The fate of a movie prop that can only be described as a monster piece of Hollywood memorabilia has been decided. The Wall Street Journal reports that “Junkyard Bruce,” a 25-foot prop great white shark that is reportedly the last surviving giant shark prop from Steven Spielberg’s landmark 1975 feature “Jaws,” is headed to the museum.
The shark has been suspended for years over the entrance to Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking in Sun Valley, Calif. The junkyard is shutting down and its owners have been trying to figure out what to do with some of their more unusual pieces of “junk” — a collection that includes a lot of movie relics.
Bruce, who has reportedly been appraised at six figures, was close to being put up for auction, but instead will be donated to the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in L.A. The museum, which will be run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is set to open in 2018.