Get Up Close With Amazing Movie Memorabilia From 'Casablanca' to 'Batman' This Weekend
A massive collection of over 300 pieces of film history—from costumes to screenplays to props—will be on display this weekend at Bonham's showroom on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
Bonham's has partnered up with Turner Classic Movies to present "What Dreams Are Made Of: An Auction as Curated by TCM." Make no mistake: this is an auction straight from the dreams of some of the most passionate film fanatics. The collection features items from virtually every point in the 100+ years of the movie industry, including pieces from the silent movie era as well as modern blockbusters.
Arguably the two finest pieces from the collection are from two Humphrey Bogart films: a 1940 Buick Phaeton, the same car used in "Casablanca," and a cast-lead falcon statue from "The Maltese Falcon," which Bonham's has confirmed as the actual statue that was used in the film. The ultra rare statue has no price tag on the Bonham's website, but it is expected to hit seven figures.
Other relics of film history on display include an actual bull-whip used in the "Indiana Jones" films, Han Solo's face frozen in carbonite, a rusty pair of chaps that John Wayne wore in "Red River," a replica of Judy Garland's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," Vivian Leigh's negligee from "Gone With the Wind," robes and pieces of armor worn by Charlton Heston in "Ben Hur," even Marilyn Monroe's old high school yearbook.
The items will be on display at Bonham's Hollywood showroom today, tomorrow and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. After that, the collection will be shipped off to New York City for more viewings before returning to L.A. to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Some of the items could command millions, but viewing them is absolutely free.
Bonham's is located at 7601 West Sunset Boulevard. If you can't make it in person, you can see the entire collection online.