Earlier today we brought you video from the new 25th Anniversary Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-ray in the form of a behind-the-scenes clip that finally introduced footage of Eric Stoltz as the original Marty McFly before he was replaced by Michael J. Fox five weeks into production. It's a neat little piece of buzzed-about film history from the fans' standpoint, and we're glad the filmmakers (including director Robert Zemeckis and writer/producer Bob Gale) finally decided to pony up the never-before-seen footage.
Thing is, the footage and the upcoming Blu-ray aren't the only pieces of 'Back to the Future' awesomeness floating around this month. Additionally, Profiles in History is partnering with the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Team Fox (among others) in an epic auction of over 150 iconic pieces of Hollywood memorabilia to help raise money for Parkinson's research, as well as fund much needed lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children. The auction is split up into four parts (you can see the entire list after the jump), but in an effort to remain on topic we'll focus solely on the 'Back to the Future' section here.
Fans of the trilogy will be able to bid on some pretty cool stuff, including the most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine, as well as ...
-- Hero screen-used Michael J. Fox "Marty McFly" Year 2015 "resizing" future jacket worn in Back to the Future II ($25,000-$50,000)
-- Marty McFly Year 2015 future Nike "Mag" self-lacing shoe worn in Back to the Future II ($12,000-$15,000)
-- Screen-used Gray's Sports Almanac 1950-2000 from Back to the Future II ($3,000-$5,000)
-- Prop Hill Valley map from Back to the Future III ($8,000-$10,000)
-- Very rare prop SFX "transformation" photos of Eric Stoltz as "Marty McFly" from Back to the Future ($300-$500)
Check out images of the 'Back to the Future' stuff in the gallery below. The auction will take place on November 6th, and for more info (and to place bids), visit the Profiles in History website.
Here's a list of all the Hollywood memorabilia being auctioned off via the official press release ...
Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will partner with Variety – the Children's Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Team Fox for a unique, four-section auction of over 150 iconic film and television props and costumes, taking place live from The Globe Theatre on the Universal Studios, Hollywood lot on November 6, 2010. Also featured will be items from several Syfy network shows as well as a taste of Profiles in History upcoming December auction of Hollywood memorabilia. Worldwide bidding begins at 6pm PST. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting www.profilesinhistory.com or www.icollector.com.
"This is a special sale for Profiles in History as we are working with two amazing groups. I feel so fortunate to be able to work side by side with Variety as it approaches its 70th anniversary, and we're thrilled to assist such a worthy cause as The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Team Fox," said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History.
The first section of this auction contains wonderful items which will be sold to benefit Variety – the Children's Charity of Southern California. The monies generated from the sale of these items will fund much needed lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children in the Southern California community. Highlights from this group include:
Identity Disk from Tron: Legacy ($2,000-$3,000)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope one-sheet poster signed by 6 principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one-sheet poster signed by 10 principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000)
Screen-used Scotty Dog puppet and taxidermy puppet from Coraline ($1,000-$2,000 EACH)
Megan Fox "Mikaela Banes" Smithsonian costume from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($1,000-$2,000)
Pair of tickets to the premiere of Tron: Legacy ($400-$600)
Prop tape recorder bomb from "24" ($200-$300)
Spider-Man 2 one-sheet poster signed by Stan Lee and Kirsten Dunst ($200-$300)
Original Bones script signed by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz ($200-$300)
Director's chair back signed by Christopher Nolan, Jodie Foster, Robert Downey, Jr., Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl ($100-$200 EACH)
In the auction's second section, Profiles in History is going back-"Back to the Future" with the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Team Fox and Bob Gale to raise money for Parkinson's research. Mr. Gale has donated many items from his personal Back to the Future collection and his sales proceeds will go to Team Fox. Other collectors have consigned their Back to the Future items, designating a percentage of their sales directly to Team Fox. Highlighting this group is The most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built ($80,000-$100,000) and The Bob Gale Experience, in which Bob Gale will dine with the lucky winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles, while helping to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation in their fight against Parkinson's Disease. The winner and a guest can have lunch with Bob Gale in Los Angeles, subject to his schedule, OR a 1 hour-long phone call if travel to L.A. isn't possible. Lunch will be paid for by the Profiles in History team and the television show, Hollywood Treasure, on Syfy. The winner will also receive a Back to the Future poster, personally autographed by Mr. Gale. ($600-$800) Other items from this section include:
Hero screen-used Michael J. Fox "Marty McFly" Year 2015 "resizing" future jacket worn in Back to the Future II ($25,000-$50,000)
Marty McFly Year 2015 future Nike "Mag" self-lacing shoe worn in Back to the Future II ($12,000-$15,000)
Screen-used Gray's Sports Almanac 1950-2000 from Back to the Future II ($3,000-$5,000)
Prop Hill Valley map from Back to the Future III ($8,000-$10,000)
Very rare prop SFX "transformation" photos of Eric Stoltz as "Marty McFly" from Back to the Future ($300-$500)
The next section features great items from several hit Syfy network television shows, including Stargate SG-1, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. Highlights include:
Holoband device from Caprica ($8,000-$12,000)
Teal'c Serpent Helmet from Stargate SG-1 ($7,500-$9,500)
Ori Control Chair from Stargate SG-1 ($3,500-$4,500)
Tesla gun used by Warehouse Agents Myka Bering, Pete Lattimer and Artie Nielson in Warehouse 13 ($400-$600)
Caprica City Buccaneers Pyramid jersey from Eric Stoltz "Daniel Graystone's" private game box in Caprica ($400-$600)
Colin Ferguson "Sheriff Jack Carter" costume from Eureka ($300-$500)
The final section is a variety of items Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, has collected in his travels to hunt down Hollywood's lost treasures, and is a sample of what's to come in their December Auction. Highlights of this section include a special addition to the auction-an extremely rare "Superman #1" comic book ($100,000-$200,000) and an original hero K.I.T.T. car from NBC's 2008-9 series, Knight Rider ($25,000-$35,000). Other highlights include:
Batman comic strip original art by Bob Kane 1943 ($20,000-$30,000)
Screen-used "Daffy" puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch ($15,000-$20,000)
Michael Jackson's stage-worn Victory Tour sunglasses ($10,000-$15,000)
Original screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ($8,000-$12,000
Spider-Man and Stan Lee original artwork for How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by John Romita ($4,000-$6,000)
Screen-used Naboo Palace Guard jacket from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace ($4,000-$6,000)
Butch Patrick "Eddie Munster" first season velvet coat from The Munsters ($3,000-$5,000)
The Art of Animation signed by Walt Disney and Disney's "Nine Old Men" ($2,000-$3,000)
Joe Maddalena and his company, Profiles in History are the stars of Hollywood Treasure, a new television show premiering October 27on Syfy.
Profiles in History's next general Hollywood auction is scheduled for early December, 2010. A few items have been announced, including Brandon Routh's hero Superman costume from Superman Returns; a ¼ scale special effects Batmobile from Batman Returns; a large collection of stop-motion hero principal character puppets from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride; a hero Golden Ticket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and a hero T-600 Terminator puppet from Terminator Salvation.