Judge Dredd

Lot #716 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Charles Lippincott Collection: Printed and Hand-illustrated Chris Halls Mean Machine Illustrations with Contact Sheets

Stock #139217

This lot will be auctioned on Wednesday, November 10th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 9th or November 11th.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles "Charley" Lippincott. Lippincott is considered among the foremost marketing and merchandising experts in the history of science-fiction. After an early start in traditional Hollywood publicity, his career exploded when college friend George Lucas hired him as Lucasfilm's VP of Advertising, Publicity, Promotion & Merchandising, a role he used to create arguably the most successful - and bombastic - marketing campaign ever for Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. Lippincott subsequently masterminded the publicity strategies for such era-defining properties as Ridley Scott's Alien and Mike Hodges' Flash Gordon, both of which are represented in this auction. The popularity of these projects further propelled him into the top ranks of film executives, leading him to produce Danny Cannon's cult classic Judge Dredd, which is also heavily featured in this catalog. While Charley Lippincott passed away in 2020, his personal collection reflects a legacy of rare influence and lifelong fandom.

Printed and hand-illustrated Mean Machine illustrations by Chris Halls with contact sheets from the production of Danny Cannon's sci-fi adventure Judge Dredd. After being captured by Pa Angel (Scott Wilson), Judge Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) fought Mean Machine (Christopher Adamson).

This lot comes from the collection of the film's producer, Charles "Charley" Lippincott. Two illustrations are rendered with printed and hand-illustrated elements on white and black paper, the third is a colour-printed copy. The two hole-punched black-and-white contact sheets read "Judge Dredd'' and "Photography Richard Blanshard'' and depict Mean Machine, Dredd, and Pa Angel. The contact strip features Adamson. The illustrations appear on pages 99 and 100 of the Art of Judge Dredd book. The white paper illustration has light staining. Dimensions (largest): 42.75 cm x 30.5 cm (16¾" x 12"); (smallest): 32.5 cm x 6.5 cm (12¾" x 2½")

Sold without copyright; see notice in the Buyer's Guide.

Estimate: £300 - 500 Ω

Item size - 16.75" x 0.01" x 0.1" (42.55cm x 0.03cm x 0.25cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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