World news – California – statues of Santa, Rudolph from 1964 Hollywood movie set sold for $ 368,000 at auction


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Statue of Santa Claus from the 1964 stop-motion animation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer | Image credit: AP

One buyer cheerfully shouted that he would pay $ 368,000 for the Rudolph and Santa Claus figures used in the beloved Christmas special « Rudolph the Red Knows the Reindeer ».

Bid numbers soared beyond the expected selling price of between $ 150,000 and $ 200,000 on Friday at the & Legends of Hollywood Icons Auction in Los Angeles by Profiles in History.

No buyer specified. The seller was Peter Lauterario, 65, from New York, who told The Associated Press before the auction that he believed he would never give up the dolls but wanted to be able to care for his children and grandchildren with money..

The 6-inch-tall Rudolph and the 11-inch Santa Santa were made in Tokyo from wood, wire, cloth, and leather, and are still malleable. Rudolph’s nose still lights up. Santa Claus beard is made of yak hair.

Other highlights of the two-day auction include Marilyn Monroe’s tiger striped dress from The Seven Year Itch, which sold for a whopping $ 593,750. . Another Monroe dress she wore when she met Queen Elizabeth II at the London premiere went for $ 294. 400 dollars.

Vivien Leigh’s « Gone With the Wind » Scarlett O’Hara dress and Gene Kelly rain suit from Singin in the Rain sold for $ 150,000 apiece..

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World News – CA – Santa, statues of Rudolph from 1964 Hollywood movie set sell for $ 368,000 in Auction



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