Indiana Jones turns 30; iconic whip movie prop could bring $70,000

15 Jun 2011 12:31 PM | Anonymous

June 13, 2011
by  Antique Trader Antique Auction News

Los Angeles – Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce the June 26, 2011 auction of Entertainment Memorabilia in Los Angeles, where props from Raiders of the Lost Ark will be featured. The sale is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film’s release in June of 1981. The auction preview is set for June 24-25, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Highlights from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" featured in the June sale will include one of Indiana Jones’ six iconic bullwhips used in a stunt sequence (est. $50,000-70,000) and a prop idol that was also used during filming (est. $20,000-30,000). The items are accompanied by a
letter of provenance from Academy Award-winning special effects expert, Kit West, who was the mechanical effects supervisor on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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