Published January 13, 2015
It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history.
A light saber used by actor Mark Hamill as he played Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes in Beverly Hills.
A light saber used by Darth Vader in the film fetched $118,000, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which put on the auction.
Other items that brought big bids included a leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," which brought in $94,400 and leather jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Terminator," which went for $41,300.
The prices included an 18 percent fee charged by the auction house.
The identity of the buyers was not released.
The "Star Wars" items were offered by Gary Kurtz, producer of the first two Star Wars movies, who put up 75 pieces from his private collection to raise money to open a public film archive.