For the first time since personalized license plates were first introduced in the early 1970s, the plate CINEMA is available for transfer and registration to a new owner.
This plate was first acquired by Paul Aratow, a director and producer most known for his 1984 film Sheena, starring Tanya Roberts as the Queen of the Jungle. Before his passing in 2015, he transferred ownership of the plate to his daughter Gabriella. “This plate is art in motion. It’s the coolest accessory your California automobile could ever have.” Ms. Aratow said. “It’s a conversation piece everywhere you go. You can even take one plate off your car, frame it and hang it in your living room or den.”
The Plate Broker is honored to represent Ms. Aratow as she seeks the next custodian of the CINEMA plate to further the ownership legacy her father created. Along with the plate, an NFT will accompany the plate to ensure this legacy is recorded in the blockchain and will continue to add to the provenance.
By design, personalized plates represent a unique form of self expression. We anticipate this will appeal to many in the film industry, artists and executives alike, who understand the rarity, value, and exclusivity of such a piece.
The asking price of $1,895,000 is an homage to the year the Lumière brothers created the Cinématographe, the word from which CINEMA is derived.