Crystal Glove, Anyone? Pieces of Entertainment History Go Up for Auction

Imagine having the crucifix from “The Exorcist” hanging on your wall. Or Judy Garland’s rehearsal red slipper from “The Wizard of Oz” in your closet. An upcoming auction will put those and many other pieces of Hollywood history within reach of the highest bidder.

On Nov. 3, GWS Auctions will launch its “Legends: Iconic Hollywood and Music Auction,” selling off hundreds of pieces from celebs like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and others. If you’re chomping at the bit to bid, you don’t have to wait: You can go online this very minute and make your best offer now! (Some early Christmas shopping, perhaps?)

And despite what you might have thought, the items are not all major budget-busters. Starting bids are as low as $15 for five security-staff T-shirts from a Michael Jackson tour or a “Battlestar Galactica” Viper fighter’s uniform patch. But there are pricier goods as well, of course—like Jackson’s own right-hand crystal glove from the “Bad” tour, starting at $5,000 (below).

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Michael Jackson’s crystal beaded glove

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So if you’d like to sprinkle a little stardust in your own home or just window-shop, check out some of the items that could be yours below. 

Linda Blair signed crucifix from ‘The Exorcist’

Minimum bid: $750

If you’re into creepy memorabilia, it doesn’t get better than this Linda Blair autographed crucifix. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, as well as a postcard saying, “Sweet dreams!” signed by Blair and a snapshot from the film where she’s holding the cross—in fact, it looks like it’s the scene where her head spins in a way it isn’t meant to. Sure, it’s gruesome, but it’s one of the most memorable scenes in this classic horror movie.

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Linda Blair’s crucifix from “The Exorcist”

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Judy Garland’s ruby-red rehearsal slipper from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Minimum bid$2,500

Worn by Judy Garland while rehearsing, so as not to damage the sparkly ones she wore while filming, this size 5-1/2 has “#2 Judy Garland” written inside, and a black felt pad on the sole to minimize the noise of footsteps on the (plywood) Yellow Brick Road. It’s only the right shoe, but just think how great it would look on your mantel!

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Judy Garland’s rehearsal ruby-red slipper

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Ticket to the last scheduled Beatles concert

Minimum bid: $225

Talk about a conversation starter! A ticket to the Beatles’ last stop on their American tour, in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, was only $5.50 back in 1966! Frame this, hang it on your wall, and the Fab Four will forever be here, there, and everywhere in your home.

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Tickets to the Beatles’ last scheduled concert in the U.S.

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First edition of Playboy magazine

Minimum bid: $1,500

The ultimate addition to any man cave, this December 1953 issue is the much sought-after first Playboy ever. Not only is Marilyn Monroe on the cover, she’s also the centerfold! It comes signed by the pajamaed one himself, and also with signed photos of Hefner and 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair.

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First Issue of Playboy magazine, signed by Hugh Hefner, with Marilyn Monroe on the cover

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Marilyn Monroe’s silver-plated salt & pepper shakers

Minimum bid: $150

Speaking of America’s greatest sex symbol, you can spice up your food with salt and pepper from these silver-plated shakers owned by Monroe. They come fully authenticated, and are sure to shake things up around your house.

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Marilyn Monroe’s silver-plated shakers

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ pizza-throwing tank

Minimum bid: $2,000

For you non-“TMNT” fans out there, the Ninja Turtles’ weapon of choice was a pizza-hurling tank. This one was built by Paramount Pictures and Syyn Labs, and made a splash at the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego. You can’t drive it, but it really does shoot pizzas up to 30 feet. This would definitely take any “TMNT”-themed birthday party or bar mitzvah to the next level.

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” pizza-throwing tank

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‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ 1969 Dodge Charger ‘General Lee’

Minimum bid: $5,000 Another Hollywood vehicle that will charge up your garage is this 1969 Dodge Charger known as “General Lee,” from the 2005 movie based on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” It’s the “Pre-Cooter’s General Lee,” used in the scenes before the car was wrecked and taken to Cooter’s shop to be restored. It has been intentionally distressed with painted rust and dirt.

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“The Dukes of Hazzard” 1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee”

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Rolling Stones signed ‘Licks’ lithograph by Jeff Koons

Minimum bid: $350