Judge Dredd

Lot #717 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Charles Lippincott Collection: Hand-drawn Julian Caldow Janus Lab Sketch, Printed Drawing, and Photographs

Stock #139210

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.

A Janus Lab sketch hand-drawn by Julian Caldow, a printed drawing, and photographs from the production of Danny Cannon's sci-fi adventure Judge Dredd. Janus Laboratories created clones for The Council of Judges.

This lot comes from the collection of the film's producer, Charles "Charley" Lippincott. It consists of one folded marker sketch by Caldow labeled for modelmaker Jim Machin, one folder labeled "Caldow Janus Orig" with the note "Andy wanted enormous Janus Lab with [illegible] Julian Caldow", one printed drawing depicting clone caskets, and six photographs of the lab model, clone, and Joan Chen. The lab and casket drawings appear on pages 144 and 151 of the Art of Judge Dredd book. The print exhibits corner stains. Dimensions (largest): 59.75 cm x 42 cm (23½" x 16½"); (smallest): 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm (2½" x 2½")

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

Estimate: £200 - 300 Ω

Item size - 11.75" x 16.5" x 0.2" (29.84cm x 41.91cm x 0.5cm)

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

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