Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat sold at LA auction

Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat sold at LA auction

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Charlie Chaplain's iconic bowler hat and cane are displayed during a press preview at auction house Bonham's in Hollywood, California, on November 15, 2012. Chaplin's hat and cane are to go under the hammer in Los Angeles this weekend as part of an auction which also includes a John Lennon nude drawing of himself and Yoko Ono. The hat and cane trademark of Chaplin's Little Tramp character are in "remarkable condition" and are estimated to go for between $40,000 and $60,000 at the sale by auction house Bonhams on Sunday November 18. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 9:27 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The bowler hat and cane that accented Charlie Chaplin’s costume in “Little Tramp” has sold for $62,500 at an auction in Los Angeles.

Bonhams said the silent film star’s trademark accessories were sold Sunday at an auction of Hollywood mementos.

Other notable items included a handwritten letter from John Lennon with a nude drawing of him and Yoko Ono. It went for $25,000.

A set of original photographs of Marilyn Monroe sold for $21,250 and a painting by Frank Sinatra went for $10,625.

 

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