Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman boots to be sold as part of huge film prop auction

A ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber wielded by Ewan McGregor is also expected to fetch up to £120,000

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 20 October 2020 14:02 BST
Trailer for Pretty Woman (1990)

The thigh-high boots worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman are set to be sold for between £10,000 and £15,000 as part of a film memorabilia auction taking place in December.

A Star Wars droid from Solo: A Star Wars Story, Brad Pitt’s jacket from Fight Club and the bomber jacket donned by Tom Cruise in Top Gun are also among the artefacts being auctioned.

Items in the Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction were gathered by Prop Store chief Stephen Lane using a network of film industry professionals and collectors.

“I started Prop Store out of my passion for collecting and so it’s all about the hunt,” Lane said to Reuters.

“A lot of these artefacts are just thrown away at the end of production or certainly used to be. They were just disposed of or sold off. And that meant they just went to the four winds.”

Other props up for auction include the crystal ball that David Bowie uses in the fantasy film Labyrinth, which is estimated to sell for between £10,000 and £15,000.

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (Ewan McGregor) lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is also estimated to sell for between £80,000 and £120,000.

There are a variety of cinematic hats on sale, including Jack Nicholson’s fedora from his stint as the Joker in Batman (1989), and the pirate’s hat worn by Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (for £10,000 to £15,000).

The lightsaber used by Obi-Wan Kenobi in ‘Revenge of the Sith’ is one of the auction’s most valuable items
The lightsaber used by Obi-Wan Kenobi in ‘Revenge of the Sith’ is one of the auction’s most valuable items (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

One of the cheapest items on the agenda is the snakeskin suit worn by Bill Nighy in Love, Actually, which is expected to sell for just £400.

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