Star Wars Chewie gets a fur price
THE original Chewbacca head from Star Wars has fetched £110,000 at auction.
Brit actor Peter Mayhew’s iconic hairy mask sparked a fierce bidding battle at the Hollywood Vaults sale in Los Angeles.
The “Chewie” headpiece, worn the 7ft 3in actor in the smash-hit sci-fi trilogy, was one of 400 movie memorabilia lots that raised almost £2million.
It eventually went under the hammer for £90,000, with the buyer’s premium adding another £20,000.
Large-scale models of a Nautilus submarine and squid from Disney’s 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea made £100,000 at the same sale.
And the eye-catching Edward Scissorhands costume worn by Jonny Depp in the 1990 hit film raised £55,000.
Christopher Reeve’s famous Superman suit, worn in the 1978 flick, sold for £50,000.
And Gene Wilder’s outfit from 1971 cult classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory went for £47,000.