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HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA AUCTION #17

Updated: November 16, 2003

The Prop House of "Profiles in History" will be hosting it's 17th Hollywood Auction on December 12, 2003. Held at the Westin Hotel at LAX from 12:00 Noon. The auction will showcase over 566 items ranging from, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Star Wars, Alien, Superman, Batman, Galactica, Original artwork, Posters, just to name a few.

Many fans have wonder if many of the Irwin Allen props, costumes, art, etc. were either lost, destroyed, or simply forgotten. For the past 8 years I have searched high and low for such items, and yet again more such treasures have appeared. I believe many of these props, (as with the last Profiles auction) are from the collection of prop builder Greg Jein?

For more info, contact Profiles in History at 1-310-859-7701 or email/website at www.profilesinhistory.com All items will be posted on www.ebayliveauctions.com the first week of December. All items will be posted on our website with additional info when they come available.

Below are some of the many items going up on the auction block:

431. COSTUME SKETCH OF STUART WHITMAN FOR CITY BENEATH THE SEA. (NBC-TV, 1971) Sketch of Stuart Whitman in his role as Adm. Michael Matthews, the director of the undersea city complex in Irwin Allen's City Beneath the Sea. Accomplished in gouache and ink on a 14 1/2 in. x 19 1/2 sheet of artist's illustration board, by veteran Allen art director Paul Zastupnevich. Includes handwritten costuming notes on the left and right margins in pencil. Exhibits some cracks and wear from production. $400 – $600

466. ARCHIVE OF VINTAGE PRODUCTION MEMORABILIA FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) This extensive lot includes a TV Guide cover and 11 in. x 14 in. photo blow-up of the same cover (these were produced by TV Guide in limited numbers from their original cover negatives in the 1960s and 70s, which were then matted). The cover and blow-up each feature Gary Conway (as Steve Burton) and Deanna Lund (as Valerie Scott) dramatically posing in an oversized laboratory beaker. Also includes a fan postcard of Conway with printed signature; an original special effects shooting script featuring a complete sfx storyboard sequence of the pilot episode "The Crash" with handwritten notes and thumbnail sketches (including one of an early version of the show's Spindrift shuttlecraft); a Call Sheet used in the making of a specific episode; an original Gary Conway shooting script of the episode "The Night of the Thrombeldinbar" signed by Conway on the cover; and an original vintage press kit complete with four black & white studio photographs and studio production notes. $400 – $600

467. ORIGINAL SPECIAL EFFECTS STORYBOARDS FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) Archive of six original hand drawn special effects storyboards from the Irwin Allen science-fiction action/adventure series Land of the Giants. The drawings, accomplished in ink, pencil and aquatint, depict various special effects sequences featuring the giant- human perspectives often seen in the series. Each include extensive technical notes, and measure 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. These original drawings would have been mimeographed and distributed to the Land of the Giants special effects crew, cameramen and director. An intriguing, behind the scenes glimpse into the making of this memorable TV series. $600 – $800

468. ORIGINAL LAND OF THE GIANTS SPECIAL EFFECTS STORYBOARDS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) Archive of six original hand drawn special effects storyboards from the Irwin Allen science-fiction action/adventure series Land of the Giants. The drawings, accomplished in ink, pencil and aquatint, depict various special effects sequences featuring the giant-human perspectives often seen in the series. Each include extensive technical notes, and measure 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. These original drawings would have been mimeographed and distributed to the Land of the Giants special effects crew, cameramen and director. An intriguing, behind the scenes glimpse into the making of this memorable TV series. $600 – $800

469. GIANT PROP SCREWDRIVER FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) Giant prop screwdriver, with handle fabricated in milled and carved wood and an attached long metal pole and wood tip simulating a screwdriver. This hero prop was used by Captain Steve Burton (portrayed by Gary Conway) in the series. Measures 6 feet tall. $1,000 – $1,500

470. GARY CONWAY PILOT'S UNIFORM FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) Two-piece cherry red pilot's uniform consisting of a custom-tailored jacket complete with captain's epaulettes (removed), embroidered Spindrift Shuttle Craft patch and red satin lining, accompanied with a matching pair of custom-tailored pants. Worn by actor Gary Conway as the daring captain of the Spindrift in this classic Irwin Allen television series. $2,500 – $3,500

471. COSTUME SKETCH OF STEVE BURTON FOR LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) Hand drawn original pencil sketch by acclaimed Irwin Allen art director Paul Zastupnevich of Steve Burton (portrayed by Gary Conway). The sketch is accomplished on a 14 in. x 17 in. sheet of artist's illustration paper, with extensive handwritten notes by Zastupnevich ("Let's keep the line sleek and mean", "use crθme white military turtle", etc.). Minor toning, and some chipping to edges. Original Zastupnevich drawings from Irwin Allen productions are very scarce. $500 – $700

472. SPINDRIFT CONTROL YOKE FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC- TV, 1968-70) This scratch-built prop is fabricated in wood, plastic and crude 1960s-era electronics (which once illuminated the faceplate). Hand-set lettering on the faceplate reads "Systems Control - Nuclear Balance". The central control yoke of the Spindrift Supersonic Transport Vehicle, this prop is seen prominently in the series. Comes with the original hand drawn schematic designs for the yoke. $1,500 – $2,500

473. SPINDRIFT PILOT'S CHAIR FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) This pilot's chair is an actual 1960s-era ejection seat from a U.S. Air Force fighter, which has been modified by the studio with custom aluminum side accents and black leather upholstered arm rests for use on the production. Seen in the cockpit of the Spindrift supersonic transport vehicle in many episodes of Land of the Giants. This piece was re-rented to other productions throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s by a Hollywood prop rental house, where it was finally discovered and identified. $3,000 – $5,000

474. ORIGINAL SPINDRIFT SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT MINIATURE FROM LAND OF THE GIANTS. (ABC-TV, 1968-70) This exquisitely detailed "Hero" or "Beauty" miniature of the highly recognizable Supersonic transport craft was seen on-screen in numerous episodes of Land of the Giants, including the pilot, and was often depicted being examined and/or attacked by the menacing giant-sized humans and animals in the show. The piece features a variety of interesting design details, including original custom paint with pinstriping, recessed hatch door, brass grill honeycombed engine cowlings, tail fin, Plexiglas cockpit window with visible interior, weather antenna, dome, spindrift insignia decal and a phenomenal 1960s-vintage internal electric drum engine, which creates a crude, yet sophisticated alternating lighting effect, simulating the vehicle's nuclear-powered engines. (Loud but effective!). The miniature is fabricated from fiberglass, and measures 40 in. (long) x 20 in. (wide) x 12 in. (tall). Comes with a small photograph (pictured) of Deanna Lund, who played Valerie Scott on the series, with the model. A rare museum- quality miniature which has immediate recognition among TV viewers of the era. The only one of its kind! $15,000 – $25,000

477. ORIGINAL TECHNICAL DRAWING OF THE B-9 ROBOT FROM LOST IN SPACE. (CBS-TV, 1965-68) A highly detailed, original hand drawn engineering design accomplished in pencil on vellum, featuring five views of the famous full-size Lost in Space B-9 Robot. This rendering depicts five different views, including a cutaway with human operator (actor Bob May) inside, and various features of the robot as conceptualized by legendary designer Robert Kinoshita, who also designed Robby the Robot for the feature film Forbidden Planet. This original blueprint master drawing would have been copied after approval by Irwin Allen and art directors Robert Kinoshita and Jack Martin Smith, then distributed to the various Fox departments required to build the Robot. Measures 36 in. x 25 in. This piece was originally sold at the February 26 & 27, 1996 Butterfield & Butterfield auction of Hollywood memorabilia (lot 4355). $4,000 – $6,000

478. ORIGINAL TECHNICAL DRAWING OF THE ASTRO-GATOR FROM LOST IN SPACE. (CBS-TV, 1965-68) An original pencil blueprint drawing created by 20th Century Fox Studio artist J. Murakami, which depicts the detailed design schematics for the construction of the Astro-gator, the futuristic center control device seen in the center area of the Jupiter- 2 spacecraft. Dated July 12, 1966 and signed for approval by Robert Kinoshita. Measures 36 in. square. This piece was originally sold at the February 26 & 27, 1996 Butterfield & Butterfield auction of Hollywood memorabilia (lot 4379). $600 – $800

479. ORIGINAL TECHNICAL DRAWING OF THE JUPITER 2 FLIGHT CHAIR FROM LOST IN SPACE. (CBS-TV, 1965-68) An original and highly- detailed hand drawn pencil blueprint of the full-size black leather and aluminum flight chair as seen in the interior the Jupiter 2. This 20th Century Fox construction schematic was drafted prior to the filming of Lost in Space by J. Murakami, dated July 2, 1965, and signed for approval by Robert Kinoshita. Measures 36 in. square. This piece was originally sold at the February 26 & 27, 1996 Butterfield & Butterfield auction of Hollywood memorabilia (lot 4379). $600 – $800

480. JUPITER 2 PRODUCTION BLUEPRINTS FROM LOST IN SPACE. (CBS- TV, 1965-68) Pair of original production blueprints depicting the Jupiter 2 spacecraft, one of the ships on the surface of an alien planet with severe meteor damage to the hull (a concept never realized on the series), and the other an aerial view of the Jupiter 2, including area dimensions necessary for construction. Slightly toned from age. Each measure 19 in. x 37 in. $300 – $500

481. BLUEPRINT OF THE CHARIOT FROM LOST IN SPACE. (CBS-TV, 1965-68) An original pencil drawing drafted by 20th Century Fox Studio artist P. Romero, of the futuristic track vehicle known as "The Chariot", used by the Robinson family to traverse the surface of distant alien worlds. The blueprint depicts The Chariot with its tank-like track sections removed, mounted on a large studio gimble platform. This gimble would have been used during filming on a Fox soundstage to stimulate movement while cast members sat within the interior of the ship. Approved with signature by Kinoshita at the lower right. Measures 36 in. x 18 in. $600 – $800

544. MAIN CENTER CONTROL PANEL STATION FROM THE TIME TUNNEL. (ABC-TV, 1966-67) This is the actual center control station, situated directly in front of the immense Time Tunnel in every episode of this classic science fiction television series. This free standing/rolling control panel was modified from an actual U.S. Air Force military surplus control module (a common practice of Irwin Allen's production design teams) and features vintage electronics, illumination capability, and custom graphics on the face panels featuring an hourglass motif, which symbolizes Time. It is this panel which contributed to the operation of the Time Tunnel device, and thus the destiny of the heroes – Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Douglas Phillips (portrayed by actors James Darren and Robert Colbert). This unusual production artifact was acquired directly from 20th Century Fox by a Hollywood prop rental house and rented to various other productions throughout the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Though the TV monitor in the center of the panel was removed for another production, the station remains intact with its distinctive Time Tunnel controls, and instantly indentifiable to those who enjoyed tuning in to this popular series every week. A phenomenal science fiction artifact! Measures 68 in (wide) x 44 in. (deep) x 45 in. (tall). $20,000 – $30,000

545. SHOOTING SCRIPT AND WRITER'S GUIDE FROM THE TIME TUNNEL. (ABC- TV, 1966-67) This lot consists of an original shooting script from the episode "Pirates of Deadman's Island", along with a unique and original 11 in. x 17 in. mimeographed Time Tunnel writer's guide given to writers of the series, which includes an inventory of stock footage (Roman Era and WWII battles, etc.) available for use in the Time Tunnel show. Also includes a screen-used Project Tic-Toc badge. The script is in excellent condition, and the writer's guide shows some evidence of use and age. $300 – $500

546. ORIGINAL TECHNICAL DRAWING OF THE TIME MACHINE FROM THE TIME TUNNEL. (ABC-TV, 1966-67) Technical drawing of the central element of this great 1960s sci-fi series – the Time Machine – from the top perspective. Measures 64 in. x 35 in. Note: only a small portion of the drawing is shown. $800 – $1,000

547. COSTUME SKETCH OF JAMES DARREN FOR THE TIME TUNNEL. (ABC-TV, 1966-67) Costume sketch of James Darren in his role as Anthony Newman, wearing plaid slacks and a red turtleneck sweater with hand drawn and colored alterations by acclaimed production/art designer Paul Zastupnevitch. A nice sketch from this Irwin Allen cult series. Accomplished on an 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. leaf of artist's illustration paper. $500 – $700

555. LARGE-SCALE MINIATURE SEAVIEW SUBMARINE FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (TCF, 1961) This is the breathtaking, 17 ft. 3 in. S.S. Seaview special visual effects "beauty miniature," used in the filming of the classic Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea feature film as well as the television series. This historic miniature was designed by Irwin Allen's talented art department to capture his optimistic and idealized belief in a nuclear powered future. The sub's memorable design is inspired by the sleek lines and anatomy of marine life, such as manta rays and porpoises. (Note: the gray upper and white bottom areas reminiscent of a dolphin or shark, and the curved wing-like nose area of the submarine resembles a manta ray.) This miniature was the "Hero" Seaview miniature, photographed both on the surface and submerged in the massive 20th Century Fox water tanks (where films such as The Poseidon Adventure and Tora! Tora! Tora! were filmed). The miniature's impressive size was used by Irwin Allen's directors of photography and special effects units to create a more realistic look and representation of the immensity of the fictional submarine for TV viewers of the 1960s – a standard technique used by special effects technicians of the era prior to digital technology, as is used today. The miniature features a variety of interesting original details including the following: 1) Original brass antenna and periscope miniature accents. 2) Miniature port door accents. 3) Missile hatches. 4) Miniature tie bars. 5) Miniature matching swivel rudders. 6.) Plexiglas bridge window. 7) Steel girder support arches in the bridge interior. 8) Two-man sub deployment area. 9) Internal special effects wood and cable control handle. 10) Hanging points for cable control. 11) Miniature working bay doors under the bridge area which open and close on rollers. This feature was engineered to permit the miniature Flying Sub to be deployed in the series! The miniature was restored to its present condition for display at Planet Hollywood's now-closed Beverly Hills location. It rests on a sturdy, custom- made wood gurney with carpeted supports, and heavy duty casters allowing for easy movement, and is accompanied with a one-sheet poster from the film. A stunning and highly recognizable miniature, worthy of inclusion in the finest collections of Hollywood memorabilia. $25,000 – $35,000

556. ORIGINAL CONCEPT PAINTING OF THE SEAVIEW FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) Original concept painting of the futuristic nuclear submarine Seaview, during one of its memorable ocean surfacing sequences. The painting depicts an early version of the Seaview painted yellow, executed during the pre-production phase of filming. Icebergs are shown in the background. Accomplished in acrylic on board, measuring approx. 17 in. x 14 in., custom matted and framed to 24 in. x 20 in. $1,000 – $1,500

557. CONCEPT PAINTING FOR VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (MINI-SUB EMERGING FROM SEAVIEW). (ABC-TV, 1964-68) Full-color concept painting of a two-man mini-sub emerging from beneath the Seaview, accomplished in gouache on a 22 in. x 19 in. sheet of artist's illustration board. $700 – $900

558. CONCEPT PAINTING FOR VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (FLYING SUB). (ABC-TV, 1964-68) Full-color concept painting of the flying sub hovering over the ocean's surface, accomplished in gouache on a 22 in. x 19 in. sheet of artist's illustration board. Some soiling at the edges, which does not affect the image. $700 – $900

559. CONCEPT PAINTING FOR VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (SCUBA DIVERS). (ABC-TV, 1964-68) Full- color concept painting of two scuba divers with spearguns, swimming near the ocean floor, accomplished in gouache on a 22 in. x 19 in. sheet of artist's illustration board. Some soiling and a small crack at the lower right corner, neither of which affects the image. $400 – $600

560. TWO MINIATURE TORPEDOES FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) Pair of highly-detailed, hand-machined torpedo miniatures used in the underwater special effects sequences. Both feature complex internal mechanisms designed to be powered by compressed air, which would spin the torpedo propellers and create a bubble effect. Measures 10 1/2 in. long and 22 in. long, resp. It is also probable that these two torpedoes were used by Fox in other 1960s war films. Propellers on each torpedo are bent, though the original paint and overall structure remains intact. $600 – $800

561. UNDERSEA MINIATURES FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) Three highly-detailed undersea miniatures used in filming the special effects sequences, accompanied with a small diving bell used for close-up shots. Each features a simulated metal surface covered with barnacles and rust, along with small trigger plungers (some bent), and the diving bell made from resin painted gold and red with studio weathering. These pieces were fabricated by the 20th Century Fox special effects department, and most likely used in many other Fox film and Television productions in the 1960s. The miniatures measure 4 in. tall, and the diving bell measures 4 1/2 in. diameter. $800 – $1,500

562. SCRIPT FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) An original shooting script from the episode "Monster from the Inferno" dated April 26, 1966, with the classic Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea logo on the cover. 60 pages. $200 – $300

563. SOIL SAMPLE SPEARGUN FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) The extremely rare laser weapon is constructed of a long metal tube with an orange grip. A trigger mechanism activates a series of diamond-shaped metal scoops on the end of the barrel. Used several times in the series, primarily as a soil sample collector, but also as a weapon. Items from this 1960s Irwin Allen series are very difficult to find. This speargun is one of only two known to exist, and of those two, this one is in the best condition. Measures 45 in. in length. $4,000 – $6,000

564. ADMIRAL NELSON'S NAVAL OFFICER'S COAT FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) An original naval dress coat with brass buttons and gold ranking stripes on the cuffs, worn by actor Richard Baseheart in his memorable role as the wise and heroic Admiral Harriman Nelson. (The name "Nelson" was producer Irwin Allen's tip of his hat to famous British mariner Horatio Nelson). Internal Davis Clothing Co. label is handwritten "R. Baseheart". Accompanied with a 20th Century Fox studio wardrobe continuity photo of Baseheart wearing the costume. $700 – $900

565. CAPTAIN LEE CRANE'S NAVAL OFFICER'S COAT FROM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. (ABC-TV, 1964-68) An original naval dress coat with brass buttons and gold ranking stripes on the cuffs, worn by actor David Hedison in his role as Captain Crane, the brave captain of the Seaview. Internal Davis Clothing Co. label is handwritten "David Hedison". Accompanied with a studio wardrobe continuity photo of Hedison wearing the costume. $700 – $900


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