Los Angeles is definitely an industry town and that industry is making movies. It’s hard to live here without bumping into the occasional film crew out on the street. Everywhere you turn there are reminders that Hollywood is a big business. Part of that business is selling movie memorabilia. Every so often auction houses will get their hands on some iconic prop, costume or piece of artwork that will fetch big dollars from collectors. Going up on the auction block this summer is a wide range of collectibles from early Hollywood history right up to today’s cinematic gems. Here’s what’s being auctioned off:
Saturday Night Fever Dance Floor
Every so often a movie will come along that will define a generation. For the disco era, that movie was Saturday Night Fever. Now you can own one of the most important pieces from that movie: the actual dance floor where John Travolta strutted his stuff. The floor lights up with red, blue and yellow lights all played in rhythm to whatever music is playing. It measures 24′ x 16′. It is estimated that the floor could bring up to $1.5 million. Imagine putting that in your living room!
Anytime something from the Disney studios go up for auction bidders from around the world clamber to own some of the magic. This summer a 147-page hand annotated working draft of Cinderella will be auctioned off. What makes this special is that it actually contains Walt Disney’s handwritten notes. There are also costumes from Disneyland theme park attractions going up for sale and a small stove that Walt Disney built himself for his backyard railroad.
Before there were work computer generated special effects, TV shows and movies built models of spaceships and film them against a star backdrop. Some of the models used for TV shows Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers are going to be auctioned off. There are 23 spaceships in a single lot that might fetch as much as $2 million.
Of course, not everything created at a studio is meant to be a priceless collectible. There are many flats, pieces of scenery, drapery and other items that can no longer be recycled into other productions. Studios know they can always count on Junk King Los Angeles for fast disposal of those art department discarded items. Junk King Los Angeles provides the crews and the trucks to haul away just about any size item. If Junk King Los Angeles can clear out a Hollywood studio just think of how much help they can be around your house.