$100,000 for Charlie Chaplin's Cap & Cane


Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills recently held a two-day “Hollywood Legends” sale. Among the prized possessions were comedian Charlie Chaplin’s trademark bowler hat and cane, pop queen Whitney Houston’s gowns, and even Christopher Reeve’s “Superman” costume, fetching thousands upon thousands of dollars!

Charlie Chaplin is known for many things: his tickling silent acting, penguin feet, funny mustache, and signature outfit.

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Chaplin’s iconic bamboo walking cane sold for $42,000 (far exceeding its $20-30,000 reserve price) at the Hollywood Legends sale at Julien’s Auctions. With that hefty price tag, you’d think they would throw in the matching bowler hat for free, but it sold separately for a whopping $58,000, bringing the total to $100,000 for the actor’s artifacts.

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Also on sale were some of the late Queen of Pop’s costume jewelry and ensembles. Whitney Houston’s earrings worn in “The Bodyguard” sold for for $2,880 and $7,040, while her stage-worn beaded bustier went for for $19,200, more than three times its estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Meanwhile, Christopher Reeve’s costume from “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace,” went under the hammer for $35,200.

Sourced from AFP.

written by denisesanjose on 2012-04-17 #news #los-angeles #films #comedy #hollywood #auction #charlie-chaplin #tributes #charlie-chaplin-week #whitney-houston #christopher-reeve

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