Indiana Jones' 'Temple of Doom' Fedora Sells for $300,000 at Auction - Rolling Stone
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Indiana Jones’ ‘Temple of Doom’ Fedora Sells for $300,000 at Auction

Hat worn by Harrison Ford’s character exceeds estimates but falls short of record for Indiana Jones fedora

Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones' fedora hat from the movie "Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom" is exhibited during a press preview of Prop Store's Iconic Film & TV Memorabilia on May 14, 2021, in Valencia, California. - Over 1,200 items from Hollywood folklore will go on sale in June and July, including Princess Leia actor Carrie Fisher's "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" script, the custom-made hat worn by Harrison Ford in 1984 action classic "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and Tom Cruise's sword from "The Last Samurai." (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Harrison Ford fedora hat from 'Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom'

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Harrison Ford’s brown fedora from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom sold for $300,000 at auction Tuesday, exceeding its pre-estimate but falling short of the record for the priciest fedora worn by the iconic character.

Auction house the Prop Store sold the fedora as part of a three-day event of movie memorabilia. The hat, created especially for the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, was estimated to sell between $150,000 and $250,000 at auction, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.

“Created by Herbert Johnson Hat Company, who also did the hats for Raiders of the Lost Ark, the fedora was a slight update on the original film’s version,” the Prop House said of the item. “Costume designer Anthony Powell and assistant costume designer Joanna Johnston worked closely with Herbert Johnson on the update that incorporated a more tapered crown than the prior film.”

While numerous fedoras were produced for the film, this hat specifically “originated with a member of the production team who worked on filming done in the U.S., including the river raft sequence at the start of the film and additional photography done at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), indicating the hat may have been used for those sequences.”

While the Temple of Doom hat went for $50,000 over asking, it didn’t set the record for priciest Indiana Jones fedora: In 2015, a Raiders of the Lost Ark fedora sold for $500,000 at another Prop Store auction.

Other items in the Prop Store’s three-day auction include Carrie Fisher’s heavily annotated script from The Empire Strikes Back, an R2-SHP Light-up Remote-Control Droid from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biker costume from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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