I was asked this question recently and as a huge movie fan, it overwhelmed me, so I promptly avoided answering. I mean, if you could have anything from one of your favorite movies, could you settle on just one thing? I suppose you "Star Wars" fans have it easier. I know my son would choose, hands-down, the Boba Fett costume. In fact, I think it's his goal to have one in his home someday. (Sorry ladies, I tried!) In the battle of nature vs. nurture, I lost this one.
But I love the classics and I imagine, everyone wants what I want too. First off, I'd love the red gown from "Gone with the Wind" when Scarlett gets forced to go to Melanie's house after being caught in that clutch with Ashley. Since I never really got the draw of Rhett Butler, I love how she says, "Yeah, I did it, what about it?" Even if she was forced into it, I love the defiance it represents.
My other favorite gown from film is the one from "Gaslight" worn by Ingrid Bergman in her Oscar-winning role.
But what I'd really love to have is something from my favorite film, "Notorious"
But I'm not picky. I'd take something from my second favorite, "Casablanca."
What I have settled for, however, is the Ingrid Bergman stamps.
Dreams of owning such memorabilia isn't a complete loss for people who have the means and the inclination. You can, in fact, buy Clark Gable's riding jacket from "Gone with the Wind." The bidding starts at $40,000.
Invalulable.com actually has many items that are more affordable, and it's a fun browse. So is there something you've always wanted to own? Incidentally, I thought it would be a Fred Astaire item for me, but the more I started researching, the more I realized my heart lies with Ingrid.