profiles in history Archives

Remember When Hugh Jackman's X2 Suit Sold for $84k in 2014?
We're waltzing down the movie prop and costume auction-block isle as Profiles in History, one of the leading auction houses in memorabilia, is reminding us of various high ticket items that passed through their facility. Like Hugh Jackman's X2: X-Men United black team suit His claws from the film were also up for auction, which you can see detailed from[...]
Blockade Runner from 'Star Wars' Sold for $450,000 at Auction [In 2015]
Sure, this is a bit of a throwback to 2015, but maybe you didn't know that the Blockade Runner, that iconic first ship seen in Star Wars: Episode VI, sold for a whopping $450,000 at auction. Profiles in History brokered the sale of the incredible piece of Star Wars cinema history, which brought in almost double the expected[...]
Luke's Lightsaber Pulled from Auction, Mark Hamill Responds
You know how much we enjoy telling you about auctions with interesting items, and the current saga of Luke Skywalker's "hero" lightsaber from Star Wars: A New Hope. Almost as soon as the item was listed by auction house Profiles In History, there were concerns about the provenance (history and ownership of said item) of the lightsaber[...]
This Life-Sized Judge Dredd Figure Sold For $48k
Profiles in History continued their auction with a life-sized Judge Dredd figure, wearing the signature uniform as designed by Gianni Versace.  It sold for a whopping $48,000 (USD). Listed in the catalogue as: 1705 Sylvester Stallone "Judge Dredd" life-size figure from Judge Dredd. (Hollywood, 1995) Original detailed life-size figure measuring approx 73.5 x 33 x 16 in and dressed[...]
Marty McFly's BTTF II Hoverboard Sells for $28K
Another awesome item sold during the Profiles in History Icons & Legends of Hollywood auction is one that Back to the Future fans will no doubt be interested in. Marty McFly's Mattel hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II sold for $28,800 (USD) during day three of the auction. The official listing for the item[...]
Jamie Lee Curtis true lies
Yesterday during Profiles in History's Icons & Legends of Hollywood auction, a costume worn by Jamie Lee Curtis during True Lies sold. Specifically, her little black dress from THAT ONE SCENE, where Helen Tasker (Curtis's character) has to "seduce" someone… you know, her husband. The black velvet garment sold for $3,520 (USD) during day three of the auction. The listing for[...]
Kurgan's Sword From Highlander Sold for $10k, Ramirez Katana for $15k
Some other interesting items that we were keeping an eye on during Profiles in History's Icons & Legends of Hollywood auction this time around included some pretty fabulous swords. Specifically, a pair from Highlander. Sean Connery's Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez katana and Clancy Brown's Kurgan blade. The Ramirez sword went for  $15,360 (USD). 1101[...]
Terminator motorcycle
Day three of the Profiles in History auction happened yesterday, and with it one of the highest-ticket items yet. Arnold Schwarzenegger's motorcycle from James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgement Day sold for $520,000 (USD). The listing for the item reads: 1323 Arnold Schwarzenegger "Terminator" screen-used 1991 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.(Carolco, 1991) Without question, one of[...]
Blade Runner Prop Gun Sells for $41k, Snake Plissken's MAC-10 for $20k
During Profiles In History's auction today a prop blaster from Blade Runner and Snake Plissken's MAC-10 came up. The blaster, of course, is iconic — Harrison Ford's character Rick Deckard uses it to retire replicants past their shelf life It went for $41,100 (USD). The listing for the item read: 960 Harrison Ford "Rick Deckard" prop blaster from Blade Runner. (Warner[...]
Return Of The Jedi Death Star Sells for $256,000
Yet another big ticket item from Profiles In History's Icons & Legends In Hollywood auction, this one is a Star Wars item of that's-no-moon Death Star proportions. One of the screen-used filming models from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi just sold during day two of the auction for $256,000 (USD). The listing for the Death Star reads: Lot[...]
Ripley's 'Alien' Space Suit Goes for $204k, 'Aliens' Flamethrower for $108k
First appearing in Sir Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 film Alien, she returned to head three additional films in the space franchise. Two items of Ripley's were up at auction today during Profiles In History's Icons & Legends In Hollywood, and both fetched pretty hefty sums The first was Ripley's spacesuit from Alien, which went for $204,800 (USD). [...]
Helen Slater's Supergirl Costume Sells for $20,480 at Auction
Profiles In History's 4 day long Icons & Legends in Hollywood auction has something for everyone, day two specifically speaking to Superman and Supergirl collectors. Helen Slater's costume from the 1984 film Supergirl just sold for $$20,480 (USD) during the auction.  The costume was complete with cape, belt, and boots This one just happens to be one[...]
Ursa's Jumpsuit from Superman II Sells for $8,500
Even more Profiles in History auction goodness to report on today, especially if you're a fan of Superman.  There were several items listed in day two's Icons & Legends of Hollywood that pertain to our favorite last son of Krypton, but one of the pieces from Superman II really caught my eye. Namely, Sarah Douglas's Ursa costume from Superman II,[...]
Obi-Wan's Lightsaber Chest Just Sold for $110,000 at Auction
An instantly recognizable piece of Star Wars film history was auctioned off today during day two of Profiles In History's Icons & Legends of Hollywood auction I mean, there are actually several pieces from the galaxy far, far away, but lot 776 has some extra special awesomeness. Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber chest, which was also used in Superman as[...]
One of Jane Fonda's Barbarella Rifles Sold for $220,000 at Auction
We told you yesterday about the four-day Profiles In History auction happening, and day two kicked off this morning The high ticket item from the early part of the bidding was a surprise: one of the signature space rifles from Barbarella. The smaller of two rifles being sold that were used by Jane Fonda's character in the[...]
Cesar Romero's The Joker Suit Sells for $89,600 at Auction
Profiles in History began their Icons & Legends of Hollywood auction today, the first of three days parceling out pieces of cinema history to the highest bidder One of the top-tier items from today's selection of pieces (540 to be exact) was Cesar Romero's The Joker costume from Batman. Originally estimated to bring in somewhere between $8,000[...]