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The World’s Most Famous Burlesque Artist Celebrated at Auction Event
SPECIAL MEDIA PREVIEW OF COLLECTION IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
AUCTION IS DECEMBER 5, 2014
Beverly Hills, California – (November 24, 2014) – Famed burlesque artist and actress Gypsy Rose Lee will be celebrated at the Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols: Hollywood event to take place on Friday, December 5, 2014. The eclectic collection of the remarkable entertainer is being presented by her son whose vast array of personal items and career effects is an emotional construct of his mother.
Gypsy Rose Lee’s storied life included vaudeville at an early age and later when she became America’s most famed burlesque performer. She was a dancer, author, comedian, actress and even a playwrsight. Her mother Rose put her on the stage to perform her first strip tease at the age of 15. Gypsy later chose to embellish the act with comedy and acting and soon became a hit. Gypsy can often be credited as the originator of burlesque and the acts that followed thereafter. The fabled American Broadway musical “Gypsy” was based on Gypsy’s life and became a huge hit. As Gypsy herself once said, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly,” and so she did on stage when she performed to thousands in her lifetime.
The collection includes the gloves that were a trademark of the Gypsy Rose Lee strip, a set of towels that were monogrammed with her initials, the rhinestone studded heels from her act, the foxtail fur from the Tiger Rag shimmy dance that was the finale of her acts, her personal stone martin stole that she wore all the time and numerous other items including original art, jewelry, furnishings and other memorabilia which have kept her alive in the minds of fans, collectors and family for years.
Preminger will quickly tell you that his mother put her initials on everything from her Rolls Royce to her house and doors so the set of towels have special meaning. He also reminisces about his mother wearing the stone martin stole when she took him to the Motor Vehicle Bureau in Warren, Ohio and lied about his age to get him a driver’s license so he could help with the long drives from one nightclub act to another.
Gypsy Rose Lee was a determined woman who made the art of burlesque into a masterful art and entertained thousands among thousands of fans during her career. Her fierce desire to succeed combined with her beauty and talents on stage make her iconic and admired to this day. Her name is synonymous with Hollywood Icons on every level and her story has been the subject of books, movies and plays.
EXCLUSIVE MEDIA EXHIBIT OF
THE COLLECTION OF GYPSY ROSE LEE
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery
Monday, December 1st, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery
Monday, December 1st – Friday, December 5th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Daily
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Session III: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session IV: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 90210
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