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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince’s 1984 classic film “Purple Rain” is hitting the auction block.
“It’s definitely the most important piece of screen-worn Prince clothing that’s ever come up for auction,” said Joe Maddalena, president of the Calabasas, California-based auction house, Profiles in History. “This is a signature piece of wardrobe worn from an iconic movie in his most famous role.”
“Prince memorabilia in general, it just really doesn’t exist. It seems like he controlled it all,” Maddalena said. “This is the first time ever for something like this, and it might be the only time because the rest of the costumes may be in his (personal) wardrobe.”
The June 29th auction will also include costumes from Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a Swarovski crystal studded glove from Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous world tour.
Maddalena said he believes the “Purple Rain” blazer will be the “star of the show” and expects it to sell for much more than the asking price, $6,000 to $8,000.
“Hopefully it will reach a price that is equivalent to his stature as a musician,” he said.
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