Hollywood’s history is laden with legendary actresses and movies whose belongings are almost priceless and the envy of all. For charity and other means many classic masterpieces of old and recent Hollywood movies have been held for auction, and sold for millions of millions of dollars! This top ten list is a well researched layout of the most expensive auctions ever held in the history of Hollywood.
10- Star Wars: Luke Sky walker’s Light Saber
This light saber has now been on the fans list for Star Wars for almost 30 years and when it went for auction it was bought by an avid fan for 240,000$. This light saber highlighted several Hollywood memorabilia during an auction in L.A where the house itself, where the auction was held, was set at an auction price approximately 3.5 Million$.
9-Mailyn Monroes Shocking Pink Dress
This dress was worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1953 in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The most significant scenes of the movie were shot in this dress by Marilyn and it was claimed by many to have been one of the most important film costumes to have been auctioned as we saw many imitations of it, e.g. Madonna in ‘Material Girl’. The dress was auctioned on 11 June 2010, with an estimated price of between $150,000 and $250,000 and sold for $310,000.
8- Star Wars Panavision R-200 Movie Camera
A lens which captured worlds most followed, beloved and profitable movie saga was put up on auction by Profile in history in L.A .This Star Wars Panavision R-200 was offered for auction by Profiles in History and the camera was itself claimed from the personal collection of Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynold. Iconic director, George Lucas is said to have personally used this vintage movie camera to shoot the epic, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Its sale of $625,000 made it to the worlds most expensive camera to ever be sold.
7- Audrey Hepburns Black Dress in Breakfast at Tiffanys
With all the negativity around the name of poor Audrey Hepburn, her dress still managed to soar high when put up for auction. This 1999’s dress was worn by her in Breakfast at Tiffanys, one of the world famous movies and with Hepburns distinct and elegant style. But the $2.6 million was still about 10 times the pre-sale estimate, owing to the Taylor cachet and also driven by competitive online bidding from around the globe.
6-Marilyn Monroes ‘Happy Birthday’ to the President Dress
This ‘Happy Birthday Mr.President’ suit is probably the most significant dresses in history mainly for two reasons. This dress was worn on a birthday celebration of President John F. Kennedy by the heart throb sensation Marilyn Monroe with its tight curves and a backless back! This most expensive piece of clothing was auctioned off by Christie’s in the year 1999 and fetched an astounding $1.26 million. The dress was featured in the Happy Birthday tribute event organized in 1962 in the honor of President Kennedy.