Star Wars fans near and far will be flocking to see what Julien’s has to offer in our upcoming Legends: Hollywood & Royalty auction, taking place September 6th through 8th in Beverly Hills and online.
Whether you’re one with the dark side or a Jedi-in-training, rare and original items from the original trilogy, as well as contemporary films in the Star Wars saga, will conjure up the force within you.
From A New Hope, a Ceremonial Rebel Guard jacket as seen used in the film’s ending, when Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) are honored for their work with the Alliance. This type of outfit was worn by one of the high-ranking members, standing next to C-3PO and R2-D2. Also on offer, is a “Blue Harvest” codename production crew cap.
From Return of the Jedi, original production costume components like those seen as part of the full iconic slave costume, as seen worn by Carrie Fisher when she was held captive by Jabba the Hutt at the crime lord’s palace and on his sail barge; as well as a hand-made and hand-painted prop cup as seen used in behind-the-scenes shots at Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
One of the top items from the prequel films is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s dueling lightsaber, as seen used by Ewan McGregor in Revenge of the Sith. This “dueling” lightsaber has smoother surfaces than the “hero” lightsaber (used in close-up shots), allowing McGregor to wield the prop with greater ease.
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Remember the horror comedy Beetlejuice? What about the Beetlejuice sequel? Unfortunately, we were never blessed with the continued tale of our favorite ghost with the most. And although the movie never made it to production, the script has been passed around like hot gossip and is making a comeback at our "Legends: Hollywood and Royalty" auction.
Picture this: the off-the-wall chaos of Beetlejuice, but in Hawaii. "Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian" takes our outcasts and relocates them from haunted houses to sunny beaches. Think: German expressionism meets 60s beach party. The film follows the Deetz family as they purchase land to build a resort, but soon come to find that the land they purchased is ancient burial grounds. Enter: Beetlejuice.
Now, we can't turn back time to bring this sequel to life, but we can offer you the next best thing: a chance to own a piece of the unreleased magic. The script, which has been a sort of secret treasure among the strange and unusual, is stepping into the spotlight at our upcoming auction. But, this isn't just about ownership; it's about becoming part of the legacy and preserving a “what-could-have-been” moment in cinematic history.
No expense was spared when it came to creating Vivien Leigh’s unforgettable costumes as the tempestuous Southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara, in the 1939 film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel Gone With The Wind.
Leigh wore them well. Within months of its release, the film had become the highest-grossing movie of all time – Leigh had won the Academy Award for her performance, and was the most famous actress on the planet.
By the fall of 1940, the British Leigh was about to achieve another long-time goal, starring opposite her new husband, Laurence Olivier, in another wartime drama, That Hamilton Woman, which detailed the scandalous, ill-fated romance between Lord Horatio Nelson and his married mistress Lady Emma Hamilton.
What a difference a few months can make. Before filming began, England had declared war against Germany. The film had been planned to serve as an epic love story, with its plot of Great Britain’s struggle against Napoleon serving propaganda with a parallel to the country’s alliance to battle Hitler would have to be made as economically as possible. With financing scarce, there wasn’t a budget for elaborate gowns audiences yearned to see Leigh wear.
Fortunately, costume designer René Hubert, who created memorable costumes for Gloria Swanson, Ingrid Bergman, and Marlene Dietrich, was able to create expensive-looking garments for the leading lady on a micro-budget
Julien’s Auctions is pleased to offer one of the most exquisite examples from the production - a black silk velvet 19th century-style gown which Leigh wore in one the film’s most romantic scenes
The film went on to become another huge hit for Leigh, and it’s reported that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called it his favorite – he claimed to have watched it more than 80 times.
Although this is the only movie the Oliviers made as a married couple, Hubert’s exquisite costumes helped it to become of the most enduring in their respective filmographies.
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On offer in our upcoming Legends: Hollywood and Royalty auction, online and in Beverly Hills, this September 6-8 are original face prosthetics, a wig, and a cowl made for Bill Skarsgard as "Pennywise" in the second adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror story, It.
The cowl and wig were produced for a scene in the film where Pennywise appears from inside of a refrigerator in the abandoned house on Neibolt Street, where he terrorizes the Losers Club.
In order to become the ancient, malevolent clown, “Pennywise,” who preys upon the fears of children, Skarsgard had to go through a grueling transformation process that included long hours in the makeup chair, a bulky, layered clown costume, and many prosthetic enhancements.
In an interview, Skarsgard stated of the process: “Finally getting the make-up on for the first time took maybe five or six hours. Every step of the way I was just staring at myself in the mirror, seeing this character come alive. You get all the prosthetics on, then you get all the white on. There are a lot of stages along the way that look nothing like the character and are kind of bizarre. Then the smile comes on and the nose and he starts to come to life. It was a very special thing to go through.”
Although Skarsgard had already prepared for the role, with a facial quirk that allowed him to create Pennywise’s signature grin, getting into his role took much more than face paint and a clown costume. The actor began his work long before shooting began, taking inspiration from Tim Curry’s original rendition of Pennywise; footage of predatory animals; and even Heath Ledger’s Joker in, The Dark Night Rises. His efforts resulted in a fresh, more sinister take on the classic character beloved by horror fans for decades.
At the box office, It grossed over 700 million dollars worldwide its opening weekend, and was ranked the 29th highest-grossing film of all time. When the film was released, it broke the record for the highest number of movie theaters playing an R-rated film at any single time, surpassing the release of Logan.
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