Time Running Out to Buy Michael Keaton’s ‘Batman’ Suit, Christopher Reeves’ ‘Superman’ Costume

Batman, Superman Costumes Set for Auction
Christopher Reeve as Superman in the 1978 classic (Warner Brothers/Courtesy Everett Collection)


You could start your own Hollywood film museum (or enviable man-cave) with some of the items from this auction. In this online-only sale ending on Jan. 26, Los Angeles–based Nate D. Sanders Auctions is offering up a number of iconic film costumes, including the one that Michael Keaton wore as Batman in 1992’s Batman Returns ($35,000 starting bid) and the late Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume from the 1978 classic ($40,000 starting bid). (At press time, there are no bids on either one.)

Also included in the sale is a grey cotton jacket worn by Bruce Lee ($20,000); a black jacket worn by “The Duke” himself, John Wayne, in his Republic Pictures films ($10,000); and screen-worn jeans from Steve McQueen, which he donned in The Sand Pebbles ($6,000; McQueen landed an Oscar nomination for his role in it).

Below, take a look at some of the items we’ve listed.

Hollywood Memorabilia Auction
Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeves in the 1978 film (Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions)
Hollywood Memorabilia Auction
Batman costume worn by Michael Keaton in 1992’s ‘Batman Returns’ (Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions)
Hollywood Memorabilia Auction
Jeans worn by Steve McQueen in the 1966 film ‘Sand Pebbles’ (Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions)


To browse the rest of the lots, click here.

—RealClearLife Staff

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