3 items from 2015
As well as her celebrated Return of the Jedi costume, a miniature of Leia’s spaceship fetches $450,000
The gold bikini worn by Carrie Fisher in 1983 Star Wars sequel The Return of the Jedi has sold for $96,000 (£63,000) at auction, reports CNN. The auction also included a miniature model of Leia’s “Blockade Runner”, the first spaceship seen in 1977’s Star Wars, which sold for $450,000 (£300,000) – more than twice its $200,000 opening bid.
The “slave” costume, which also included a collar and several chain links, was worn by Fisher in a scene at Jabba the Hutt’s palace on the desert planet of Tatooine. A letter of authenticity from designer Richard Miller, of the Star Wars creator George Lucas’s special effects firm Industrial Light and Magic, was included in the sale to an anonymous bidder by the Hollywood auctioneer Profiles in History on 2 October.
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I.m going to guess that there are plenty of people who might be interested in acquiring the latest piece of Star Wars history that has suddenly become available. That.s because, if they.ve got enough money and are willing, fans now have the opportunity to buy Princess Leia.s metal bikini from Return Of The Jedi. Ladies and gents, form a queue. The good folks over at Profiles In History have set up their catalogue for a forthcoming auction of Hollywood memorabilia, which includes a wide variety of Star Wars items. In fact, there are 49 other Star Wars-related lots available. But they don.t matter, because the famous bikini that Carrie Fisher was forced to wear after being enslaved by Jabba The Hutt in Return Of The Jedi is by far the most prized by fans. The iconic piece of attire, designed by Richard Miller, is estimated »
Princess Leia's infamously impractical golden bikini, worn while Jabba the Hutt enslaved the princess at the beginning of Return of the Jedi, is one of over 50 Star Wars lots set to sell at an upcoming auction hosted by Profiles in History.
The costume, designed by Richard Miller, is expected to fetch between $80,000 to $120,000, and is billed as part of "the most important and complete compilation of original Star Wars pieces to have survived production in private hands." The wares included in the lot were used on set, though the costume »
3 items from 2015
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