REMEMBERING SEAN CONNERY, AUCTION INCLUDES FAMOUS DR. NO WALTHER PPK PROP
So Sean Connery has passed away. While this isn’t a memory piece on Connery, which would be an epic writing in its own write, this piece is definitely related. As our living icons leave us, we are left with nothing but memories and, in this case, the props they leave behind. Connery, obviously, will forever and indelibly connected to his role, playing James Bond. As a kid, I just so happened to have the luck to watch the first Bond film Dr. No, before I saw any other. And I remember seeing Bond’s iconic gun, the Walther PPK pistol. And that very gun is about to be up for auction on December 3rd.
FOREVER BOND, JAMES BOND, WALTHER PPK IS A TRUE HISTORIC MOVIE ICON
So one of the reasons we even have a James Bond franchise we continue to enjoy today is because of Sean Connery. But while the books were great (I’ve read four of them), the films caught everyone’s imagination because of the late Scot. So it’s more than fitting that his Walther PPK pistol is now a part of the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction at Julien’s Auctions. We are talking major history here. Dr. No hit theaters forever ago, in 1962. But 23 more Bond films then followed. And a 25th, No Time to Die, is set to come out next year. At last!
WALTHER PPK PISTOL IS JUST ONE OF NEARLY 600 FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD ICONIC PROPS AT AUCTION
So perhaps it’s fitting that the next film will also serve as a celebration of Sean Connery, as well as being Daniel Craig’s final time sporting his own Walther PPK pistol. While not many of us will have the bread to even think about buying this iconic film prop, it still may be a lot of fun to watch. The pistol will be one of almost 600 Hollywood artifacts up for auction. The only other temptation for me is Maverick’s helmet from Top Gun. You can go in person at the auction in Beverly Hills, or watch (and buy!) online at www.JuliensLive.com.