News | May 28, 2023

Draco Malfoy's Nimbus 2001 Leads Hollywood: Then and Now Auction


Malfoy's broom

Bonhams ' Hollywood: Then and Now features scripts, screen-used props - including Draco Malfoy's Nimbus 2001 racing broom - and costumes from the biggest franchises of the last 50 years in addition to material from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Starting June 6, the highlight of the sale is Draco Malfoy's Nimbus 2001 racing broom used by Harry Potter's Hogwarts nemesis, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) during filming of the 2002 movie adaptation of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The instantly recognizable broomstick, estimated at $70,000 – 90,000, was a 'hero prop', a high-quality and detailed version used by the main actor in on screen closeup as well as promotional materials. Malfoy and his Slytherin cohorts used this model broom for practical effects during Quidditch matches, behind-the-scenes footage, and promotional materials.

Also featured in the sale is another original 'hero prop' from the franchise, Professor Remus Lupin's signature wand used by actor David Thewlis, estimated at $2,000 – 4,000.
Other highlights include:

* Directly from the collection of Ashley Laurence, who played Kirsty in the popular Hellraiser movies, are her personal pre-production and shooting scripts, estimated at $1,000 – 2,000 and $2,000 – 4,000, and Clive Barker's presentation copy of his horror novella The Hellbound Heart, the basis for the 1987 film Hellraiser (written and directed by Barker) and its franchise, estimated at $1,000 – 2,000. The book includes original art by Barker and was signed by Barker, Laurence, and screenwriter Peter Atkins.

* William Powell/ 'Nick Charles' trench coat from MGM's 1947 Song of the Thin Man, the last of the six Thin Man movies based on the characters created in the original novel by by Dashiell Hammett,

* Show Boat 1926 first edition by Edna Ferber signed by 11 of the 1936 movie's cast including Irene Dunne and Paul Robeson 

* Ann Rutherford/ 'Careen O'Hara' personal partial script from Gone with the Wind, dated "January 21, 1939" and comprised of the first scene of the film until the end of the barbeque scene where Scarlett O'Hara accepts Charles Hamilton's proposal. Rutherford was a hard-working actress who did not save memorabilia from her career. It was a complete surprise when, in her later years, she discovered a trunk of scripts from her films, which her mother had saved from the trash. 

* Joseph L. Mankiewicz's personal annotated manuscript of his screenplay for All About Eve

* Bananas, working title: El Weirdo original shooting script, the original studio bound and bradded 115-multi-color revision page script written by Woody Allen and Mickey Rose and dated on the interior title page, "March 24, 1970".