Updated: January 07, 2011
ORIGINAL MARK GODDARD COSTUME DRAWING (1ST SEASON)
Lost in Space Major Don West (actor Mark Goddard) Rare color
copy of original 1st Season costume drawing by Costume
Designer, Paul Zastupnevich.
Amongst his many amazing achievements, legendary Executive
Producer, Writer, and Visionary Irwin Allen is remembered for
his incredible conceptual production design on the classic
television series Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, Voyage to
the Bottom of the Sea, and Time Tunnel. And, of course, his
blockbuster smash films The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon
Adventure, just to name a few.
Besides the four beloved television series brilliant casting,
imaginative writing, dynamic sets and cutting edge special
visual-effects mentioned above, the Irwin Allen Productions
also featured wonderfully designed costumes and creature
One of Irwin Allen's true secret weapons was the Renaissance
man designer, Paul Zastupnevich. Many diehard fans know of
this genius' contributions to Irwin Allen's productions, but
this incredibly talented artist and prolific designer should
be a household name. The sheer amount of joy and
entertainment that he helped provide to millions of television
viewers all over the world is staggering in its scope.
Besides often being a "right-hand" man to Irwin Allen, as an
Associate Producer, on multiple Irwin Allen productions, the
multi-talented Mr. Zastupnevich also contributed largely to
the production design and art direction elements to many of
Allen's classic film and television properties.
On the classic television series Lost in Space, Paul
Zastupnevich not only served as Assistant Producer, but also
designed all of the memorable and colorful costumes worn in
every season of the show. And, designed the majority of the
TV programs' unforgettable space aliens, monsters, and
creatures! Serving as a Special Makeup Effects artist! Talk
about your multi-talented individual!
Original Zastupnevich full-color costume sketches from various
Irwin Allen productions have been offered at leading
international Hollywood memorabilia auction houses over the
past decade. Some have garnered closed auctions prices that
have exceeded $10,000.00. These original are extremely scarce
and rarely show up for sale. And collectors refuse to let them
Due to the facts outlined above, we sought out the next best
thing to owning an original Zastupnevich pre-production
illustration. We pestered a well-known and respected collector
initials P.G. who had actually met with Zastupnevich in person
in the early 1990's, who was briefly permitted by Paul, to
color-Xerox many of his archived original drawings from the
Irwin Allen productions. This was the first time this had ever
been permitted. This drawing above is from this unprecedented
color-Xerox session, which took place at a Kinko's copy store
in Zastupnevich's neighborhood.
Now we know what some of you are probably thinking, how can
"color Xeroxes" of original production artwork have any value?
After all, they're only copies of the original. Well, we
submit the following information for your consideration:
1.) During film and television production, original art is
copied for distribution to the film crew department
supervisors. They do not hand out the original artwork for
usage. Originals are reproduced in a very small quantity and
provided to department heads for pre-production work
2.) The original art is often kept and archived by the
Studios for future reference. For later usage by Licensing &
Merchandising, Marketing & Promotion departments, and / or for
possible sequel or spin-off considerations. Also, at times,
original production art is kept for its historic value to the
3.) Advances in color Xerox printing technology have altered
the accessibility to quality reproductions by Hollywood
memorabilia collectors. For decades, unless a Studio
reproduced an original preproduction drawing or illustration
as a limited edition lithograph or print (as in the case of
Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments), consumers had no access
whatsoever to reproductions of this often beautiful and
4.) The quality of color Xeroxing and scanning has allowed
Hollywood memorabilia collectors to acquire stunning
reproductions of one-of-a-kind film and television artwork.
5.) In many cases, only a scarce handful of copies of an
original illustration or painting are produced, making these
reproductions even much more scarce then any art gallery
limited-edition print or lithograph. At times, only 1 to 5
copies are ever produced. It is important to remember in
collecting to observe trends in the availability in unique
items and the potential for future desirability.
6.) Therefore, we submit to you, that the following rare
copy, of an original conceptual pre-production illustration,
is quite scarce and collectible. And is worthy of being
displayed in your Irwin Allen, Lost in Space or Television
Only a very few of the following were produced, we have only
seen these copies. P.G. was not well known in memorabilia
circles for being considerably well-funded (he reminded us
much of the character Whimpie from the old Popeye television
series: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger"),
so therefore, P.G. was only able to color-Xerox a very, very
limited number of these, scarcely seen copies of original
Zastupnevich Lost in Space creations.
The following is the description of the item being offered in
this special premium eBay Lost in Space auction:
This is a quality-framed image of the first season costume of
the character Major Don West, the dashing and skilled pilot of
the famed Jupiter-2 Spacecraft, as portrayed by the awesome
actor, Mark Goddard.
The color Xerox copy of the original Paul Zastupnevich
hand-colored, pencil and ink drawing, measures an impressive
11" wide by 17" tall. It depicts Mark Goddard standing in his
memorable velour blue and red knit accented costume from the
beloved 1st Season of Lost in Space. Considered by many fans
to be the best season of the television series due to its
serious and dramatic tone.
The piece is accented by a Zastupnevich rendered conceptual
Lost in Space logo in the upper right hand corner, and beneath
the corner Zastupnevich wrote the following paragraph:
"Aurora blue velour
pull on shirt –
jockey tab – red knit
t-neck inset and
cuffs…banded in black
stretch tapered pants.
Matching suede boots."
The middle left hand section of the copy of the original
illustration to the right of Goddard's right thigh states:
Mark Goddard as "Don".
Paul Zastupnevich's name is signed (not an original signature)
on the copy to the right of Goddard's left foot.