Paul Newman pursued a creative career after serving in the Navy for several years. After beginning his career on stage, he made his Hollywood debut in 1954’s The Silver Chalice. Along with starring in films like Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman also had a passion for auto racing. His interest was sparked while training at the Watkins Glen Racing School for the filming of Winning, an interest that continued later into his life. With a rich career in multiple fields, Paul Newman has been a long-time favorite at our past auctions.
Check out this bright red racing suit worn by Newman during his auto racing career which reached a price of $24,375. Visible on the suit’s front, back and sleeves are patches for various brands including Budweiser, Canon, and Goodyear. This colorful, decked-out piece of racing history was photo-matched to several photos of Newman wearing the suit on several occasions. Newman also appeared in this suit in an issue of Autoweek magazine, where he was mentioned in one of the magazine’s articles.
Items from Newman’s film career have also been featured, like his annotated script for 1973’s The Sting, which sold for $21,451. Set during the Great Depression, The Sting stars Newman and Robert Redford as two con men attempting to deceive a mob boss. Newman annotated the script with questions about the characters and acting notes for himself. The film was a huge hit, earning ten academy award nominations and winning seven.
With prosperous careers on screen and on the track, Paul Newman items have been receiving lots of love from our deep-pocketed buyers. Hit the gas pedal and give us a call today – Our team of highly-qualified professionals will help you get the high prices you’re looking for!
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