Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Lot # 424: Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Eddie Valiant's (Bob Hoskins) Screen-Matched Pistol Case, Toon .38 Pistol, and Dum-Dum Bullets

Stock #134137

This lot will be auctioned on Tuesday, June 29th. The auction will begin at 9:00am PDT 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 June 30th or July 1st.

Eddie Valiant's (Bob Hoskins) screen-matched pistol case, toon .38 pistol, and dum-dum bullets from Robert Zemeckis' neo-noir film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Valiant retrieved the case carrying his toon pistol and six animated bullets before he traveled through the tunnel into Toontown. Two different cases are seen in the film, and this case screen matches based on the woodgrain to the closeup shot of Valiant opening the case. The pistol and dum-dum bullets seen in the final film are animated versions, though prop versions were built by the ILM model shop for the actors to interact with on set.

This lot consists of a brown wooden case with a brass-color metal lock and a purple velvet-lined interior with a brass-color metal plaque reading "Thanks for getting me out of the Hoosegow. Yosemite Sam," as well as a cartoonish resin pistol sculpted to appear oversized and painted gray with a brown grip, and six resin Dum-Dum bullets finished with a glossy patina that sit in a small flap-top compartment of the case. The top of the case is marked "Valiant & Valiant Veritas" and the underside features food felt feet and a plaque and labeling added by Industrial Light & Magic when the piece was gifted to a key crew member. The labeling reads "Toon .38 with Dum-Dums" and "This prop was used in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988."

The lot is in good overall condition with black stains to the wood, some tarnishing to the plaque, and minor scuffs to the barrel of the gun from production and handling. Dimensions: 12.5" x 8" x 4" (31.75 cm x 20.5 cm x 10.25 cm)

Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

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

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