Welcome! As part of its ongoing mission to document the Art and Production History of Star Trek, this site will present technical articles on Star Trek prop and costume authentication - focusing on The Original Series - with detailed photos and episode screenshots to complement the information presented; as well as feature pictorials to showcase Star Trek memorabilia in private & public collections, present rare Behind The Scenes TOS imagery & discuss other topics.
Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
- Star Trek TOS At Auction Part I - Gurian Collection Highlights - Greg Jein TOS Hero Type II Phaser
-Authenticating a TOS Communicator -6 Myths About Star Trek Prop Design -Star Trek 3rd Season Command Tunic
- Design Features of TOS Tricorders -Star Trek Props At National Air & Space - TOS Leatherette Tricorder
- TOS Federation Sciences Dress -Desilu Studio TOS Prop Fabrication - Unreleased Allen/Gurian Prop Photos
- The Beautiful Women of TOS Part I -TOS U.S.S. Enterprise 11' Filming Model - Captain Kirk's Chair from TOS
- Spock Ears -TOS Control Panels & Displays - Mr. Spock's Science Station
- TOS Soundstage at Desilu -TOS Shatner Romulan Pants - The Beautiful Women of TOS Pt. II
- TOS Galileo Shuttlecraft -Greg Jein TOS Cage Laser Pistol - TOS 3rd Season Midgrade Type II Phaser
- Dr. McCoy's Sickbay on TOS -TOS Balok Puppet Head - Captain Kirk "Mirror, Mirror" Tunic
- Greg Jein TOS Hero Tricorder -1992 Smithsonian TOS Cast Video - TOS 1st Season Command Tunic
- TOS "Where No Man" Silver Contact Lenses -TOS Special Effects: The Transporter - The Art of Matt Jefferies
- TOS "Space Seed" Gold Mesh Jumpsuit -Gorn Costume from "Arena" - Rare TOS Behind-the-Scenes Videos
- TOS Stunt Type II Phaser -1993 Bill Theiss Estate Auction - TOS Shatner Command Dress Tunic
- TOS Elasian Royal Guard Tunic -TOS Finnegan Silver "Shore Leave" Tunic - TOS Science Officer Tunic "The Cage"
- TOS Shatner Early 1st Season Command Tunic -William Shatner TOS Tunics At Auction - TOS Shatner Late 1st Season Command Tunic

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ricardo Montalban Khan Tunic from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Below are some detailed photos of an iconic and truly exciting piece of Star Trek history - the hero, screen used, brown velour, open chest tunic worn by veteran actor Ricardo Montalban in the second Star Trek major motion picture "The Wrath of Khan" (Paramount, 1982) to reprise his role as the genetically engineered "superman" Khan Noonien Singh, first seen in the Original Series season one episode "Space Seed" (initial airdate: Feb. 16, 1967).  This highly memorable costume is seen extensively throughout the motion picture, and will be offered for sale as Lot 1299 in Profiles In History's upcoming "Hollywood Auction 65" on October 19, 2014  - Day 3 of a massive auction which features a tremendous wealth of historic, screen used entertainment memorabilia.  The pre-auction bid estimate for the Khan tunic and its accompanying Starfleet insignia necklace and wrist communicator is $30,000 - $50,000; which ranks it as the most expensive item of Star Trek memorabilia in the sale.   A preview of the complete set of Star Trek related offerings in "Hollywood Auction 65", which includes actor Jonathan Frakes personal collection of costumes, scripts and artifacts from ST:TNG, will be presented in a forthcoming post.

Those interested in participating in the October 19th session may register to bid live online on the LiveAuctioneers.com website at:  http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/61274_hollywood-auction-65-day-3/page1?rows=120

And now, some images of this signature "Khan" costume courtesy of Profiles In History ...