Fans, collector, young or old, female or male. Any body, no matter who they are, they are free to join the auction, starting Oct. 2 at http://www.juliensauctions.com, to get John Lennon's 1956 Austin Princess, the modified hearse featured in his 1973 documentary, "Imagine." Complete with Lennon-signed registration, the car is valued at $200,000 to $300,000.
Other items offered at the auction, to conclude live Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, include the white suit Lennon wore for The Beatles' "Abbey Road" crosswalk album cover, the embroidered jacket he wore in "Imagine," Marilyn Monroe's 1961 daily appointment book, her personal phone and address book and Charlie Chaplin's grandfather clock, used in his 1918 short film, "How to Make Movies."
Proceeds from the Lennon memorabilia will some benefit Amnesty International USA. Highlights of the auction will tour at Planet Hollywood Japan (Sept. 26-30), Planet Hollywood New York (Oct. 11-15) and the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (Oct. 24-29). Voom HD will televise the auction from Las Vegas.