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Photos and memorabilia from the estate of Debbie Reynolds to be auctioned by Profiles In History

  • The cast of "Star Wars Episode VII" gathers with director J.J. Abrams.
The cast of "Star Wars Episode VII" gathers with director J.J.… (Lucasfilm )
May 13, 2014|By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano | For RedEye

With production of a new series of Star Wars movies now underway, interest in collectibles and memorabilia from the classic films is on the rise. And with the announcement that the cast from the Original Trilogy would be returning for Episode VII, the demand for items featuring the likes of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher has also spiked.

That's why auction events like PROFILES IN HISTORY’S ‘DEBBIE REYNOLDS – THE AUCTION FINALE’ is sure to attract attention from some of the most ardent Star Wars collectors. The auction features items from the personal collection of Debbie Reynolds, actress/singer/performer and mother to Carrie Fisher who played Princess Leia in the Classic Trilogy.

Among the many items up for auction will be:

(20) Personal out-take photos from the Star Wars films. (TCF, 1977-1983) Vintage gelatin-silver glossy approx. 8 x 10 in. custom prints (20) of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Treat Williams and others, taken between scenes on the set of Star Wars films and other locations. Photos include cast members attending a Star Wars themed polo match, a photo of the principal cast in street clothes (signed to Debbie Reynolds by David Prowse) and a color publicity portrait of Darth Vader signed by David Prowse among others.

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $200 – $300

Star Wars program plus a rare candid photo of Carrie Fisher with “Chewbacca”. (TCF, 1977) A Star Wars premiere program (20pp, Tom Jung cover art); gelatin silver 9.5 x 12 in. print of Carrie Fisher on the shoulder of Peter Mayhew/ Chewbacca (in street clothes) stamped on back “Tieleman van Rijnberk”.

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $200 – $300

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back advance 1-sheet poster signed by Carrie Fisher. (TCF, 1980) U.S. 27 x 41 in. ‘advance’ 1-sheet poster for Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back from the collection of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mother, and signed by Fisher in silver sharpie.

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $400 – $600

Collection of (3) Star Wars posters signed by Carrie Fisher. (TCF, 1980-1987) U.S. 27 x 41 in. 1-sheet posters for the first three films in the Star Wars franchise, including the ten-year anniversary silver and black mylar foil Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope; style ‘B’ for Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi all from the collection of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mother, and signed by Carrie Fisher in silver sharpie.

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $600 – $800

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back artist signed lithograph. (ca. 1980) Star Wars fan and artist Jim Leonard signed & numbered limited-edition print (#31/100) of some of the more fantastic characters in Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back. 23 x 29 in., mounted in 30 x 40 in. triple presentation mat.

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $200 – $300

“Princess Leia” riding “Dewback” on Tatooine original pen & ink sketch for Topps trading card. (1993) Original pencil and pen & ink sketch on 13.75 x 18.75 in. illustration paper (trimmed down from 22 x 30 in. sheet size for publication) by famed fantasy artist Esteban Maroto (Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, Amethyst, etc.) for 1993 Topps trading cards Star Wars Galaxy: Series I, of Carrie Fisher as “Princess Leia” in her absolute sexiest incarnation, triumphantly riding atop a Dewback creature on the planet Tatooine. Set into 17 x 21 in. white archival double mat,

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $600 – $800

And for the Star Wars collector that has it all you have:

Disney Studio’s VistaVision Motion Picture Camera Used to Film Mary Poppins, Tron and Other Features Through the 1980s and Borrowed for Use on Star Wars. This was Disney's only VistaVision camera and was used for visual effects composite shots on Mary Poppins (1964), Tron (1982) and other Disney films throughout the 1980s.  Academy Award-winning visual effects genius Richard Edlund of Industrial Light & Magic borrowed this camera for use in creating the effects shots on Star Wars (1977).

Auction Pre-sale Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

That last item is pretty pricey, I know, but I can't think of anything more unique than an actual camera that was used to film Star Wars.

And it's not just Star Wars stuff that's up for sale. You have items from other films like Dracula and The Wizard of Oz; Elvis' pool table; and even Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat! A little something for everyone.

The auction runs this weekend, May 17 & 18, 2014.

For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com

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