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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Children of India, Rejoice!

posted by on December 6 at 9:21 AM

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The final price tag on this famous Givenchy dress: $807,000. That was six times the pre-sale estimate and a record figure for movie memorabilia auctions. The proceeds from the sale will go to City of Joy Aid, a charity apparently endorsed by the late Ms. Hepburn which helps poor populations in India.

A few interesting points of contrast: The lightsaber wielded by Mark Hamill in Star Wars sold for $200,600, while the kangaroo-hide bull whip cracked by Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark went for a mere $43,000. The costume Daryl Hannah wore in Bladerunner went for $18,000. Unsurprisingly, the pants, vest and tie worn by HervĂ© Villechaize (“Tatoo”) on Fantasy Island only sold for $600.

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gosh I hope the buyer of that light saber knows it's not a REAL light saber.

Posted by nipper | December 6, 2006 11:55 AM

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