Hayworth's Dress And Heston's Apes Gear Set For Auction
Rita Hayworth's signature GILDA gown, Charlton Heston's Planet Of The Apes costume and Star Wars villain DARTH MAUL's lightsaber are among the highlights going under the hammer at an upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction.
Despite the recession, bosses at auction house Profiles in History hope to land $30,000 to $50,000 (£20,690 to £34,480) for Hayworth's iconic 1940s movie dress and up to $60,000 (£41,380) for Darth Maul's weapon from Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.
And the outfit Heston wore as Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes is also expected to fetch $60,000 on the auction block at the end of the month (Apr09).
The two-day sale features over 1,000 iconic pieces of Hollywood history, also including The Creature From The Black Lagoon's mask, Harrison Ford's blaster From Blade Runner, and items from the collection of revered sci-fi and horror pioneer Forrest J. Ackerman's estate.
Worldwide bidding begins at noon, local time, on 30 April (09).