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    PATRICK SWAYZE ESTATE AUCTION AT JULIEN’S

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

    Property from the estate of Patrick Swayze will come up at Julien’s Auctions in April.  The three-time Golden Globe nominee who died too early in 2009 became an instant celebrity in 1987 when he starred as the misunderstood dance instructor Johnny Castle in the surprise hit Dirty Dancing.

    After starring roles in other films such as Red Dawn, he went on to star in the hit mini-series, North & South, Books I & II. In 1987, everything changed as Dirty Dancing went on to become a Hollywood box office sensation which secured Swayze as a Hollywood icon. His star continued to rise as he was cast in iconic films including Road HouseNext of KinPoint BreakCity of Joyand To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar.

    In 1990 Patrick Swayze starred alongside Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg in the romantic drama Ghost. The film grossed over $200 million and earned Swayze a Golden Globe nomination, one of three he would receive throughout his career. He was also a singer whose hit “She’s like the Wind” catapulted to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in the late 1980s. Fans will also never forget Swayze being named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1991.

    The live and online auction will take place April 28-29, 2017 at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.  Highlights include Patrick Swayze’s leather jacket from the film Dirty Dancing ($4,000-$6,000); his shirt and shoes from the film Ghost ($2,000-$4,000); a Patrick Swayze Golden Globe nomination certificate ($800-$1,200); a collection of script packets for Season 16 of Saturday Night Live when Swayze hosted  ($600-$800); a Patrick Swayze Point Break worn O’Neill wetsuit ($2,000-$4,000); a Point Break surfboard ($4,000-$6,000) and Point Break skydiving gear ($1,000-$2,000).

    Other highlights include Patrick Swayze personal Wong Foo script and signed photo ($6,000-$8,000); Swayze’s DeLorean automobile ($30,000-$50,000) and his 1986 Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle ($8,000-$10,000).

    Patrick Swayze leather jacket from Dirty Dancing

    Swayze auction catalog cover

    Patrick Swayze personal Harley-Davidson

    Patrick Swayze shirt from Ghost.

    MARILYN’S DRESS MAKES $4 MILLION AT HAMMER AT JULIEN’S

    Friday, November 18th, 2016
    That dress. The front view.

    That dress. The front view.

    The rear view.

    The rear view.

    The skin tight flesh coloured dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to JFK  has just sold for a hammer price of $4 million at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. Lot number 83 was described as the historic dress worn by Marilyn when she sang to JFK at Madison Square Garden in 1962.  It was an early 45th birthday celebration.The custom made Jean Louis creation was so tight fitting that Marilyn had to be sewn into it at the last moment.

    Under a bright spotlight Marilyn Monroe walked on stage and peeled away her white ermine fur coat, revealing the sheer dress that sparkled with over 2,500 handstitched crystals. Her intimate tone and projection of the words Mr. President stunned the audience.  She died three months later, the President was assassinated the following year.  Prior to the sale the dress was displayed in Ireland at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons.

    It was bought by Ripleys Believe it or Not! which owns a chain of museums.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for September 7 and June 2, 2016)

    MARILYN’S SKIN TIGHT DRESS TO TOUR TO KILDARE

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
    That dress. The front view.

    That dress. The front view.

    The skin tight flesh coloured dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to JFK  is to be displayed at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons in Ireland before being sold by Julien’s Auctions on November 17.  The custom made Jean Louis creation was so tight fitting that Marilyn had to be sewn into it at the last moment. It will be displayed on the mannequin designed to match her body measurement.

    On Saturday, May 19, 1962, at a Democratic fundraiser and early 45th birthday celebration, President John F. Kennedy took his seat in Madison Square Garden at what was to become one of the most iconic moments in entertainment and political history. In front of 15,000 guests, many of them celebrities, actor Peter Lawford made an introduction that would change the course of pop culture and Presidential folklore forever. Under a bright spotlight Marilyn Monroe walked on stage and peeled away her white ermine fur coat, revealing the sheer dress that sparkled with over 2,500 handstitched crystals. Her intimate tone and projection of the words Mr. President stunned the audience. Jacqueline Kennedy was not present. The song lasted just 30 seconds. Sadly this was one of Marilyn’s last public appearances and the last time they met. She died three months later, the president was assassinated the following year.

    The rear view.

    The rear view.

    Prior to the auction, the “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress will go on tour. It is to be shown at MANA Contemporary in New Jersey as part of the Exhibition “Marilyn: Character Not Image” followed by the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) in Kildare, Ireland from October 29 to November 6 before making its way back to the Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Los Angeles.

    The catalogue cover for the sale show's Marilyn wearing the dress on stage.  Courtesy Julien's Auctions

    The catalogue cover for the sale show’s Marilyn wearing the dress on stage. Courtesy Julien’s Auctions

    “We have had remarkable opportunities to offer unique objects related to Marilyn Monroe in the past,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “To be part of the continued interest and excitement around this legend is always thrilling. This dress, this story, this momentous occasion represents a defining moment in history. This auction will remind the world why Marilyn Monroe remains an icon.”

    Three days of live and online auctions from the life and career of Marilyn Monroe and the collection of Lee Strasberg will kick off at Julien’s on November 17.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 2, 2010)

    “Naked Trump” at Julien’s October Auction

    Thursday, September 1st, 2016
    Naked Trump.

    Naked Trump.

    Selling Donald Trump fully clothed is a bit of task, even if today some of his best friends are apparently Mexicans.  The task of selling him in reproduction unclothed has fallen to Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood.

    Their October 22 street art and contemporary art auction will feature a Naked Trump statue along with works by Banksy, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat and others. Estimated at $10,000-20,000 the statue is by anonymous street art collective INDECLINE and it has appeared on the 4600 block at Hollywood Boulevard. It is entitled “The Emperor has no Balls”. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the National Immigration Forum.

    “Naked Trump” is one of a series of which caused a commotion nationwide recently when appearing unannounced in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland and Los Angeles. This is the only remaining example not confiscated or destroyed.  The auction will be live and online.

    UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR $22,000

    THE COLLECTION OF FRANK AND GAIL ZAPPA AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

    Property from the estate of  innovative musical genius Frank Zappa (1940-1993) and his trailblazer wife Gail will come up in a live and online auction at Julien’s Auctions next November 4. As a music composer, producer, director and guitarist Frank Zappa would fuse musical genres and incorporate diverse musical techniques and sounds, some often politically charged and intentionally shocking.  Often described as a genius, Frank Zappa was undeniably one of the most innovative musicians of the 20th century. He led the sixties California freak movement, composed classical compositions throughout his career, was a hero of free speech and spoke out against censorship often in public.  In 1967, Frank married Gail Zappa and purchased a home in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. During the Zappas’ decades of touring the globe, they amassed a collection of exotic furnishings, fine antiques, salvaged architectural pieces, unique collectibles and whimsical items that appealed to their panache for colorful and non-conformist eye. The auction will include many of the personal treasures that found their home at the fabled compound in California.

    A Venetian gilt metal chandelier ($10,000-$15,000)

    A Venetian gilt metal chandelier ($10,000-$15,000)

    A large painting by Ashley Laurence titled “Angel Pig,” painting, name given by Gail Zappa. ($3,000-$5,000).

    A large painting by Ashley Laurence titled “Angel Pig,” painting, name given by Gail Zappa. ($3,000-$5,000).

    The catalogue cover image of Frank and Gail Zappa

    The catalogue cover image of Frank and Gail Zappa

    A clay Thing-Fish model, a ukulele featured on the Thing-Fish album cover

    A clay Thing-Fish model, a ukulele featured on the Thing-Fish album cover

    Zappa's Grammy nomination.

    Zappa’s Grammy nomination.

    JANE FONDA COLLECTION AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Monday, July 18th, 2016

    You Bowie, me Jane.  Hard on the heels of Sotheby’s announcement of the sale of David Bowie’s Collection in London next November (see post on antiquesandartireland.com for July 14) comes the news that Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood will offer the Jane Fonda Collection in a live and online sale on September 23.  Property from the collection of the Oscar winning actress, author, fitness guru, philanthropist and producer will cover  items from both her career and her personal life. Highlights include an Andy Warhold 1982 pop lithograph of Fonda as Barbarella, her red and black striped leotard from the cover of the Jane Fonda Workout book, her collection of bespoke Atelier Versace garments and the Yves St. Laurent Oscar acceptance speech suit for Klute. Here is a small selection:

    A necklace and earring Georgian amethyst set circa 1830, mounted in Pinchbeck ($3,000-5,000)

    A necklace and earring Georgian amethyst set circa 1830, mounted in Pinchbeck ($3,000-5,000)

    CAST SIGNED ON GOLDEN POND SCRIPT An {On Golden Pond} (Universal, 1981) - $800-1.200

    CAST SIGNED ON GOLDEN POND SCRIPT (Universal, 1981) – $800-1.200

    PAIR OF TIBETAN POLYCHROME CABINETS ($4,000-6,000)

    PAIR OF TIBETAN POLYCHROME CABINETS ($4,000-6,000)

    ALFRED MITCHELL (AMERICAN, 1888-1972)          - Sunset Glow ($10,000-15,000)

    ALFRED MITCHELL (AMERICAN, 1888-1972) – Sunset Glow ($10,000-15,000)

    A canary yellow Gianni Versace Couture gown worn by Jane Fonda to the 69th Academy Awards in 1997 ($3,000-5,000).

    A canary yellow Gianni Versace Couture gown worn by Jane Fonda to the 69th Academy Awards in 1997 ($3,000-5,000).

    PELE’S COLLECTION AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

    Monday, June 6th, 2016
    Pele's FIFA World Cup medal, 1958

    Pele’s FIFA World Cup medal, 1958  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £160,000 AT HAMMER

    More than 2,000 lots will come up at the sale of Pele: The Collection by Julien’s Auctions in London on June 7, 8 and 9.  Considered the most important football player of all time the collection covers everything from his signing with Santos FC in 1956 aged 15 to his post career humanitarian efforts.

    The three-time World Cup Champion, FIFA Player of the Century (1999) and Brazilian Football legend holds the record as the youngest player to ever play in, and score in, a World Cup Final. He holds the Guinness World Record for goals scored in a career with 1,283.

    Highlights include Pelé’s Jules Rimet Trophy ($400,000-$600.000), his 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cup Medals ($100,000-$200,000), the 1,000th goal ball ($40,000-$60,000), Pelé’s 1977 NY Cosmos NASL Championship ring ($30,000-$40,000) and the L’Equipe Athlete of the Century Award  ($20,000-$30,000). His Santos FC game worn jersey ($8,000-$10,000) and Santos World Champion Sash ($5,000-$7,000), Pelé’s 1960s C.B.D. 1st Place Brazilian Championship (Taca Brasil) Medal ($10,000-$20,000) and a Pelé FIFA 2004 Centennial Order of Merit  ($2,000-$4,000). The live and online sale is at the Mall Galleries (beside Admiralty Arch). 

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 10, 2016)

    ROCK ICONS BY JULIEN’S AUCTIONS IN NEW YORK IN MAY

    Friday, April 8th, 2016

    From Elvis to Bowie, Lady Gaga to Duran Duran, the Rock Icons sale by Julien’s Auctions at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, New York on May 21 covers a lot of rich ground.  Hundreds of pieces of iconic rock n’ roll memorabilia will go under the hammer in a live and online sale.   The biggest musical icons of our time are included.  Here is a small selection:

    ELVIS PRESLEY’S GIBSON DOVE GUITAR ($200,000-300,000)

    ELVIS PRESLEY’S GIBSON DOVE GUITAR ($200,000-300,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $334,000

    LADY GAGA’S FIRST CHILDHOOD PIANO ($100,000-200,000)

    LADY GAGA’S FIRST CHILDHOOD PIANO ($100,000-200,000)

    A 1966 Gretsch Tennessean bass guitar used by John Taylor in Duran Duran’s hit 2004 music video “REACH UP FOR THE SUNRISE. ($10,000-20,000)

    A 1966 Gretsch Tennessean bass guitar used by John Taylor in Duran Duran’s hit 2004 music video “REACH UP FOR THE SUNRISE. ($10,000-20,000)

    "From Nahodka Westward by Train," painted in 1994 by David Bowie and Beezy Bailey ($20,000-25,000)

    “From Nahodka Westward by Train,” painted in 1994 by David Bowie and Beezy Bailey ($20,000-25,000)

    PELÉ THE COLLECTION AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS IN JUNE

    Thursday, March 10th, 2016

    Pelé The Collection – with over 2,000 lots – is to be offered by Julien’s Auctions in London in June. The three time World Cup Champion, FIFA Player of the Century and Brazilian football icon  is to sell his vast collection of awards, memorabilia, personal property and iconic items spanning his entire career for the first time. They will be sold on June 7, 8 and 9 at Julien’s Auctions.

    This global sports icon known to the world as Pelé won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970. Although just 5’ 8” tall, Pelé was a giant on the field leading his Brazilian team Santos FC to many championships. Pelé: The Collection is unprecedented and extraordinary. It covers every stage of his career — both personal and professional. Among many highlights are his Jules Rimet Trophy ($400,000-$600.000), his 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cup Medals ($100,000-$200,000), his 1,000th goal ball ($40,000-$60,000), his 1977 NY Cosmos NASL Championship ring  ($30,000-$40,000) and the L’Equipe Athlete of the Century Award ($20,000-$30,000).  The collection will be exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London from June 1-6 and three days of live and online auctions over six sessions get underway on June 7.

    PELÉ JULES RIMET TROPHY

    PELÉ JULES RIMET TROPHY

    PELÉ 1958 FIFA WORLD CUP WINNER’S MEDAL

    PELÉ 1958 FIFA WORLD CUP WINNER’S MEDAL

    PELÉ 1970s BRAZIL NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM GAME WORN JERSEY

    PELÉ 1970s BRAZIL NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM GAME WORN JERSEY

    A "World Record" certificate presented to Pelé by the Guinness Book of Records for the most career goals (1,279 in total).

    A “World Record” certificate presented to Pelé by the Guinness Book of Records for the most career goals (1,279 in total).

    WORLD FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD COSTUMES AT JULIENS AUCTIONS

    Monday, October 12th, 2015

    A sale of world famous Hollywood costumes and props will be conducted by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and online on November 20. Auction highlights include wardrobes from the television series “Mad Men,” Rudolph Valentino’s “Blood and Sand” Suit of Lights, Robert Redford’s baseball glove from “The Natural,” Charlton Heston’s head piece from “Ten Commandments” and Al Pacino’s prop grenade launcher from “Scarface.  One of the most outstanding lots is a 1924 Harold Lloyd Silver Ghost Rolls Royce driven by the chauffer in the 1955 Paramount film “Sabrina and The Comic” starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn  ($400,000-$600,000).  The auction draws from a family renowned for providing costumes to the motion picture and television industry. Founded in 1996 by Breanna Livie, The Golden Closet has dealt in the sale, consignment and purchase of motion picture, television and music memorabilia. Here is a small selection:

    Harold Lloyd 1924 Rolls Royce

    Harold Lloyd 1924 Rolls Royce

    Steve McQueen shirt

    Steve McQueen shirt

    "The Godfather" original script

    “The Godfather” original script

    ohn Wayne movie gun belt

    John Wayne movie gun belt