Tumblin asked if he could buy the dress, and ended up paying a quick $20 for it. Fast-forward a few decades, and Tumblin had a bit of a GWTW collection going. In 2015, he put the dress up for auction, where it sold for $137,000. That's the kind of profit margin Antiques Roadshow fans can only dream of.
A Loch Ness Monster Prop Ended Up Underwater For 45 Years, Was Mistaken For The Loch Ness Monster
Sherlock Holmes has had some insane adventures over the years, but few were more out there than The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, a 1970 film about his brother trying to hide a WWI submarine by disguising it as the Loch Ness monster.
United ArtistsStill more plausible than the Robert Downey Jr. movies.
The original plan was to build a floating Nessie, but the production people decided to get all fancy and put in some humps. Despite warnings from people who knew how floating works, the humps were deemed "a good idea," and promptly caused the Nessie prop to capsize. This wasn't some dinky five-dollar foot-long variety sea monster, either -- it was a whopping 30 feet. When this sucker sank, it really sank.
The movie continued with a smaller Nessie prop, and everyone forgot about the one that drowned. That is, until a crew looking for an imaginary sea monster in the year (we can't believe we have to note this) 2016 sent out an underwater drone and collectively soiled themselves at what appeared to be a bona fide Nessie corpse.
Obviously, it turned out to be the prop, but this is probably only going to enable amateur cryptozoologists even further. Tune in next year when the shallow grave of a family's dog is thought to contain the Jersey Devil.
Isaac felt bad throwing away a drawing he made for his mom in kindergarten. Follow him on Twitter.
There aren't any replica Hoggles out there, but there are some replica Labyrinth pendants that look kinda cool.
If you loved this article and want more content like this, support our site with a visit to our Contribution Page. Please and thank you.
For more check out 7 Famous Movie Props You'll Never Believe Were Abandoned and 8 Horrifying Movie Props You Won't Believe You Could Buy.
Also follow us on Facebook, it's free.