A collection of Hollywood memorabilia has broken a world record by raising $7.8 million (GBP5.1 million) in a four-day auction marathon.
The Profiles in History sale began on Thursday, selling off 3,000,000 scripts, costumes and collectors items which were accumulated following the liquidation of the Collectors Book Store in Hollywood.
Items included a guitar strap used by Jimi Hendrix at the 1969 Woodstock music festival, the axe wielded by Jack Nicholson in 1980 movie The Shining and a model spacecraft from the first Star Wars film, which fetched $406,000 (GBP265,255) - more than double its expected price.
The auction broke the record previously held by a 2006 Star Trek memorabilia auction through Christie's which took in $7.1 million (GBP4.6 million) in 2006.
The next Profiles in History auction is scheduled for Spring 2009.
Similar News ItemsStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
- Daisy Ridely to star in super-spy thriller A Woman of No Importance (From JoBlo. 24 January 2017, 1:44 PM, PST)
- Spy Thriller A Woman Of No Importance Taps Daisy Ridley For Starring Role (From We Got This Covered. 24 January 2017, 1:32 PM, PST)
- Star Wars: Who Is The Last Jedi In Episode VIII? Plus, Director Teases With Text Crawl (Photo) (From LRM Online. 24 January 2017, 1:20 PM, PST)
Jack Nicholson (I)
- That Time Police Came While Cuba Gooding Jr. Did an Iconic Jerry Maguire Scene (From E! Online. 24 January 2017, 8:00 AM, PST)
- Meryl Streep Makes History with 20th Oscar Nom: A Look Back at Her Iconic Nominated Roles (From PEOPLE.com. 24 January 2017, 7:08 AM, PST)
- Sundance Film Review: ‘The Hero’ (From Variety - Film News. 21 January 2017, 9:36 PM, PST)
The Shining (1980)
- Q&A: ‘Adult Babies’ creator Joanne Mitchell talks all things horror (From Blogomatic3000. 20 January 2017, 3:01 AM, PST)
- Miguel Ferrer Has Passed Away (From DailyDead. 19 January 2017, 2:15 PM, PST)
- Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo to Kick Off Year-Long Celebration of Stanley Kubrick with A Clockwork Orange Apparel & Screenings (From DailyDead. 19 January 2017, 12:45 PM, PST)