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If You Could Own 5 Pieces of Film Memorabilia

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McQueen's 1960 Triumph T110 motorcycle that was converted by the real barbed wire jumper, Bud Ekins, to resemble a german WWII military issue m/c in "The Great Escape"

 

Brando's 1950 Triumph 6T Thunderbird in "The Wild One" (...and no, he didn't ride a friggin' Harley in that movie!)

 

 

Fonda's Harley Panhead Chopper, known as Capt America in "Easy Rider"

 

 

Hopper's MUCH more rideable Harley Panhead Chopper in, yeah, "Easy Rider"

 

 

McQueen's green 1968 Ford Mustang in "Bullitt"

 

 

(...uuuummm yeah...so what was your first clue here that I'm not only a movie buff but also a Gearhead, huh?!)

 

 

:^0

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1. Rosebud, definitely (BTW, it's a sled, not a sleigh).

2. Princess Leia's bikini from RETURN OF THE JEDI. (No, I wouldn't wear it -- I'd find someone to do that.)

3. Hannibal Lecter's mask from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

4. The Maltese Falcon -- preferably the real one, not the fake.

5. The knife used in PSYCHO.

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This was a great thread idea, and I've been racking my brain about it ever since. So here goes; Captain Queeg's (The Caine Mutiny) ball bearings, Mister Roberts' Palm Tree medal from the crew, The Pink Panther diamond (probably a fake), Jimmy Stewart's white 56 DeSoto (from Vertigo), a lock of Lee Remick's hair

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So far, it seems like the Maltese Falcon is the most common choice between people, myself included.

 

I guess it is "the stuff that dreams are made of" after all. :)

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I have totted up the listing so far and it is a tie between the Maltese Falcon and Rosebud.

 

John Wayne is the actor with the most wanted items.

 

There are seven votes for cars and twenty-three for articles of wardrobe.

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As the saying goes, in no particular order:

 

Professor Marvel's crystal ball from The Wizard of Oz.

Samuel L. Jackson's compact carryall from Jackie Brown.

Barbara Stanwyck's anklet from Double Indemnity.

Dana Andrews' ball bearing baseball game from Laura.

Vera Clouzot's nightgown from Les Diaboliques.

 

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mrroberts -

 

Just by coincidence, I recently came across an auction history listing for the Bogart "Worry Balls" from *The Caine Mutiny*. In 2005, the balls sold at auction for $2,390.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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> {quote:title=BingFan wrote:}{quote}Great topic! The lists that others have posted are really interesting. Here's my list:

>

> 1) Andy Hardy's 1931 Ford roadster (which I understand has been restored and was recently for sale for $34,500)

BingFan,

 

Are you kidding me? $34.5K seems awfully cheap, not that I could afford it. But, still.

 

David in Seattle

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> {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}mrroberts -

>

> Just by coincidence, I recently came across an auction history listing for the Bogart "Worry Balls" from *The Caine Mutiny*. In 2005, the balls sold at auction for $2,390.

>

> Kyle In Hollywood

Wow! Well for THAT price, I sure hope that it at least came with a quart of strawberries!

 

(...or at the very least, a duplicate key to the ship's pantry!!!)

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fun thread. Some of these have been mentioned, but here goes:

 

Jimmy Stewart's binoculaurs from Rear Window

James Dean's red jacket from Rebel Without A Cause

Audrey Hepburn's "little black dress" from Breakfast At Tiffany's

the grandfather clock in "Laura"

Montgomery Clift's bugle from From Here To Eternity

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This is a very cool thread. I guess I'd like to have all of Grace Kelly's wardrobe from To Catch a Thief. Since somebody mentioned a house I also love Cary's french villa from the same movie. The red ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The clock from Laura. Veda's convertible from Mildred Pierce.

 

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*BingFan,*

*Are you kidding me? $34.5K {for Andy Hardy's roadster} seems awfully cheap, not that I could afford it. But, still.*

 

I agree -- I'd really expect the car to be worth more, but according to one of the web sites below, Andy's restored Ford roadster sold for even less in Nov. 2010, $23,400. The other web site offers the same car for $34,500, but I'm not sure if that was before or after the Nov. 2010 sale.

 

Unfortunately, I can't afford it either, but as a big Hardy fan, I'm glad that Andy's car is still out there, in very good condition.

 

ibyhli.jpg

 

http://www.classifiedflyerads.com/flyer/Ford-Model-A-auto-for-sale/330312.html

 

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/WService=wslive_pub/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=USA&screen=lotdetailsNoFlash&iSaleItemNo=4777847&iSaleNo=18419&iSaleSectionNo=2

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1) Diabolik's black costume (although the white one is certainly acceptable)

2) One or all of Dr. Phibes' Clockwork Wizards

3) Kiss Me Deadly's "great whatsit"

4) An original King Kong model

5) Jerry Cornelius' Needle Gun from "The Final Programme"

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> {quote:title=maiwren wrote:}{quote}I'd most like to get my hands on the cigarette lighter from "Strangers on a Train"

...cough...hack...oh, yeah, THAT'S a good one!...hack...cough...I could use THAT!

 

(...as you can probably tell!)

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Wow. As I clicked on to this thread, I was going to say exactly the same thing (even though I'm a militant non-smoker)

Wow, *"militant* non-smoker" ya say, huh finance?! :0

 

Well...cough...hack...just forget what I said about wantin' that lighter TOO then!

 

(...I sure don't wanna get SHOT!...cough...hack)

 

;)

 

 

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Ya gotta think big, people ...

 

The Piano - The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Skull Island Gate - King Kong

Roger Daltrey's "See Saw" - Lisztomania

Mount Rushmore - North by Northwest

The Nautilus - 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Fun. Here goes my Top 5...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) The porch swing that Atticus and Scout sit on during their talk about life after her first day of school in *To Kill A Mockingbird*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) The knife and piano wire used to kill Luca Brasi in *The Godfather*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Lawrence's Keffiyeh in *Lawrence of Arabia*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) The stuffed owl with wings spread in menacing flight from *Psycho*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) DeNiro's army jacket or Harvey Keitel's pimp hat from *Taxi Driver*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in Seattle

 

Edited by: mavfan4life on Jul 19, 2011 5:47 PM

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Hmmmm Let me think about this now....

 

1. Scarlett O'Hara's party dress at 12 Oaks! The green and white one!

2. Clark Gable's white suit in Gone With The Wind. (At the reading of the dead soldier list)

3. The hand--- in the film "The Beast With 5 Fingers"

4. The BIG W in IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD.

5. Tyrone Power's handsome suit in JESSE JAMES.

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I guess this will be adding kind of a negative note to this thread, but believe it or not, I don't want anything, I want no film memorabilia or any other kind of memorabilia whatsoever (unless it would be worth a lot of money, in which case I would sell it.)

Why not? Well, the stuff from movie sets are not the movies themselves, and I couldn't recapture the feeling I had watching the movie from owning some object from it.

But the main reason is... I just have too much stuff as it is. Nothing interesting like film memorabilia, it's true, but still, my little house is bursting with too much stuff already. I know that if I did obtain some cool prop or wardrobe piece from a film I liked, it would just become part of the "stuff".

 

I have sort of coveted that pop-up book that TCM features sometimes in between movies - you know, it's got King Kong waving the airplane etc. But I know the pop-ups would probably just get broken after a while, and it would just become another coffee table book/conversation piece sitting in my living room gathering dust.

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