Aaay! Who wants the Fonz’s leather jacket?
“Happy Days” star Henry Winkler is auctioning off a treasure trove of costumes, props and other memorabilia from his acting career, on December 8 in the “TCM Presents … Hollywood Cool” sale at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles. TCM is part of Warner Media, CNN’s parent company.
Winkler’s complete Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli outfit, which includes the Levi’s jeans, white T-shirt, black engineer boots and, of course, the iconic leather jacket is expected to sell for between $50,000 and $80,000, according to Bonhams.
The silver Triumph motorcycle “The Fonz” rode throughout the ABC comedy’s 10-year run is expected to sell for $80,000 to $120,000, Bonhams said.
“I never will say goodbye because it is always in my heart and always in my mind. It was the show that threw me out into the world and I will always be grateful,” Winkler told CNN affiliate KABC. “Letting a physical thing go doesn’t, in any way, diminish the enormity of the experience.”
Winker also saved scripts, photos, letters and all sorts of other things from other projects over the years that are going into the auction.
He told KABC he is donating much of the proceeds of the sale to a non-profit his daughter Zoe started with two friends that helps separated and recently reunited families at the US border.