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November 9th and 10th, 2013 – Beverly Hills

Icons and Idols: Hollywood Auction Catalog

Beverly Hills, California….Tuesday, November 5th, 2013….Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, has announced an award winning cast for this year’s Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction event to take place Saturday, November 9th, 2013 and Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery.

American Western television classic The Lone Ranger will be back in action on the floor of Julien’s Auctions. Bidders who remember “Hi yo Silver, away!” from atop the Lone Ranger’s trusted horse will reminisce about the masked hero fighting law and order from 1949-1957. The Lone Ranger was the highest-rated television program in the early 1950s and its first true “hit.” Offered during the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction is the original Clayton Moore Lone Ranger mask (Estimate: $40,000-$60,000). This mask was specially designed for the show’s star, Clayton Moore, with specifications that allowed for ease of movement, allowing him to see peripherally for the many stunts performed on the show. This mask is one of only three made for the series and that were owned by Moore. One has been gifted to the Smithsonian and the other is believed to still be with Moore’s family.

A rare and unique item of Hollywood history will also be auctioned. The 1942 Academy Scientific and Engineering Award which honored Carroll Clark and F. Thomas Thompson for their innovative contributions to motion pictures for the design and construction of a moving cloud and horizon machine is among the many highlights in the Hollywood sale (Estimate: $80,000-$100,000). The Scientific and Engineering Award Plaque is given for achievements that produce a definite influence on the advancement of the motion picture industry.  The award is a 24K gold plated award plaque attached to a rectangular base. The casting has a representation of the Oscar statuette in bas relief to one side. This award is quite significant and represents the technical requirements in which motion pictures were able to come to life.

Leading ladies, leading men, a crooner, a comedian and a television icon with her own collection of Hollywood memorabilia are also highlights of the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction. For the first time in Julien’s Auctions history, over 200 items of Elizabeth Taylor’s clothing, furs, accessories, photographs and personal items that were directly gifted to a former employee will go on the auction block. Clothing highlights of the Taylor collection include a gold lame caftan worn by Taylor during a 1970 appearance on the Here’s Lucy television episode titled “Meet the Burtons” with then-husband Richard Burton (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a stunning Chris Levin gown worn by Taylor to then ex-husband Richard Burton’s 50th birthday party (Estimate $2,000-$3,000); and a Thea Porter silk gown worn by Taylor while attending a 1976 event with Jackie Kennedy (Estimate $1,000-$2,000).  Other highlights include Taylor’s custom-made, hand-tied, three-quarter wig worn in the Academy Award winning 1944 film National Velvet with MGM wardrobe label (Estimate $2,000-$3,000) and Elizabeth Taylor’s falcon headdress, costume bracelet and costume sketches from her landmark film Cleopatra (Estimate $2,000-$3,000).

“There is no doubt that we have a collection worthy of an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “The eras and genres of Hollywood represented at the Icons & Idols event is extraordinary, offering every collector something that they can cherish for many years to come. This is going to an auction only Hollywood could produce!”
Rudolph Valentino, or simply “The Great Lover,” is this auction’s leading man. Valentino upended Hollywood and created a new image of masculinity.  Julien’s is proud to present the archival collection of The Valentino Memorial Guild including Valentino’s screen worn hat from The Eagle (UA, 1925) (Estimate $3,000-$5,000) and personal items, luggage, and document annals of Valentino’s career and personal life. The collection encompasses Valentino’s loves, career, success and tragic passing.

Another leading man, Academy Award winning actor Clark Gable not only filled the screen with his handsome and moving performances, but he was also a major in the United States Air force.  A collection of items from his officer training and testing days while stationed in Florida will be offered and includes handwritten tests, graduation ephemera and photographs.  Also offered for sale is a personal Clark Gable owned suit.

Comedy is beyond a supporting role as Julien’s Auctions offers the chance for collectors to own property of Stan Laurel, half of what many believe is the world’s most famous comedy duo — Laurel and Hardy. The duo were the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. For the very first time, property saved by Laurel’s family will be offered for sale. The collection of personal and professional items includes a hat worn in his first on-screen appearance with Oliver Hardy (Estimate $6,000-$8,000), a Walt Disney gifted cartoon of the pair (Estimate $6,000-$8,000), screen and stage used props, personal books, records and Hardy’s fishing trophy from the Tuna Club of Catalina Island (Estimate $800-$1,200).

Actress and commercial pitchwoman Jane Withers was known for her iconic roles as a child star and then as an adult actress in film and television. Many also remember Withers as the long-running pitchwoman for Comet cleanser. What many people don’t know is that Withers is also an avid collector of Hollywood memorabilia, some of which will be offered during Julien’s Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction. Wither’s collection is filled with iconic property including: Julie Andrews’ screen worn wedding dress from The Sound of Music (Estimate $30,000-$50,000), furniture from Barbra Streisand’s Hello, Dolly! dressing room (Estimate $600-$800), furniture from the set of My Fair Lady (Estimate $600-$3,000), Bette Davis signed prop poster from the film All About Eve ($6,000-$8,000), and her hat and throne from the film The Virgin Queen (Estimate $400-$600), personal items from Jane herself, items from Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, costume design sketches — and much more.

Marilyn Monroe X-Ray

A Hollywood auction is not complete without the aura of Marilyn Monroe and the velvety crooning of Frank Sinatra, two legendary names long associated with some of Hollywood’s most sensational and exciting lore. Julien’s Auctions has curated a group of personal items including revelatory medical records of Monroe’s.  The records include information on an injury sustained the day prior to the public announcement of Monroe’s firing from the film Something’s Got to Give as well as information on cosmetic surgery undergone by Monroe (Estimate $20,000-$30,000). Also included are personal items including Monroe’s 1952 Redbook Award (Estimate: $20,000-$40,000), her “Marilyn” embroidered nightgown (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000) and a blouse from Monroe’s personal wardrobe (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Other highlights include an original oil painting gifted by Sinatra to his friend and business manager Sonny Golden (Estimate $14,000-$16,000), a Sinatra Cyril Castle tuxedo with Nat Wise bowtie and white tuxedo shirt (Estimate $1,000-$2,000) and fine art prints of Sinatra’s painting and other ephemera from his life and career (various estimates).

Royal Ephemera

The auction will also include personal clothing and stage costumes from the Estate of Cyd Charisse; items from the Estate of Esther Williams; vintage Hollywood costumes including a Judy Garland gown from Till the Clouds Roll By (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000) and a headdress worn by Garland in Zeigfeld Girl (Estimate $4,000-$6,000), Royal ephemera including a piece of wedding cake from the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton and a collection of letters from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, a dress worn by the late Lady Diana designed by Catherine Walker (Estimate $40,000-$60,000); an animation cell from Walt Disney’s The Brave Little Tailor and much, much more. True collectors and fans of Hollywood will not be disappointed with the vast collection being offered at Julien’s Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction.

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
Monday, November 4th– Thursday, November 7th, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily


Icons & Idols: Fashion
Property from the Estate of William Travilla
Friday, November 8th, 2013
Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II:  2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Icons & Idols: Hollywood
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II:  2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Session III: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session IV:   2:00 p.m. P.S.T.
Marilyn X-rays and Medical Records to Auction on November 10th session

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
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Beverly Hills, California 90210

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With expertise specializing in entertainment and sports memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself 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, the estate of Marilyn Monroe and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com.

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