A fedora worn by Harrison Ford in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom sold for a whopping $300,000 during a Los Angeles auction on Tuesday. The identity of the winner was not revealed.
According to Pop Store, the auction house that auctioned off the collector’s item, the iconic fedora from the second instalment of the Indiana Jones film series was estimated to be sold at between $150,000 and $250,000.
The Temple of Doom fedora was created by Herbert Johnson Hat Company, the same company that made the hats for the original 1981 Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. The newly sold fedora was a slight update on the original hat worn by Ford in the first-ever Indy movie.
“Costume designer Anthony Powell and assistant costume designer Joanna Johnston worked closely with Herbert Johnson on the update that incorporated a more tapered crown than the prior film,” reads the item description provided by Pop Store. “The fedora is in excellent condition, showing light wear with some signs of age, and comes stored in a plastic hat box. Dimensions: 13″ x 12″ x 6″ (33 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm).”
Though $300,000 is definitely an expensive price tag for a fedora, there’s another fedora from the Indiana Jones franchise that sold for a much heftier price during a Prop Store auction back 2015. Worn by Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark, that fedora was taken home by the winning bidder for over $500,000.
A yet-to-be-titled fifth Indiana Jones movie is set to premiere on July 29th, 2022. Directed by James Mangold, the sequel stars Ford as the titular character, along with franchise newcomers Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, and Toby Jones.