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Big Spender: Memorabilia

Add a touch of Hollywood

July 26, 2008|Kimi Yoshino | Times Staff Writer

You're finishing that multimillion-dollar remodel of your Brentwood estate and you need that one last perfect piece. A conversation starter, maybe? A one-of-a-kind item? Profiles in History is the perfect place for big spenders to start shopping. We guarantee that your neighbors won't have a bed of nails from the "Addams Family" mansion or Michael J. Fox's "Back to the Future" hover board. The Calabasas company is holding a two-day Hollywood memorabilia auction of close to 1,100 items starting Thursday. Here's a sneak peek of the starting bids:

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Profiles in History Chief Executive Joe Maddalena says this T.I.E. Fighter from "Star Wars" -- one

$150,000

of only four miniatures used in filming -- is the best thing he has ever offered for auction. The 17 3/4 -by-14-inch model bumped Darth Vader's fighter craft out of a trench, allowing Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star. Be prepared to pony up -- and may the force be with you.

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$20,000

For the price, you'll probably wish taking a sip from this Holy Grail would fix all that ails you. But alas, this chalice is nothing more than fiberglass and resin from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." But it's good enough for Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

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$40,000

Check this out, gun aficionados. No fake props here. This is the real deal -- a .44-caliber Colt Walker used by Clint Eastwood in "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Includes a copy of the Stembridge Gun Rentals receipt.

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$20,000

Want to win the prize for best costume at your next Halloween party and scare everyone in sight? The velociraptor suit from "Jurassic Park III," designed by Stan Winston Studio, is hand-painted. You might sweat a little in the foam latex, but it sure does look real.

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$30,000

Need something for above the mantle? How about Charlton Heston's "Ten Commandments" tablets? The last of four pairs used in the Cecil B. DeMille movie, this red-and-black-speckled faux granite set was housed at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas until 1996, when it was demolished to make room for the Venetian. There's just one catch: You've got to decipher the early Canaanite script.

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