Almost 900 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia and historic artifacts were auctioned recently and garnered some pretty high sums to the sellers. The Hollywood: Legends & Explorers auction was held last weekend by Julien’s Auctions.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that among the noteworthy items that were sold were the spacesuit worn by Keir Dullea, the actor who played pilot David Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The suit was sold for $370,000.
Another item that was sold was the cape worn by Christopher Reeve in the first two Superman movies. It was sold for $110,000. Other items that were sold include the tobacco pipe used by Sir Ian Holm in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’s Bilbo Baggins, which earned $28,200. A KITT Knight Rider 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, signed by David Hasselhoff was sold for $192,000.
The auction offered some non-fictional items as well. The control sticks from NASA Apollo 11 that were used by Neil Armstrong during the flight to the moon earned $370,000. And Buzz Aldrin’s stick was sold for $256,000. Armstrong’s space glove was sold for $76,800.