Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Star Wars Cloak Sells At Auction

A cloak worn by Sir Alec Guinness in Star Wars, which went missing for 30 years, has been sold for £54,000 (more than $100,000) at an auction of cinema and TV outfits.

"Estimates suggested the plain, brown robe, seen on the sci-fi film's Obi-Wan Kenobi character, would reach £40,000.
Tom Baker's Doctor Who costume - comprising a burgundy coat, brown tweed trousers and striped scarf - fetched £24,600, 12 times the anticipated sum.
And Batman and Robin costumes worn in Only Fools and Horses reached £10,200.
While Sir Alec's cloak was missing, it was loaned to other films - including The Mummy in 1999 - and was even hired out as fancy dress.
Its heritage was only realised during a stock-check two years ago, and since then it has formed part of a film memorabilia exhibition in London. "

more at bbc.co.uk

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