The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

August 2, 2013

Chaplin cane, 'Sound of Music' clothes auctioned

Associated Press
The Clinton Herald

---- — LOS ANGELES — Charlie Chaplin’s cane, costumes from “The Sound of Music” and a jacket worn by Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” have sold for several million dollars at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a cane from Chaplin’s “Modern Times” went for $420,000 at the auction that was Sunday and Monday. That includes auction house fees.

Calabasas-based Profiles in History says the “Sound of Music” clothing went for $1.56 million, including the dress Julie Andrews wore while singing “Do-Re-Mi.” The tweed jacket from “Bullitt” fetched $720,000.

A Dorothy dress from “The Wizard of Oz” sold for $360,000, a polka dot dress worn by Lucille Ball went for $168,000, and $54,000 was the price for an outfit worn by (The Dude) — Jeff Bridges — in “The Big Lebowski.”