Luke's Light Saber Brings $200K at Auction


Monday, August 1st 2005, 10:03 am
By: News On 6


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history. A light saber used by actor Mark Hamill as he played Luke Skywalker in the original ``Star Wars'' sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes in Beverly Hills.

A light saber used by Darth Vader in the film fetched $118,000, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which put on the auction.

Other items that brought big bids included a leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in ``Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,'' which brought in $94,400 and leather jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in ``The Terminator,'' which went for $41,300.

The prices included an 18-percent fee charged by the auction house.

The identity of the buyers was not released.

The ``Star Wars'' items were offered by Gary Kurtz, producer of the first two Star Wars movies, who put up 75 pieces from his private collection to raise money to open a public film archive.