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Movie Studios Sell Props Online; Local Company Introduces New Software

Posted July 20, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— How would you like to own the orange velvet shirt worn by Mike Myers in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"? If you have the money, you could wear it to your next costume party. Plus, a Triangle company is making news at the MacWorld Expo with a high-powered Web tool. Movie Props Online

At least two movie companies,New Line CinemaandUniversal Studios, auction props, costumes and lots of other stuff on their Web sites.

"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" cost big money to produce. Studios nowauction clothes, props, cars, you name it. They make money on stuff they will never use again.

New Line Cinema is offering an orange coat worn by Mike Myers. In six days, the price zoomed from $28 to almost $1,600.

Remember the Corvette in "The Spy Who Shagged Me"? It was auctioned for $121,000.

If you have the money you can decorate with plenty of Hollywood throwaways. Electrifier Software

Durham'sElectrifier Softwareintroduced more features to its Electrifier Pro product at the MacWorld Expo Wednesday.

Electrifier Pro is used to build very rich Web sites incorporating most any type of streaming video, audio, images and much more.

Using special techniques, file sizes are drastically reduced, and image and audio quality are improved.

Electrifier is winning praise and awards, and could be the Triangle's next big winner in the e-commerce battle.