Thursday, February 8, 2007

Classic Costumes Go On The Auction Block

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The force can be with you – for a price.

That’s because on March 6, Obi-Wan-Kanobi’s cloak that Alec Guinness wore in the 1977 film Star Wars film is going up for auction at the Bonhams & Butterfields Auction house in London and the starting bid is a cool $100,000.

Spokeswoman Margaret Barrett says most costumes don’t start out this high, but “Star Wars really is a classic in movie history” so she predicts it will sell quick.

Other costumes on the auction block include Sirus Black’s cape, which was worn by Gary Oldman in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

It has an estimated value of $5,000, while a leather jacket worn by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies, is worth around $20,000.

Although the auction doesn’t start for four weeks, an international preview will be taking place today (Feb. 8) and tomorrow (Feb. 9) at the Bonhams & Butterfields office in Los Angeles.

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