Los Angeles, CA – Julien's Summer Entertainment Sale includes memorabilia never before offered for sale from two of Hollywood's most iconic celebrities – Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. The sale will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on June 26th and 27th, 2009.
The assembled Marilyn Monroe items include clothing from her personal and professional wardrobe and furniture from her Brentwood, California hacienda style home. Julien's is offering a rare glimpse into the personal life of Marilyn Monroe by selling items from her Brentwood home where she resided until her death. After Marilyn's death in 1962, her home at 12305 Fifth Helena, Brentwood, CA was purchased via auction by Dr. Gilbert Nunez. On August 5, 1962, Betty Nunez went to the realtor's office to register to view the property. By March of 1963, the Nunez's had thought they had ownership, but a half-dozen other realtors had also sold the house and the estate was still in probate.
A judge decided that the price of the house would be 10% over the price of the highest bidder. The Nunez's won but they ended up paying 5 times what the house was worth. They moved in during the month of September in 1963 and were given the opportunity to purchase any of the furniture that was in the house. These pieces have been in their possession since September of 1963 until bought privately by the current owner in 1997.
Highlights from Marilyn's Brentwood home include: Marilyn Monroe's Dining Room Table (Est. $10,000/12,000), Living Room Coffee Table (Est. $8,000/10,000), Wall Sconces (Est. $800/1,000), Mexican Tile Table (Est. $500/1,000), Set of Four Living Room Folding Benches (Est. $5,000/7,000), Mexican Framed Mirror (Est. $3,000/5,000), Living Room Mexican Tapestry (Est. $2,000/4,000) and other fine & decorative art pieces.
Over 150 pieces offered for sale are items previously sold at the ground-breaking Christie's and Julien's Monroe Estate auctions as well as never before seen items from Monroe's Brentwood home including items from her one-time personal secretary and stylist Peter Leonardi. Among the items offered for sale are an orange Pucci blouse ($7,000-9,000) seen in photographs taken of Monroe by George Barris. Andre de Dienes photographed Marilyn Monroe in 1949 at Tobey Beach and those photographs along with the umbrella ($16,000-$18,000) used in this shoot, as seen on the catalog cover, are also included in this sale.
Another icon represented in Julien's Summer Entertainment Auction is property from the life and career of “The King”, Elvis Presley. Elvis' renowned doctor and personal physician Dr. Nick™ has consigned over 45 items that were gifts from Elvis such as jewelry, electronics, signed photographs, guns and books. Each of these unique pieces is accompanied by the DVD, Dr. Nick's™ Memories of Elvis explaining the history and events surrounding the gifts in Dr. Nick's own words.
Highlights include: Prescription Bottles Prescribed to “Elvis Presley” (Est. $800/1,200 each), Dr. Nick's Medical Bag (Est. $4,000/6,000), Elvis Presley's desk and chair made for Elvis by his Uncle Vester Presley (Est. $8,000/10,000), Elvis' Personal Copy of “The Prophet” With Hand Notations (Est. $8,000/10,000), Elvis Presley Autographed Photo Inscribed to “Dr. Nick™” (Est. $2,000/4,000) and many other items from the life and career of the “King” Elvis Presley.
Also included in this diverse sale are an unprecedented number of rare wardrobe plot books and photographs from MGM films including National Velvet, Easter Parade and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers each with painstaking notes regarding the design and fit of the costumes with candid photographs of the film's stars (Est. $2,000/6,000), an original oil painting done in the hand of Frank Sinatra (Est. $10,000/20,000) and property from the Estate of Ann Miller including love letters, personal correspondence and costumes spanning over 60 years of work on television, stage and screen.
Friday, May 15th, 2009 – Monday, June 1st, 2009
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Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre
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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 – Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas
Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas
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With expertise specializing in entertainment memorabilia, Julien's Auctions has quickly established themselves as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Julien's Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogues unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, Madonna, U2, Barbara Streisand, Muhammad Ali, Debbie Reynolds, the estate of Marilyn Monroe and many more.
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