An iconic jacket worn by Prince in the 1984 film “Purple Rain” will be auctioned in Los Angeles in June, auction house Profiles in History said Friday.
“It’s definitely the most important piece of screen-worn Prince clothing that’s ever come up for auction,” Profiles in History president Joe Maddalena said.
“This is the first time ever for something like this, and it might be the only time because the rest of the costumes may be in his personal wardrobe.”
The famously private singer gave the jacket to a makeup artist at the end of the shoot, auction house spokesman Jeff Hare told AFP.
It has an asking price of $6,000 to $8,000, but is likely to fetch more at the June 29 sale.
Prince wore the black and white jacket with leather sleeves in a famous scene, as he picks up his co-star Apollonia Kotero on a motorcycle. They ride to a lake, where he convinces her to strip off her tight leather jumpsuit and jump in the cold water.
One of his generation’s most influential and prolific musicians, Prince died suddenly on April 21 at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis.
The cause of death is not yet known.
The June 29 auction will also include costumes from Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys, as well as a glove inlaid with Swarovski crystals that Michael Jackson wore during his “Dangerous” tour in 1992.
Prince’s death has revived interest in his work and “Purple Rain” is currently showing in more than 150 theaters in the United States. The movie won Prince an Oscar for best soundtrack.
His next two films, “Under the Cherry Moon” (1986) and “Graffiti Bridge” (1990), were flops that ended his screen career.
Prince also co-directed the concert documentary “Sign o’ the Times” (1987).
Democrat who lived under a dictatorship explains why she believes it is time to impeach Trump
One of the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will be interviewing special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday explained to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell why she believes it is time to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) immigrated to the United States from Ecuador as a child. When Mucarsel-Powell was sworn-in to office following the 2018 midterm elections, she became the first Ecuadorian-American and first South American immigrant member of Congress.
"Most Americans don't have time to read a 448-page report," Mucarsel-Powell said. "We found substantial evidence that shows us that the president obstructed justice. "And I think it is critical for the American public to understand that and that’s why this hearing will be very important on Wednesday."
Watch Rachel Maddow broadcast ‘exclusive story’ that undermines Mike Pence’s claims
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday presented an "exclusive story" -- that undermines public claims by the Trump administration.
Vice President Mike Pence has been among the biggest defenders of the detention camps the administration is running near the southern border.
Pence has described the treatment of detainees as "compassionate" and "excellent."
But that was not what Maddow reported on Monday.
"You haven’t seen this anywhere else," she introduced. "This is the first time this has been broadcast."
The story was an exclusive interview NBC News correspondent Julia Ainsley conducted with a child refugee from Guatemala who was held in one of the camps for eleven days.
WATCH: 10 videos show massive flooding hitting Brooklyn and New Jersey after torrential downpour
A massive flood is once again striking parts of New York City and New Jersey Monday as the heatwave gave way to a torrential downpour.
The storm moved through after 6 p.m. EST, dropping several inches of rain in a short period and causing immense flash flooding during rush hour. Commuters reported unusually large crowds on subway platforms, water flowing down subway stairs and huge leaks in the ceilings.
Airports were also dealing with the storm blowing through with time delays at LaGuardia, JFK and the Newark Airports.
Some folks took the flood in stride, bringing out pool toys to ride the waves: