Press Release

For Immediate release!


Oscar Winning Actress, Best-Selling Author, Fitness Guru, Philanthropist and Producer Offers Exquisite Collection from her Career and Personal Life

Friday, September 23, 2016 – Los Angeles, California

Jane Fonda Lithograph - Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)

Los Angeles, California – (July 18, 2016) – Julien’s Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced Property from the Collection of Jane Fonda, an exquisite collection of fashion, art, jewelry, decorative arts and personal items representing the life and career of the cinematic icon. Two-time Academy award winner and seven time nominee, Emmy Award winner and four-time Golden Globe winner, Fonda has appeared in more than 50 films and television series. The age-defying actress has firmly established herself as an icon of her generation and a Hollywood legend who paved the way for women throughout her entire life.

Marion Kavanagh Wachtel (1870-1954) “Horses on a Ranch”)

Born to Hollywood actor Henry Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour, Jane Fonda began her career in the off-Broadway play There was a Little Girl where she received her first Tony Award nomination. Shortly thereafter, Fonda starred in a range of films including Barefoot in the Park as free spirited Corrie, as TV news reporter Kimberly Wells in The China Syndrome, and sci-fi sex symbol in the title role of cult classic Barbarella directed by her then husband Roger Vadim.

Marc Brogger Silver Mounted Saddle

In 1972, she won the Oscar for Klute in which she played high-priced prostitute Bree Daniels. Her second Oscar came in 1978 for her role as Sally Hyde in “Coming Home,” a story about the plight of Vietnam veterans which she co-produced. In 1980, Fonda co-produced the film Nine to Five (co-starring Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton) which was the second-highest-grossing film of the year.

Jane Fonda Academy Award nomination certificate plaque 1986

In 1982, Jane Fonda introduced her wildly successful Jane Fonda Workout videos, a revolution that not only changed the way women exercised but also is credited with creating the home-video market. Fonda has also been on the forefront of political and social consciousness.

Cast Signed “On Golden Pond” Script

Jane Fonda spearheaded the first-ever transgender production of The Vagina Monologues, which ran at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at the HERE Arts Center in 1996. The New York Times called the play “probably the most important piece of political theatre of the last decade.”

Fonda Striped Workout  leotard

The Collection is a story of Fonda’s life, representing different points in her celebrated career and personal life. Highlights from the Property from the Collection of Jane Fondainclude a one-of-a-kind Andy Warhol 1982 pop lithograph of Fonda as international sex icon Barbarella (Estimate: $25,000-$30,000);  Fonda’s iconic 80’s red and black striped leotard featured on the cover of her best-selling Jane Fonda Workout book and album (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); the Yves Saint Laurent Oscar acceptance speech suit for “Klute” (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000); and her collection of bespoke Atelier Versace garments (Estimate: Various).

Jane Fonda People’s Choice Award 1982

Numerous personal items of Fonda’s are included in the auction including her 1991 wedding dress and engagement ring (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000 and $2,000-$4,000) to third husband and media mogul Ted Turner; a signed script from “On Golden Pond” (Estimate: $800-$1,200); and Jane Fonda’s senior yearbook from 1955 (Estimate: $400-$600).  Other highlights include furnishings, Fonda’s collection of folk and American fine art, and an amazing collection of jewelry collected and worn by Fonda over the years including necklaces and earrings from Monster in Law.

Pair of Tibetan Polychrome cabinets

Jane Fonda is currently starring in the groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie, a graceful and engaging comedy as two divorcees conquering senior single living after being left by their gay ex-husbands. Fonda also starred in the 2015 movie Youth directed by Paolo Sorrentino.  Fonda also continues to run her charity, The Jane Fonda Foundation, and is active in numerous other charitable causes.

Property from the Collection of Jane Fonda will be featured in a full-color collectible catalog. The catalog will be available at


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Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

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