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Her Name is Barbra Sale to Benefit The Streisand Foundation

400 plus lots from the legendary career of Barbra Streisand


(Attention photo editors: Photos shown and others can be made available to you in high-res by email through request to Darren Julien. Photos depict auction items.)

Barbra Streisand Picture

Over 400 "collector and museum quality" items from the career of Barbra Streisand will be offered Saturday, June 5, at a live charity auction in Los Angeles which will be simultaneously accessible for on-line bidding around the world. The unique event, to be produced by Julien Entertainment and held at Astra West in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA, "will feature famous items tracing the superstar's fabled career from the early 1960's to today," Darren Julien noted. All proceeds will go to humanitarian and environmental causes supported by the artist's philanthropic work through The Streisand Foundation. Julien stated the June 5 bidding will follow exhibitions (see attached schedule) in New York, London and Los Angeles. The offerings may be viewed online starting May 5 by visiting julienentertainment.com.

The "Her Name is Barbra" auction will include many of her most memorable costumes spanning her entire career in films, television and on stage. Beginning with her Academy award winning first appearance on film in Funny Girl, to her directorial debut with Yentl for which she won the Golden Globe for best director.

Barbra Streisand Picture

The sale will include pieces from other films such as: Funny Lady, A Star Is Born, The Way We Were, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Owl and The Pussy Cat, What's Up Doc, For Pete's Sake, The Main Event, and Nuts. Many of these pieces are not only iconic costumes from award winning films, they were also created by world renowned and award winning costume designers including the exquisite period pieces designed by Cecil Beaton for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, of particular note is the heavily beaded empire waist gown created for the film (estimate: $8,000-$10,000). Five time Academy Award winner Irene Sharaff designed the costumes for both the stage and film versions of Funny Girl and some of these pieces will be sold including the Broadway costume worn during Streisand's performance of "People" (estimate: $4,000-$6,000). "It has been a privilege and an honor to work with a collection of such incomparable depth spanning over 40 years of one of the most celebrated careers in the entertainment industry," said Darren Julien, President of Julien Entertainment.

Streisand - JFK photo

In addition to these stunning film costumes the sale will include many of Streisand's early performance gowns including a dress of her own design that she wore for an early night club engagement at the Basin Street East in May and June of 1963, where she was billed with Benny Goodman and received rave reviews (estimate: $1,000-$1,500). There are pieces from Streisand's acclaimed television specials Color Me Barbra, Barbra Streisand.And Other Musical Instruments, The Belle of 14th Street and a special highlight of the sale will be the famous blue sailor dress from her earliest television special My Name is Barbra which first aired April 28, 1965 (estimate: $10,000-$12,000). "There is something in this sale for the Barbra collector at any level with property for the everyday collector to the museums of historical significance," explained Julien.

Streisand - John Wayne photo

The sale will showcase important pieces, both costumes and stage props from Barbra's more recent critically acclaimed concert tours "Timeless" and "The Concert" as well as a vast array of designer fashion pieces worn in both her personal life and to many high profile events and award shows including the Arnold Scassi designed dress worn to the New York premier of Funny Girl in 1968 (estimate: $2,000-$3,000) and the Arnold Scassi dress Barbra wore to the 1970 Academy awards where she presented an Oscar to John Wayne, and to the premier of Hello Dolly in 1969 (estimate: $3,000-$5,000). Of historical note is the gown Streisand designed for her performance at the Washington Press Correspondents dinner in May of 1963 where she met President John F. Kennedy (estimate: $3,000-$5,000). Rounding out the sale are original production models from many of Streisand's films, Barbra's own copies of original album cover proofs, and a selection of pieces from Barbra's personal collection of vintage costume jewelry with estimates in the range of $80-$100. "This all inclusive sale of property from the career of Barbra Streisand contains 'must haves' for every collector's price range. This collection was created by one of the most significant careers in the history of entertainment and by donating it to the benefit of those in need shows the commitment that Barbra has to bettering the lives of others," states Julien.


New York
Highlights From The Collection
Takashimaya New York - 693 Fifth Avenue
May 10 - May 23, 2004
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Highlights From The Collection
Planet Hollywood London
13 Coventry Street
May 10 - May 23, 2004
10:00 am - 1:00 am

Los Angeles
May 31 - June 4, 2004
10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Astra West in the Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood, California

June 5, 2004
Astra West in the Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood, California

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

Darren Julien: (310) 836-1818
Dick Guttman: (310) 246-4600

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