August 21, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Western-style jacket worn by Clark Gable during filming of "The Misfits" around Reno in 1960 has sold for $6,543 at auction.
The jacket was sold during an online auction staged Thursday night by the national firm RR Auction of Amherst, N.H.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a letter that accompanied the jacket said it was purchased at Parker's Western Wear in Reno as shooting of the film was beginning.
The sale also included a photo of Gable posing on the set in the jacket.
A Reno memorabilia collector who wanted to remain anonymous put the jacket up for sale. The buyer was not identified.
"The Misfits" was the last complete film for both Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Twelve days after filming ended, Gable died of a heart attack at 59.
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