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Many compete at star memorabilia auction

October 10, 2009 12:10:04 AM PDT
Hollywood fans of glitz and glamour got the chance to pick up some amazing memorabilia, just as long as they have a lot of cash. It's a movie lovers dream. A unique auction featured more than 1,000 entertainment memorabilia.

"We have things from Batman to Terminator, Jurassic Park, Aliens and even the classic stuff like Ben Hur," said Brian Chanes of "Profiles in History."

Chanes has assembled the rare items for the second and final day of an all-out auction in Calabasas that drew fans and collectors from around the world.

"All kinds of people frankly, I mean people that are collectors have things and put them in their TV room and media room, sometimes museum. You know we have institutions that bid as well. I mean it's across the board," described Chanes.

You can bet on Michael Keaton's Batman costume and Amelia Earhart's actual flight goggles, which are expected to fetch at least $150,000.

There are posters and paintings and props from movies like Jurassic Park, Transformers and the Terminator.

When you're offering more than $1 million in memorabilia, the auction room can get cut-throat.

"You can see people bidding against and even get angry at people who are bidding on the phones talking with the people, yeah, so they can get competitive, no doubt about that," described Chanes.

What would a Hollywood auction be without clothes from the king of pop? Michael Jackson's illuminating crystal-adorned white glove, worn on stage during the Jackson's Victory Tour, is expected to go for at least $80,000.

Also, the auction features a signed fedora from the late pop star and a glistening red shirt he wore at the 1981 American Music Awards.

From the king of pop to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley's personal guitar that he played on stage during his final days in Las Vegas is expected to fetch at least $80,000.


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