Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is gearing up for their biggest month of Auctions ever. On December 15 & 16 is the Icons of Hollywood Auction, which will truly lives up to its title. Lots include The Wizard of Oz screen used close-up pair of Ruby Slippers ($2,000,000-3,000,000), Marilyn Monroe’s wedding ring from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio ($300,000-500,000) and a Marilyn Monroe nude painting by Earl Moran ($70,000-$90,000), Bela Lugosi’s iconic cape from Dracula ($1,500,000-2,000,000), Elizabeth Taylor’s extravagant on set trailer from Cleopatra ($50,000-75,000), and much more!
Then on December 17th the Icons of Animation Auction will be held where you will find 641 lots of original production cells, concept art and model sheets highlighted by the earliest known color production cell of Mickey Mouse from 1932 “Parade of the Award Nominees” ($80,000-120,000). Also to be sold is original Charles Schulz Peanuts “Great Pumpkin” daily comic strip artwork ($20,000-30,000), a monumental-scale production background with Maleficent cel from Sleeping Beauty ($60,000-80,000) and original Dentzel carousel horse Walt Disney purchased for Disneyland and gifted to his very first Imagineer Roger Broggie ($30,000-50,000).