Lightsabers, Swords, and Golden Tickets: Hollywood’s Greatest Props Hit the Auction Block

Darth Vader’s helmet and Charlie’s ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory are among the auction highlights.

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Darth Vader’s Helmet and Shoulder Armor From Star Wars at Hollywood Auction

Profiles in History—the largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia—will hold its three-day Hollywood Auction 89 from June 26 to 28 in Los Angeles. The sale reflects the scope of silver-screen and entertainment history, featuring a broad range of lots that include rare signed pictures of silent-film stars, Marilyn Monroe’s first signed studio contract, and a headpiece that Beyoncé wore in her video for Lemonade. Picking the most exciting lots in the hefty, 650-plus page catalogue was a serious challenge, but we persevered.