via [The Sun]
Chewbacca’s original head – the mask worn by actor Peter Mayhew in the original Star Wars trilogy – sold at auction for £110,000 ($170,907 U.S. dollars).
To me that sounds like a pretty good haul for a piece of movie memorabilia. But, just for context, lets compare to some other sales…
- In 2005 the Saturday Night Fever dance floor auctioned for a cool $188,000
- in 2011 Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch sold for $5.6 million at auction
- in 2006 an autographed picture of Joe Piscopo sold for $8 bucks
So there you go… Chewbacca’s head is roughly at value with a disco dance floor, more valuable than a picture of Joe Piscopo and has a long way to go to catch up with Marilyn.