The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and we all have that one friend or family member who is incredibly difficult to buy for. What do you get for the movie-lover who has everything: an authentic Star Wars light saber, a wallet that says "Bad Mother " . . . (well, you know), or perhaps a pair of Marty McFly's 2015 Nike Air kicks?
Well, if you were hoping to purchase Princess Leia's famous, golden bikini from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, then you are about one week and $96,000 too late. No, that is not a typo. I said $96,000. But, that is just a fraction of what some real live movie props sell for. These various pieces of cinema memorabilia range in price from anywhere in the neighborhood of several thousand dollars, to upwards of a few million dollars. So, if you are doing some online window shopping this weekend and have a few million dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you may want to take a look at few of these iconic props from classic Hollywood films.
1. Katniss' Leather Jacket - The Hunger Games
Sold For: $8,233
This film may not be as iconic as some others on the list, but that did not stop this leather jacket, as worn by the film's leading lady, to sell for over $8000.
2. Golden Ticket - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Sold For: $27,500
Even though it has been over 40 years since the infamous factory tour, you still have to break the bank to purchase the coveted golden ticket.
3. Wilson (Volleyball) - Cast Away
Sold For: $40,000
Wilson is the only character for for sale on this list, and while it is probably fairly simple to create your own authentic-looking, homemade version, it is apparently not the same as having the real thing.
4. Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber - Star Wars
Sold For: $240,000
You thought Leia's golden bikini was expensive, but Luke's lightsaber from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope goes for over three times as much at $240,000.
5. The Dolorean - Back to the Future
Sold For: $541,000
2015 may not be nearly as awesome as Back to the Future: Part II promised it would be, but maybe the Delorean can whet your appetite while we all sit and wait for our hoverboards to arrive in the mail.
6. Dorothy's Ruby Slippers - The Wizard of Oz
Sold For: $660,000
With Halloween only a few weeks away, we are all almost certainly bound to see a Dorothy or two running around. But at this price, I doubt that any of them will sporting the real Ruby Slippers as seen in The Wizard of Oz.
7. Marilyn Monroe's White Dress - The Seven Year Itch
Sold For: $4,600,000
There is perhaps no image more iconic in the world of cinema. Even those who have not seen The Seven Year Itch recognize Marilyn Monroe in modeling the white dress. I do not know who owns the item today, but whoever it is, I doubt that they wear it as well today as Marilyn did 50 years ago.