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Chasen’s — One of Hollywood’s Most Legendary Hangouts — Joins The Iconic Cast of Hollywood Stars Including Katharine Hepburn, Walt Disney, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marlene Dietrich, Harry Houdini, Greta Garbo, Carole Lombard, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Lee, “Batman,” “Zorro” and “Star Trek” in an Auction Befitting of the Big Screen
Iconic Memorabilia to include Original Wizard of Oz Test Dress, Gimli Axe used in The Lord of the Rings by John Rhys-Davies, and much more
Friday, April 11, 2014 and Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA….March 25, 2014….Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, announced an award winning cast and an iconic Hollywood restaurant to be included in the Hollywood Legends event set for Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The Hollywood Legends auction event will take place at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard.
Although Chasen’s restaurant had the stuff Hollywood legends are made of, it was the famous faces who began gathering there when it opened in 1936 until 1973. If the walls could talk, we would hear the voices of such iconic Hollywood celebrities as Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Lana Turner, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock and even Howard Hughes. All of these stars and many more made Chasen’s famous for becoming the place to be “seen” in Hollywood and it was quickly established as “the hangout” for celebrities and Hollywood insiders.
Julien’s Auctions will offer remarkable artifacts from the legendary venue including Chasen’s dining chairs, arm chairs, wall sconces, serving Items, Chasen’s Yamaha Piano and even its doors and window shutters. A pair of two matching panel oak restroom doors with a brass plaque marked “Ladies” will also be offered. The Women’s restroom at Chasen’s was famous as the site of countless celebrity nose powdering sessions as well as being the place where Donna Summer penned notes for her hit song “She Works Hard for the Money,” which was inspired by longtime Chasen’s bathroom attendant Onetta Johnson.
It’s a cast of stars that only the world’s biggest directors would dream of when it comes to mentioning the highlights of the auction. From the Golden Era of Hollywood to today’s biggest and brightest names, Hollywood Legends is set to entertain. The vast array of memorabilia includes personal effects, costumes, artwork, jewelry, scripts, animation cels, photographs, furnishings and more.
Highlights include Marilyn Monroe’s Mexican Tapestry from her Brentwood Home (Estimate: $35,000-$40,000), The Wizard of Oz Test Dress (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Bruce Lee’s Game of Death shoes (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Katharine Hepburn Self Portrait (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a Playboy Magazine First Issue signed by Hugh Hefner (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500), a collection of Clark Gable personal items (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), Star Trek Original Series episode outlines (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500), Marilyn Monroe’s Photoplay Award (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), Marlene Dietrich signed letters and photographs (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), Harry Houdini Signed SAM Membership card (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), Harry Houdini Handcuffs (Estimate: $2,000-$5,000), Bing Crosby’s passport (Estimate: $2,000-$2,500), Walt Disney’s Fantasia Book with Multiple Animation Drawings (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and Gimli’s Axe used in The Lord of the Rings by John Rhys-Davies. This auction will also include an amazing 1994 Nelson Mandela signed South African Election Ballot (Estimate: $800-$1,200) and President John F. Kennedy’s Birthday Gala Tickets and Program (Estimate: $600-$800).
Costume and fashion highlights include a Carole Lombard worn publicity costume (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette dressing gown (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a John Barrymore Romeo & Juliet cape (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), a Montgomery Clift The Heiress period costume (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Mary Pickford Little Lord Fauntleroy costume (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a Leonardo DiCaprio The Man With the Iron Mask complete costume (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), a Greta Garbo Camille embellished stole (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000), Farrah Fawcett custom shoe molds (Estimate: $200-$400), Anne Baxter The Ten Commandments bracelet (Estimate: $1,000-$3,000) and an Edith Head Audrey Hepburn Costume Sketch (Estimate: $3,500-$5,500).
Other highlights include a Frank Sinatra Abstract signed painting (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Clark Gable The Misfits script (Estimate: $9,500-$12,000), a Zorro signed Rapier (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), Hal Roach Studios Letter Block Props (Estimate: $1,500-$3,000), numerous items from the career and life of comedian and actor Jonathan Winters (Estimates: Various), several lots of Joseph Jasgur Marilyn Monroe negatives and copyrights (Estimates: Various) and Joseph Jasgur’s Graflex camera used to take photographs of Norma Jeane, aka Marilyn Monroe (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000), Lord of the Rings People’s Choice Award (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a Charlie Chaplin Self-Portrait drawing and signature (Estimate: $1,500-$2,500), two Walt Disney Concept Drawings by Mary Blair from “Cinderella” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000) and many more remarkable items complete with Hollywood history.
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
Monday, April 7th – Friday, April 11th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Daily
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS
Friday, April 11, 2014
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Saturday, April 12, 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
About Julien's Auctions
With expertise specializing in entertainment and sports memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself as the auction house to the stars. Julien’s Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogs unlike any other auction company and stars in the network primetime television series “Celebrity Home Raiders.” With media coverage spanning the globe and unprecedented marketing support, Julien’s Auctions has become known as the premier entertainment and celebrity memorabilia auction house worldwide. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbra Streisand, the estate of Marilyn Monroe, the estate of Les Paul, Bette Midler and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com or go to www.facebook.com/juliensauctions.