Highlight of the sale, the traveler made to measure for Harrison Ford in 1984 for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, will be auctioned in Los Angeles in six weeks. It is estimated between 150,000 and 250,000 dollars.
The fans who can no longer wait for the release of the fifth Indiana Jones at the movies can wait while offering their indispensable felt, auctioned next month in Hollywood.
The famous “traveler”, made to measure for Harrison Ford, who wore it in 1984 in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, goes on sale June 29. His estimate? Between 150,000 and 250,000 dollars.
The adventurer-archaeologist’s felt had been commissioned by the production to the prestigious London hatter Herbert Johnson a year before the start of filming, specifies the director of the sales house Prop Store, Brandon Alinger. “They didn’t just walk into the store and grab a hat from a shelf. They combined the characteristics of certain hats to make what has become the Indiana Jones hat, arguably one of the most recognizable of all movies today.“, Said Brandon Alinger.
And it is surely no coincidence, Harrison Ford, now 78 years old, must take over the role of the most intellectual of adventurers next summer for the fifth episode of the saga.
The scenario of The Empire Strikes Back at auction
In total, more than 1,200 iconic Hollywood pieces will go on sale in June and July, including the screenplay by Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leïa, for The Empire Strikes Back and the saber wielded by Tom Cruise in The last Samourai.
The golf cart driven by Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood alongside the magic wand and glasses used by Daniel Radcliffe in the last two episodes of Harry Potter, donated by Warner Bros. studios and whose proceeds will go to charity.
According to Brandon Alinger, movie relics are more and more fashionable and their value is increasing for collectors. “Pieces like the Stormtrooper helmets that have been sold in the past, we see that they have gone up in price in recent sales, as more and more people realize that they can be collected or invested in costumes. Star wars“, he added.
Last year, a Darth Vader outfit used to promote George Lucas’ legendary film sold for $ 287,500.
Finally a “remote control droid»R2-SHP model, from the last film Star wars, could reach $ 120,000 during the sale organized by Prop Store. An event that could set a milestone in the world of film auctions.
Professor Jones’ traveler up for auction on June 29, 2021