Want to own a piece of movie history? Now’s your chance.
The “Ghostbusters II” jumpsuit worn by legendary Chicago comedian Harold Ramis will be auctioned Dec. 16. Bidding starts at $20,000 for the off-white jumpsuit, which has Ramis’ name written on an inside cloth patch.
LA-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions has possession of the treasure, and the auction will be accessible online.
The auction site thinks the suit will sell somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000. According to the website, the “label from Flight Suits Ltd. is sewn into the interior with ‘Harold Ramis’ written on the washing instructions panel. Jumpsuit measures 67 inches from shoulder to bottom, inseam measures 30′ inches and sleeves measure 27 inches.” Plus, the outfit is in “near fine condition.”
Ramis, who died in February, portrayed Dr. Egon Spengler in the popular series. The popular director, who also wrote the screenplay for “Ghostbusters,” is also well-known for “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack.”
The jumpsuit has a “Ghostbusters II” patch on the shoulder and a “Spengler” embroidered patch on the chest. Apparently the auctioneer acquired the coverall from movie producer Michael C. Gross.
Other Sanders auction items have fetched fairly high prices. Orson Welles’ Oscar for “Citizen Kane” went for $861,000, Abraham Lincoln’s spectacles auctioned for $84,000 and Michael Jackson’s crystal-encrusted glove fetched $199,000. A gown of Princess Diana also sold for $52,000.