Actors Props Up For Auction
How about your next nighttime nap is coupled with Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones bullwhip, or the caterpillar Leonardo Di Caprio ate in The Beach.
Well, get ready… Cause according to The New York Post, pretty soon, this dream might actually come to reality.
The Leo and Ford props are only a few of the items that are up for grabs at Christie’s annual film and entertainment auction, to be held on December 12, 2000, in London.
DiCaprio's fans shrieked in horror as their heartthrob appeared to wolf down the creepy-crawly in the R-rated Fox flick. But it was really just a rubber replica — and it's now expected to fetch $500.
And the famed bullwhip Ford used to beat off villains in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom could grab an estimated $9,000, Christie's says.
Another item from the Ford flicks is the ‘book’ from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
A prop facsimile manuscript book bound in calf leather made for the 1989 flick is estimated at 7,000-9,000 English pounds.
If you need a little glitz and glamour, how about Julia Roberts' satin evening jacket and Hugh Grant's olive-green corduroy jacket from their movie Notting Hill, both expected to pull in $1,300 each.
Material from such blockbusters as Titanic, Gladiator, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me will also be sold.
From the Austin Powers flick, the color of Mr. Mini is one of the items up for grabs.
The prop cat collar of black leather with ID tag inscribed Mini Mr. Bigglesworth from the 1999 New Line Cinema production, is estimated at £250-350.
Playwright and composer Sir Noel Coward is represented by two paintings he did, valued at $4,000 apiece.
And a baby-grand piano on which Coward composed such works as Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Bitter Sweet is expected to fetch $15,000, the proceeds of which will go to charity.
Dance fans will be pirouetting for this one: a pair of red satin ballet shoes worn by Moira Shearer in the Oscar-winning film The Red Shoes. A bid of $12,000 is hoped for.
Audrey Hepburn is represented by a suit designed by Givenchy and worn by her in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Charade. Price: $5,000 to $8,000.
The actress' poignant letters to her dad and stepmom, dated 1963-1987, will be sold, including one in which she raves about her role in My Fair Lady as "the best I've ever been given, a crown on 22 years of hard work."
You can also own a piece of Bette Davis in the form of the notes she jotted to her chauffeur during a visit to England in late 1960s.
Sci-fi fans won't be disappointed: Rare, original, watercolor production sketches for Stanley Kubrick's classic 2001: A Space Odyssey are on the block, as is a movie poster for Star Wars signed by various cast members. – Albawaba.com.
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