Tom Cruise’s’ Top Gun ‘Bomber Jacket and Julia Roberts” Pretty Woman ‘Boots at Auction Expect $ 5 Million in Sales
Film buffs and collectors alike have a unique opportunity to purchase some of the Iconic Hollywood Film and Television accessories in a live auction in December.
Some coveted Hollywood items are expected to sell for over $ 5.6 million.
Stephen Lane, CEO of Prop Store, told Fox Business there are more than 900 items in stock.
“One of Prop Store’s most important philosophies is that we cater to entry-level collectors, so there is something for everyone,” Lane said.
The most valuable item in this year’s auction is the 2005s Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) Hero’s Lightsaber “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. “It is estimated to sell for between $ 103,000 and $ 155,000.
“For ‘Star Wars’ fans, this is a really big deal,” Lane told us. “Not only is it a hero lightsaber, but it comes from a main character and was used by Ewan McGregor. We are very confident that it will exceed its estimated retail price.”
Although the company has auctioned prequel lightsabers in the past, Lane said this year’s lightsaber is “one of the best we’ve ever had.”
“Top Gun” fanatics will also have the chance to get their hands on the bomber jacket worn by Tom cruise in his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the 1986 classic. He is expected to make between $ 15,000 and $ 21,000.
Other notable pieces include the mechanical head of “Alien” estimated between $ 52,000 and $ 78,000, as well as the boots worn by Julia robert‘in “Pretty Woman”.
Another flagship item is the James Bond MI 6 training suit from “Skyfall”, as is the fedora worn by Jack Nicholson as the Joker in the ’89s. “Batman. “
The full Keanu Reaves costume from “The Matrix: Reloaded” is also in the works.
“That’s an estimate of $ 50,000 to $ 80,000. It’s his full costume, fully labeled,” Lane explained. “Even the boots have Keanu Reeves’ initials on them.”
“This particular piece is from the Warner Bros. studio itself,” Lane added.
One of the more affordable pieces in the collection is a “Harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone “poster signed by Daniel Ratcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley).
“We are filling all of these gaps,” Lane said in terms of cost. “There are a lot of products and parts that suit different budgets.”
Lane told Fox Business that finding these rare artifacts in the world was hard work.
“Locating the parts is the biggest challenge and it’s also the best part of my job,” Lane said, noting that he founded Prop Store 22 years ago.
“It grew out of my hobby of collecting accessories and costumes and really researching our collectibles. Hunting to find and locate something gives me more pleasure than anything else.”
One of the illustrious pieces from the upcoming auction is Jareth (David Bowie) ‘s crystal ball from “Labyrinth”. It is estimated to sell for between $ 13,000 and $ 19,000.
Lane unexpectedly came across the crystal ball while in the house of a crew member who was working on one of the “Star Wars” episodes.
“We went down to his living room and there on the wall was this nice“ Labyrinth ”poster and I said,“ Wow, that’s awesome. I forgot you were working on this too. “I said, ‘Do you have something of that?’ He said, ‘Well, I’ve got David Bowie’s crystal ball. It’s right there behind you.’ “
Lane said the crew member was stunned to learn he was worth tens of thousands.
“People keep these items as keepsakes without thinking that it might help their kids go to college for years to come,” Lane said. “Having that experience to tell him how much the crystal ball was worth blew him away.”
Much like the Hollywood film industry is put on a loop due to the Coronavirus pandemicLane explained that this year’s global health crisis actually helped improve her auction.
The two-day live auction will now feature a variety of live streams as well as the option of private virtual viewings, where staff members will jump on Zoom calls to show potential buyers an in-depth review of the items.
“This is something new that we think would be beneficial,” Lane said. “From an operational and delivery standpoint, the pandemic has actually opened our minds to more. It’s a great way to interact with people on a more global level than just having a preview exhibit. I think when we’re on the other side of Covid we’re going to continue with that and develop it further. We are really excited about this and appreciate the change. It’s funny. “
Prop Store’s Seventh Annual Live Auction will take place at 2:00 p.m. GMT / 6:00 a.m. PST on December 1 and 2.