Oddjob`s deadly hat auctioned for $36,000

Collecting - 19-06-06
The steel-rimmed derby used by the villainous Oddjob in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger" was auctioned for $33,600 Saturday.

The hat was among several celebrity items, including Elvis Presley's belt, that were sold to bidders from around the world in an interactive auction held in New York by Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions.

The hat was from the estate of Harold Sakata, who played the villain in the 1964 Bond movie. The buyer, Anthony Pugliese III, is a collector of Bond memorabilia in Ft. Lauderdale who wants to display it in a pop culture museum being developed in Florida, the auction house said in a statement.

A belt that Presley wore during his 1972 performance in Honolulu went for $66,000, more than six times the auction estimate.

The belt was from the estate of late "Hawaii Five-O" TV star Jack Lord and was sold to Neville Tuli, an art auction house owner in Mumbai, India.

Other items sold included interview tapes of the late John Lennon for $60,000 and the red evening gown worn by Dustin Hoffman in the movie "Tootsie," which went for $26,400.

A total of 269 items sold for $655,000, which included a 20 percent auction commission.

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