Source: Daily Mail – By Evan Bleiber | All Things Michael
Fans of blockbusters like Men In Black, Batman Forever and How The Grinch Stole Christmas will have a chance to own a piece of Hollywood history when an amazing collection of props and puppets goes under the hammer at the end of May.
The collection, which was created by legendary make-up effects artist Rick Baker, will be auctioned off at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles, California, and on PropStore.com starting May 29.
The collection from Baker’s Cinovation studio is worth an estimated $746,100 and some of the items are expect to fetch more than $40,000 when they are offered to the public for the first time.
The 417 original items are from more than 50 productions, according to Icon Versus Icon.
During Baker’s 30-year career, the 64-year-old worked on other films like An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Hellboy and Mighty Joe Young.
Items from those movies, as well as from Michael Jackson’s 1988 Moonwalker film and 1983 Thriller music video, will all be sold to the highest bidder.
Brandon Alinger of Prop Store said: ‘“We are delighted to offer a no reserve live auction of over 400 items direct from Rick Baker’s Cinovation studio to the public.
‘Baker’s career needs no introduction and it’s been an honor to work with him to prepare this sale, which spans his 30-plus years in the business.
‘The Rick Baker auction is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans of the make-up artist to have a chance to take home some of the brilliant creations from their favorite films.”’
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