Robbie the Robot meets Marilyn Monroe. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
11-30-2017 (Photo: Robby the Robot in a first-run movie poster for Forbidden Planet. (The lurid presentation does not accurately reflect the character in the film.)) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow
Robbie the Robot meets Marilyn Monroe. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com The science fiction movie prop Robbie the Robot has sold at auction for $5.3 million, making it the second most expensive movie prop in history.
The complete Robby suit, control panel, his jeep, numerous spares, alternate original “claw” hands, and the original wooden stage shipping crates, were sold yesterday (November 21, 2017 ) by Bonhams in New York for US$5,375,000 including buyers premium.
The only purpose-built movie prop to have ever sold for more is Marilyn Monroe’s “subway dress” from The Seven Year Itch (1955) which was sold by Profiles in History for $5,520,000 (inc. buyers premium) in 2011.