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  [Bonhams] Robby the Robot $5.3M (Nov 2017)

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Robert Pearlman

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posted 11-24-2017 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original Robby the Robot suit and Jeep from "Forbidden Planet" (MGM, 1956) has become the most valuable movie prop ever sold at auction, commanding $5,375,000 at Bonhams New York on Nov. 21, 2017.
Robby the Robot, the seven-foot tall robot from the science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956), sold at Bonhams New York for a world record price of $5,375,000 in the TCM Presents... Out of This World! auction of classic movie memorabilia.

"This is an out-of-this-world result for one of the most loved items in movie history," said Dr. Catherine Williamson, the Director of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams. "Robby the Robot is one of those symbols of American culture that is embedded in our DNA."

Space memorabilia has now crossed the million dollar mark at auction a few times. I wonder what it will take — if anything — to see a space artifact sell for more than the most expensive movie prop...


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posted 11-24-2017 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of my all-time favorite sci-fi movies... and think the 5.3 million will take the sting out of the lonely spot.

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