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    CHRISTINE MCVIE’S WARDROBE AND ICONIC INSTRUMENTS

    Monday, December 5th, 2022

    Christine McVie’s wardrobe Including her vintage Rumours album cover worn maxi dress sold for $56,250 at Julien’s in Hollywood over the weekend. The sale featured over 800 lots from three iconic members of Fleetwood Mac including personal wardrobe, musical equipment, household furnishings, awards, memorabilia and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, who honored Fleetwood Mac in 2018 as the organisation’s Person of the Year, to support the charity’s work providing critical services to underserved members of the music community.

    An emotional moment of the auction was the sale of the collection of Christine McVie, who passed away three days before the event took place. The auction and catalogue of her most personal and professional items organised by Ms. McVie and her team with Julien’s a year ago represented the Songbird’s lifetime of great performances, recordings and songs as a member of one of the best-selling groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac, and as a legendary solo artist.

    Highlights included: the GRAMMY® Award- winner’s vintage maxi dress which sold for $56,250, five times its original estimate of $10,000. Christine McVie’s iconic instruments including her Leslie Rotary speaker and microphones sold for $37,500, thirty-seven times its original estimate, touring Hammond B3 organ made $28,125, Yamaha E3 Series Disklavier electric five-foot baby grand piano sold for $22,400 and Hammond B3 Organ, stage-played sold for $18,750

    DO YOU WANT TO BRING E.T. HOME IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS?

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
    E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL HERO “#1” MECHATRONIC FILMING MODEL FROM STEVEN SPIELBERG’S 1982 MASTERPIECE

    Never mind phoning home, now you can bring E.T. home if you have the bucks. The Extra Terrestrial Hero “#1” Mechatronic filming model “actor” that brought the eponymous character to life in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic comes up at Julien’s Icons and Idols sale in Hollywood on December 16 and 17. The estimate is $1 million – $2 million.  Pre-dating modern CGI technology and effects, this one-of-a-kind cinematographic relic (constructed in 1981) features 85 points of movement and is regarded as an engineering masterpiece. It was created by “The Father of E.T.,” Carlo Rambaldi, an Italian special effects master, designer and mechatronics expert best known for his work on King Kong (Paramount Pictures, 1976), Alien (20th Century Fox, 1979), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Columbia Pictures, 1977), Dune (Universal Pictures/DDL Corp. 1984), and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

    There are dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe, an original staff carried by Charlton Heston as Moses in the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments, an original Nimbus 2000 broom used by actor Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, two duelling light sabres from Star Wars, Daniel Crag’s bathing suit from Skyfall and wardrobe pieces from the lives and careers of Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli, Phyllis Diller, Jane Russell, Greta Garbo, Bette Midler and Olivia Newton-John.

    STARS UNITE TO GIVE PEACE IN UKRAINE A CHANCE

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
    Paul McCartney performs with a custom Gibson Guitars For Peace Les Paul Standard guitar in Syracuse. Photo credit: MJ Kim.

    Gibson, the iconic American-made instrument brand, and Gibson Gives–its philanthropic arm–are bringing the music community together to stand behind the Ukraine Relief effort, raising awareness and funds for the people of Ukraine. Gibson luthiers have crafted a limited edition run of Guitars For Peace Les Paul Custom electric guitars, displaying the colours of the Ukrainian Flag. Gibson partnered with artists to perform with the Ukraine guitars on stage this summer. Autograph books traveling alongside each guitar have been signed by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Fher Olvera of Maná, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Mark Knopfler, Lzzy Hale, Margo Price, Alex Lifeson, Blossoms, The Fratellis, Kasabian, Madness, Maisie Peters, Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Vaccines, Toyah, My Chemical Romance, and actor Jason Momoa, among others.

    Bidding at Julien’s Auctions will open on October 11 as part of the ”Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll” live and online auction which runs until November 11, 12 and 13. The sale will be at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York

    ESTATE OF KENNY ROGERS AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Friday, August 12th, 2022
    “ISLANDS IN THE STREAM” GOLD DIGITAL SALES AWARD COMMEMORATION ($500 – $700)

    Hold ’em or fold ’em a collection of the GRAMMY® award-winning Country and Pop music icon Kenny Rogers will come up at Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood from October 21-23. The three day live and online sale of more than 1,200 lots from the estate of the renowned actor, philanthropist, businessman and photographer will feature memorabilia, awards, jewellery, wardrobe and personal items from “The Gambler’s” six-decade career. He was one of the best selling artists of all time with 120 million records sold worldwide.

    “The Gambler” became Rogers’ signature story song, persona and one of his five consecutive hit singles to go to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Music chart. It was a multiple-genre smash hit making the Top 10 across the pop and easy listening charts which earned him his second GRAMMY® Award.  A portion of the proceeds of the auction will benefit Music Health Alliance.

    THE MAGIC OF MONROE SHINES AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Monday, July 18th, 2022
    MARILYN MONROE: “THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS” FILM-WORN ENSEMBLE (WITH BOOK AND PHOTOS)

    A figure-hugging embellished gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in her 1954 classic film There’s No Business Like Show Business enchanted collectors and fans of the screen goddess as the dress designed by William Travilla was the top-seller at Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends sale this weekend. It made $218,750 over an estimate of $80,000-$100,000.  A pair of sequin embellished leotard costumes screen-worn by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in their 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes made $102,400. Among other top lots were Chris Evans’ Captain America original hero prop “Vibranium” shield used in The Avengers which made $200,000; an original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope stormtrooper helmet made $192,000 and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  “Nimbus 2001” broomstick made $76,800.

    RAMBO IS A KNOCKOUT AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Monday, December 6th, 2021
    SYLVESTER STALLONE’S ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN “ROCKY” SCRIPT PAGES

    Sylvester Stallone’s original handwritten script pages for Rocky, the 1976 Oscar winning Best Picture, sold for $437,500 at Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood on December 5. It had been estimated at $50,000-$70,000. His film worn Rocky III American Flag silk boxing trunks made $200,000, twenty times the original estimate. Hundreds of bidders, collectors and fans across the globe participated in person, on the phone and online in a sale of nearly 500 items from Stallone’s personal collection of costumes, movie props and memorabilia from the Rocky and Rambo movie franchises, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, The Specialist, Assassins, Escape Plan, Cop Land, and The Expendables–as well as awards, fine jewellery, furniture, and other luxury items.