10 Pieces of Film History That Would Be Cool to Own from SyFy's Hollywood Treasure
If you haven't watched Hollywood Treasure on SyFy, you are missing out on seeing some of the greatest Hollywood memorabilia of all time. The definitive version of Antiques Roadshow for film and pop culture junkies, it makes owning pieces of pop culture history seem more doable if you have the money.
Here are some of the things that would be pretty cool to own from the auction house featured on the show, called Profiles in History, and have as decor around the house -- if money was no problem and you wanted your house to look like an awesome museum.
10. The Back to the Future II hoverboards Hands down, the Back to the Future movies are one of the greatest film trilogies of all time. Though hoverboards still do not exist in real life, it would be pretty cool to own the ones that were used in the film, because they look like something any cool kid in the future would own. Who knows? Maybe in 2015 you can get them hover-converted.
9. Identity disc prop from Tron: Legacy Tron: Legacy continues the legacy that Disney has built with its relationship to technology and film. In the film, the identity disc is used in many key fight scenes as both a weapon and an identifier. Owning this would be like having the film come to life in your own hands.
8. Whitney Houston's "Queen of the Night" dress from The Bodyguard When Whitney Houston died last February, everything of hers suddenly became valuable: records, concert T-shirts (one concert T-shirt from her 1991 tour is going for $150 on Ebay). Therefore, this costume, in all its grandeur, would be a pretty cool piece to have.
7. The original power lace sneakers Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future II Not to be confused with the limited-edition Nike Mags that were released in late 2011 to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation, these were the actual shoes that were worn by Fox in the film.
6. Walt Disney's headphones from the 1920s Without Walt Disney, there would be no special effects or animation as we know it. In 1928, Mickey Mouse made his onscreen debut. However, it wouldn't have been possible without Disney, who was also the original voice for the cartoon character. He probably used these headphones to record the voice of the famous mouse. 5. The bench from Forrest Gump This is perhaps the most memorable bench in all of movie history. It's where the narrator sits for the duration of this classic film.
4. Original "Haunted Mansion" poster from Disneyland This is perhaps one of the most iconic rides at Disneyland. It has been there since 1969. To own this would be like owning a part of the attraction itself. Though this wasn't shown on the show, it was in a recent auction done by Profiles in History.
3. Disneyland Hotel poster Disneyland is "one of the happiest places on earth." However, the place itself has changed quite a bit with the times. Nevertheless, this poster somehow screams '60s due to both the lettering and the vibrant use of color -- which is what makes the poster look amazing. Though not shown on the actual television show, this was seen in their most recent catalog for their animation auction, which sold out.
2. The "Bubba Gump Shrimp Co" hat that Tom Hanks wore in Forrest Gump This is perhaps one of the greatest films of the past 20 years. No matter where you go, people will always associate "Bubba Gump Shrimp Co" with that film. Almost everything about that film is iconic because it represents U.S. history in a new way.
1. RKO Pictures title cards Back in its heyday, RKO was one of the top movie studios of the golden era of motion pictures. They made such hits as the original King Kong (1933) and were the distributors for such early Walt Disney productions as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Cinderella and even Peter Pan. Any Disney collector would be very lucky to have these, because they were quite possibly present at the making of those films as well as other RKO releases.
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