The costumes worn by the statues in the Hollywood Wax Museum were sold off for more than half a million dollars, with Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman costume from Batman Returns and Jason Voorhees' mask and outfit from Freddy vs. Jason among the top money-makers.
Last week's auction brought $8,260 for Pfeiffer's Catwoman outfit, the most for any single outfit. More than 200 figures were auctioned off online, including items depicting the Last Supper and the Beatles, as well as Michael Jackson's "Bad" outfit. (Jesus and the 12 Disciples brought in more than $15,000, and the Beatles brought in nearly $13,000 for their multiple-costume lots.)
Jason's mask and costume from Freddy vs. Jason also brought in $8,260 from the museum's collection, which was on Hollywood Boulevard for 44 years.
Bruce Willis' clothing from his role as Dr. Malcolm Crowe from The Sixth Sense went for $4,800.
Profiles in History president Joe Maddelena, who ran the auction, said, "Millions of people from all over the world have visited the Hollywood Wax Museum and seen these amazing wax figures, each of them a piece of art in itself." Now they are in the hands of the fans, each with a certificate of authenticity from the Hollywood Wax Museum. A new wax museum is opening near Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Past Profiles in History auctions have sold the Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the command chair from the U.S.S. Enterprise ($304,750); the original Robot from TV's Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker's Star Wars lightsaber ($240,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves' Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); and more, publicist Marc Kruskol said.