Daryl Hannah's Mermaid Tail from 'Splash' Sold for $10k

Ron Howard's film Splash doesn't get nearly enough love from the film world. It's such a gem of comedy, romance, and fairy tale that still holds up today. Seriously- do yourself a favor and pick up a copy, and watch the behind the scenes documentary.  It's brilliant, and will make you appreciate it even more.

Anyhow- today at Julien's Auctions Hollywood Legends in Las Vegas, Daryl Hannah's Madison hero tail sold for a mere $10,000 USD.  I say mere, because the detail on the damn thing is impressive.

Yes, she's had some work done, as detailed in the auction catelog listing, but the tail really looks fantastic.

Daryl Hannah's Mermaid Tail from 'Splash' Sold for $10k

Comprising intricate layers of thin latex and hand-painted skins and gills, Hannah would have to spend up to eight hours in the make-up chair having it attached. Peeing was not usually an option.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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