The original Willy Wonka’s ‘Golden Ticket’ from the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be sold at auction for an estimated £20,000!
Charlie with his Golden Ticket in the 2005 film remake
The ticket, which is made from gold foil has the inscription, ‘In your wildest dreams you could not imagine the marvellous surprises that await you!’, which conjures up memories of excitement just thinking about it!
The 1971 film starred Gene Wilder and was based on Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has since had another film adaptation starring Johnny Depp. Most recently it has been announced that the book will also be adapted as a West End musical.
Whoever was lucky enough to get their hands on The Golden Tickets, found in 5 of the Willy Wonka chocolate bars, meant that they could enter mysterious Wonka Chocolate Factory.
The ‘Golden Ticket’ has become an iconic piece of movie history and will go on auction at the Profiles in History auction amongst other famous musical and film props and costumes. Other items include, the Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve, which has a value of £50,000 and the batman costume which should fetch a mighty £30,000.
But we think that owning THE Golden Ticket is probably one of the coolest things ever! A piece of movie history for the price of £20,000…bargain.
Check out this website that has made everyone us feel like big kids again. You can tour the Wonka Factory (and you don’t need a golden ticket!)