LOS ANGELES (AP) – A watch worn by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans sold for nearly $800,000 at an auction of film memorabilia.
The auction house Profiles in History said Tuesday the Heuer wrist watch sported by the actor in the 1971 action movie sold for $799,500. A signed U.S. passport belonging to McQueen fetched $46,125.
Other items that were sold included a miniature drop-ship used in Aliens for $225,000; Groucho Marx’s wire-rim glasses from A Night at the Opera for $86,100; and Vivien Leigh’s hat from Gone with the Wind for $67,650.
One bidder coughed up $98,400 for Marlon Brando’s assassination jacket from The Godfather. A personal copy of the 1971 film’s script signed by Brando went for $55,000. All prices quoted are inclusive of a 23% buyer’s premium.
The buyers were not identified.
LiveAuctioneers.com provided the Internet live bidding for the sale. Click to view the fully illustrated catalog, complete with prices realized.
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