September 22, 2020 | 3:44 AM IST
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Hollywood treasures under the hammer on Sept 25-26 in LA; could fetch over $10m

The famous Darth Vader’s mask-helmet from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ of Star Wars series will go under the hammer at the Icons and Legends of Hollywood sale on September 25-26 in Los Angeles. The helmet is among the long list of collections of most sought after 1000 Hollywood treasuries that are expected to bring over $10 million.

The helmet, worn by actor David Prowse, alone could fetch $500,000.  The auction will also feature items from Hollywood’s iconic movies including the black-and-white dress worn by Dorothy in 1939 classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’ ($500,000) and a prototype moon buggy was stolen by spy James Bond in 1971 flick ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ ($600,000).

The other items that will also be auctioned include Kate Winslet’s dress she wore in ‘Titanic’, an authentic best picture Oscar statuette from 1948 and DeLorean car that was smashed by a train in the film ‘Back To The Future III’.
Zach Pogemiller of auctioneer Profiles in History speaking about the auction said that the catalog estimate is $250,000 to $450,000 and it could even exceed the range. He added that the Star Wars series is a super hit among the movie freaks and its items could up the sale.

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