Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Indiana Jones hat and Star Wars droid for sale in Hollywood

Harry Potter’s wand and eyeglasses and a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” are exhibited next to Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones’ fedora hat from the movie “Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom” during a press preview of Prop Store’s Iconic Film & TV Memorabilia on May 14, 2021, in Valencia, California. – Over 1,200 items from Hollywood folklore will go on sale in June and July, including Princess Leia actor Carrie Fisher’s “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” script, the custom-made hat worn by Harrison Ford in 1984 action classic “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and Tom Cruise’s sword from “The Last Samurai.” (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

HOLLYWOOD – Fans who can’t wait to see the next ‘Indiana Jones’ film can bid to own his iconic fedora next month – if they have perhaps a cool quarter-of-a-million dollars to spare.

The custom-made hat worn by Harrison Ford in 1984 action classic ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ will go on sale in Hollywood from June 29, with an estimate of $150,000-$250,000 (106,222GBP-177,037GBP).

Filmmakers commissioned the archaeologist’s fedora from London hatter Herbert Johnson a year before the film was shot, said ‘Prop Store’ auction house COO Brandon Alinger.

‘They didn’t just walk in and buy a hat off the shelf… they combined attributes from a few different hats to make what became the Indiana Jones Fedora, which is probably now today, one of the most recognizable hats in all movies,’ he said.

Ford, 78, is set to appear in his final film as the hero archaeologist next summer.

Over 1,200 items from Hollywood folklore will go on sale in June and July, including Princess Leia actor Carrie Fisher’s annotated ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ script and Tom Cruise’s sword from ‘The Last Samurai.’

The golf cart driven by Brad Pitt’s character in ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ will be wheeled onto the auction block alongside a wand and eyeglasses used by Daniel Radcliffe in the final two ‘Harry Potter’ films, donated by studio Warner Bros to raise funds for charity.

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