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Hollywood Studio Collection's sample sale ends today

October 12, 2009 | 11:55 am

Movie buffs can own a piece of the silver screen at the Hollywood Studio Collection's sample sale at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Thousands of wardrobe pieces from various movie sets will be sold during the event, which ends today and includes vintage clothing, shoes, decor and props.

According to the event's promoters, the sample sale will feature "unidentified" items that "have been used by some of today and yesteryear's hottest and most influential movie stars," leaving the buyer to figure out what movie the piece came from. Prices start at $10.

"This is part of the excitement," said James Ronald Whitney, president of the Hollywood Studio Collection and an Emmy Award-winning producer and filmmaker. "For the first time ever, both the fans and the general public can play researcher. Maybe they'll find the dress shirt worn by Tom Cruise in the infamous scene in 'Risky Business' or the sneakers Kevin Bacon debuted in 'Footloose.' The thrill is to purchase an item at a great price, only to later discover that it's worth significantly more."

Organizers say a portion of the proceeds will be donated to children's advocacy charities.

The sale ends at 10 p.m. and is being held in the Oscar Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Admission is $5.

-- Andrea Chang