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Indiana Jones' whip for sale


Indiana Jones' whip is among the items set to go up for auction at a massive memorabilia sale in London later this month.

The kangaroo hide bull-whip, which was famously wielded by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the first three movies of the adventure franchise, is expected to fetch up to $23,000 at the Christie's sale, which features a huge range of music and movie items.

A prop chalice, which was prominently featured at the end of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" is also for sale, along with a house sign featured in "Skyfall, "and one of Madonna's stage outfits, which was created by famed fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier for her famous 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. The corset is expected to make up to $24,000.

Other music memorabilia in the sale includes the remains of a bass guitar smashed by Kurt Cobain in Nirvana's video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit," two watches once owned by Elvis Presley, a grey shirt worn by the Beatles' John Lennon and a flamboyant jumpsuit worn onstage by Mick Jagger.

There are also stage costumes worn by pop stars Katy Perry and Britney Spears, and a pair of Bono's sunglasses. Other Bond items for sale include a sunlounger featured in 1964's "Goldfinger," and a watch seen on Pierce Brosnan as 007 in "Tomorrow Never Dies."

Nov 21, 2012 3:45PM
Now, if it was one of Madonna's whips.............
Nov 21, 2012 2:47PM
It can't be "THE" Indiana Jones whip. George Lucas keeps every iconic prop from his movies.
Nov 21, 2012 3:11PM
There were several whips used in each movie ranging in length from 6 ft to 12 ft, and these include the "hero" whips (not used by stunt men).  In addition, not all of the whips from on movie were used in the next.  So to say, "The kangaroo hide bull-whip, which was famously wielded by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the first three movies of the adventure franchise..." is misleading.  Besides, I actually know someone who owns one of the hero whips from ROTLA and he's not selling it.
Nov 21, 2012 2:28PM
The only problem is....which whip is it? Multiple whips were used during the filming of the first 3 Indiana Jones films, in addition to other whips that were used for training and stunts. The solid provenance and previous ownership/chain of custody will be key in the actual value.
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