It looks like the guy who actually bought the authentic sunglasses and watches from the lady on the show...listed them at Juliens auctions and they sold last month for: Sunglasses-$16,640 bucks and it the watch..not watches sold for -$15,000. Damn I would have traded at least 3 microphones for a pair of sunglasses! These are the first screen used items I have seen that are for sale....very cool!
"YES!! YES!! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST...I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!!!"
So Mr.Milgrom's daughter settled for 10,000 on the TV show.
With the recent discussion on the board about the Julien's auction, I can add some information. Prior to the auction, I was contacted by a fan of the movie to see if I would be interested in acting as his research/purchasing agent at the auction.
I said "Beverly Hills - that's just up the road from Laguna Beach!", and he ended up sponsoring my trip to the auction and Laguna Beach. He has kindly given me permission to speak of what I learned about the auction items, to the extent that it involves publicly available information.
If you watch the "Final Offer" show, that TK generously made available here:
@ 11:12 It titles the seller's name as "Sarah Mann". Her name is spelled Sara Mann.
@ 11:27, Sara says "I inherited an amass of movie memorabilia..."
The auction included many things listed as "from the Estate of Michael Milgrom, property master" Here are some other Blues Brothers items that were for sale:
and non-Blues Brothers related items from Michael Milgrom:
The "Final Offer" program showed two Blues Brothers prop watches: one attributed to being worn by John Belushi, and one attributed to being worn by Dan Aykroyd.
@ 11:43 into the show (Dan on left, John on right)
but the auction had three Blues Brothers prop watches for sale: one attributed to being worn by John Belushi, and one attributed to being worn by Dan Aykroyd, and one attributed to "unknown cast member"
The "unknown cast member" watch is the same as the watch listed as being worn by "Dan Aykroyd" in the "Final Offer" show.
The blu-ray remastering doesn't seem to ever provide sufficient detail to count the segments on the watch band:
but one might be able to match the watch based on how the module appeared from flashes of lights from the set:
It's all very interesting... And thank you, Mr. Sponsor for keeping the spirit of the blues alive!