Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Marlon Brando Harmonica. Can you picture Stanley Kowalski, Zapata, Don Vito Corleone, or Dr. Moreau kicking back and relaxing by playing the harmonica? Maybe they didn't, but the actor who created them onscreen, Marlon Brando, certainly did. This "Lee Oskar" model harmonica, produced by Tombo of Japan, was played by him at his leisure. (He also played a harmonica onscreen in Last Tango in Paris.) In her letter of authentification, consigner Alice Marchak, Brando's former secretary, wrote that Brando had several harmonicas and that she heard him playing this one. "I remarked I was surprised he played so well," remembered Ms. Marchak. "He said it was easy and gave me the harmonica to learn how to play. Needless to say, I never did play it. It languished in a drawer all these years." Well, the harmonica languishes no longer - it's out of the drawer and eager for a new owner to take it to the musical heights it had visited with Brando. In Excellent condition, and still shiny with only a few scratches. Play The Godfather theme on it!

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,394

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 November 16 Entertainment - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think Heritage deserves a lot of credit for covering all technical bases without a hitch.
    Roy M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 16 - 17 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 March 16 - 17 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,068,678