Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding dress makes $188,000
Elizabeth Taylors wedding dress makes $188,000
Elizabeth Taylors wedding dress auctions alongside James Bonds Thunderball watch
Actress Elizabeth Taylor's very first wedding dress sold this afternoon (June 26) for 121,875 (188,175).
The sale price represents an impressive 144% increase on the gown's 50,000 top estimate.
Taylors first marriage wouldnt prove to be her last. The late movie star married eight times twice to dashing Welsh actor Richard Burton
Hailing from Taylor's first marriage -to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton in 1950 -which took place in Bel Air when Taylor was aged just 18, the dress was custom-designed by famed costumier Helen Rose, and gifted to Taylor by MGM studios.
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James Bond's Breitling wristwatch, which was discovered at a car boot sale in the UK and purchased for a mere 25, also far exceeded its estimate at Christie's Pop Culture auction, bringing 103,875 ($160,383) - a 73% increase on its 60,000 high valuation.
The Thunderball watch was discovered at a car boot sale
Having starred in Thunderball (1965), the watch was passed to a member of the film crew - it remains unknown how it ended up at a car boot sale, however.
The landmark Breitling watch was the first adapted by gadget-man Q in the Bond series. One of its hands was modified to show the strength of radioactivity, a crucial tool in finding the two NATO bombs stolen by SPECTRE.
Bond is famous for his high-end, gadget-heavy watches, with the magnetic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner taking pride of place at number one in our top five Rolex watches.
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