The costume that inhabit geek dreams and turns up at every Comic-con is up for auction. The Princess Leia slave costume worn by Carrie Fisher in the 1983 “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” is one of the featured items in the Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 74 that begins Sept. 29 and runs until Oct. 1.
The Lot #1558 item comes with production slides, design drawings, notes and alternative designs that were eventually not used. This particular set features pieces that were used on-set before being returned and replaced with re-sized pieces. It is the most complete compilation of the original Star Wars artifact that survived the production. Expected price is $80,000-$120,000.
The item will be auctioned off on Thursday, Oct. 1. The schedule bidding is:
- Day 1 (Tuesday, Sept. 29): Lots 1-631
- Day 2 (Wednesday, Sept. 30): Lots 632-1264
- Day 3 (Thursday, Oct. 1): Lots 1265-1905
You can bid online in real-time during the auction by registering on the Profiles in History website.
Other highlights include:
- A number of custom-print photographs of Greta Garbo from her personal collection
- W.C. Fields’ personal “joke box” which contains over a hundred handwritten pages of various jokes
- The original 21-page signed contract between the Marx Brothers and Paramount Pictures for the classic “Duck Soup”
- George Reeves “Superman” costume with the muscle under suit and the rig from “The Adventures of Superman” (Lot #1014). Estimated: $100,000-$150,000.
- Assorted costume pieces and personal effects of Lucille Ball from “I Love Lucy”
- Ron Howard “Steve’s” custom 1958 Chevrolet Impala used in “American Graffiti”
- Henry Winkler’s Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli’s Triumph motorcycle from “Happy Days”
- Marty McFly’s 2015 self-lacing Nike Mags from the 1989 film “Back to the Future II.” Estimated $30,000-$50,000.
- Indiana Jones’ bullwhip and fedora which were used during the production of the first three Indiana Jones films. Lots #1567 and #1568. Estimated $100,000-$150,000 and $30,000-$50,000 respectively.
- The visual instrument and sensory organ replacement visor worn by LeVar Burton as Geordi from the second season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (Lot #1614) Estimated price: $4,000-$6,000.
- A fiberglass prototype of Darth Vader’s helmet made between the 1977 “Star Wars: A New Hope” and the 1980 “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Estimated price: $30,000-$50,000.
You can check out the online catalog. Auction begins at 11 a.m. PST on all three days.