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Profiles in History, Planet Hollywood, Designer Shoe Warehouse to Hold “Shoemania” Celebrity Memorabilia Charity Auction

October 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Profiles in History have announced a special “Shoemania” charity auction which will benefit The Arts of Central Florida.  Presented in conjunction with Planet Hollywood and DSW Shoe Warehouse, the auction will include autographed shoes donated by a variety of celebrities.  The auction is slated to be held at the Designer Shoe Warehouse at The Milllenia Center in Orlando Florida on November 9th. Read more

More on the History and Development of the ‘Back to the Future 2′ Nike MAG Shoes (Videos)

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Special thanks to my friend Vivek for pointing me to these three videos about the history of the now classic Nike MAG shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future 2. The videos talk about the genesis of the shoes as designed and made for the film, as well as highlighting the recent development, manufacture, and auction of the replica shoes being sold to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation (as reported September 8th). Read more

1,500 Replica ‘Back to the Future II’ Nike Mag Shoes Auctioned to Benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

September 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

While the shoes in question are newly designed and manufactured replicas of the famous “futuristic” Nike shoes worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II, I thought it was worth mention here as 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Michale J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  150 pairs will be sold each day over the next 10 days, for a total of 1,500 pairs. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2011: Profiles in History Showcase ‘Back to the Future III’ DeLorean Restored by Brian & Desi DosSantos (ScreenUsed)

July 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Profiles in History, which has a track record of bringing impressive (usually themed) exhibits to Comic Con (Stan Winston Studios, LOST, etc.), this year has a Back to the Future display, which is centered around an original DeLorean from the third film in the franchise, which will be offered for sale in one of their future auctions. The auction house is taking $20 donations for photo opportunities with the famous movie car, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Team Fox, Michael J. Fox’s Foundation supporting Parkinson’s research. Read more

ScreenUsed Original ‘Back To The Future’ DeLorean Movie Prop Car – High Definition Video Interview

November 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

As a continuation of the article sharing high resolution photography of the Back To The Future III DeLorean restored by Jeff Castillo and Desi DosSantos of ScreenUsed, and with a majority of the work done by Brian DosSantos, below is a high definition video interview with Desi and the movie car used in the popular 80s sci-fi franchise starring Michael J. Fox.  Read more

ScreenUsed Original ‘Back To The Future’ Delorean Movie Prop Car – High Resolution Photography

November 19, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Desi DosSantos of ScreenUsed was kind enough to invite me to his home this week to see his recently restored DeLorean from Back To The Future, Part III (see ScreenUsed Announces Acquisition and Restoration of Original Movie Prop DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’).  Below are some photos I had the opportunity to take during my visit; a high definition video interviewing Desi about the iconic 80s sci-fi car will be published soon as a follow-up article. Read more

ScreenUsed Announces Acquisition and Restoration of Original Movie Prop DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’

October 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Desi DosSantos and Jeff Castillo of ScreenUsed have recently shared with me their efforts in restoring one of the few surviving DeLoreans customized and used in filming the Back to the Future trilogy.  Today, they are publicly announcing the completion of their work, all in time for the 25th Anniversary of the original film.  All details about the restoration, with before and after pictures, can be found at www.BTTF3delorean.com. Read more

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 42′ TV & Movie Prop Auction Catalog Available Online for Sale Event November 6th 2010

October 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The catalog for the Profiles in History “Hollywood Auction 42″ event, as discussed in prior articles (see Profiles in History, SyFy’s Hollywood Treasure Seek Original Back to the Future Props to Support “We’re Going Back” Event & Profiles in History Announces ‘Hollywood Auction 42′ to Benefit “Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California”), is now available for download from the official website. Read more

Profiles in History Announces ‘Hollywood Auction 42′ to Benefit “Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California”

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Profiles in History today published details about their “Hollywood Auction 42″ event, first announced via my interview with Joe Maddalena at San Diego Comic Con in July (see San Diego Comic Con Interview with Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History… ‘Variety Kids’ Charity Auction).  The auction will be held November 6th at The Globe Theater at Universal Studios, and will benefit “Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California”. Read more

Profiles in History, SyFy’s Hollywood Treasure Seek Original Back to the Future Props to Support “We’re Going Back” Event

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the organizers of the “We’re Going Back” 25th Anniversary Back to the Future event, to be held at Universal Studios and other locations November 5th-11th, has contacted me asking to publish a notice for a request for original production material from the classic trilogy.  Profiles in History will be holding a special charity auction sale, which will be part of their new SyFy TV series, Hollywood Treasures, scheduled to debut November 4th. Read more

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