The "Icons and Legends of Hollywood" auction in Los Angeles will take place September 25th-26th, with about 1,000 items expected to sell for over $10 million (€4.5 million) in total, according to Reuters.
A rare Darth Vader mask and helmet worn in one of the early “Star Wars” movies are among a collection of Hollywood treasures in a million dollar auction, along with a pair of Harry Potter’s signature glasses.
With an estimated price of $250,000 to $450,000, the Darth Vader mask and helmet set could fetch one of the top prices ever for a “Star Wars” collectible.
According to the auction house, the iconic mask and helmet were worn on the set of "The Empire Strikes Back" by British actor David Prowse, who physically played the villain for the first three films in the sci-fi saga. Darth Vader's voice was provided by actor James Earl Jones.
Two “Titanic” costumes, worn by stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, along with a Dorothy costume from “The Wizard of Oz” are also up for sale by auctioneers Profiles in History.
The outfit from "The Wizard of Oz" is a black and white pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland's double in the 1939 film and is estimated to fetch between $350,000 and $500,000. Garland's screen-worn blue gingham pinafore dress sold for $1.5 million in 2015.
The current top price for any "Star Wars" memorabilia is held by the 35mm camera used by director George Lucas to film the first 1977 "Star Wars" movie. It fetched $625,000 at a 2011 auction in Beverly Hills, California.
A pair of the round, wire-framed glasses won by a young Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2001 is expected to sell for around $30,000.
More contemporary artefacts up for auction include a prototype moon buggy stolen by James Bond from villain Blofeld's secret lair in "Moonraker," expected to go for an estimated $600,000.
The 940-lot auction also includes items from "Alien", "King Kong", and "Star Trek" and is expected to fetch a total of about $10 million.