HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Matt Protos has pulled together a sterling lineup of toys and 20th-century pop culture items for Old Town Auctions’ Nov. 18-20 auction titled “Monsters, Wheels and Girls on Film.”
“This is the best lineup of collections we’ve ever offered, and a lot of the material is rare and exotic. It’s unlike anything you’re likely to see at other auctions,” said Protos.
Approximately 200-250 lots are from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine, whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore was devoted to horror film and B-movie “scream queens.” The collection contains numerous monster-theme Aurora model kits, movie posters, collectibles from Universal monster films, and original artwork from the genre. Additionally, there are many B-movie starlets’ autographs and related items of ephemera. George, being a movie industry “insider”, was able to collect many personalized autographs, as well as many risqué and sometimes candid photographs of the young horror film starlets of the day, including Hammer girls Julie Strain, Ingrid Pitt, Caroline Munro and others.
Along the same “vein” this sinfully sinister collection also features sci-fi and horror toys and collectibles – including some fairly rare Marx productions – action figures, and an extensive selection of movie-related promotional items that were available only to the film industry.