“Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings” Treasures Bring “Titanic” Prices at Auction
(LOS ANGELES) — Some extremely valuable pieces of Hollywood memorabilia generated big bucks at an auction over the weekend.
“Profile in History’s Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction” put pieces like an extremely rare X-Wing fighter model from Star Wars and the bow used by Orlando Bloom in the Lord of the Rings films under the hammer, and the prices fetched were nothing short of blockbuster.
Bloom’s bow — which was plastic, but painted to look like wood — was sold for $372,000, including the auctioneer’s fee, more than double what was expected, The Hollywood Reporter notes.
A dress Kate Winslet wore in Titanic went for $330,000, while the X-Wing — thought to be one of just a few to survive — was sold for $270,000, far exceeding the $120,000 it was thought to fetch.
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