As this year's Academy Awards ceremony neared, Internet retail colossus
Amazon.com launched an online shop stocked with film, music, and
television show memorabilia.
The Entertainment Collectibles Store
opened its virtual doors on Tuesday at
amazon.com/entertainmentcollectibles with more than 350,000 items that
included outfits worn by Oscar winners and instruments played by Grammy
A brimmed biker cap once worn by film legend James Dean was
offered for $25,000 while an outfit worn by actress Milla Jovovich in a
"Resident Evil" film was priced at $6,200.
There was a separate
category devoted to memorabilia from "Star Wars" films, while an
original Argentine poster from the 1933 classic "King Kong" starring Fay
Wray was listed for $60,000.
An electric guitar signed by members
of the Led Zeppelin rock band was priced just above $15,000 and a
similar sum was being sought for a guitar bearing signatures from the
And album covers, concert programs, posters,
photographs, trading cards, props and more were offered at comparatively
"There is something for everyone," Amazon Marketplace vice president Peter Faricy said of Entertainment Collectibles.
will find keepsake items from their favorite artists, actors and icons
of entertainment, and aficionados will discover some of the rarest items
for their collections."
Also heading for the Collectibles shop
are clothes worn in "Silver Linings Playbook," which is among the
contenders at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday.
The new Amazon.com
shop will act as a marketplace for a number of retailers, including
entertainment memorabilia specialty firm Premiere Props, the retailer
behind some of the higher ticket collectibles already on offer.
have been in the collectible business working with film studios and
collectors for over 14 years, and we are very excited to expand our
reach to Amazon's worldwide customer base," said Premiere executive vice
president Daniel Levin.