Dreier Collection of Entertainment Memorabilia heads to auction

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2015-06-26 10:55:08

Dreier Collection of Entertainment Memorabilia heads to auction

Profiles in History have announced the details of their upcoming sale, featuring items from the incredible Dreier Collection of entertainment and pop culture artefacts.

Assembled by former Ryland Homes CEO Chad Dreier and his son Doug, the collection grew from a handful of baseball cards to include some of Hollywood’s most recognisable items and a treasure trove of superhero costumes, props and rare memorabilia.

A highlight of the sale, which takes place in California on July 28, is the world’s finest collection of Willy Wonka memorabilia featuring a comprehensive selection of screen-used costumes and props.

These include Gene Wilder’s original top hat ($20,000 - $30,000) and suit ($60,000 - $80,000), an original Oompa Loompa costume ($8,000 - $12,000), and Veruca Salt’s Everlasting Gobstopper ($20,000 - $30,000) and Golden Ticket ($20,000 - $30,000).

The collection also features an extensive selection of scripts and production artwork, including composer Walter Scharf’s original handwritten musical score for the entire film ($20,000 - $30,000).

Alongside Willy Wonka, two even more iconic characters feature heavily in the auction – Superman and Batman.

Costumes from the original 1978 ‘Superman: The Movie’ include Christopher Reeve’s iconic outfit and cape ($60,000 - $80,000) and Marlon Brando’s Jor-El costume ($60,000 - $80,000), along with costume sketches and screen-used props. Also featured is a cape worn by George Reeves in the 1950s ‘Adventures of Superman’ television show ($4,000 - $6,000).

Highlights of the ‘Batman’ section include Michael Keaton’s screen-worn suit from ‘Batman Returns’ ($30,000 - $50,000), a ¼ scale Batmobile model from the same film ($20,000 - $30,000) and a number of outfits worn by Jim Carrey as The Riddler in Batman Forever.

Other notable costumes include Johnny Depp’s screen-worn outfit from Edward Scissorhands ($60,000 - $80,000) and Matthew Broderick’s leather jacket from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ($20,000-$30,000).

Other films featured in the collection include Star Wars, X-Men, Star Trek and the Indiana Jones series, along with Dreier’s huge collection of vintage toys such as G.I Joe action figures, Hot Wheels cars and Pez dispensers.

 

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