Twilight Zone Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Twilight Zone Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the influential U.S television show 'The Twilight Zone'.

 

Brief history/biography

The Twilight Zone is an American-based television series which was originally created by Rod Serling.

Since its creation the franchise has expanded to include numerous different feature films, radio shows, comic books, movies, magazines, games and books, as well as spin-off and "revival" television series as well.

Twilight Zone: The Movie was released in 1983 and was produced by Steven Spielberg and also starred Dan Aykroyd.

The Twilight Zone board game was released in 1964, followed by a Twilight Zone text adventure-based video game in 1988, and a Twilight Zone pinball game in 1993.

A series of graphic novels which were based on eight episodes of The Twilight Zone were published by Western Publishing in 1982, and several of the stories were then reprinted in their Mystery Comics Digest which featured the artwork of numerous different artists including Mike Sekowsky, Dan Spiegle, Jack Sparling, Reed Crandall, Lee Elias, George Evans, Russ Jones, Joe Orlando, Jerry Robinson, Frank Thorne and Alex Toth. Western Publishing also published a Twilight Zone comic book in 1982 as well.

In 1990 NOW Comics published a Twilight Zone comic series, followed by DAW Books' Journeys to the Twilight Zone, Return to the Twilight Zone and Adventures in the Twilight Zone in 1995, and in 2009 Tor Books published Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the original television series.

Types of Twilight Zone Collectibles And Memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

Premiere Props in El Segundo, California sold a crewman uniform which was used in both The Twilight Zone (1959) and Forbidden Planet (1956) for $2,000 in April of 2011.

Accessories

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills sold a collection of TV-related costumes and accessories (including a pair of silver leather gauntlet gloves which were used in an episode of The Twilight Zone) for $14,000 in May of 2009.

Props

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold a miniature flying saucer which was used in six episodes of The Twilight Zone (as well as in Forbidden Planet in 1956) for $65,000 in December of 2008.

Documents

Hantman's Auctioneers & Appraisers in Potomac, Maryland sold a Twilight Zone script for the "Walking Distance" episode which aired in 1959 which was also signed by Rod Serling for $1,000 in May of 2004.

Games

Premiere Props in El Segundo, California sold a Twilight Zone pinball machine (circa 1993) for $2,600 in November of 2006.

Books

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a book club edition of From the Twilight Zone (circa 1962) which was also inscribed by Serling for $750 in September of 2011.

Artwork

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold the end title camera art for The Twilight Zone (which includes text that reads "Produced by Cayuga Productions in Association with the CBS Television Network) for $12,000 in May of 2011.

Swann Galleries, Inc. in New York sold a lithograph of Rod Serling which was drawn and signed by Al Hirschfeld for $500 in October of 2004.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Rod Serling is considered to be the most rare and valuable.

Restoration of artwork, costumes, games, books, props or accessories is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Twilight Zone memorabilia, visit www.twilightzonemuseum.com, www.twilightzone.org or www.cbs.com/classics/thetwilightzone.

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