The “Blades” fencing costume worn by Pierce Brosnan and the maroon “Laser Lair” catsuit worn by Halle Berry in Die Another Day are going to be part of a special auction of one-of-a-kind items from film and television, hosted by the world-renowned Christie’s Auction House and benefiting the USC School of Cinema-Television. The auction will also include one of the special James Bond 40th Anniversary Omega Seamasters (number 105 of a limited edition of 10,007), and a ticket to Hugh Hefner’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream Party” at the Playboy Mansion in August (Bond fans will recall that 007 attended this annual event in Raymond Benson’s short story Midsummer Night’s Doom).
Some of the interesting non-Bond items up for auction are a pair of Wolverine’s claws from X-2: X-Men United, a conductor’s baton used by John Williams, Alfred Hitchcock’s last passport and drivers license, and lunch with Steven Spielberg in his private DreamWorks dining room!
The auction will be held in the former home of actor Vincent Price on Thursday, June 17, 2004, and is by invitation only. Outside bids may be placed by calling the USC School of Cinema-Television at 213-740-2804. Written bids must be received prior to 5 PM on Wednesday, June 16, 2004.
The auction is being held in part to celebrate the USC School of Cinema-Television’s 75th Anniversary.