Dark Knight Rises screen-used Bane mask sold

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2015-06-26 10:53:33

Dark Knight Rises screen-used Bane mask sold

On June 15, over 1,000 props from film and television were auctioned off by Premiere Props, including a screen-used mask that transformed Tom Hardy into villain Bane in Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.

The character Bane, having been savagely beaten in prison while saving a young girl’s life, is left in horrific pain. The solution is a mask which releases anaesthetic into his blood and lungs continuously.

The mask creates the villain’s monstrous appearance, and is an iconic symbol of Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman adversary.

While numerous replica Bane masks are being snapped up by collectors, the opportunity to own an original mask used by Tom Hardy in the movie arose, when a Warner Bros. competition celebrating the release of The Dark Knight Rises on DVD and Blu-Ray offered this as its top prize.

The mask sold at the Premiere Props auction for $14,500.

Another Batman-related lot originated from 1997’s ‘Batman & Robin’, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman. A screen-used throwing knife used by Thurman’s memorable character Poison Ivy sold for $550.

In addition, numerous screen-used props and pieces of costume from some of the classic movies of the 20th century, the stage worn clothing of musical legends, and the personal items of stars made for an exciting sale.

Notably, A Gone With the Wind prop, a real antique Civil War bayonet used in the movie, achieved $500. Marilyn Monroe’s personal desk set used during the 1950s for writing correspondence sold for $2,700. A costume worn by Brent Spiner as Data in Star Trek, The Next Generation sold for $1,700.

 

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