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Luke Skywalker light saber auctioned for $240,000

LOS ANGELES — Luke Skywalker's light saber has been on Star Wars fans' Christmas lists for more than 30 years.

On Thursday, one lucky fan spent $240,000 to get the real thing: the prop that Mark Hamill used to film the first two movies in the original Star Wars trilogy.

The light saber highlighted several Hollywood memorabilia sold at an auction in Los Angeles by Profiles in History. The auction house said it sold about $3.5 million in memorabilia.

The droid helmet worn by Anthony Daniels to play C-3PO sold for $120,000 and the costume Marlon Brando wore to play "Jor-El" in "Superman: The Movie" went for $72,000.

The first British edition of "You Only Live Twice" inscribed by Ian Fleming sold for $84,000 and Roald Dahl's handwritten screenplay for the film of the same title sold for $96,000.

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