(PatriotWise.com) — A dress worn by Carrie Fisher in Star Wars is set to make history as the most expensive movie costume ever sold. The white dress, which Fisher wore in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, is expected to sell for around $2 million at a special auction in Los Angeles in June. It is one of more than 1,000 items due to go on sale.
A Star-Lord helmet worn by Chris Pratt in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Brad Pitt’s shield from Troy, and Michael Keaton’s Batsuit costume from 1989’s Batman will also be up for auction at the event hosted by Propstore.
CEO of Propstore, Brandon Alinger, said, “This year, Propstore’s Los Angeles entertainment memorabilia live auction contains many never seen before treasures from film and television.”
The sale of movie props is not a new business; some items have sold for enormous amounts. The glasses the character John Hammond wore in Jurassic Park sold for almost $4,000 in 2019. A wand from Harry Potter sold in London for more than $10,000, and one of Michael Keaton’s Batsuits was previously auctioned for $83,000. But perhaps the most iconic props to be sold are Dorothy’s slippers from The Wizard of Oz. These were purchased for $660,000 in 2000.
Carrie Fisher wore the iconic dress when she performed as Princess Leia in the smash hit franchise. She played the character in three Star Wars movies. Other credits to her name include Shampoo in 1975, The Blues Brothers in 1980, The ‘Burbs in 1989, When Harry Met Sally in 1989, Soapdish in 1991, and The Women in 2008. She died from a heart attack in 2016 in Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Fisher fell ill on a flight from Europe and was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she later passed away.
In early May, her Star Wars co-star Mark Hammil led tributes at a ceremony in LA when Fisher was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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