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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino - Las Vegas

FRIDAY, JUNE 25th, 2010

King of Pop Couch

For Immediate Release: Los Angeles, California — Julien's Auctions is proud to present “Music Icons” summer auction taking place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas on Friday, June 25th. Leading this magnificent offering and unprecedented event is a selection of twenty-two exquisite furniture lots commissioned by Michael Jackson for his planned residence in Kent, England, during the “This Is It” concert series in London. Colombostile Artisans have supplied luxurious handmade Italian furnishings to countless embassies, palaces, historical homes and sumptuous hotels in every continent. Julien's Auctions will execute the recreation of Michael Jackson's Kent home for the public viewing for the first time ever at Newbridge Silverware's Museum of Style Icons in Ireland from Tuesday, March 16th – Sunday May 30th and at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas from Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 25th. Michael's fans and the public will experience how the entertainer's home would have looked like with his custom designed Colombostile furniture ordered by the icon himself. As a tribute to the late King of Pop, Colombostile will be donating a generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items to benefit MusiCares and Joshua's Heart, both 501(c)3 charities.

Michael Jackson Beat It Jacket

Highlights from this opulent collection include:

Michael Jackson stage-worn shoes

An elegant seashell encrusted silk upholstered “Shells” bergere with silver leaf front legs from the “Haute Couture” collection (Est. $16,500-$18,500), a lavish “Swarovski” crystal embellished bergere finished in platinum-gold leaf and upholstered in metallic leather from the “Haute Couture” collection (Est. $16,500-$18,500), and a luxuriant faux leopard and Ostrich feather trimmed “Wild Cat” bergere from the “Haute Couture” collection (Est. $16,500-$18,500), a regal pair of red velvet armchairs with gold double-headed eagle embroidery from the “Kalamos” collection (Est. $57,000-$60,000), a magnificent 17th century style parcel gilt ebonized wood writing desk with mother of pearl inlay from the “Il ‘600” collection (Est. $115,000-$120,000), and a monumental Baroque/eclectic style red velvet and parcel gilt sofa with hard stone inlay from the “Esmeralda” collection (Est. $130,000-$150,000).

Michael Jackson Jacket worn to wedding to Debbie Rowe
Elvis Guitar

The fabulous Colombostile collection of furniture made for Michael Jackson, which presents an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for buyers, is part of Julien's three day auction taking place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas on June 25, 2010.

In addition to the Colombostile collection commissioned by Michael Jackson, this auction will include more than 200 items from his life and career as well as other Music Icon's. These additional highlights will tour for the first time to Ponte 16 in Macau, China from April 30th – May 9th. Ponte 16 is a world-class integrated casino-entertainment resort located in the culturally rich Inner Harbor of Macau.

Jimi Hendrix Stage-Played Guitar

Some of the additional highlights include:

The Collection David Nordahl — Michael Jackson's commissioned artwork by the famed artist includes his study art supplied to Michael Jackson to approve his work prior to creating the masterpieces that adorned the walls at Neverland. Collection includes: Study for “Tryptych” (Est. $6,000-$8,000), Study for “Michael” (Est. $4,000-$6,000), Study for “Prince, The Boy King” (Est. $6,000-$8,000).

Michael Jackson Signed “Beat It” Jacket (Est. $8,000-$12,000), Michael Jackson Stage Worn Sunglasses Gifted to Actor Corey Feldman (Est. $2,000-$4,000), Michael Jackson's Military Jacket That He Wore When He Married Debbie Rowe (Est. $6,000-$8,000), Michael Jackson's White Swarovski Crystal Glove (Est. $20,000-$30,000), Beaded Shirt (Est. $10,000-$12,000) and Sequined Jacket ($14,000-$16,000) Iconic Ensemble Worn on Stage During the “Victory” Tour, Michael Jackson Handwritten and Signed “Bad” Lyrics (Est. $2,000-$4,000), Elvis Presley's lock of hair from army buzz cut won by a fan in the 1950's (Est. $6,000-$8,000), Jimi Hendrix Stage Played Fender Guitar (Est. $150,000-$200,000), Britney Spears Stage Costumes and many more…

Europe – Ireland
Newbridge Silverware
Museum of Style Icon's — Featuring the
Colombostile Collection of Michael Jackson
Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
Tuesday, March 16th – Sunday, May 30th, 2010
Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Asia – Macau, China
Ponte 16 – Friday, April 30th – Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

Asia – Tokyo, Japan
tv asahi Roppongi umu – “MJ46 Keep on Loving” Produced By Princess Tenko
Exhibition 1: Thursday, May 20th – Friday, May 23rd, 2010
Exhibition 2: Thursday, May 27th – Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Asia – Okinawa, Japan
Tuesday, May 25th – Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Asia – Nagoya, Japan
Saturday, June 5th – Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

United States – Las Vegas, Nevada
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas
Public Exhibition: Monday, June 14th – Thursday, June 24th, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

Music Icons – Friday, June 25th, 2010
Hollywood Legends – Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Single Owner – Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas

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About Julien's Auctions
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 catalogs unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbra Streisand, Debbie Reynolds, the estate of Marilyn Monroe and many more.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, MusiCares® provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.com.

Joshua's Heart Foundation, was founded by a five year old boy by the name of Joshua. His heart conceived a passion for assisting those who struggle daily to procure food for basic survival. The main focus of his vision is to “Stomp out Hunger” in indigent and underprivileged communities, as well as from among those who battle debilitating diseases that affect their ability to earn enough to feed themselves.

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