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fifthchamber
09-07-2012, 05:14 AM
I had the suspicion this might interest some of us here....You'll need to download the catalogue (Bond movie memorabilia...Great collection actually...I loved the Bond cufflinks from Skyfall, among several other items..), and go to the very end of the book, the last few pages after all the films and the goods they're auctioning are shown...

They're also offering an "Indiana Jones" whip from Raiders of the Lost Ark...Now, I don't doubt the authenticity..Since Christies are rather solid in that regards....Well..Mostly...However, the "whip" itself is a very interesting one..(P.164-165), it's listed as a "Hand made bullwhip of Kangaroo hide, used by Harrison Ford", and listed at 10,000 - 15,000 pounds...Buuuuut, it's not a "bullwhip" except in the very general shape...It looks like it's got hand grips above the handle "proper", the plait is different there, and is apparently made of kangaroo, but....It's VERY unusual....To say the least...

Have a look? What do you all make of it? I was thinking perhaps one of the "whips" used to swing on? Since the grips would make sense then, and the details wouldn't matter so much? Perhaps "WoS" or the Temple swing scene? Or is it the "whip" used for Harrison Ford to be dragged along behind the truck in the desert? I guess that would work for "used by Harrison Ford" well enough? Still...

Either way, there's no way that this one was worn...So..What do you think? Where did it get screentime?

Here's the link; (P. 164 -165)
http://www.christies.com/sales/50-years-of-james-bond-september-2012/sale-info.aspx

Regards..

Oildale Jones
09-07-2012, 06:11 AM
This should make things easier. Here's the single PDF page for the listing. Let me know if it's inaccessible and I'll put it somewhere else.

https://www.facebook.com/download/413082948751197/Indy%20whip.pdf

fenris
09-07-2012, 11:38 AM
This will make it easier for everybody...

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s96/kac_fenris/Indiana%20Jones/christies_whip01.jpg

I still find it absolutely weird, though.