Highlights from tomorrow’s Film Costume Auction

Profiles in History annual film memorabilia auction is tomorrow, December 11th and below are a few highlights (that I found interesting). A good number of costume sketches are included in this group, as well handlabeled pieces from Western Costume Company. Large collections of sketches by Edith Head, and by Bill Thomas. Hollywood portraits by George Hurrell. Portraits, original screen art and additional costumes are included. The auction house is selling many costumes worn by John Wayne, many from various Superman movies and TV shows as well as Robert Redford signature suit from The Sting, Marlon Brando “Colonel Kurtz” Tropical Army Coat from Apocalypse Now, and an Original khaki “Ghostbuster” jumpsuit from Ghostbusters.

Harrison Ford signature “Indiana Jones” fedora hat from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Lot #369)

Burt Ward “Robin” public appearance costume in the same style as worn in the TV series Batman (Lot #204)

“Burt Ward made public appearances throughout the United States for 35 years and commissioned Los Angeles-based tailor Emilio Fernandez to make his costumes over the years.” – from the catalog.

Anthea Sylbert costume design for Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby, signed by Roman Polanski (Lot # 217)

Jack Nicholson gray three-piece pin stripe suit from Chinatown (Lot #2991)

Billie Burke green velvet fur-trimmed jacket from Western Costume Company (Lot #2981)

Arnold Schwarzenegger signature “T-800 Terminator” costume from Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Other non-costume, but certainly popular culture items included in the auction are highlighted here. (http://www.wftv.com/entertainment/18159884/detail.html#-)

Until Next Time,



Heather is a contributor to the newly released Greenwood Encyclopedia Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present.

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