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Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman boots up for auction

by WENN October 21st, 2020, 4:00 am

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The thigh-high black leather boots Julia Roberts wore in the movie Pretty Woman will go up for auction in December.

The boots, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun bomber jacket, and Captain Jack Sparrow’s hat are among more than 900 items of movie memorabilia to go on sale at the annual Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in London.

Julia’s iconic footwear is expected to fetch a price of between $12,940-$19,410, the same price as Johnny Depp’s headgear from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, with Tom’s garment’s estimated price $15,330-$20,710.

The top priced item, however, is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Hero Lightsaber from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which expected to sell for between $103,530-$155,300.

Also open to bids are the red leather jacket worn by Brad Pitt in Fight Club, which is priced between $25,880-$38,830, as is Jack Nicholson’s Joker fedora from 1989’s Batman. Keanu Reeves entire costume from The Matrix: Reloaded is expected to sell for between $51,750-$77,630.

Prop Store chief Stephen Lane obtains the items through his network of filmmakers, cast and crew members, production companies and collectors.

“I started Prop Store out of my passion for collecting and so it’s all about the hunt,” he tells Reuters. “A lot of these artefacts are just thrown away at the end of production or certainly used to be. They were just disposed of or sold off.”

Other notable items include a helmet from Saving Private Ryan signed by cast and crew, including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, Bill Nighy’s snakeskin jacket from Love Actually, and a crystal ball David Bowie used in Labyrinth.

The auction will take place from 1 to 2 December.

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