Owning bits of movie memorabilia is undeniably cool—there’s a reason people pay crazy amounts of money for the privilege to own these things. But sometimes, the price goes above and beyond.
Some of these collectibles have sold for millions (yes, millions) of dollars to die-hard fans. Here are six of the most expensive movie collectibles ever sold.
If you want to own the chandelier from “Beauty and the Beast” someday, you should start saving now!
1. Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers – $660,000
These fancy slippers sold for nearly $700,000 at auction in 2000. There are actually four pairs of ruby slippers, but this particular pair was sold to David Elkouby, a private collector who owns a memorabilia shop in Hollywood.
2. Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress – $807,000
Auctioneers expected Audrey Hepburn’s classic dress from her iconic 1961 film “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” to sell for just $138,000. But when it went up for auction in 2006, it netted a whopping $807,000. This was for a good cause though—the designer himself, Hubert de Givenchy auctioned off the dress for charity.
3. Steve McQueen’s race suit – $984,000
Steve McQueen wore this iconic white suit in the 1971 classic “Le Mans.” Apparently somebody really loves McQueen (or driver Michael Delaney). This white suit sold at auction in 2011 and was expected to only go for around $200,000 to $300,000. Also sold at auction that day was the Porsche McQueen drove in the movie, which fetched a staggering $1.25 million.
4. Marilyn Monroe’s white dress – $5.6 million
Marilyn Monroe made subway grates and that white silk dress famous in her movie “The Seven Year Itch.” And somebody really loved that little white dress, because they bought it at auction in 2011 for $5.6 million.
5. Elvis Presley’s car from “Spinout” – $1.2 million
How much would you pay to drive in the same car as The King (Elvis not included)? Apparently, the winning number is a whopping $1.2 million when the car went up for auction in 2011. In the 1966 film, Elvis used this 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton to tow his race car. And even though the car had been restored to tip-top condition, the price was still almost a quarter million dollars higher than experts had anticipated.
6. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – $4.6 million
Buying an Aston Martin brand new can set you back $200,000 as it is, but when it was originally driven by “Bond—James Bond,” the price skyrockets. The Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger” went to auction in 2011 and sold for a whopping $4.6 million. That seems like a high price to pay, considering the fact that Sean Connery doesn’t come as part of a package deal.