Profiles in History

Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is one of the leading dealers in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History is one of the world’s largest auctioneer of original Hollywood memorabilia, having held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and owning virtually every Guinness Book record prices for original screen-used memorabilia.

Profiles in History has an extensive network of dealers, collectors the institution is proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history. Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); Luke Skywalker’s light saber from Star Wars ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard Of Oz ($230,000); and The Invisible Man 1933 one-sheet movie poster ($230,000). Most recently from the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M, the Marilyn Monroe signature red-sequined showgirl gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for $1.44M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M.

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The Best of Hollywood at Profiles in History
Profiles in History's upcoming Hollywood Auction 96 features over 2,000 lots from silver screen favorites like Star Trek, Hello Dolly and James Bond.
Profiles in History: 'The Wizard of Oz' at Auction
Profiles in History is auctioning the exclusive production archive from the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz', including handwritten scripts, photographs and movie logs.
Hollywood Goes to Auction with Profiles in History
This December, a wide range of costumes, props and personal memorabilia from some of Hollywood's best-known blockbusters will be auctioned by Profiles in History in Los Angeles.
Essentially Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe is one of the greatest movie stars of all time, famous for her acting, modeling, and scandalous personal relationships. Her glamorous life, shocking death, and dark secrets have been chronicled for generations and now costumes and belongings from this legend can now be viewed at Essentially Marilyn: The Exhibit organized by Profiles in History.
“Divine Decadence” and Hollywood History: Liza Minnelli at Auction
Ah, Liza Minnelli: what other name exudes glamour, style and unforgettable music? The American house Profiles in History’s upcoming auction is full of memorabilia, costumes and photographs from one of the 20th century’s most memorable careers.

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John wayne rooster cogburn jacket
JOHN WAYNE ROOSTER COGBURN JACKET - In this classic Western movie John Wayne plays “Marshal Rooster Cogburn” who reluctantly teams up with “Eula Goodnight (Katherine Hepburn) to bring her Father’s murderers to justice. This is a signature, custom made, buff colored canvas jacket with tan corduroy inner sleeves cuffs and collar. Wayne can be seen wearing this jacket throughout the film and in much of the advertising and promotional material for the film. The jacket is in Excellent condition. A gift from John Wayne to his very close friend Chick Iverson. Profiles in History
Harpo marx signature curly blonde wig
HARPO MARX SIGNATURE CURLY BLONDE WIG - One of the most recognizable trademarks in American comedy is Harpo Marx's curly blonde wig. The wig is fabricated of human hair tied into a commercial, ventilated lace and net foundation. The wig foundation is elastic to fit snugly on the head of the wearer and with a sizing strap on the inner backside. This iconic wig is from the personal collection of Harpo Marx’s brother Groucho Marx and was worn by Harpo in the 1940s through the early 1960's. Groucho’s son Arthur Marx gifted this wig to Frank Ferrante. Profiles in History
Original prod cel of Edgar from The Aristocats
Original production cel of Edgar from The Aristocats. (Walt Disney, 1970) Original production cel of Edgar, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille's butler, holding a tray. The cel measures 12 ½ in. x 16 in., Edgar measures 5 ½ in. x 8 ¼ in. Profiles in History
Rifle from X-Men: The Last Stand
1134. Rifle from X-Men: The Last Stand. (TCF, 2006) Hard rubber stunt rifle with digital camouflage paint scheme. Measures 27 ½ in. long. Profiles in History
Miniature TAC fighter model from Starship Troopers
1090. Miniature TAC fighter model from Starship Troopers. (TriStar, 1997) Highly detailed miniature TAC fighter model from Starship Trropers with 4 in. wingspan. These 4 in. wingspan fighters were used in the scene introducing TAC fighters on the back of the Roger Young. Constructed from resin with clear plastic canopy windows and hand-painted with an impressive level of detail. Small portion of the right rear stabilizer is missing. A finely detailed miniature prop. Profiles in History

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26662 Agoura Rd.,
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Telephone: (310) 859-7701
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