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One Massuchusetts-based auction house is whetting the appetites of film geeks across the world with a special Hollywood-themed geeky auction. Although we can’t afford any of these items, they’re sure to make you squee!
Jay Leno’s Green Hornet Black Beauty car
The Green Hornet Black Beauty car, used in the 2011 film The Green Hornet, comes complete with machine guns and missiles for an added bang.
The vehicle, built by Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects in California, is a 1965 Chrysler Imperial. It features its original 413 engine, has 71,421 miles on the odometer, and is the only car built with its original headliner and black leather seats. It’s one of only two hero cars that remain from the 2011 production.
If you feel like you just don’t have enough personal armament in your possession, this one will do the trick. The car features two hood-mounted Browning .30 cal machine guns which hook up to a propane tank, firing flames to simulate gunfire. It also sports 12 Stinger missiles to the front and rear bumper, a flame-thrower mounted to the front grill, beanbag launchers and shotgun barrels to the front, a revolving rear license plate (which flips to ‘Hornet’ at the push of a button on the keychain remote), and painted green headlights.
‘Twenty-nine cars were made for the film’s production, most of which were either stripped-down stunt models or destroyed during filming,’ says Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. ‘Only two hero cars remain from the film, the other being the “pre-Kato-modified” version of the Imperial.’
The lucky owner can also enjoy the ‘butterfly doors’ with simulated shotgun barrel stickers, 20″ wheels, the Chinese-labelled light-up interior console, a hidden button in the trunk which automatically releases the locking mechanism, the instantly-recognizable Green Hornet emblem, and an embossed Green Hornet trunk interior with an amazing Sony stereo system. In other words, this is a geek’s wet dream!
Marvel-lous superhero goodies
There are more fantastic goodies for lovers of comics and superheroes, too.
Featuring work by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) is where we saw the origins of Spider-Man and first saw Uncle Ben and Aunt May.
Next is a copy of The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963), signed on the front cover in black felt tip by comic book icon Stan Lee. A must-have for any real Avengers fan!
For the wolf-lovers among us, there’s a rather penetrating treat, too. If, like us, you love Hugh Jackman, you’ll take any piece of him you can get – even if it had to be his custom-made metal claws.
These specially-made Wolverine claws were created for Hugh Jackman in X2: X-Men United. The claws consist of three curved resin claws, each measuring 10.5″, connecting to custom-made metal tangs – complete with two handy Philips head screws for adjusting the size.
Klingon rifle from Star Trek III
This Klingon disruptor rifle was usedn in the 1984 film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
At 26″ long, this cast resin rifle measures 26″ is maroon with a metallic gray barrel, and ergonomically-shaped grip and shoulder stock.
It comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Prop Store.
Jean Harlow portrait on a piece of original Hollywood sign
The auction house also has an original painting of Jean Harlow – created by renowned artist Bill Mack. Painted on the original ‘Hollywoodland’ sign of the cinematic Golden Age of 1923 to 1978, the painting is 24″ x 30″ long. The painting is made in mixed media, acrylic, oil, and urethane.
You can also pick up:
- One gorgeous oversized portrait of Marilyn Monroe – created for her appearance in the gritty Asphalt Jungle.
- Marilyn’s notated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which includes her dialogue changes and personal acting tips.
- Frank Sinatra’s driving licence. Just, wow!
- Variety columnist Army Archerd’s prestigious Walk of Fame plaque.
The Hollywood auction from Boston based, RR Auction runs until June 26. For more information go to rrauction.com.