Movie memorabilia is big business for auction houses. Everyone wants to own a piece of their favorite film. But what are some of the most expensive movie props ever sold at auction?
Here’s a quick list…
Here are some of the most expensive movie props ever sold.
The most expensive movie costume ever sold is Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch sold at auction in Los Angeles for $4.6 million in 2011.
One of the three surviving suits used in the 1971 film Le Mans with Steve McQueen was sold in 2011 for $984,000.
Audrey Hepburn black Givenchy dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s was sold in London for $807,000 in 2006. The Ascot dress and hat worn she wore in My Fair Ladysold at auction in 2011 for $3.7 million.
One of the most expensive movie props ever sold is the Maltese Falcon from the movie of the same name. It went at auction in 2013 for $4.1 million.
The lightsaber used by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hopeand The Empire Strikes Back was sold in 2008 for $240,000.
The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in the films Goldfinger and Thunderball sold at auction in 2010 for $4.6 million. The car was one of two Aston Martins that EON Productions was given for use in Goldfinger.
One of the two cars made originally sold for $12,000 in 1969 to radio executive Jerry Lee. The other Aston Martin DB5 was stolen in 1997 from an airport hangar in Boca Raton, Florida and has not been seen since.