“The Big Lebowski” costumes and storyboards up for auction

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Jeff Bridges also signed replica bowling pins for the sale, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of ” The Big Lebowski “.

You’ll soon have a chance to emulate the Dude, with plenty of costumes and memorabilia from The Big Lebowski which will be auctioned next month.

The sale, which will mark the 25th anniversary of Joel and Ethan Coen’s classic film, will take place on December 16 through Julien’s Auctions. More than 250 items will be up for sale, including two iconic pieces that Jeff Bridges wore as the Dude in the film: a pair of sunglasses (estimated price between $20,000 and $30,000) and the brown bathrobe set and White t-shirt (estimated price between $30,000 and $50,000).

The vast majority of lots in the auction will be individual pages from the film’s storyboard (estimated at $500-$700 each). The storyboard was designed by J. Todd Anderson, who has worked closely with the Coen brothers on virtually all of their films since Arizona Junior. While storyboards are an important part of any production process, the Coen brothers and Anderson have long made a habit of storyboarding entire films, scene by scene.

Anderson drew the storyboard for The Big Lebowski with brush, pencil, pen and ink on standard paper. In addition to the illustrations, the storyboard pages contain handwritten text describing the scenes (e.g. “ Bowling scene “, ” House invasion scene “) as well as typed instructions for the cameras.

The auction has the support of the Dude himself. Jeff Bridges shot a short video to promote the sale, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry, a charity the actor is a spokesperson for. Bridges also contributed to the sale by autographing replica bowling pins from the film (along with other collectibles).

Ahh, The Big Lebowski – it’s one of my favorite films of all time, and not just because I’m in itBridges says in the video. Of course I’m biased, but still! Lebowski? It’s true, man. The Coen brothers know how to do them, man, they make it look easy. »


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