Whether it’s a handkerchief or car Fans are ready to do anything to get any memento from the set of their favorite movie – Therefore, for filmmakers, the sale of film props sometimes becomes a good source of income – especially when it comes to cult films, where the auction value of each rag from filming can reach millions. So here are some examples of it.
“Seven Year Fever”:Marilyn Monroe’s white flying dress
There was a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in ‘Seven Year Fever’, which was seductively blown up by a gust of wind. So when it was announced in 2011 that it would be auctioned off in Los Angeles, it was a bombshell among fans of expensive movie souvenirs. In the end, after a long struggle, the dress went to a new owner who took it for $4.6 million.
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”: Letter of acceptance to Hogwarts
In the first series, Harry received a whole bunch of letters about admission to Hogwarts, so many of them were put up for sale at different times. This charming movie souvenir has not lost its value. In the year 2017, on one of the online platforms, one such original letter from the set went for $ 9,900 which is more than 70 thousand rubles.
“My Fair Lady”Eliza Doolittle dress
The magnificent dress in which the heroine Audrey Hepburn appeared at the races in Ascott was invented and brought to life by designer Cecile Beaton. It inspired the film academics to give the film “My Fair Lady” the “Oscar” for the best costumes. Nearly half a century later, in 2011, this lace dress was auctioned off for $3.7 million.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”: Indiana Jones hat
The Indiana Jones hat became the trademark of the iconic character played by Harrison Ford. For each film, Ford received a new hat, but its design did not change. The hat used on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 2018 was up for a charity auction in London. autographed by Harrison Ford and went under the hammer for $524,000.
“Titanic”: Rose dress
In Titanic, there was a scene in which Rose wore a red dress and was about to throw herself into the deep water but was rescued by Leonardo DiCaprio who played Jack, went up for auction in 2012 and was sold to a buyer for $330,000. Who is still anonymous
“Modern Times”:Charlie Chaplin’s Cane
The hat, mustache, and cane were three things, in which Charlie Chaplin appeared in most of his silent paintings.
A cane from the set of the film “New Times” in 2013 ended up at an auction, where it was sold for $ 350,000.
The piano from Rick’s Café is one of the most iconic items from the set of one of the most iconic films in history. The instrument that Humphrey Bogart so tragically leaned on was put up for auction in 2014. And one buyer was found instantly and he paid $3.4 million for the instrument.
“Terminator 2″: Judgment Day:Cyborg Skeleton
The skeleton of the T-300 cyborg was built for the filming of the film according to the standards of Arnold Schwarzenegger, after which it was superimposed on the image of the actor with the help of special effects, thus “replacing” Schwartz in scenes where his character was supposed to lose the shell. Later after filming in 1991, it was perfectly preserved and was auctioned in 2007 for an impressive $488,750.
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”:Golden Ticket
From the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory the lucky golden ticket was sold at a studio-arranged auction in 2012 for $34,000.