Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged cardigan in auction of bizarre celebrity memorabilia
If you’ve ever dreamed of own Whitney Houston’s credit card application, you’re in luck.
An auction of celebrity memorabilia ranging from the quotidian to the bizarre will hit the block at online auctioneer Julien’s Live on November 7.
Among the items up for grabs is the scruffy green cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain for Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, which comes with “a burn hole and discoloration” on the pockets. The acrylic, mohair and Lycra number is expected to fetch between $40,000 and $60,000.
Update: Cobain’s cardigan actually sold for $137,500, more than double its estimate.
You can also bag yourself a lock of Cobain’s hair once used to make a doll for Frances Bean (bids start at $4,000), or the Ludwig bass drumhead from Ringo Starr’s drum kit when The Beatles’ made their 1964 debut on The Ed Sullivan Show (expected to fetch $800,000).
Other ephemera include Whitney Houston’s credit card application, Madonna’s shoe moulds and a collection of terrifying life-size figures from Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch.