Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca's Head Among Big Sellers At Film Auction
The original Chewbacca head worn by actor Peter Mayhew in the Star Wars movies has been sold for $176,000 (£110,000) at a Hollywood memorabilia auction.
The furry face mask was one of the big sellers at the Profiles in History auction on Tuesday (31Jul12).
Others lots which attracted huge bids included Christopher Reeve’s 1978 Superman costume, which raised $80,000 (£50,000), and the Edward Scissorhands outfit worn by Johnny Depp, which went for $88,000 (£55,000).
A 1938 copy of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With The Wind, signed by the cast of the classic film adaptation, was sold at the auction for $135,000 (£84,000), Gene Wilder’s 1971 Willy Wonka suit sold for $75,000 (£47,000).
The costume Michael Keaton wore in 1992's Batman Returns reached $32,000 (£20,000).