Most of us love collecting memorabilia relating to our favorite movies. Be it posters or action figures or collectible toys or T-shirts, buying and showing off official merchandise from films that we loved, makes us happy.
But there are a few who are even luckier Just imagine, how amazing it would be to own actual props from a movie set?
Well, some of you may have the big bucks to afford it and have something from the set of Star Wars or Harry Potter, sitting in your living rooms.
Here's a list of some of the most expensive movie props, ever sold.
10 George Lucas' Panavision PSR 35 mm Camera- $625,000
This fancy camera is pretty special because none other than George Lucas used it to film Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). The film was so successful, it went on to launch sequels and spin-offs which are still on-going.
This camera is the most expensive Star Wars memorabilia to have been auctioned off, till date. It was sold for a whooping $625,000 at an auction in Beverly Hills in 2011.
9 Ruby Slippers From The Wizard Of Oz- $660,000
Most of us grew up watching The Wizard of Oz. And we all remember Judy Garland's mesmerizing pair of ruby slippers from the film. So it's no surprise that those shoes became instantly iconic.
In fact, only four pairs were ever made. The last one was auctioned off in 2000 for $660,000 and one of them is on display for public viewing at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
8 Cowardly Lion Outfit From The Wizard Of Oz- $700,000
We all loved Dorothy and her group of unlikely but adorable friends who accompanied her to meet the Wizard of Oz. One of them, was of course, the Cowardly Lion, played by Bert Lahr in the 1939 movie.
Well, it turns out that someone liked the character so much, they decided to buy the original costume for it!
The outfit for the character was made of real lion fur and fetched a cool $700,000. At 60 pounds, it was a pretty heavy costume to have been worn for filming.
7 Audrey Hepburn's Black Givenchy Dress From Breakfast At Tiffany's- $792,165
Audrey Hepburn was famous for the way she epitomized elegance and class, and it's not a surprise that the clothes she wore in films, have gone on to sell at incredible prices in auctions.
In the film Breakfast At Tiffany's, she wore the iconic black dress by Givenchy in the opening scene. Sexy and charming, she wore the dress as she munched on a Danish pastry and looked at the jewels in a shop window.
The dress was sold for a massive price at an auction to one lucky bearer. However, there exists another copy of the dress in Givenchy's archive and another in a costume museum in Madrid.
6 Flying Car From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- $805,000
Buying cars, as it turns out, is a pretty popular hobby. Whether they are luxury racing cars, vintage cars or even toy cars, a lot of people indulge or aspire to indulge in this hobby. And some of them are really passionate about cars that have appeared in popular films.
The 1968 film starring Dick Van Dyke, featured a wondrous flying car and one of the props was auctioned off for over $800,000!
Just think of all the things you could possibly do with all that money!
5 James Bond's Lotus Submarine Car From The Spy Who Loved Me- $860,000
That flying car might have been the first car on the list, but it certainly isn't the last.
In the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, there was a sports car that could even convert to a submarine. It had some pretty nifty features- it could fire torpedoes, release contact mines, unleash a black dye to throw off pursuers, launch missiles and even spray cement.
Well maybe we don't have a car as fancy as that in real life yet, so it makes sense for someone to splurge on the prop instead.
4 "Do-Re-Mi" Outfit And Other Costumes From The Sound Of Music- $1,560,000
The Sound Of Music, starring Julie Andrews was one of the best musicals ever made. Some of the songs such as "Do-Re-Mi" and "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" are still pretty popular.
Some of the most iconic outfits from the film including the "Do-Re-Mi" costume were auctioned off and fetched over a million dollars. The set of 14 costumes also included the uniform worn by Christopher Plummer in the film.
3 James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 From Goldfinger- $4,408,456
Another movie car on the list, this one is the most famous Aston Martin car, all thanks to the James Bond film. This one had rear water canons, revolving number plates, a passenger ejector seat, a bullet-proof windscreen and machine guns, among other fancy features.
After all, who wouldn't want to own a car as cool and super-powerful as this one? Although it was initially sold for only $12,000, it fetched over $4.6 million at an auction in 2010.
2 Audrey Hepburn's Iconic Ascot Dress From My Fair Lady- $4,551,000
The other Audrey Hepburn dress to make it to this list is from the musical My Fair Lady. The beautiful dress was designed by Cecil Beaton, who was the film's costume designer and art director.
Hepburn's character, Eliza Doolittle wore this beauty to the Royal Ascot horse race in the film. The Edwardian-style white lace dress with a black bow detail, along with the hat sold for an incredible amount.
Well, at least someone's lucky enough to own and wear one of the most breathtaking dresses ever created!
1 Marylin Monroe's White Dress From The Seven Year Itch- $4,600,000
Marylin Monroe was the ultimate Hollywood fashion icon, so it's not a surprise to see a dress worn by her, to top this list. The actress wore a dainty white dress in the film The Seven Year Itch and that moment when the wind blasted her dress upwards and she clutched it down, became instantly memorialized.
The dress was owned by Debbie Reynolds who wanted to open a museum to display her collection of Hollywood costumes but that project was never realized. So instead, she auctioned off the dress for a jaw-dropping $4.6 million!
If money was no bar, which movie prop would you like to own and why?