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By Samuel Alioto
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Penny Dreadful Props To Be Auctioned Online in Kildare, Ireland

Costumes include Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, Renfield and Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Victor Frankenstein, etc.

 

September 15, 2016

Penny Dreadful" came to a sudden conclusion in June, with central character Vanessa Ives (played by French actress Eva Green) suddenly killed by Josh Hartnett's werewolf Ethan, to prevent her from having to marry the devil. If you're still with me, it means that you'd probably like to own some of the show's props, but here's you're chance.

A huge trove of props, furniture, and other art are headed to auction this week in Kildare, Ireland, with bidding to begin tomorrow. To peruse the stockpile of haunted dolls and blasphemous relics, click on to Ash Grove Auctions.

Lots are divided by character, so you can decide just what devil, vampire, or greasy whale lamp you prefer. And don't forget, there's an entire ship that took Frankenstein's monster to the Arctic (his name is Calaban. I know that).

The series premiered on Showtime on May 11, 2014, the first in an eight-episode season. After the third season finale on June 19, 2016, series creator John Logan suddenly announced that Penny Dreadful had ended as the main story had reached its conclusion.

The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws upon many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, Renfield and Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Dr. Henry Jekyll from Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Here's your chance to own Vanessa Ive's book of spells, or Ethan's werewolf outfit.Personally, I'd like to see how my wife looks in Hecate's costumes. Hey, I have a thing about the 19th Century.

"Penny Dreadful" may have drawn to a premature (and profoundly unsatisfying) close, but that doesn't diminish the artistry demonstrated by creator John Logan, and everyone else involved in the hugely acclaimed project. Perhaps it was cancelled because viewers began to direct their attention elsewhere. The show will live forever, nevertheless.

1. THE ‘PENNY DREADFUL’ COLLECTION

A 3-Day Sale – September 13th, 14th & 15th at 10am.

http://www.ashgrovegroup.ie/?page_id=1988

 

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