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Titanic Door That Saved Rose Is Sold for $718,750 in Auction

By Orgesta Tolaj


27 March 2024

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Remember that iconic scene in the movie Titanic where Rose survives by floating on a door in the middle of the ocean? Well, that very door was up for auction! The story of the ill-fated ship and its tragic sinking has captivated audiences around the world. The scene with Rose and the door has become one of the most memorable moments in film history. The door from Titanic has become a symbol of love and survival. And now a lucky fan owns the piece of wood! Here is how they managed all of this.

The Titanic Door Auction

Heritage Auctions held a successful Treasures From Planet Hollywood auction, generating $15.68 million in total sales. Among the notable movie props sold were Harrison Ford’s bullwhip from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” Jack Nicholson’s axe from “The Shining,” and the balsa wood piece from the final scenes of “Titanic,” famously held onto by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Titanic door auction
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The prop item commonly known as the “floating door” among fans of the movie “Titanic” is actually described as “part of the door frame just above the [ship’s] first-class lounge entrance,” according to the auction.

How Much Did the Titanic Door Sell at the Auction?

At the auction, the iconic movie prop, described as part of the door frame from the movie “Titanic,” sold for $718,750. This made it the highest-selling item of the event. Among 16 props that fetched over $100,000, this piece stood out. Additionally, other props from James Cameron’s Titanic were auctioned. This included a prototype of the same wood piece which sold for $125,000, and the boat wheel used in the movie which sold for $200,000.

Titanic door auction
© 20th Century Fox

Kate Winslet’s dress worn in the final scenes of Titanic sold for $118,750. Moreover, a telegraph prop from the film sold for $81,250, according to a release. Heritage Auctions’ website describes the piece of wood from the movie as “based on the most famous complete piece of debris salvaged from” the real-life sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912.

What Makes This Door So Iconic?

The wooden prop from the film “Titanic” has sparked debate among fans about whether both Jack and Rose could have stayed afloat on it. In a special aired in February 2023, James Cameron discussed the possibility of Jack surviving, stating there are many variables, but Jack’s priority was ensuring Rose’s safety, leading him to sacrifice himself.

Would you have bought the Titanic door at the auction for over $700,000?

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