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Greta Garbo Auction


Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo VIP Event and Auction
Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo VIP Event and Auction


Julien’s Auctions is proud to announce The Property from the Estate of Greta Garbo auction that will be held on December 14 and 15 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery. Over 800 personally owned items of Greta Garbo will be sold as part of this intimate collection.

Greta Garbo still fascinates the public’s imagination over twenty years since her death and over seventy years since she starred in her last film. The items assembled here span Garbo’s life in Sweden, her early career as she took on the Hollywood studio system at age 21, through her career as one of the most talented actresses ever to appear on screen and to her decision to retire and live what she hoped would be a life of anonymity in New York City. This very personal collection, featuring Garbo’s personal clothing, accessories, furnishings and private possessions, has never been previously available and rarely seen by others. The auction contains the most clothing items designed by Valentina Schlee, known simply as Valentina, ever to be auctioned at one time. The two women’s complicated relationship became grist for gossip and rumors as Garbo was friend to Valentina and publicly the mistress of Georges Schlee, and neighbor of the couple in the same exclusive New York apartment building. Garbo was also one of the very first women to appear in clothing and accessories from Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lilly Dache, Hubert Givenchy, Mr. John, and many pieces from these designers will be part of the extensive wardrobe offering.

Select photographs from Garbo’s personal collection of Hollywood studio portraits (often referred to as Garbo’s Garbos) by photographers George Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull, and Ruth Harriet Louise are also part of the exhibit and sale. Furniture, art and décor from Garbo’s New York apartment and Garbo’s Swedish manor house are also among the highlights.

Join Julien’s Auctions in celebrating the life of the legendary Greta Garbo.



Newbridge Silverware
Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons
County Kildare, Ireland

September 28th -
November 16th, 2012
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cunard Lines
Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing,
Southampton to New York

November 20th – 27th, 2012

Julien's Auctions
Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, CA
December 10th – 13th, 2012
Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 14th, 2012
Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II:  2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Session III: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session IV:  2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 90210

For inquiries, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

Registering to Bid
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