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    MYSTIQUE OF MARILYN MONROE SHINES BRIGHT AT JULIEN’S

    Sunday, November 18th, 2018

    The Monroe Thunderbird

    Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe award for World Film Favorite Female 1961 from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association became the top selling Golden Globe award sold at auction when it made $250,000 at Julien’s icons and idols Hollywood sale.  Monroe’s 1956 Raven Black Ford Thunderbird convertible driving to auction for the first time in history made $490,000. Other iconic items connected to Monroe’s mystique included the black satin blouse with matching necktie Monroe wore to a press conference at Los Angeles Airport on February 26, 1956 which made $43,750, over four times the original estimate and her copy of Playboy’s first issue with Monroe on the cover signed by publisher Hugh Hefner.  This made $32,000.

    STAN LEE COLLECTION AT JULIEN’S THIS WEEKEND

    Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

    A collection of nearly 20 lots from the universe of Stan Lee, the American writer and former president of Marvel Comics who has just died at the age of 95, comes up at Julien’s Auctions sale of Icons and Idols: Hollywood on November 16 and 17.  Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961 and went on to create titles including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.

    Consigned months ago by an anonymous collector are numerous original comic books signed and written by Stan Lee including a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel Comics Group, August 1962) featuring the first appearance of Marvel’s most famous character, Spider-Man and Spider-Man’s origin ($30,000-50,000); a custom bound one-of-a-kind hardcover book that includes the first 10 issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, Strange Tales Annual #2, and Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel Comics Group, 1962-1964) believed to have been previously owned by Michael H. Price, writer and friend of Stan Lee ($20,000-$30,000); a Stan Lee written and signed copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics Group, March 1963) retelling of Spider-Man’s origin (originally published in Amazing Fantasy #15) and also featured the first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and the Chameleon as well as the first cross-over with the Fantastic Four ($2,000-$4,000) and a Lee signed copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #42 that features the first full appearance of Mary Jane Watson ($800-$1,200); a signed copy of Rise of The Black Panther Variant Edition #1 (Marvel Comics Group, March 2018) signed with black marker on the top cover by Stan Lee written by Ta-Nehisi Coates ($2,000-$3,000); a Stan Lee signed copy of Star Wars #97 (Marvel Comics Group, July 1985) story by Jo Duffy and artwork by Cynthia Martin ($800-$1,200) as well as a custom fiberglass life size mannequin of Spider Man designed to hang from the ceiling ($1,000-$2,000), sketches and more.

    The sale is at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online.  All photos courtesy Julien’s Auctions.

    ARETHA FRANKLIN’S STAGE WORN DRESSES AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

    Property from the career of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will come under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions live and online sale from the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on November 10.  Over 30 stage worn dresses are to be sold along with accessories.

    Highlights with estimates from $800-$4,000 include a red with sequined interior dress designed by Arnold Scassi with a matching sequin romper worn on stage Sept 13, 1991 at Radio City music Hall; a St. John knit jacket worn Sept 29, 1999 at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony with President Clinton in Washington D.C.; a black Oleg Cassini dress worn at the ESSENCE Awards in 1993 with Lena Horne and Tina Turner; a denim jacket given only to the crew members of The Blues Brothers; a Judith Ann Plus dress worn in concert and on the cover of Jet magazine and a pink beaded bustier and pink skirt worn April 17, 1993 in the Duets Concert AIDS benefit for the Gay Men’s health crisis, that included artists and celebrities Clive Davis, Rod Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Bonnie Raitt, Gloria Estefan, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson and Robert DeNiro.  Julien’s Icons and Idols Rock-N-Roll sale will be held on November 9 and 10.

    THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW FORMAL SUI

    RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NEW YORK CITY ENSEMBLE

    BILL CLINTON INAUGURATION GOWN

    THE BLUES BROTHERS 2000 CREW JACKET

    ICONS AND IDOLS: ROCK-N-ROLL AT JULIEN’S AUCTION

    Friday, October 26th, 2018

    Bob Dylan’s Fender Telecaster 1952 reissue, Michael Jackson’s Bad Jacket and Bono’s Irish Falcon Gretsch

    Signature guitars from U2, Edge’s 1976 Gibson Explorer electric guitar and two of Bono’s Gretsch guitars – a green Irish Falcon stage and a black Falcon electric guitar – will feature at Julien’s Auctions on November 10.  Julien’s will offer property from the collection of philanthropist and businessman Milton Verret – founder of First National Reserve, First Fidelity Reserve and U.S. Money Reserve, three of the largest gold and silver firms in America – as part of the Icons and Idols Rock n Roll live and online sales over four sessions on November 9 and 10.

    Verret’s collection is to be sold in a philanthropic partnership with MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™ that provides a wide range of health and human services resources to music people in need.

    Nearly 100 items from Verret’s world renowned collection of some of the most important pieces of rock–n–roll memorabilia will come under the hammer. The all star lineup features historical items from music legends, Prince, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bernie Taupin, Aretha Franklin and others.  The venue for the sales is the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York.

    UPDATE:  Dylan’s Fender Telecaster sold for $76,800, Michael Jackson’s Bad Jacket sold for $298,000 and Bono’s Irish Falcon Gretsch sold for $64,000.

    MARILYN’S FORD THUNDERBIRD AT JULIEN’S, HOLLYWOOD

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

    The Ford Thunderbird owned by Marilyn Monroe from 1955 to 1962 comes up at  Julien’s Auctions annual blockbuster event Icons and Idols, Hollywood on November 17 in Los Angeles. It is estimated at $300,000-$500,000. One of the most desired women in the world, Monroe’s life was deeply troubled, but she was enjoying some of the happiest days of her life during the time she owned this car.

    Monroe married celebrated playwright Arthur Miller soon after buying the Thunderbird. A published report at the time suggests that Monroe and Miller drove this vehicle to their civil wedding ceremony on June 28, 1956 and likely their private wedding on June 30, 1956.

    The Marilyn Monroe Thunderbird was purchased on December 20, 1955, from Westport Motors, Westport, Connecticut in the name of her corporation, Marilyn Monroe Productions. Most accounts suggest it was a Christmas gift from her business partner and photographer, Milton Greene.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $490,000

    ARETHA FRANKLIN AUCTION BY JULIEN’S AT HARD ROCK CAFE, NEW YORK

    Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

    Property from the career of Aretha Franklin will come up at Julien’s Auctions sale at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on November 10.  Over 30 stage worn dresses and accessories worn by the eighteen time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and one of the best-selling musical artists of all time who sold more than 75 million records worldwide, will be included in the two-day music Icons and Idols Rock-n-Roll sale on November 9 and 10.

    ARETHA FRANKLIN BILL CLINTON INAUGURATION GOWN ($2,000-3,000)

    ARETHA FRANKLIN THE BLUES BROTHERS 2000 CREW JACKET ($300-500).

    A TRANSATLANTIC VIEWING OF HOLLYWOOD STYLES

    Saturday, July 21st, 2018

    A custom made gown worn by Raquel Welch while performing “I’m a Woman” on Cher, CBS, 1975-1976 ($3,000-5,000).

    The glamour of transatlantic liner voyages will combine with the allure of Hollywood when the Queen Mary II sails from Southampton to New York on August 19.  On board will be an exhibition of Hollywood fashion from the collection of legendary designer Bob Mackie to be sold by Julien’s Auctions next November.

    Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and Raquel Welsh are among the women he has designed for.  From his award winning wardrobe as show costume designer for the first Carol Burnett Show during its 11 year run to his longtime collaboration with Cher and her dazzling, boundary pushing wardrobe for television, concert tours and show stopping public appearances, the nine time Emmy award winning designer, three time Academy Award nominee and the Television Academy Hall of Fame inductee has spent a distinguished career of designing for women who dare to be noticed.
    His unprecedented career achievements have been honored by the fashion industry and the arts in numerous awards including: the TDF Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for theatrical costume design; the “Charlie” (Chaplin) Award for Fashion Arts by the Hollywood Arts Council in 2008; a Design Legend Award and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Otis College of Art and Design in 2011 where Mackie has mentored students for over two decades and the Chicago History Museum with the Designer of Excellence Award in 2016.
    The 1999 retrospective titled Unmistakably Mackie at the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology was one of the most highly attended exhibitions in New York City history.
    Today’s biggest stars and celebrities continue to be dressed by Mackie and his brand continues to flourish with his QVC Wearable Art Collection as well as his designs for Cher in her Classic Cher concert series in 2017 and the wardrobe for The Cher Show, set to open on Broadway next autumn.  Julien’s will hold a live and online auction of the collection on November 17.

    JULIEN’S TO OFFER PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SHARON TATE

    Thursday, July 12th, 2018

    Tate’s chocolate mink swing coat

    Property from the collection of Sharon Tate will be offered by Julien’s auctions in Los Angeles on November 17.  The actress and model’s life and style embodied the essence of the swinging 60’s.  Her most famous role and acclaimed performance came as Jennifer North in the 1967 cult classic film Valley of the Dolls, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best New Actress. Her final film role was in The 13 Chairs, also known as 12+1, which was released posthumously in 1969.

    Highlights include a custom made chocolate slubbed silk dress attributed to William Travilla and worn by Tate while being interviewed on the 1968 documentary The New Cinema ($5,000-$7,000); a black floral lace Christian Dior mini dress worn to the London premiere of Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac in 1966 ($15,000-$30,000); The chocolate sheer silk Alba gown worn at The Golden Globe Awards with Roman Polanski in 1968 ($4,000-$6,000); The ivory silk moiré mini wedding dress worn at her London wedding at the Chelsea Registry Office to Roman Polanski in 1968 ($25,000-$50,000); The green knit mini dress designed by Betsey Johnson for Paraphernalia worn at the Paris 1967 premiere of The Fearless Vampire Killers ($1,000-$2,000) and Tate’s chocolate mink swing coat designed by “Fuhrman’s Beverly Hills” with asymmetrical collar and fur puffs for buttons ($20,000-$40,000)

    GARLAND, MONROE, JFK AND TRUMP TO FEATURE AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    The largest collection of Judy Garland costumes, Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood’s 1956 Nobel Peace Prize medal, JFK’s rocking chair and Donald Trump’s souvenir wedding cake will feature at Julien’s Icon and Idols auction in a live and online auction in Los Angeles on November 17.  The sale will include property of Marilyn Monroe, former King Edward VIII, Neil Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, Steve McQueen, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Lee, Greta Garbo, Brad Pitt, Grace Kelly and Humphrey Bogart.

    Highlights include a petal pink turn-of-the-century slip worn by Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis ($3,000-$5,000) along with the red velvet ball gown she donned while singing “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in the 1944 iconic holiday moment in the film ($4,000-$6,000);  the 1956 Nobel medal (Sir Cyril was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize with Nikolay Semenov of the USSR for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions, specifically in the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen) ($200,000-$400,000); a 1963  oak and leather upholstered rocking chair commissioned and gifted by President John F. Kennedy to Senator Stanley Arnold ($8,000-$10,000), an exact replica of Kennedy’s famed rocking chair  built by White House upholsterer Lawrence Arata on the recommendation of the President’s doctor and a souvenir wedding cake from the 2005 marriage of President Donald Trump to First Lady Melania Knauss ($1,000-$2,000). As the actual seven-tier wedding cake (reportedly costing $50,000) was not eaten by the wedding guests due to the amount of wire used to make it stand, the individual chocolate truffle cake favors were taken home to enjoy.  Here is a small selection:

    Judy Garland’s gown in Meet me in St. Louis

    Souvenir wedding cake from Donald Trump’s 2005 marriage to Melania Knauss

    JFK presidential rocking chair.

    Bruno Bernard‘s original black and white vintage photograph taken and signed by Bernard on the set of The Seven Year Itch (1955) ($10,000-$20,000);

     

     

    JOHN LENNON’S SGT. PEPPER’S SKETCH AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Sunday, May 14th, 2017
    Iconic rock’n’roll memorabilia from some of the biggest moments in music history will come under the hammer in a live and online auction at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York on May 20.
    The Music Icons 2017 sale by Julien’s Auctions will feature everything John Lennon’s ink on paper sketch of the album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to Elvis Presley’s first piano.
    The Sgt. Pepper album is 50 years old this year and Julien’s describe the sketch as one of the most important pieces of Beatles memorabilia ever discovered.  It is estimated at $40,000-60,000. After the auction it is to be displayed at The Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware in Kildare from May 22 to June 4. The Elvis piano is estimated at $100,000-200,000