On Wednesday, June 25th, Christie’s will hold its Pop Culture auction, selling off clothing worn by the Sopranos cast, early Dick Tracy cartoons, and Bert Stern shots of Marilyn Monroe along with clothing and props from films like On the Waterfront, Superman III, and Planet of the Apes.
But flipping through the catalog we noticed a couple of things that didn’t quite add up. Like Tony Soprano’s signature black, olive and cream, short-sleeved, button down shirt starting at a measly $500-700, while a painted rubber sword used by Brad Pitt in Troy is going for $1,000-1,500. Did that many people care about Troy?
Here are a few more anomalies:
- A Stewart portable radio belonging to Jack Kerouac is starting at $500-700, the same price as Jennifer Lopez’ lycra pants and Abercrombie and Fitch t-shirt worn by her in Angel Eyes
- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s red-and-gold turbo man outfit (minus helmet, it is noted) from Jingle All The Way is $1,000-$1,500, while a toga wrap worn by Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator is $300-500
- Dustin Hoffman’s glittery red dress from Tootsie starting at $2,000-3,000, the same price as the Superman III cape worn by Christopher Reeves in the 1983 film
- A velour burgundy sweatsuit worn by Hesh Rabkin in the Sopranos is going for $300-500, same as Jim Carrey’s muddied-up white t-shirt from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- Meanwhile, a set of signatures from the Grateful Dead from 1967 are starting at $4,000-6,000