Thursday, 9 June 2016

Hollywood Auction reveals some rare Firefox items

Internet site invaluable has featured some very interesting Firefox related items coming up for auction. There appears to be two separate lots one of which features storyboards and construction photographs and the other featuring the Firefox conning tower and diorama display model. Very nice items at a rather expensive price, but of course, these are very rare items. I have provided a link at the bottom for further details. I believe the auction date is July 1st 2016. My thanks to Davy Triumph

1253. Firefox full-scale jet storyboards and construction photographs. (Warner Bros., 1982) Collection of production materials related to the full-scale model of the fictional Mikoyan MiG-31 “Firefox” that is the central focus of the film. Including (25+) RC colour photographs ranging from 3.5 x 5 in. to 8 x 10 in. documenting the construction process from the earliest stages of shop fabrication to the celebration of the fully realised scale model with images including star and director Clint Eastwood. Also includes (60+) pages of printed storyboard panels of planned scenes for the film. In production used vintage very good condition. Provenance: The collection of Grant McCune. $300 - $500
1255. Firefox conning tower and diorama display with blueprints. (Warner Bros., 1982) Consisting of 30 x 30 x 2.5 in. square base of carved Styrofoam representing arctic snow. Fiberglass shell on wooden armature 18.5 x 13 in. expertly painted submarine conning tower breaking through the surface of the ice and with 2-miniature sailors in parkas on deck. Also, a hexagonal 18 in x 9.5 in. tent constructed from lead with wire rigging and 6.5 in. foam latex and resin figure. Weather station antennae fabricated from wire and cast resin components standing 14 in. tall. Retaining display placard attached to the surface reading, “Conning tower with weather station miniature from Firefox, 1982. Made by Apogee Productions, Inc. Provenance: The collection of Grant McCune. $2,000 - $3,000
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Auction House, Profiles in History, Auction Title Day 3: Hollywood Auction 83 - Auction Date, July 1st 2016, 11:00 AM PST, Location 26662 Agoura Rd, Calabasas, CA, 91302 USA , Phone: 310-859-7701

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