Superman's cape and Bilbo's pipe up for grabs in Hollywood auction - GulfToday

Superman's cape and Bilbo's pipe up for grabs in Hollywood auction


An original Superman cape worn by actor Christopher Reeve in the 1978 "Superman" film is displayed.

Superman's very first cape and Bilbo Baggins' pipe are each forecast to raise $100,000-$200,000 at a blockbuster auction of rare Hollywood memorabilia next week.

An original tobacco pipe used by actor Ian Holm as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the 2001 film "The Lord of the Rings

The props from Christopher Reeve's "Superman" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy will headline Monday's sale of some 400 cinephile items at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles.

Actor Dan Aykroyd's original jumpsuit from the 1989 film "Ghostbusters II."

Spokesman Jason DeBord said it was "very rare to have something that is identifiable" surviving from the first Superman film in 1978.

A custom made chopper motorcycle based on the iconic bike ridden by Peter Fonda in the film 1969 "Easy Rider."

"It is such a beloved film -- Christopher Reeve was amazing. There has never been a Superman like him," he said. "It can go for just a couple hundred thousand dollars; it can go for half a million dollars."

A male chimp foam latex makeup mask from the 1968-1974 movie franchise "Planet of the Apes."

The pipe was used by Ian Holm in "The Fellowship of the Ring," and according to the auction house is the only example from the film known to be in collectors' hands.

A bodysuit worn by actor Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine in the "Star Trek: Voyager's television series.

Bilbo used the pipe to blow smoke rings from "the finest weed in the Southfarthing" -- before the hobbit's efforts are upstaged by Gandalf's elaborate, galleon-shaped smoke exhalations.

A lifecast of actor Anthony Hopkins as Zorro in "The Mask of Zorro" and a wig used by Ron Perlman in "Beauty and the Best."

They will go under the hammer alongside the "most important collection" of Star Trek memorabilia ever auctioned, according to organizers, including a jacket worn by William Shatner's Captain Kirk in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" estimated at $80,000-$100,000.

A Starfleet command tunic worn by William Shatner as Admiral James T. Kirk in the 1982 film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

Also for sale by the Beverly Hills auctioneer will be items from classics such as "The Maltese Falcon" and "Gone with the Wind" through to 1990s hits "Jurassic Park" and "Forrest Gump."

Agence France-Presse

Related articles