Costume that Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies will come up for bid June 11th The actual costume the late actor Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies – Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) – will be part of Premiere Props' June 11th auction.
News-Antique.com - Jun 07,2016 - EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The actual costume the late actor Christopher Reeve wore in the first two Superman movies – Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) – will headline a one-day auction of over 600 props and costumes from some of the best-loved movies and TV shows of all time, slated for Saturday, June 11 by Premiere Props and Hollywood Live Auctions.
The Superman outfit consists of a shirt (with the distinctive “S” shield on the chest), belt, pants, red leather boots and red cape with golden insignia. “Christopher Reeve is the actor most people associate with the Superman role in the modern age,” said Dan Levin of Premiere Props. “These two films redefined superhero films forever, and sparked the current trend of big-budget, special effects-filled comic book extravaganzas.” The costume is expected to sell for $30,000-$40,000.
The auction will also feature a genuine facehugger prop from the early Alien franchise, Lady Gaga’s vintage red leather telephone purse, Madonna’s heart-shaped sunglasses from her “Sticky and Sweet” tour, a practice sword used by Ryan Reynolds for the movie Deadpool, a shirt Mark Wahlberg wore as “Dirk Diggler” in the hit film Boogie Nights, and an early stunt Rocket Pack.
The auction will get underway promptly at 11 am Pacific Coast time, in Premiere Props' gallery located at 128 Sierra Street in El Segundo, California (zip: 90255). Worldwide online bidding will be available through the Premiere Props website (www.PremiereProps.com) as well as the three top online bidding platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and iCollector.com.
Premiere Props is billing the event as Hollywood Auction Extravaganza XLII. A live broadcast show will be hosted and aired across 250 affiliate internet sites, to include iCollector.com and HollywoodLiveAuctions.com. Fans can learn about their favorite props and costumes, among other things. Pre-registration info and catalogs are up online for pre-bid, at PremiereProps.com.
The Lady Gaga vintage red leather purse comes directly from the singer’s personal collection and features a one-of-a-kind touchtone telephone keypad on the front, connected to a bright red phone cord. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Lady Gaga on her stationery, with a photo of her wearing the purse. It is estimated to sell for $3,500-$5,000.
Madonna’s stage-worn and personally owned heart-shaped sunglasses that the star used on stage during her “Sticky and Sweet” tour in August 2008 carries a pre-sale estimate of $5,000-$7,000. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity, from Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg. The sunglasses had previously been provided by Madonna as a personal item for a charity auction.
The first unit stunt Rocket Pack, hand-made from fiberglass and resin and measuring 24 inches tall by 18 inches wide, is from the collection of Academy Award-winning New Deal Studios, the film production and visual effects studio with credits that include Dark Knight Rises, Hugo, The Avengers, Inception, Battleship and Interstellar. The Rocket Pack should hit $25,000-$35,000.
The stunt latex Alien facehugger (a “floppy” version, with no internal wire structure), matches similar ones used in the