Alien Queen's maquette from Aliens & Spa
From a life-size Terminator 3 screen figure to the monstrous Alien Queen's maquette from Aliens to a gigantic T-rex dinosaur figure from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the Osianama Archives features iconic production pieces, props and posters from the greatest and most influential films of all time. Some of the most prestigious original artwork representing nearly 100 years of classic Hollywood films by poster design masters Al Hirschfeld, Saul Bass, Alberto Vargas, Jean Mascii, Boris Grinsson, Reynold Brown, Albert Kallis, Tom Jung, Waldemar Świerzy, Andy Warhol and many more will be offered. From the legendary silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to the German Expressionism of Fritz Lang, Erich von Stroheim, F.W. Murnau, Josef von Sternberg and Ernst Lubitsch to the glorious horror of Tod Browning, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff to the screen goddesses Greta Garbo, Carole Lombard, Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn to icons and legends, Clark Gable, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Stanley Kubrick, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood and more, these masterpieces offer the finest in film poster history.
In addition, some of Osianama's historic lobby cards, purchased as part of the Leonard Schrader Collection, will join this Hollywood auction extravaganza. The late filmmaker and screenwriter Leonard Schrader's astonishing collection and preservation of thousands of rare vintage lobby cards—the movie theatre's film advertisement posters that revolutionized the look of graphics—and other related pieces, spanning the silent film era to Hollywood's Golden Age, are considered the sole surviving remnants of many long-lost films.
The Osianama Archives
The Osianama Archives is the renowned archive-library-collection of world cinema built and housed by Osian's, India's pioneering arts and cultural institution and auction house, founded in 2000 by eminent arts and culture scholar-entrepreneur Neville Tuli. The vast collection curated by Tuli consists of more than 200,000 original objects of production items, film publicity material and memorabilia and serves as an unrivalled center of knowledge, learning, education and cultural history. "Julien's Auctions is thrilled to offer the Osianama Archives, the finest and most comprehensive collection of film memorabilia and artwork of the last century," said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien's Auctions. "These rare and highly valued objects have served as a landmark for cinema as an art form and cultural reference and is certain to dazzle and delight any serious film memorabilia collector keen to own these pieces of Hollywood movie making history."
Property from The Osianama Archives
Neville Tuli, Chairman, OSIAN's Group
Added Neville Tuli, Chairman, OSIAN's Group, "As OSIAN's slowly but surely becomes a debt-free arts and cultural institution and moves towards rebuilding its leadership position, many key decisions have had to be taken on which part of the Osianama knowledge base and archive had to be sold and sacrificed so that the core integrity of the vision regarding "India and the World" remains sound and secure.
"After building the Hollywood Collection for over twenty years, selling a slice of it, is naturally sad. A jigsaw is broken. However, we hope that many of the world's leading public and private international collectors get a chance to strengthen their foci with these rare and unique artworks which are being offered for sale on 8th March 2018 by the leading Hollywood auction house Julien's.
"Further, as the only significant Indian collection of Hollywood's Heritage, it is now imperative we open our Research Center to the public, post May 2018, and share a deeper and far more integrated cultural vision of India & the World, with cinema serving a pivotal role as source of academic knowledge hand-in-hand with entertainment."
Over 400 pieces will be offered including: a full-size screen used figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines(2003) (estimate: $50,000-$80,000); an original French Grande (style A) poster for King Kong (1933) (estimate: $30,000-$40,000); a cast resin maquette of the Queen from Aliens (1986) (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); a Walter Plunkett costume sketch for the famous green dressing gown worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind (1939) (estimate: $15,000-$20,000) (shown top photo left); a large Tyrannosaurus rex display figure from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (estimate: $15,000-$25,000); American six-sheet film posters for Jezebel (1938) (estimate: $10,000-$20,000), Flying Deuces (1939) (estimate: $10,000-$20,000) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (estimate: $15,000-$25,000); a life-size figure of Danny DeVito in character as The Penguin, from Batman Returns (1992) (estimate: $15,000-$25,000) (shown photo left); a lobby card for Fritz Lang's film Metropolis (1927) (estimate: $8,000-$12,000) among six other rare artworks; an animatronic penguin soldier from Batman Returns (1992) (estimate: $8,000-$10,000); an American 40x60 poster for Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn (1961) (estimate: $8,000-$12,000); a study model of the Brachiosuarus produced for Jurassic Park (1993) (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); an Italian four-sheet poster for the Humphrey Bogart film classic Il Mistero del Falco (The Maltese Falcon) (1941) (estimate: $6,000-$8,000) and Silvano "Nano" Campeggi's famously designed 1961 insert release of the classic Casablanca (1942) (estimate $4,000-6,000); two very rare lobby cards from Tod Browning and Lon Chaney Sr.'s lost classic London After Midnight (1927) (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); nine lobby cards (title card included) for Buster Keaton's film The General (1926) (estimate: $5,000-$7,000) (shown photo right); six lobby cards (title card included) and one 8x10 photograph for the silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) winner at the first Academy Awards for Unique and Artistic Picture (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); an animatronic alien bust from Alien 3(1992) (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) (shown top photo right); an original treatment script by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); the iconic Saul Bass designed poster for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); The Lost World window card (1925) and a The War of the Worlds (1953) poster (both estimated: $3,000-$5,000) and more.
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PUBLIC EXHIBITION & LIVE AUCTION LOCATION:
The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building 1660 N. Highland Ave (at Hollywood Blvd), Hollywood, CA 90028
Playas del Coco is affectionately called "El Coco" by the locals or "Coco Beach" by Canadians, Americans and Europeans.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION: Wednesday, February 28, – Thursday, March 8, 2018. Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST. Closed Monday's and Tuesdays
Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. This area is also one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular tourist destinations of both local Costa Rican citizens as well as foreigners.
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION: Thursday, March 8, 2018: HOLLYWOOD: PROPERTY FROM THE OSIANAMA ARCHIVES: Session I: 11:00 a.m. PST. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-836-1818.
Registering to Bid: Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.
Placing Bids" There are four ways to bid in this sale:1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com. 2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative. 3. Submit a bid in person at the Julien's Los Angeles Gallery. 4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue.