Film Costume Auction! Focus on Superheroes

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Profiles in History, an auction house in Southern California is having their annual memorabilia sale Thursday and Friday August 31 and July 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

Following in the wake of the Superheros exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Costume Institute, not to mention all the bru-ha-ha about summer super-hero/action movies right now, the auction house is focusing on that topic as well. If you happen to be in the area and have $60-80,000 handy, you too could own:

A little searching on their site also reveals a large number of costume sketches for some fairly iconic movies, actress and characters over the last 100 years of film-making, including these:

Walter Plunkett costume sketch for Katharine Hepburn from Christopher Strong (1933). (The sketch was likely done well after the movie was filmed)

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Grace Kelly costume design sketch from High Society (1956).

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Anthea Sylbert costume sketch for Faye Dunaway in Chinatown (1974).

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If anyone is working on any film costume history projects I would encourage you to search this vast online catalog. It does also include non-superhero movie costumes, including this one from High Society (1956).

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Until Next Time,

Heather

www.fashionhistorian.net

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