The second-hand price of fame: top Hollywood memorabilia
With Michael Jackson's glove selling for $190,000 (Dh697,800) at a recent auction, here are five other pieces of Hollywood memorabilia which have brought in the big bucks... Take One... Audrey Hepburn's Black Dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's When the iconic black dress was sold for $1 million at Christie's in 2006, the sale room broke into applause - and no wonder, for there was a long bidding war before the dress went to a telephone bidder.
Take Two... Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers Five pairs of ruby slippers were made for the 1939 movie of The Wizard of Oz, and many have been auctioned several times. The most recent pair that were sold in 2000 fetched a price of $666,000. Take Three... James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 The legendary 1965 model of Aston Martin's DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, was bought at an LA auction for $2,0 90,000 by a European collector in 2006.
Take Five... Marilyn Monroe's Rhinestone Dress Worn for her infamous birthday serenade to John F Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, this racy rhinestone number fetched $1.25 million in 1999. Take Four...Mary Poppins' Carpet Bag Judy Garland dazzled children with her bottomless bag, which could store an infinite number of objects regardless of shape or size. The bag, which was used in the 1964 film of Mary Poppins, went down like a spoonful of sugar when it sold for $98,000 at an auction earlier this year.
Published: June 30, 2010 04:00 AM