Break out your cheque book and get ready to explain to your kids why they’re not going overseas anymore: Julien’s Auction House is currently running its “Hollywood Legends 2013” live auction in Beverly Hills. You’ve got props and costumery from James Bond, Bruce Lee and dozens of old-timey Hollywood classics.
Here’s a taste of the best stuff you can put on your mantle.
Top picture: William Shatner’s phaser rifle from the Star Trek pilot. Estimated value: $50,000-$70,000.
In Alien, after the Xernomorph blows through the guy’s chest and runs off, the crew splits up to look for it. Sigourney Weaver walks past this static rover prop just before Harry Dean Stanton gets eaten.
Bruce Lee’s lightweight (and lightning fast) demonstration nunchucks as well the infamous “Claw Hand” from Enter the Dragon are both up for bid.
Remember that brutal scene in Castaway when Tom Hanks knocks out his rotten tooth with an ice skate and makes a necklace out of the resulting carnage?
Estimated Value: $2000-$3000.
The Black Beauty, quite literally the only redeeming part of the slow-motion shit storm that was 2011’s The Green Hornet, is looking for a good home. Roll-out rockets not included.
Estimated Value: $40,000-$60,000.
For just a grand or two, you can look like the drug-induced hallucinations of a middle aged burnout! The Pin Girl Dress includes the dress, headdress and shoes.
Estimated Value: $1000-$2000
In Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise receives a vital directive in the form of an airplane movie. Here are the tapes Ethan Hunt was offered; it takes a brave agent indeed to watch Milk Money.
Estimated Value: $300-$500.
Just take this Star Wars: Phantom Menace grenade and your favourite Jar-Jar Binks plush doll, and you can create the alternate ending you always dreamed of over and over again.
Estimated Value: $500-$700