Prince’s Purple Rain shirt and biker jacket up for auction

Star Wars, Alien, Rocky and Star Trek memorabilia also up for sale

The shirt and motorcycle jacket Prince wore in Purple Rain are going up for auction this weekend.

The eBay sale is selling the memorabilia from the 1985 movie separately.

The shirt is the high-collared white shirt featuring a tiered front, pearl buttons and frilly cuffs. A purple label on the inside collar reads “Prince”. Its starting price is £2,240.


The corduroy motorcycle jacket is black with a white pattern. It has padded shoulders and leather cuffs inlaid with pearl buttons. The jacket has minor stains on the cuffs and armpit, and has a starting price of £4,480.

The sale, which runs from July 1-3, has 1,700 other items for sale as part of Hollywood Auction 83. These include Sylvester Stallone’s boxer boots from Rocky 2 and Mr T’s boxing robe from Rocky 3; an original Star Wars script from 1975, James Cameron’s sketches for monster design from Aliens, Christopher Reeve’s cape from Superman 3 and Steven Spielberg’s director chair from the Back To The Future trilogy.

The most expensive item is a model of an X-Wing fighter from the first Star Wars film, which has a starting price of £112,000.

Further items include memorabilia from Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp and Star Trek.


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