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Jeff Bridges' 'Big Lebowski' cardigan goes up for auction on May 14

May 11, 2011 | 10:13 am

On the way into the office Wednesday morning, Marketplace's Steve Chiotakis mentioned that the cardigan sweater worn by Jeff Bridges in 1998's "The Big Lebowski" would be up for bid as part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction which starts Saturday.

Live bidding will take place at the Saban Theater (8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) as well as online (through, and bidding is expected to start at between $4,000 and $6,000.

If you can't abide that kind of pocket change, pour a White Russian and hang tight. As Katharine Crnko points out in her Marketplace report, a tribute sweater, made by Pendleton Woolen Mills (makers of the original), will apparently be available come September -- for a more affordable $188.

Which means you'll be able to buy the sweater -- and a rug that will really tie the room together.



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Photo: John Goodman, left, and Jeff Bridges in a scene from the Coen brothers' 1998 cult classic "The Big Lebowski." The cardigan sweater Bridges wore will be up for bid starting Saturday as part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction. Credit: Gramercy Pictures.