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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Hollywood legends at Profiles in History
Would you like to be a movie star… just for a day? On 5, 6, 7 and 8 June Profiles in History holds a historic Hollywood memorabilia sale.
Animation art at Profiles in History
The ultimate animation and Disneyana auction has arrived at Profiles in History. On May 5th, lovers of the Magic Kingdom are bidding to own rare drawings, cels, and props from their favourite classic characters. Why not take a chance at Cinderella cels or original Steamboat Willie drawings? Or, get your own R2-D2 (this is the droid you are looking for).
Marilyn Monroe's corset, Steve McQueen's jacket and Arnie's leather pants
Where can you find Marilyn Monroe's corset, Captain Kirk's computer and Arnie's Terminator get-up? All of these items of big and small screen history will be up for sale at Profiles in History from 29th June to 1st July.

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Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Rd.,
Calabasas, CA 91302
Telephone: (310) 859-7701
Fax: (310) 859-3842