Steve McQueen Watch Auctioned for Nearly $800,000
In this Dec. 7, 1972 file photo, actor, Steve McQueen, and actress, Ali MacGraw, are shown at a press screening of their movie, "The Getaway," in Hollywood. This movie is a crime melodrama directed by Sam Peckinpah. A watch worn by Steve McQueen in “Le Mans” sold for nearly $800,000 at an auction of film memorabilia that ended July 31, 2012. AP Photo, File.
A watch worn by Steve McQueen in “Le Mans” sold for nearly $800,000 at an auction of film memorabilia.
The auction house Profiles in History said Tuesday the Heuer wrist watch sported by the actor in the 1971 action movie sold for $799,500. A signed U.S. passport belonging to McQueen fetched $46,125.
Other items that were sold included a miniature drop-ship used in “Aliens” for $225,000; Groucho Marx’s wire-rim glasses from “A Night at the Opera” for $86,100; and Vivien Leigh’s hat from “Gone with the Wind” for $67,650.
One bidder coughed up $98,400 for Marlon Brando’s assassination jacket from “The Godfather.”A personal copy of the 1971 film’s script signed by Brando went for $55,000.
The buyers were not identified.
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