Ringo Starrs screen-worn jacket from the 1965 film Help! sold for $46,527 according to Massachusetts - based RR Auction
The dapper black wool double-breasted suit jacket bears soft gray vertical line patterns, a keystone layout of six black buttons, and four more on the end of each cuff. A D.A. Millings & Sons label sewn inside the inner right pocket, Ringo, and a costume notation on the upper lining of the right sleeve that reads, Ringo No. 1.
The suit jacket was worn during a pivotal scene in the bands second full-length feature film, in which Ringo frets over a ring secretly entrusted to him by Ahme, a mysterious high priestess. Once confronted and told of the danger the sacrificial ring carries, Ringo desperately tries to remove it, but is unable. Only with the help of his fellow Beatles and the beautiful Ahme does Ringo find the means and courage to unfasten the accursed red jewel.
Its a highly desirable piece of rockcinema history, said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. Demand for rock-and-roll relics especially among Baby Boomers with disposable income continues to be one of the fastest growing categories of collecting.
Highlights from the sale include, but are not limited by:
Johnny Ramones custom-designed Hamer guitar, sold for $49,889.
Jimi Hendrix Experience signed album, sold for $30,711.
Beatles signed A Hard Days Night album cover, sold for $30,202.
Jimi Hendrix signed photograph, sold for $20,371.
Janis Joplin signed photograph, sold for $ 18,799.
Jim Morrison signed contract to appear on American Bandstand, sold for $11,837.
Online bidding for The Marvels of Modern Music auction from RR Auction began on July 16 and concluded on July 23.