iconic white t-shirt that he wore in "Rebel Without a Cause" and
Steve McQueen's shotgun from "The Magnificent Seven" are hitting
the auction block as a part of Nate D. Sanders, Inc.'s spring
auction, which ends Friday, May 29th.
Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB)
May 15, 2009 -- Marilyn Monroe once said, "Hollywood is a place
where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty
cents for your soul." Well, hundreds of thousands of dollars are
expected to be paid for rare Hollywood memorabilia, like James
Dean's iconic white t-shirt that he wore in "Rebel Without a
Cause" and Steve McQueen's shotgun from "The Magnificent Seven."
The vintage items are a part of Nate D. Sanders, Inc.'s
spring auction, which ends Friday, May 29th. "We're excited to
have several items worn by James Dean in his movies. "Rebel
Without a Cause" cemented his reputation as a cultural icon,"
says the company's founder and CEO, Nate Sanders. "As a direct
result of that movie, t-shirt sales soared in 1955." Dean is one
of the most popular stars in the history of American cinema.
Sanders expects the t-shirt and other clothing items worn by
Dean to fetch more than $50,000.
Other items in the spring auction include costumes from John
Wayne and Barbara Streisand, and the shotgun Steve McQueen used
in "The Magnificent Seven," which premiered in 1960. There are
125 items in this high-end auction.
For the past 30 years, Sanders has been one of the industry's
most respected experts and dealers. A collector since the late
1970s, Sanders was already widely known in collectors' circles
when he opened his auction business in Los Angeles in 1990.
Today, he conducts six major auctions every year drawing
bidders, collectors and investors from around the world.
While he expects the vintage memorabilia to do very well,
Sanders says, "the props from present day movies are popular
too." For example, the sword used during the Holy Grail scene in
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" could go for more than
$25,000. Other items on the auction block include costumes from
the Oscar-winning movies, "Forrest Gump" and "Braveheart."
Sanders' Brentwood-based business charges "zero percent"
consignment rates while most auction companies charge 10 to 20
percent rates for consigned items. He is always interested in
buying unique items and collections. To learn more about Nate
Sanders, Inc. and to see a complete listing of items from the
spring auction, go to