Sunday, May 15, 2005

HITCHHIKERS MOVIE - Bidding war for Hitchhiker towel

BBC News has this report on the recent eBay auction of Hitchhikers movie props - Bidding war for Hitchhiker towel
Props from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been sold for charity - including a "life-saving" towel.

The stripy towel used by Arthur Dent, played by Martin Freeman, in the film eventually sold for £225 in the website charity auction, attracting 29 bidders.

Proceeds will go to Save The Rhino International and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund - both supported by the late Hitchhiker's author Douglas Adams.


Anonymous said...

Man I hope the new film lives upto the radio/tv series

Anonymous said...

That is so cool. I'm glad to see that they donated the proceeds. Very neat.
The Complimenting Commenter

Gareth said...

General consensus seems to be that the movie did NOT live up to the radio or TV series. I give it a 6/10. Some of the Magrathean stuff was nice, but a lot of it was a jumbled mess.

I liked the "Trillian wanted to go to Madagascar" idea though. No prizes for realizing what other work of Douglas Adams inspired that...

Anonymous said...

Pity the BBC did not seem to wait for the end of the auction. The towel went for GBP510.

The Incense burner for GBP206, and the autograph book for GBP204

Gareth said...

Thanks for the update David! Always on the ball!

Anonymous said...

Neat idea. Good that the cash goes to charities.