How to Own a Piece of “Pulp Fiction,” “Aliens” or “Scarface”
Here’s your primer on the Hollywood prop auction of the year
Jules’ Bad Mother F*cker wallet from Pulp Fiction. The actual RoboCop costume. Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nikes from Back to the Future II.
A — nay, the — mother lode of iconic props and costumes from Hollywood history will cross the block at Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, with online bids starting now.
Quick backstory: Prop Store is a London/L.A. merchant of pop culture’s greatest props and costumes. The new auction is being held in London on September 26th, but you can bid online early or place an absentee bid now (here’s a minute-long, EDM-flavored explainer on how to register).
The Entertainment Auction features iconic wares from 300, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Evil Dead II, Hellraiser, Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix and, yes, Indiana Jones’s whip.
But those are just the appetizers.
The truly movie-defining props up for grabs:
A Xenomorph egg from the queen’s chamber in Aliens. Note: “Features hot glue veining which resembles oozing mucus.” (Or hell, just get the whole Stan Winston/H.R. Giger-designed Alien warrior body suit.)
A treasure trove of Back to the Future gear, including Marty McFly’s fading sibling photograph, the custom-printed Grays Sports Almanac that guides the movie’s sequel, a full-sized Hill Valley police cruiser from the movie’s future of 2015 and Marty’s light-up, self-lacing Nike shoes.
Meow: Julie Newmar’s spandex Catwoman costume from the ‘60s Batman show.
Less sexy, still iconic: Bill Murray’s jumpsuit from Ghostbusters.
Conan’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Atlantean sword from Conan the Barbarian.
As noted, Jules’ “Bad Mother F*cker” wallet from Pulp Fiction … which’ll cost you at least $25,000.
The tacky, handpainted portrait of Tony Montana and Elvira Hancock as seen in Scarface.
And, if you wanna get weird: A silicone mask of John Malkovich from Being John Malkovich, Buddy’s costume from Elf. Seth’s (Jeff Goldblum) detached ear and fingernails from The Fly. And Kiefer Sutherland’s trenchcoat from The Lost Boys.
Hey, at least your Halloween costume is solved.