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Special Auction: Hollywood & the Universe


LOT 1587 ORIGINAL CHOCOLATE BAR FROM “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” The iconic Wonka Bar used in the production of Tim Burton’s 2005 adaptation movie of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Materials: Paper, plastic and foil. Dimensions: 19,05 x 8,89 x 1,27 cm. Provenance: American private collection. This Wonka Chocolate bar is seen in numerous early scenes in the movie as people around the globe hunt for the exclusive Golden Tickets. It can also be seen on the shelves of the shop when Charlie discovers his golden ticket. It is so prominent in the movie and in the social imaginary that Worner Bros decided, in collaboration with Nestlé, to use chocolate bars as the main tie-in for the movie. So the Willy Wonka Candy Company, a division of Nestlé, launched a small range of Wonka Bars to promote the upcoming movie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August, based on the 1964 British novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was released to positive critical reception and was a box office success, grossing 5 million worldwide. This Chocolate Bar used in the production of the movie is made of plastic and features 14 “Wonka” stamps on each indented piece. The chocolate is wrapped in silver foil and includes a brown Whipple- Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight wrapper with a printed seal reading “Win a trip to Wonka’s Chocolate Factory”. The back of the wrapper shows printed nutritional facts and ingredients. LOT 1588 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SATURN SYSTEM P-23209 S-1-59 Iconic photography of the Space Era, certified by NASA and taken in 1980. Printed on KODAK paper. Dimensions: 20 x 25 cm. Provenance: NASA. This montage of images of the Saturnian system was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its passage near Saturn in November 1980. This artist‘s point of view shows Dione in the foreground, Saturn rising behind it, Tethys and Mimas vanishing into the distance on the right, Enceladus and Rhea outside of Saturn rings on the left and Titan in its distant orbit above. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. The Voyager 1 spacecraft is one of the earliest explorers of the outer solar system, still active today although it has reached heliopause. The launch took place as part of NASA‘s Voyager Program on September 5, 1977 from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan IIIE rocket, a few days after its sister probe Voyager 2, in an orbit that would have allowed it to reach Jupiter. The main purpose of the mission was to fly over the two giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, and in particular the satellite Titan, to study their magnetic fields, their rings and photograph their respective satellites. After the overflight of Saturn in 1980, the probe‘s mission was extended, thus continuing to collect data on the outer regions of the solar system. In August 2012, Voyager 1 passed the heliopause to become the first man-made object to exit interstellar space. As of September 11, 2020, the spacecraft has been operating and reporting data for 43 years and is more than 150 AU (22 billion and 500 million km) from the Sun, making it the furthest artificial object from Earth. It is expected to continue operating until 2025, when the RTGs will stop providing enough electricity. 62 HAMPEL FINE ART AUCTIONS * for more detailed photos browse

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