On Sunday, March 8, 2009, Profiles in History is set to display highlights from the upcoming Forrest J Ackerman Estate sale, during the opening reception at American Cinematheque’s Tribute to Forrest J Ackerman on.
The amazing pieces of cinematic history on display will include Bela Lugosi’s Dracula ring and cape, the costume From The Raven, a Bram Stoker signed /Bela Lugosi inscribed First Edition Dracula Book (also signed by a host of other Dracula-related personalities) and the “Maria” Robot, along with Fritz Lang’s Monocle From Metropolis.
Fans of the legendary horror and sci-fi icon Forrest J “Forry” Ackerman, will have a chance to catch a glimpse at some of his most treasured items, as Profiles in History joins American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in their tribute to Ackerman. The items will be on display during the tribute’s opening reception, from 3-4 pm, including the cape made for Lugosi in 1932 and used many times for his stage portrayal of Dracula as well as in Lugosi’s performance in Plan 9 from Outer Space and Lang’s monocle, which he wore when he directed the sci-fi classic Metropolis and given to Forry by Lang.
These iconic pieces are just a few of the highlights of the 100’s of items that make up the Forrest J Ackerman Estate Auction, which will be featured as part of the Profiles in History spring auction of Hollywood memorabilia set to take place April 30 and May 1, 2009. For more information about Profiles in History, visit www.profilesinhistory.com.
Check out the photos of some of the items that will be on display.
All photos courtesy of Profiles in History and the Forrest J Ackerman Estate.