatre on the Universal Studios, Hollywood lot on November 6, 2010. Also featured will be items from several Syfy network shows as well as a taste of Profiles in History upcoming December auction of Hollywood memorabilia. Worldwide bidding begins at 6pm PST. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting or

“This is a special sale for Profiles in History as we are working with two amazing groups. I feel so fortunate to be able to work side by side with Variety as it approaches its 70th anniversary, and we’re thrilled to assist such a worthy cause as The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Team Fox,” said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History.

The first section of this auction contains wonderful items which will be sold to benefit Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California.  The monies generated from the sale of these items will fund much needed lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children in the Southern California community. Highlights from this group include:


    * Identity Disk from Tron: Legacy ($2,000-$3,000)
    * Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope one-sheet poster signed by 6 principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000)
    * The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one-sheet poster signed by 10 principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000)
    * Screen-used Scotty Dog puppet and taxidermy puppet from Coraline ($1,000-$2,000 EACH)
    * Megan Fox “Mikaela Banes” Smithsonian costume from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($1,000-$2,000)
    * Pair of tickets to the premiere of Tron: Legacy ($400-$600)
    * Prop tape recorder bomb from “24” ($200-$300)
    * Spider-Man 2 one-sheet poster signed by Stan Lee and Kirsten Dunst ($200-$300)
    * Original Bones script signed by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz ($200-$300)
    * Director’s chair back signed by Christopher Nolan, Jodie Foster, Robert Downey, Jr., Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl ($100-$200 EACH)

Caprica City Buccaneers shirt for Eric Stolz courtesy of Profiles in History

Caprica City Buccaneers shirt for Eric Stolz courtesy of Profiles in History

In the auction’s second section, Profiles in History is going back—“Back to the Future” with the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox and Bob Gale to raise money for Parkinson’s research. 

Mr. Gale has donated many items from his personal Back to the Future collection and his sales proceeds will go to Team Fox. 

Other collectors have consigned their Back to the Future items, designating a percentage of their sales directly to Team Fox.  Highlighting this group is The most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built ($80,000-$100,000) and The Bob Gale Experience, in which Bob Gale will dine with the lucky winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles, while helping to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation in their fight against Parkinson’s Disease.

Harvey Stephens Damien Costume from The Omen courtesy of Profiles in History

Harvey Stephens' Damien Costume from "The Omen" courtesy of Profiles in History

The winner and a guest can have lunch with Bob Gale in Los Angeles, subject to his schedule, OR a 1 hour-long phone call if travel to L.A. isn't possible.  Lunch will be paid for by the Profiles in History team and the television show, Hollywood Treasure, on Syfy.  The winner will also receive a Back to the Future poster, personally autographed by Mr. Gale. ($600-$800) Other items from this section include:

courtesy of Profiles in History

courtesy of Profiles in History

    * Hero screen-used Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” Year 2015 “resizing” future jacket worn in Back to the Future II ($25,000-$50,000)
    * Marty McFly Year 2015 future Nike “Mag” self-lacing shoe worn in Back to the Future II ($12,000-$15,000)
    * Screen-used Gray’s Sports Almanac 1950-2000 from Back to the Future II ($3,000-$5,000)
    * Prop Hill Valley map from Back to the Future III ($8,000-$10,000)
    * Very rare prop SFX “transformation” photos of Eric Stoltz as “Marty McFly” from Back to the Future ($300-$500)

courtesy of Profiles in History

courtesy of Profiles in History

The next section features great items from several hit Syfy network television shows, including Stargate SG-1, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. Highlights include:

    * Holoband device from Caprica ($8,000-$12,000)
    * Teal’c Serpent Helmet from Stargate SG-1 ($7,500-$9,500)
    * Ori Control Chair from Stargate SG-1 ($3,500-$4,500)
    * Tesla gun used by Warehouse Agents Myka Bering, Pete Lattimer and Artie Nielson in Warehouse 13 ($400-$600)
    * Caprica City Buccaneers Pyramid jersey from Eric Stoltz “Daniel Graystone’s” private game box in Caprica ($400-$600)
    * Colin Ferguson “Sheriff Jack Carter” costume from Eureka ($300-$500)

The final section is a variety of items Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, has collected in his travels to hunt down Hollywood’s lost treasures, and is a sample of what’s to come in their December Auction. Highlights of this section include a special addition to the auction—an extremely rare “Superman #1” comic book ($100,000-$200,000) and an original hero K.I.T.T. car from NBC’s 2008-9 series, Knight Rider ($25,000-$35,000). Other highlights include:

    * Batman comic strip original art by Bob Kane 1943 ($20,000-$30,000)
    * Michael Jackson’s stage-worn Victory Tour sunglasses ($10,000-$15,000)
    * Original screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ($8,000-$12,000
    * Spider-Man and Stan Lee original artwork for How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by John Romita ($4,000-$6,000)
    * Screen-used Naboo Palace Guard jacket from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace ($4,000-$6,000)
    * Butch Patrick “Eddie Munster” first season velvet coat from The Munsters ($3,000-$5,000)
    * The Art of Animation signed by Walt Disney and Disney’s “Nine Old Men” ($2,000-$3,000)

Joe Maddalena and his company, Profiles in History are the stars of Hollywood Treasure, a new television show premiering October 27on Syfy.

Profiles in History’s next general Hollywood auction is scheduled for early December, 2010. A few items have been announced, including Brandon Routh’s hero Superman costume from Superman Returns; a ¼ scale special effects Batmobile from Batman Returns; a large collection of stop-motion hero principal character puppets from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride; a hero Golden Ticket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and a hero T-600 Terminator puppet from Terminator Salvation.

Profiles in History was established in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.  Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia.


Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000),  The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).


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