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April 28, 2005: Marlon Brando Items to be Sold at Auction

Marlon Brando fans, it's time to make an offer that can't be refused.

Over 250 items, including Brando's annotated script from 1972's The Godfather and a letter from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. urging his participation in a civil rights march, will be auctioned June 30. The items are being put up for bid by Brando's estate.

Helen Bailey, the head of popular arts at Christie's New York, expects the auction to reap over $1 million US. But given the intensity of many Brando fans, it could be significantly more, she said, especially for items that give insight into Brando's method acting and approach to characters.

The collection features items removed from Brando's Los Angeles home, where the famously private actor had lived since 1960. He died of lung failure in July 2004 at age 80. Also available will be Brando's Oscar nomination certificate for On the Waterfront and the black velvet tunic he wore in Superman: The Movie in 1978.

Other items are more personal, including numerous musical instruments, boxing gloves and his foosball table. The collection will be open to public viewing June 24-29 at Christie's in New York and June 7-10 at the auction house's Los Angeles gallery.

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