JULIEN’S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR “ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD" AUCTION TAKING PLACE IN BEVERLY HILLS AND LIVE ONLINE AT JULIEN’S LIVE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD.
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Our “Icons & Idols: Hollywood” auction on Thursday, December 2nd and Friday, December 3rd offers some of Hollywood’s most famous pop culture relics from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today’s modern and contemporary film and television classics - Batman, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Wonder Woman, The Ten Commandments, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and James Bond films, M*A*S*H, Seinfeld, All in the Family, Game of Thrones and more - featuring over 1,200 props, memorabilia and costumes used by Hollywood’s biggest stars and legends including Marilyn Monroe, John Travolta, Michael Keaton, Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Buster Keaton, Doris Day, Jerry Lee Lewis, Flip Wilson, Charlotte Rae, Terry Moore, Burt Reynolds, and more.
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Marquee highlights of this event include:
- John Travolta’s original two-piece Perry Ellis suit worn as in his iconic role as mob hit man Vincent Vega in the cult classic film Pulp Fiction;
- A collection of Bruce Lee artifacts featuring the martial arts legend and international superstar including a yellow synthetic jumpsuit with black stripes worn by Buddy Joe Hooker, Bruce Lee’s stunt double in the 1978 film Game of Death, his Corning model 1140S sunglasses worn from 1967-1973, and his custom-made black Barrington Plaza nunchaku famously featured in the collection of intimate family portraits shot in 1966 at Bruce and Linda Barrington's Los Angeles home;
- Patrick Swayze’s Spyder brand surfboard custom designed by Dennis Jarvis used in his iconic role as Bodhi in the film Point Break and hand signed by Swayze and inscribed "100% pure adrenaline!";
- From the Harry Potter franchise: David Thewlis’ wand in his role as Professor Remus Lupin from the 2004 installment Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban ($5,000-$7,000), a wand used by Death Eater "Alecto Carrow" in the 2011 film Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows and Rupert Grint’s hero wand in his role as “Ron Weasley” from the same film as well as signed stamp sheets by the cast members, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, call sheets and Hogwarts acceptance letter;
- A pair of dark leather lace-up "bovver boots" worn by James Marcus as Georgie, one of the droogs, in 1971 Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange seen in the infamous "Singing in the Rain" sequence;
- An original Heckler & Koch MP5 machine prop gun used by Bruce Willis as John McClane in the 1988 action film classic, Die Hard and a gold bar prop signed by WWE wrestler Philip Theis who plays a henchman in Die Hard with a Vengeance;
- John Wick prop weapons and costumes including a stunt SIG-Sauer MPX Carbine rifle used in John Wick: Chapter 3 during the production of the action film starring Keanu Reeves and his John Wick: Chapter 2 stunt black two-piece wool suit costume accompanied by a stunt sword and cleaver from the production;
- A large dragonglass dagger used to defeat the dreaded white walkers in hit fantasy series Game of Thrones made of a dense urethane rubber and a jagged long black blade made to resemble obsidian with a white handle section that resembles bone;
- A custom designed Baldoni brand accordion played by Vlasta Krsek, the "International Queen of Polka," in the classic 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off in the famous parade float scene with Ferris (played by Matthew Broderick), where she accompanies him as he performs the songs "Danke Schoen" and "Twist and Shout,";
- An elaborate sash in the form of a falcon with outstretched wings worn by Yul Brynner as Rameses II in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 classic film The Ten Commandments;
- Liam Neeson's stunt lightsaber made for his character, Qui-Gon Jinn, in the 1999 blockbuster Star Wars: Episode I - The Phanton Menace;
- Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman lasso of truth made of urethane rubber and cast from a real beaded lasso featuring a wrapped design that has been painted gold and which would later be enhanced on screen with the help of CGI;
- Items from the classic television series M*A*S*H such as an original script from the final episode of the hit series "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" custom bound in green leather and cloth with gilt-stamped titling inscribed to longtime series director, Charles Dubin from producer Burt Metcalfe, a limited edition copy of “The Last Days of MASH” by Arlene Alda accompanied by a letter and envelope from Alan Alda to Charles Dubin and an original clapperboard (dated January 6, 1983) for an episode titled "Say No More;"
- Poker chips from the James Bond film franchise including a $1,000,000 poker chip and a $500,000 poker chip from the 2006 film Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig, three "Floating Dragon" casino chips from the 2012 Skyfall film and three acrylic chips from "Le Casino L'Or Noir" featured in the 1999 film The World Is Not Enough starring Pierce Brosnan;
- Personal items from the screen goddess Marilyn Monroe including a handwritten poem with the verses "Stones on the walk/ every color there is/ I stare down at you/ like a horizon/ the space air is between us beckoning/ and I am many stories up/ my feet frightened/ as I grasp towards you”, Monroe’s last 1962 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists membership card and her 1959 Screen Actors Guild membership card, Monroe’s letters to Arthur Miller’s daughter Jane from 1957 with amusing stories, typed notes from a meeting held April 3, 1958 at Monroe's 444 East 57th Street apartment in New York City with attendees Lew Wasserman, Mort Viner, Marilyn Monroe, and Arthur Miller regarding the topic Some Like It Hot, with one note reading "MCA on the Coast has told Wilder that there are 'legal technicalities holding up her decision' as as not to offend Wilder. Actually, she is waiting for Sinatra to enter the picture. She still doesn't like Curtis but Wasserman doesn't know anybody else", and a piece of ceramic tile decorated with a tan and yellow handpainted flower from her bathroom in her last home in Brentwood, California;
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day costume, worn by Arnold Scwarzenegger in his iconic role as The Terminator, consisting of a black leather biker jacket with the back of the jacket cut open with distress as part of the continuity of the film as the T-800 is damaged as the film progresses, a matching pair of black leather pants with a belt, and a gray Hanes "Beefy" XL T-shirt as well as Robert Patrick’s Terminator 2 Judgement Day bullet ridden police shirt;
- An original pair of Nike MAG (Magnetic Anti-Gravity) movie prop replica shoes in their original box that appear in the 1989 sci-fi adventure sequel Back to the Future Part II;
- An original cowl created for Michael Keaton as Batman for the 1989 film Batman;
- Flip Wilson’s 1970 Golden Globe award for "Best Television Actor In a Musical or Comedy Show" for The Flip Wilson Show;
- A script dated "8/6/74" from the episode titled "Archie Strikes" of All in the Family signed by the series' stars including Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, Betty Garrett, and Rob Reiner;
- A stunning floor-length peach-colored silk jersey evening gown entirely covered in bright orange sequins that Ray Aghayan designed for Doris Day to wear as Janet Harper in the 1965 comedy caper Do Not Disturb.
Another highly anticipated moment of the auction will be the previously announced Property from the Estate of Carl Reiner and Property from the Estate of Mel Blanc taking place December 3rd.
Additional special collections of the auction that were announced today include:
Property from the Estate of Tempest Storm - Wardrobe and ephemera from the "Queen of Exotic Dancers," who performed with Bettie Page during her 60-year career such as a sheer white Southern Belle-style gown, a silver iridescent sequined dress with white boa and white gloves, a pinball machine gifted to Storm by Elvis Presley, with whom she had a brief romantic relationship in 1957, her burlesque belts, jewelry, hairpieces and more.
Elizabeth Taylor Items from the Collection of Jorjett Strumme - Items from the screen legend Elizabeth Taylor and her personal assistant Joriett Strumme including a 1900s Gianni Versace classic jacket and top, a limited edition 1991 proof print titled Foggy Day Off Boulevard St. Germain signed by the artist Hiro Yamagata, a Christian Dior lime green wool knit sweater worn by Taylor during the filming of her 1963 film Cleopatra
and many other items.
Property from the Personal Collection of Terry Moore - Items from one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Terry Moore, such as a green leather-bound script from Moore's 1949 film Mighty Joe Young
starring Ben Johnson and Robert Armstrong, leather-bound working script from Moore's 1952 film Come Back, Little Sheba
co-starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth, leather-bound script from Moore's 1957 film Peyton Place
co-starring Lana Turner and Russ Tamblyn, a 1994 Hollywood Walk of Fame award presented to Terry Moore by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, photographs, signed items and gifts from her friends and Hollywood legends such as Jane Russell, Robert Wagner and Bobby Darrin, and Moore’s white ermine fur bathing suit which caused quite a stir when she wore the suit on a 1953 USO tour to perform for the troops in Korea.
Items from the Collection of Carole Cook - Items owned by the actress Carole Cook including Lucille Ball’s brown silk taffeta with a rounded mink lapel collar dress costume worn in The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
1957-episode guest starring Tallulah Bankhead, Cook’s multicolored paisley print caftan worn in her portrayal of Grandma Helen, in the classic 1984 teen flick Sixteen Candles
as well as costumes from her roles on Dynasty, Laverne & Shirley
Property from the Estate of Charlotte Rae - A collection of TV and stage star Charlotte Rae’s props and memorabilia from her acclaimed life and career including ephemera from the long running hit series The Facts of Life
where she played the beloved Edna Garrett such as: an Eastland School pennant, script from the 1985 episode titled "Men for All Seasons", gifts from cast members Nancy McKeon and Julie Piekarski, publicity photos, a "homegrown" award presented to Rae by her co-stars Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon as well as her script from the 1977 Captain Kangaroo
show episode titled "The Caterpillar Lady," two 14K gold pendants to commemorate her role of Mammy Yokum in the hugely successful 1956-1957 Broadway theatrical production of Li'l Abner, a 1946 letter from college friend and actress Cloris Leachman, a classic worker's cap worn by Rae in her portrayal of "Molly the Mail Lady" on the 1971-1972 season of Sesame Street
Property from the Personal Collection of Jane Fonda - The Academy Award-winning actress and activist’s collection of signed film posters of Jane Fonda’s biggest films including 9 to 5, Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, Cat Ballou, The China Syndrome, The Electric Horsemen
and other artwork.
Property from the Estate of Jack Lemmon - Furniture and decorative items from Oscar legend Jack Lemmon's Malibu, California, residence such as Louis XV style chairs, carved wood statues and sculptures, pine and glass tables and an antique English parcel gilt and red painted retail sign for Cox & Pymm Nautical Instruments.
The Paul Ashley Puppet Collection - The master puppeteer’s creations including his signature entertainer puppets of Elvis Presley, Cher, the Las Vegas trio of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.
Property from the Estate of Stan Jolley - Original paintings commissioned by Disney art director and artist Stan Jolley that were presented to Walt Disney for episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Jiminy Cricket and others.
The Stan Watts Collection - A collection of Stan Watts original artwork for the horror film classics including, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Child’s Play
as well as an original illustration of John Wayne, executed by Watts for Los Angeles Magazine
in 1979 signed by the legendary actor in what may be the last item that Wayne signed before his death a few days later.
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