Pop Culture Gems to Hit Vegas Auction Block

Gun that killed JFK assassin, Superman suit among items slated for Vegas auction
By Amy Wilkinson,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2008 4:45 AM CST
NBC "Today" television show co-host Meredith Vieira tries on the hat worn by Margaret Hamilton in "The Wizard of Oz," in New York Thursday Feb. 28, 2008. The hat, part of the Pugliese Pop Culture Collection,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Indiana Jones' whip. The gun that killed JFK's assassin. Madonna's Like a Virgin wedding dress. All are up for grabs at a massive memorabilia auction scheduled for March 15-16 in Las Vegas, Reuters reports. Billed as the best pop-culture collection ever assembled, the 850-lot treasure trove could fetch more than $5 million, says the president of the auction house.

Any one of the items "would be a star attraction anywhere else," he added. The collection, amassed over the past 25 years by a Florida property developer, also includes Christopher Reeve's Superman costume, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI badge, a wig worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, and the jacket John Lennon donned in his Imagine video.