RESULTS: POP CULTURE - Film and Entertainment Memorabilia

Pop Culture:

Film and Entertainment Memorabilia

South Kensington – Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sale no: 6214 – Top Three

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold: 115

Lots Offered: 160

Sold by Lot: 72%

Sold by £: 84%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.557  /  €1.157






Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Star Wars Trilogy
A collection of Stormtrooper costume components, believed to be elements made for both of the first two films of 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars - A New Hope, 1977 and The Empire Strikes Back, 1980)





Harry Houdini
A straitjacket of khaki canvas, owned by Harry Houdini circa 1915





Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel's trademark undersized black felt Bowler Hat, worn by him circa 1930s - 1940s, signed and inscribed inside



UK Private


Comment: Neil Roberts, Director comments:

“The Film and Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Christie’s was led by a wide range of established and influential characters and entertainers. The results demonstrate a fertile market for instantly recognisable costumes, synonymous with stars whose appeal have lasted the test of time. Strong prices were also achieved for numerous items relating to leading ladies, including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich; as well as the ultimate heartthrob James Dean, whose three love letters to Barbara Glenn realised a total of £22,500. We look forward to the sales of The Elizabeth Taylor Collection which include memorabilia spanning her celebrated career.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Pitts                    +44 (0)20 7752 3121              

Next Sale Date:

The next Pop Culture sale in South Kensington will be held on 31 May 2012.



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