By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
“You want it?! Fucking have it!”
Hellraiser star Ashley Laurence has such sights to show you… Don’t worry. What Pinhead’s favorite final girl has on offer won’t cost you your soul. The actor, best known to fans of Clive Barker‘s 1987 exploration of the outer realms of pain and pleasure as the ever-resourceful Kirsty Cotton, is putting her original Hellraiser script – complete with her handwritten annotations and notes from the production – on the auction block.
Laurence tells RUE MORGUE, “I recently found many beautiful pieces of Hellraiser history I know you’ll treasure: The first Hellraiser script I ever read with the studio letter asking me to read for the part of Kirsty! My shooting script with all of my handwritten notes in it. Lots of posters, books, signed items, Clive art and other one-of-a-kind items … It does my heart good to pass these collectibles on to movie lovers who have been so supportive through the years. I know you’ll preserve and share them! I hope everyone reading this is happy and healthy!”
One of 277 lots available in Bonhams‘ “Hollywood Then and Now” auction, coming Tuesday, June 6, the script is just part of an exciting Hellraiser package that also includes Kirsty’s screen-worn skull-link bracelet and a package of Hellraiser-themed Marshmallow Peeps, hand painted by Ashley Laurence herself.
“I haven’t seen [this script] for decades. It was in storage,” Laurence tells Bonhams pop-culture expert Joe Moe, adding, “I think you guys will like it [and] probably take better care of it than I do.”
Along with Ashley Laurence’s Hellraiser treasures, scripts and movie posters from classic Universal and Hammer films (among other artifacts) are also going under the gavel.
For more information and a closer look at all the memorabilia available in the “Hollywood Then and Now” auction, go to the official Bonhams Auctions website.