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Fred B. Phillips Memorabilia Auction

By Amy
October 31, 2000 - 5:46 AM

StarTrek.com has posted a brief article about the upcoming Christie's auction of "memorabilia from the estate of Fred B. Phillips, the award-winning makeup artist on the original Star Trek series" who died in 1993. Among the items up for auction include the previously publicized Spock ears, in addition to the "original geltrate and clay molds which Phillips used to create those ears on a daily basis are also on the block". Christie's apparently expects the ears to fetch between $1,500 and $2,000, while the molds may go for ten times as much.

Items also up for auction include a one-of-a-kind "plaster "life mask" Phillips made directly from William Shatner's face, which he used to design special makeup enhancements for Captain Kirk" which is expected to draw over $4000, the Tellarite face--nose, eye and ear pieces--worn by John Wheeler (Gav) in 'Journey to Babel', the rubber cast made from the head and upper chest of Persis Khambatta (Ilia) for 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and the foam-rubber head pieces used to create the telekinetic Vian race from 'The Empath'. A number of signed cast photos and cast photos ("signed by Nimoy, George Takei, the late DeForest Kelley and others with personal greetings to the makeup artist") are also to be sold, in addition to "copies of the scripts for 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and "Star Trek: The Genesis Project" (which was released as 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan')".

The items up for auction can be viewed at Christie's Los Angeles from November 3 or online at the Christie's website, while for more information, you can check out the original report at the official site.

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