We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.
- Alexandra Daddario
- Tom Hardy
- Emilia Clarke
- Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
- Hailee Steinfeld
- Marilyn Monroe
- Britt Robertson
- Alicia Vikander
- Chris Pratt
- Kelli Garner
- Margot Robbie
- Bryce Dallas Howard
- Carla Gugino
- Cara Delevingne
- Charlize Theron
- Emma Stone
- Sophie Turner
- Imogen Poots
- Dwayne Johnson
- Sam Heughan
- Anna Kendrick
- Natalie Dormer
- Amanda Crew
- Morena Baccarin
- Kit Harington
The new Astor Theatre calendar has been revealed and is now available online at www.astortheatre.net.au. The much-loved calendar, featuring the coming three months of films scheduled for the Astor, will also be mailed to over 20,000 Victorian film fans this week.
The calendar features a carefully curated selection of classic and new release films and sees the return of long-standing favourite, the Astor double-feature. Showing at 7.30pm each Wednesday night, the double features kick off with GET CARTER and POINT BLANK on June 10; THE GOONIES and BEETLEJUICE on June 17; and a trip through bat country with FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and REPO MAN to round out June.
Screenings on celluloid remain alive and well at the Astor, with Palace Cinemas making good on their promise to retain both 35mm and 70mm formats for the new program. Time-honoured Astor staples POLTERGEIST, ALIENS, BARAKA and HAMLET are all back for screenings on 70mm, while Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS and the brilliant Ken Russell film THE DEVILS will be shown on rare 35mm prints sourced by new manager, Zak Hepburn.
Director Gillian Armstrong’s new documentary, WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED will premiere on Thursday June 25 with a red carpet gala event to celebrate the re-opening of the Astor. Armstrong, a Melbourne local, will appear at the gala to introduce the film, which looks at the career of the largely unknown Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly who dressed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis and Ingrid Bergman during Hollywood’s golden age of cinema. In tribute to Orry-Kelly’s career, the Astor’s forthcoming film program will showcase his handiwork in MALTESE FALCON, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, CASABLANCA and SOME LIKE IT HOT.
The Astor Theatre re-opens to the public on Sunday June 7 and tickets for all sessions and for the opening night gala event will be available from Friday 21 May via www.astortheatre.net.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
Premiere Props just announced that they will be auctioning off over 1000 Hollywood props and costumes including a collection of personal items from Larry Hagman including his state of the art, solar paneled Airstream trailer (and dressing room) from DALLAS and his JR belt buckle; a John Lennon and Yoko Ono signed copy of their DOUBLE FANTASY album; a throne from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS; Ryan Gosling’s motorcycle from THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES; the monster truck from BRUNO signed by Sasha Baron Cohen; several props and costumes from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s from PRISONERS and stunt guns used by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in MR. & MRS. SMITH.
The auction will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Premiere Props’ headquarters in El Segundo, CA beginning at 11am PT, with a preview from 9-11am PT. Fans can bid in-person, via phone or on-line.
- DALLAS – a collection of Larry Hagman’s personal items including his Airstream motorhome that was used as his dressing room; a JR belt buckle; a motorcycle helmet; his Walk of Fame Display; his sunglasses; his project notes; a signed script and original artwork specifically made for him by Barton Lidice Benes.
- THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES – Ryan Gosling’s CRF230 L Honda Road 230cc 2009 signed motorcycle
- BRUNO – the over-sized 1989 Chevy R3500 Monster Truck custom made for the production that is signed on both front visors by Sasha Baron Cohen
- PRISONERS – costumes and props from Hugh Jackman (Keller Dover), Jake Gyllenhaal (Detective Loki) and Maria Bello (Grace Dover)
- THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – a throne and ceremonial chair from Cecil B DeMille’s epic film. The Royal Empire throne is crafted in exquisite gold tinged metals and rare woods with inlaid hand carved hieroglyphs and was used by Anne Baxter (Princess Nefretiri) for two of the most iconic scenes from the film – the first iwhen Charlton Heston (Moses) returns from his heroic battle and then again when he is sentenced to death. The ceremonial chair is ivory inlaid and was prominently displayed when Moses discovers that Nina Foch (Bithiah), who found him as a baby in a basket in the rushes of the Nile is not his real mother.
- MR. & MRS. SMITH – a set of stunt guns used by both Brad Pitt (John Smith) and Angelina Jolie (Jane Smith)
- DOUBLE FANTASY – an album in mint condition signed by both John Lennon and Yoko Ono
- MARILYN MONROE – an original 1952 Golden Dreams Marilyn Monroe Calendar and Tray circa 1955
- SHERLOCK HOLMES – Basil Rathbone’s (Sherlock Holmes) Deerslayer cap and Nigel Bruce’s (Dr. Watson) black tie
- E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL – original shooting script with all notes from script supervisor Ester Vivante’s
- I LOVE LUCY – one of the original Chinese porcelain figurines (circa 1953) that graced the mantel of Lucy and Ricky’s fireplace
- MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III – Tom Cruise’s stunt Desert Eagle Mark XIX gun
- ARTIE SHAW – the legendary band leader’s famous Buffet Clarinet that he used on tour, in concerts and for many of his classic recordings that was then given to comedian Phil Silvers (one of his best friends) who then used it in his act
- THE BIRDCAGE – Robin William’s (Armand Goldman) dress shirt and Hank Azaria’s (Agador) suit
- 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA – original detailed notebook and storyboards, plus a framed poster
- DISNEYLAND – original and rare architectural drawings of Disneyland’s Main Street drawn by Earle G. Kaltenbach
- MORTAL KOMBAT – fiery Jaguar head featured in the battle between Kano and Sub-Zero
- TANK GIRL – Lori Petty’s (Tank Girl) screen worn goggles and custom Ruger weapon
- STAR TREK – from the desk of Gene Roddenberry, an original typed letter on official STAR TREK stationary dated March 7, 1069 and addressed to reporter Charles Park/Santa Monica Outlook.
“As with all of our Hollywood Extravaganza auctions, we always work to include a wide variety of items so that all fans of Hollywood are able to own a little bit of entertainment history,” says Dan Levin, Vice President of Premiere Props. “We definitely have something for everyone with items from Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Hugh Jackman to Larry Hagman, STAR TREK and I LOVE LUCY.”
Fans can starting bidding now, placing bids online at http://www.icollector.com/ and http://www.liveauctioneers.com or calling to set up phone bidding with a Premiere Props representative. Collectors can place proxy bids until the Hollywood Extravaganza X Auction goes LIVE at 11am PT on Saturday, September 28.
For more information, please visit http://www.premiereprops.com or http://www.hollywoodliveauctions.com or call (310) 322-PROP / (888) 761-PROP.