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2016 Icons & Idols: Hollywood Auction

Julien’s Auctions is delighted to announce Hollywood’s most private stars highlighted in the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction event. This year’s Hollywood event will offer collectors and fans a chance to peek inside the lives of some of Hollywood’s most private stars. One cannot argue the fact that privacy played a pivotal role in the personal lives of stars like Johnny Carson, Steve Jobs, Truman Capote and partners James Bridge and Jack Larson. The rarity of items from the lives of all of these well-known entertainment figures is staggering and, for the first time, Julien’s Auctions will offer a selection of personal and career memorabilia from these stars and many others during the Icons & Idols: Hollywood event.

One of television’s best known personalities, Johnny Carson, hosted “The Tonight Show” for thirty years. His farewell show in 1992 drew over 50 million viewers. He is often considered to be one of the most popular stars of American television. He was also known for his jokes about his marriages, having married four times. Joanne Carson was the second wife of Johnny whom he married in 1963. Rare items from the Estate of Joanne Carson will be offered during the Hollywood auction event, including the custom-made ivory silk dress with a black rose print and stunning headpiece that Joanne wore to their wedding. Other highlights from their marriage include Joanne’s wedding ring with a personal inscription from Johnny Carson; personal documents from their marriage; a collection of Tonight Show films; and several items signed by Johnny Carson. During their rather well-publicized marriage, Joanne also collected and enjoyed art. The auction will include forty artworks from her personal collection including a drawing by Henry Fonda; a watercolor by Phyllis Diller; etchings by Rembrandt, May Cassatt, and Jim Dine; prints by Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Henri Matisse, among other sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings.

Other highlights of the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction include items from the Estate of Charlton Heston; property relating to the life and career of Steve Jobs; the gown worn by Barbra Streisand to the 1968 Academy Awards; a gown from Audrey Hepburn’s personal wardrobe; an array of costumes and accessories from the professional lives of Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Jane Russell; and a white halter dress with a sunburst pleated skirt worn by actor Willem Dafoe as he portrayed a hungry Marilyn Monroe in the popular 2016 SNICKERS® Super Bowl commercial. Other Monroe highlights include a Gianni Versace 1991 gown with a Warhol style pattern of alternating images of Marilyn and James Dean. An identical dress is in the costume collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In addition to the hundreds of personal and career memorabilia items from Hollywood’s biggest names, Julien’s Auctions will also offer for sale the largest and most significant autograph collection from Hollywood’s Golden Era. The Rogues Gallery Autograph Collection is the most extensive and unique autograph collection amassed by the silent film star Harold Lloyd and is comprised of the most significant figures of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” In the 1930’s, Harold Lloyd amassed the collection by writing to the biggest public figures and movie stars asking them to mail back an inscribed photo for what would later become The Rogues Gallery. The collection offers nearly two hundred personally inscribed photos from Hollywood's most important stars including Marlene Dietrich, Clarke Gable, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, John Barrymore, Jack Benny, Clara Bow, Bob Hope, Cecil B. DeMille, Errol Flynn, Boris Karloff and many more. In addition to legendary film stars, the collection also includes autographed photos from icons including Babe Ruth, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, and Helen Keller.

Visit www.julienslive.com to browse the entire auction, and register to bid in this historic Icons and Idols: Hollywood auction!

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC EXHIBITION
AND LIVE AUCTION LOCATION

Julien's Auctions
741 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC EXHIBITION
HAROLD LLOYD'S THE ROGUES GALLERY EXHIBITION
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Friday, August 26, 2016
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Closed Sundays · Free to the Public

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC EXHIBITION
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JANE FONDA
AND ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD HIGHLIGHTS

Monday, September 19th – Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Free to the Public

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
HAROLD LLOYD'S ROGUES GALLERY
Session I: 10:00 a.m. PDT
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JANE FONDA
Session II: 2:00 p.m. PDT

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD
Session III: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session IV:  2:00 p.m. PDT

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

Registering to Bid
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