Friday, August 1, 2008

Hollywood Memorabilia Burns Holes Through Wallets

CALABASAS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Collectors are shelling out fortunes to own some of Hollywood’s terrific treasures.

Today (Aug. 1), memorabilia dealer Profiles in History is putting Tinseltown gems up for public auction at their offices in Calabasas, California.

Items up for sale include Marty McFly’s flying Hoverboard from Back to the Future, the tablet Charlton Heston holds on the mountain in The Ten Commandments, and 1,100 other movie costumes and props.

The silver screen treasures are expected to go for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and many bidders will be finding ways to scrounge up the cash to purchase them.

Spokesman Marc Kruskol says, “If an item comes up that someone’s absolutely crazy about, they’ve got to be willing to sell or give up a lot to get it. Their cars, homes, whatever.”

Those who can’t afford to remortgage their house to pay $200,000 for an original Star Wars TIE fighter can buy smaller pieces, like original film scripts and photos for just a few hundred bucks.

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