A lock of John Lennon’s hair sold for $35,000 at auction this past weekend.
The 4-inch strands, which were sold at the Heritage Auctions in Dallas, was collected during a haircut in 1966 by Klaus Baruck, who cut the musician’s tresses in preparation for his role in the movie “How I Won The War.” It was the the largest hank of Lennon’s hair ever offered at auction.
The locks were purchased by UK collector Paul Frasier, who also owns strands that once belonged to Hamptons visitors Marilyn Monroe and Justin Bieber, as well as Michael Jackson and President John F. Kennedy. Frasier, who collects entertainment mementos, also won two vintage newspapers discussing Lennon’s makeover for the movie and an autographed call sheet.
Lennon’s character in the black comedy, directed and produced by Richard Lester, was that of Musketeer Gripweed, the Beatle’s only non-musical role. The war film parody, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan, was broadly based on the Allied landings in North Africa in 1942 through to the crossing of the last intact bridge on the Rhine at Remagen in 1945.