Jacket Worn in by Ringo Starr in Movie Sells for $46K
BOSTON (AP) — The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" has sold at auction for more than $46,500.
Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday that the jacket with soft gray vertical pinstripes, six black buttons, and the name "Ringo" sewn inside was part of the online Marvels of Modern Music auction that closed Thursday.
RR said the buyer is "a top rock 'n' roll collector in Rhode Island," but did not disclose a name.
Other items sold in the auction included a Hamer guitar custom-made in Connecticut for Johnny Ramone for almost $50,000; a signed Jimi Hendrix Experience album cover for almost $31,000; a signed Janis Joplin photograph for almost $ 19,000; and a contract signed by Jim Morrison to appear on American Bandstand for nearly $12,000.