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Star audition tapes off the block, memorabilia from 'Star Trek,' 'Superman' and more still to be auctioned

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Juliens Auction Sinatra Painting
Courtesy Julien's Auctions

More than 50 VHS tapes of auditions by the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Julianne Moore will no longer be up for bids during the Julien’s Auctions “Hollywood Legends” sale.

The auction house pulled the tapes and issued a statement after complaints were received from actors’ union SAG-AFTRA — which declared that “auditions are not public performances” — and the Casting Society of America.

Even without the tapes, Julien’s still has hundreds of lots that include costumes, props and other Hollywood memorabilia, and the auction will be held as planned from April 5-6.

Click through the gallery to see some of the big ticket items — some of which are estimated to fetch upwards of $60,000-$80,000 — up for grabs. 

Black Beauty from The Green Hornet

When The Green Hornet (aka Britt Reid) needed to make a quick getaway, he hopped into the Black Beauty, a heavily weaponized super car built by his partner, Kato. The 1965 Imperial Crown Four Door Sedan was used in the 2011 movie — starring Seth Rogen as the masked vigilante — and is the only surviving vehicle from the production.

Auction estimate: $40,000-$60,000

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