Rocketeer, The

Lot #563 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - The Rocketeer's (Bill Campbell) Costume with Stunt Rocket-Pack and Replica Helmet from Original Molds

Stock #127531

This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

The Rocketeer's (Bill Campbell) costume with a stunt rocket-pack and a replica helmet made from original molds from Joe Johnston's action adventure The Rocketeer. Pilot Cliff Secord wore his costume in flight as the heroic Rocketeer after discovering an experimental jetpack designed by Howard Hughes (Terry O'Quinn). The film relied heavily on stunt performers to complete the extensive aerial and wire work involved with shots of the character flying.

This costume consists of a brown leather jacket with a zipper and metal button closure marked "Deluna Fiberglass" for stunt performer Michael DeLuna, a fingerless leather glove with a plastic activation button above the thumb and a snap-button wrist clasp, a pair of beige wool zip-up jodhpurs, and a lightweight biscuit foam stunt rocket-pack, deliberately made as lightweight as possible for action sequences, that is painted silvertone with metallic details (replica brown leather shoulder and waist straps have been fitted to the piece later.)

Also included is a goldtone resin Rocketeer helmet replica made from original molds by a member of the Design Setters crew with red urethane lenses and a dorsal fin screwed into the top. This costume is in good overall condition with visible signs of wear throughout, including torn leather on the jacket and glove, several stained garments, and cracks in the jetpack.

Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

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

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