Hollywood’s authentic movie props, antiques on auction


MUMBAI: Super Auctions will be auctioning over 70,000 items from 20th Century Props, one of the largest memorabilia and prop houses in the world.

The liquidation goes through 14 September, from 10 am to 8pm at the 195,000 square foot location of 20th Century Props, 11651 Hart Street in North Hollywood.

Super Auctions CEO Robert Storment said, "It’s like walking into the Smithsonian so much history, so many unique and conversation pieces we should charge admission."

He added, "This collection is one of the world’s largest accumulations of memorabilia and antiques ever offered at public liquidation. The owner, Harvey Schwarz, had another local firm conduct an auction on a previous date. Unfortunately, there was just too much inventory and the first auction didn’t even make a dent. Add to that the fact that literally thousands of rare items were inside vaults and are only now being offered for sale to the public, that makes this an extremely important event."

Storment added, "Unlike most prop houses that use fabricated or artificial items, the majority of the items from 20th Century Props are authentic vintage items dating from the 1940s to the 1990s and appeared in almost any television program or film you can name. It’s like Hollywood’s for sale."

He added there are thousands of pieces of art deco, Rattan, mid-century modern and antique furniture, as well as furniture from dozens of vintage designers, including Heywood Wakefield, Kem Webber and Dunbar. In addition to furniture, there is lighting, jewelry, neon, paintings, photography, posters, wall art, vintage fabrics and linens, game room equipment, science fiction panels, castings, rubber molds, and even pallet racks.