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Two upcoming sales of pop culture memorabilia at Christie’s this month contain some sensational items of celebrity clothing. On November 15 at the Pop Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction in London the house will offer a black suit worn by the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious from 1978, estimated at $15,990 - $23,985; a wild velvet jacket worn by T. Rex’s Marc Bolan circa 1975-1977, estimated at $7,995 - $11,193; a black leather vest worn by Johnny Cash circa 1964-1969, estimated at $3,198 - $4,797; and one of Michael Jackson’s trademark fedoras from 1984, estimated at $2,399 - $3,198.
And on November 23rd at the Pop Culture: Film & Entertainment Memorabilia sale in London, the auction house will offer Harry Houdini’s canvas straitjacket, estimated at $23,985 - $31,980; Stan Laurel's trademark black bowler hat, estimated at $9,594 - $12,792; a pair of James Dean’s wool trousers from 1955’s Rebel Without A Cause, estimated at $6,396 - $7,995; Al Pacino’s jacket from 1972’s The Godfather: Part II, estimated at $6,396 - $7,995; and Marilyn Monroe’s gloves and scarf, estimated at $1,599 - $2,399.
For details about the auction and to view the entire catalogue, visit Christies.com.