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Steve McQueen's iconic Bullitt jacket up for auction

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Jun 26, 2013 | 2:20pm EDT

The iconic tweed jacket movie legend Steve Mcqueen wore as San Francisco detective Frank Bullitt in the cult 1968 film Bullitt is expected to fetch up to $800,000 (£516,000) at auction next month (Jul13). The King of Cool's custom-made brown herringbone jacket with suede elbow patches will be among the highlights going under the hammer at Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction on 29 July (13). McQueen wore the jacket throughout the movie and places it over the dead body of the mobster he's been tracking in one of the final scenes. It was exhibited at the Warner Bros. Studio Museum and will be sold with a letter of authenticity from the current owner.

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