THE 10 WEIRDEST/BEST MOVIE ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION THIS MONTH
Bonham’s and TCM are selling a batch of classic props, all of which will be previewed at the Bonham's showroom in Hollywood this weekend. Here are some of our favorites.
- •Clark Gable bottle openerThe Gables sent these 2-inch can and bottle openers out as Christmas gifts in 1958.
- •'Ghostbusters' Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man handsBurn marks suggest this pair of hands was used for the scene where the creature meets his fiery demise.
- •Dick Tracy radio watchIn pre-Apple Watch 1990, radio watches were still science fiction.
- •"Springtime for Hitler" poster from 'The Producers'This poster hung outside the theater in Mel Brooks' 1968 classic.
- •Bobby Darin's cigarette caseThe singer's manager gave him this Cartier cigarette case, which is adorned with little snapping fingers.
- •Kim Basinger's signed copy of 'L.A. Confidential'The actress played Lana Turner in the film adaptation. Author James Ellroy signed "Blood Beast!" in her copy of the book.
- •Bela Lugosi's caneLugosi used this cane when Ed Wood filmed him sniffing roses in front of his house—footage Wood later used in 'Plan 9 From Outer Space.'
- •Walt Disney drawingsDisney lied about his age to fight in WWI. He sent these drawings (including a sketch of a rodent that pre-dates Mickey by a decade) back home.
- •Invisible driver VW from 'Herbie the Love Bug'You could really freak out your neighbors with this little stunt car.
- •Anthony Perkins' 'Psycho' scriptFor unknown reasons, the edges of this script are creepily burned.