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‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean, costumes and props set for auction

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Marty McFly’s jacket, Doc Brown’s shirt, a remote-controlled hoverboard and even one of the time-traveling DeLoreans will be among the items from the ‘Back to the Future’ franchise up for bid at a December auction of Hollywood memorabilia.

More than 100 ‘Back to the Future’ pieces will join a treasure trove of costumes, props and celebrity personal effects up for bid at Profiles in History’s three-day auction in December, announced Tuesday.

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Among the pieces hitting the auction block from the original 1985 movie will be a jacket worn by Michael J. Fox’s McFly and the shirt worn by Christopher Lloyd’s Brown character.

Pieces from the 1989 sequel, ‘Back to the Future Part II,’ include a jacket worn by Thomas F. Wilson’s Biff as well as the Griff Tannen remote-controlled Pitbull hoverboard used on screen (and estimated to fetch $15,000 to $20,000).

But it’s a piece from the third movie in the franchise, ‘Back to the Future Part III,’ that’s likely to generate the most interest (and an estimated price of $400,000 to $600,000) -- one of the seven DeLorean time machines that appeared over the course of the trilogy. Profiles in History’s description:

‘This particular car was used in the 1955 drive-in movie scene when Michael J. Fox drives it into the past and lands in 1885 to find Doc. It was built completely for off-road use. Of the seven DeLoreans, only three have survived since filming, and this is one of those three -- the only one in private hands.... The car comes with a Universal Studios certificate of authenticity and an original signed bill of sale with the vehicle Identification number.’

According to the statement issued by Profiles in History, part of the proceeds from this section of the auction will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which was the beneficiary of September’s auction of 1,500 pairs of the futuristic-looking, light-up 2011 Nike Mag (a real-life version of the mythical self-lacing sneakers that appeared in the second movie).

The location of the auction, which will also include Marilyn Monroe’s wedding ring and a pair of ‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers used on screen and is scheduled to take place Dec. 15 to 17, has not yet been announced.

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-- Adam Tschorn


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