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See some of the world’s most famous pieces of Hollywood memorabilia in NYC this week

Will Gleason

You can experience a little bit of Hollywood this week without even having to pile into the back of a friend’s Prius or listen to someone talk about how much they love hiking now. 

The gallery exhibition “Icons and Legends of Hollywood” is on view at The Society of Illustrators on the Upper East Side now through Saturday, and is displaying some truly noteworthy costumes, props and relics from the silver screen. The objects on display, which will all be auctioned off in L.A. next month, include such famous items as Darth Vader’s helmet from Star Wars, Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, Ellen Ripley’s flamethrower from Aliens and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator jacket.

The show is organized by Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer and dealer of Hollywood memorabilia, so they’re definitely the real deal. Or at least as a real as Hoverboard can be because no one's been able to actually invent one yet for some reason. You can stop by to see the famous objects for yourself at the following times: 

Thursday, May 17, 10am-8pm
Friday, May 18, 10am-8pm
Saturday, May 19, 10am-5pm

Industrial Light and Magic life-size “Darth Vader” figure from Star Wars.
Photograph: Courtesy Profiles in History
Sigourney Weaver “Ellen Ripley” flamethrower from Aliens.
Photograph: Courtesy Profiles in History
Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” hoverboard prop from Back to the Future Part II.
Photograph: Courtesy Profiles in History
Arnold Schwarzenegger “Terminator” jacket from The Terminator.
Photograph: Courtesy Profiles in History

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