Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Joan Bennett costume accessory sells for $2,500

Bonhams conducted an auction of classic movie memorabilia in New York yesterday. Dubbed WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF, the auction lot was curated by Turner Classic Movies and featured a staggering array of items for sale. In case you think the auction's title was just hype, they even had actual "Maltese Falcon" lead statuette available for bidding. It sold for a whopping $4 million.

Also up for auction was a cape worn by Joan Bennett in the 1939 James Whale adaption of THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK. The royal blue cape sold for $2,500. You can see the cape as it was presented for auction in the photo to your right, as well as how it was used in shooting of the film in the image below. (Special thanks to Will McKinley for alerting me to this auction. He spent much of yesterday live-Tweeting the event.)

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