"Star Wars" helmets crown film memorabilia sale

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  1. AmShak

    AmShak Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Four helmets from the original "Star Wars" blockbuster 25 years ago will vie for top billing with Jack Nicholson (news)'s jacket from "The Shining" and Pierce Brosnan (news)'s Omega watch from "The World is Not Enough" at a movie memorabilia sale next week.
    But they will also have to do battle with a black satin jacket worn by Marilyn Monroe for a 1956 photo shoot, props from the original "Alien" film and Tom Hanks (news)' replica tommy gun from "Saving Private Ryan" among 217 lots at auction Tuesday.
    "The Star Wars material is very rare. These helmets are from the original film and were made by Shepperton Design Studios in London," auction house Christie's film memorabilia expert Sarah Hodgson told Reuters at a sale preview Thursday.
    The four items are a white stormtroopers helmet and an Imperial fighter pilot's helmet -- both priced at around 3,000 pounds ($4,700) -- an Imperial forces helmet and a prototype rebel fighter pilot's helmet at around 1,000 pounds each.
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