Crystal Glove, Anyone? Pieces of Entertainment History Go Up for Auction
Imagine having the crucifix from “The Exorcist” hanging on your wall. Or Judy Garland’s rehearsal red slipper from “The Wizard of Oz” in your closet. An upcoming auction will put those and many other pieces of Hollywood history within reach of the highest bidder.
On Nov. 3, GWS Auctions will launch its “Legends: Iconic Hollywood and Music Auction,” selling off hundreds of pieces from celebs like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and others. If you’re chomping at the bit to bid, you don’t have to wait: You can go online this very minute and make your best offer now! (Some early Christmas shopping, perhaps?)
And despite what you might have thought, the items are not all major budget-busters. Starting bids are as low as $15 for five security-staff T-shirts from a Michael Jackson tour or a “Battlestar Galactica” Viper fighter’s uniform patch. But there are pricier goods as well, of course—like Jackson’s own right-hand crystal glove from the “Bad” tour, starting at $5,000 (below).
Michael Jackson’s crystal beaded gloveGWS AuctionsSo if you’d like to sprinkle a little stardust in your own home or just window-shop, check out some of the items that could be yours below.
Linda Blair signed crucifix from ‘The Exorcist’
Minimum bid: $750
If you’re into creepy memorabilia, it doesn’t get better than this Linda Blair autographed crucifix. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, as well as a postcard saying, “Sweet dreams!” signed by Blair and a snapshot from the film where she’s holding the cross—in fact, it looks like it’s the scene where her head spins in a way it isn’t meant to. Sure, it’s gruesome, but it’s one of the most memorable scenes in this classic horror movie.
Linda Blair’s crucifix from “The Exorcist”GWS AuctionsJudy Garland’s ruby-red rehearsal slipper from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Minimum bid: $2,500
Worn by Judy Garland while rehearsing, so as not to damage the sparkly ones she wore while filming, this size 5-1/2 has “#2 Judy Garland” written inside, and a black felt pad on the sole to minimize the noise of footsteps on the (plywood) Yellow Brick Road. It’s only the right shoe, but just think how great it would look on your mantel!
Judy Garland’s rehearsal ruby-red slipperGWS AuctionsTicket to the last scheduled Beatles concert
Minimum bid: $225
Talk about a conversation starter! A ticket to the Beatles’ last stop on their American tour, in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, was only $5.50 back in 1966! Frame this, hang it on your wall, and the Fab Four will forever be here, there, and everywhere in your home.
Tickets to the Beatles’ last scheduled concert in the U.S.GWS AuctionsFirst edition of Playboy magazine
Minimum bid: $1,500
The ultimate addition to any man cave, this December 1953 issue is the much sought-after first Playboy ever. Not only is Marilyn Monroe on the cover, she’s also the centerfold! It comes signed by the pajamaed one himself, and also with signed photos of Hefner and 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair.
First Issue of Playboy magazine, signed by Hugh Hefner, with Marilyn Monroe on the coverGWS AuctionsMarilyn Monroe’s silver-plated salt & pepper shakers
Minimum bid: $150
Speaking of America’s greatest sex symbol, you can spice up your food with salt and pepper from these silver-plated shakers owned by Monroe. They come fully authenticated, and are sure to shake things up around your house.
Marilyn Monroe’s silver-plated shakersGWS Auctions‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ pizza-throwing tank
Minimum bid: $2,000
For you non-“TMNT” fans out there, the Ninja Turtles’ weapon of choice was a pizza-hurling tank. This one was built by Paramount Pictures and Syyn Labs, and made a splash at the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego. You can’t drive it, but it really does shoot pizzas up to 30 feet. This would definitely take any “TMNT”-themed birthday party or bar mitzvah to the next level.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” pizza-throwing tankGWS Auctions‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ 1969 Dodge Charger ‘General Lee’
Minimum bid: $5,000
Another Hollywood vehicle that will charge up your garage is this 1969 Dodge Charger known as “General Lee,” from the 2005 movie based on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” It’s the “Pre-Cooter’s General Lee,” used in the scenes before the car was wrecked and taken to Cooter’s shop to be restored. It has been intentionally distressed with painted rust and dirt.
“The Dukes of Hazzard” 1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee”GWS AuctionsRolling Stones signed ‘Licks’ lithograph by Jeff Koons
Minimum bid: $350
For the rock lover and the art lover, the 19-by-40-inch lithograph by artist Jeff Koons is signed by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood, plus the artist himself. It features images from the Stones’ 2002-2003 Licks Tour, and is one of 250 that were signed. It comes numbered and authenticated.
Rolling Stones signed limited edition “Licks” lithograph by Jeff KoonsGWS AuctionsA final home … among the stars
Minimum bid: $1,500
Last but not least, if you’re so star-struck that you’d prefer to mingle with celebs long after you’re gone, here’s your chance! You can earmark an urn—for cremated ashes, mind you—at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. There, celebrities including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, George Burns, Gracie Allen, W.C. Fields, Sammy Davis Jr., Walt Disney, and many others are resting in peace (hopefully). And imagine, you’ll get to hang with them forever.
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