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    Marlon Brando's Belt from The Godfather, Gift from James Caan and Robert Duvall. A brown leather belt with brass buckle bearing the image of a stylized eagle, the belt hand-tooled with the words "Mighty Moon Champion" in red, green, and yellow letters. Brando biographer Bob Thomas recounts the story behind this belt in his book Marlon: Portrait Of The Rebel As An Artist. Apparently, James Caan and Robert Duvall had introduced Brando to the practice of "mooning" during the filming of The Godfather. One day, the trio were traveling in separate taxis in Manhattan and Duvall urged James Caan to "moon" Brando in the other taxi. Brando thought this stunt hilarious and proceeded to practice this himself on a regular basis. After Brando performed a "moon" before the assembled crowd during filming of the wedding scene in The Godfather, Caan and Duvall presented Brando with this belt. In Excellent condition. A copy of Marlon: Portrait Of The Rebel As An Artist is included.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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