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Shock jock auctions memorabilia

June 11, 2006 at 3:13 PM
CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- Radio shock jock Erich "Mancow" Muller auctioned over 350 pieces of music and movie memorabilia in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The auction, conducted by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, drew 50 bidders to the auction house and another 600 bidders over the Internet. The items were from Muller's personal collection and fetched a total of over $160,000.

Among the items auctioned Saturday were Charlton Heston's boots from the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes," a replica of the Batmobile from the first two "Batman" films and a pair of Adidas sneakers signed by rappers Run-DMC.

Some items, such as bricks from the home of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, had nothing to do with films or music. A Christmas card signed by Jack Ruby and a piece of notebook paper signed by Richard Nixon were also available.

Muller plans to donate some of the proceeds to charity, specifically the proceeds from the crime-related items, the newspaper reported.

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