Rowland Emett's A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley. Image: Bonhams

Rowland Emett’s amazing “Cuckoo Valley” masterpiece goes on display ahead of auction

Rowland Emett, the British artist and inventor, is most famous for his magical flying car and the crackpot machines made for the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But his largest, most ambitious – and in Emett’s view, his finest work – was his kinetic sculpture, A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley, which isContinue reading Rowland Emett’s amazing “Cuckoo Valley” masterpiece goes on display ahead of auction

Star Wars designs by John Mollo © Lucasfilm Ltd / John Mollo

John Mollo’s original Star Wars designs go under the hammer at Bonhams

The personal notebooks and sketchbooks of world-renowned double Oscar-winning British costume designer, John Mollo, the concept artist behind the international Star Wars franchise, are to be offered at Bonhams in a stand-alone 62-lot sale, Designing an Empire: The John Mollo Archive, in London later this year. The archive contains a wealth of drawings, notes andContinue reading John Mollo’s original Star Wars designs go under the hammer at Bonhams

The original Robby the Robot suit and Jeep from Forbidden Planet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956, has sold for $5,375,000 at Bonhams New York

Robby the Robot, star of Forbidden Planet, becomes the most valuable movie prop ever sold at auction

Robby the Robot, the seven-foot tall robot from the classic 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet, recently sold at Bonhams New York for a world record price of $5,375,000 in the TCM Presents… Out of This World! auction of classic movie memorabilia. One of the most iconic characters to appear on the silver screen, seven-footContinue reading Robby the Robot, star of Forbidden Planet, becomes the most valuable movie prop ever sold at auction

Doctor Who annual art, rare props to go under the hammer at Bonhams

Bonhams next Entertainment Memorabilia auction (taking place on Wednesday 18th December) hosts an enticing line-up that includes some fantastic Doctor Who items such as art from some of the series annuals by Paul Crompton and a number of props from the 1960s TV episodes – and a model TARDIS. There are over 400 lots ofContinue reading Doctor Who annual art, rare props to go under the hammer at Bonhams

Bonhams to auction off Sarah Jane’s ‘Figaro’ car

Bonhams upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia sale, to be held next week on Wednesday 12th December, will include an array of props, posters, costumes and related memorabilia from legendary science fiction movies and television shows including Alien, Superman, Star Wars, Blake’s 7, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Red Dwarf and Captain Scarlet. Of particular interest to downthetubes readers mightContinue reading Bonhams to auction off Sarah Jane’s ‘Figaro’ car