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    ORIGINAL STAGE FROM BEATLES FIRST PERFORMANCE

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020

    The original stage from the first Beatles performance at Lathom Hall in Liverpool on May 14, 1960 for one night only as The Silver Beats (their original band name) comes up at Julien’s live online auction in Hollywood on April 10. The auction will take place on the 50th anniversary of the bands break up. The group, whose name became The Silver Beetles and then finally as The Beatles, would play at Lathom Hall on ten more occasions. The final performance there was on February 25, 1961, George Harrison’s 18th Birthday. Nearly 250 Beatles items featuring some never-before-seen memorabilia, guitars and instruments, autographed items, rare vinyl and collectibles will come under the hammer. Other highlights include Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Hey Jude”, a Spalding baseball signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr from The Beatles final U.S. concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “BAGISM” drawing, featured in the couple’s 1969 Bed in Peace documentary as part of their demonstration against the Vietnam War, a pair of vintage camel beige wide-cut corduroy trousers worn by John Lennon on the Magical Mystery Tour in the 1960s and a pen on paper caricature drawing of a three legged pirate created by John Lennon for his 1963 book, In His Own Write.

    UPDATE: Hey Jude Lyrics sold for $910,000: BAGISM drawing made $93,750.

    The Liverpool stage where The Beatles performed first ($10,000-20,000). THIS SOLD FOR $25,600

    DORIS DAY ESTATE AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

    Property from the estate of Doris Day will be sold online by Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood on April 4 and 5. Here is a video preview with Martin Nolan from Doris Day’s home in Carmel by the sea. There will be no public exhibition but the sale will be on julienslive.com

    UPDATE: The sale smashed the top estimate of $600,000 and brought in just over $3 million.

    SATISFACTION FOR STONES FANS AT JULIEN’S AUCTION

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020

    THE most important collection of Rolling Stones history and memorabilia is to be offered at Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood on at the end of May – and it will be on view in Ireland in March. Property from Bill Wyman and his Rolling Stones Archive, courtesy of Ripple Productions, will include bass guitars, amps, wardrobes and memorabilia.

    Highlights include his 1962 VIX AC30 Normal model amplifier and Wyman’s guitar collection used on career defining performances, his 1969 Fender Mustang Bass Competition Orange, his 1978 Travis Bean custom short scale bass, 1974 Dan Armstrong prototype base, 1891 Steinberger Custom Short Svale XL series bass and more. The sale, from May 29-31, will feature more than 1,000 lots.

    “Collecting and archiving has been one of the great pleasures of my life and
    will undoubtedly be one of my legacies,” said Bill Wyman. “It feels like the right time to share my archive with the world. I hope people will get as
    much joy from my collections as I have.” A portion of the proceeds of will benefit The Prince’s Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute).

    There will be a public exhibition of the lots at the Museum of Style Icons, Newbridge, Co. Kildare from March 10 to April 20 and at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York from May 4 to May 10.

    1969 Fender Mustang Bass with a Competition Orange finish designed by Leo Fender. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $384,000 IN A SALE DEFERRED TO SEPTEMBER

    GOLDEN GLOBES IN NEWBRIDGE

    Monday, January 6th, 2020

    Golden Globes won by Doris Day are among the lots from the estate of the singer and actress on view at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Co. Kildare until February 3.  More than 800 lots from her estate will be auctioned live and online by Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood on April 4 and 5. This is the only European exhibition of the collection. On offer is a selection of her most iconic costumes and memorabilia from films and television shows and furnishings from her home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Proceeds will go to the Doris Day animal foundation. The Golden Globes are estimated at $4,000-$6,000 each.

    GOLDEN GLOBES WON BY DORIS DAY

    SUPERMAN CAPE MAKES RECORD $193,750 AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

    The original Superman cape worn by Christoper Reeve sold for $193,750 at Julien’s Auctions in Hollywood on December 16. It is one of the most recognised superhero costume pieces of all time. It was worn by Christopher Reeve in his iconic role as the Man of Steel in Superman (Warner Bros., 1978). The cape was part of a world-wide contest to promote the release in 1979 with the grand prize being one of the six original capes made for and used in the film. The item’s provenance included a letter from DC Comics’ President as well as the editor and publisher and a copy of a photo of Christopher Reeve choosing the winner.

    Patrick Stewart’s “Starfleet” dress uniform worn when he played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” sold for $28,800. Among the other highlights was: Dan Aykroyd’s “Raymond Stantz” jumpsuit from Ghostbusters II ($32,000); a Playboy limited edition jukebox ($12,800); a limited 40th Anniversary Playboy Stratocaster signed by Hugh Hefner ($19,200); an Andy Warhol 18K white gold pocket watch ($10,240); an Alcatraz model used in Escape From Alcatraz ($25,600); $8,125; a Maltese Falcon statuette from the Warner Bros. prop department ($8,125); two Frank Sinatra oil paintings signed “Sinatra/’65” ($75,000) and “Sinatra 53” ($21,250).

    SUPERMAN CAPE

    GLAMOUROUS HOLLYWOOD AUCTION TO PREVIEW IN IRELAND

    Monday, July 15th, 2019

    A glamorous three day Hollywood auction celebrating the luxurious lifestyle and singular career of Elizabeth Taylor will preview in County Kildare in September.  On offer at Julien’s Auctions of Los Angeles is a spectacular collection of iconic fashion, film costumes and accessories by designers Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, Versace, Gucci, Dior and others. Enhancing the sense of retro luxury is an exhibition preview of the collection which is to set sail on a transatlantic voyage from Southhampton to New York on Cunards Queen Mary 2 on October 18. There will be an auction preview at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge from September 2 to October 31. A second exhibition is to be held at The Standard Oil Building, Beverly Hills, early in December.  The live and online auction runs from December 6 to December 8. Highlights include Agathon Leonard, a gilt bronze c1901 lamp featuring Loie Fuller, the sensational American dancer at the Folies-Bergre in Paris ($15,000-20,000);  the blue chiffon evening gown designed by Edith Head and worn by Taylor to the 1974 Academy Awards ($4,000-6,000); a group of three silk Persian rugs from Taylor’s Gstaad residence ($4,000-6,000);  a black and white leopardskin print pantsuit design by Mirsa (Marchesa Olga di Gresy) and worn in the 1970 film The Only Game in Town ($3,000-5,000); a New York Yankees jacket from a Vogue photo shoot in Paris in 1974 by photographer Bruce Weber ($2,000-4,000); a silver studded Versace leather biker jacket worn by Taylor for her appearance on the Johnny Carson show ($4,000-6,000);  an Yves St. Laurent poncho and jersey ensemble from the 1965 film The Sandpiper ($2,000-3,000);   a green wool felt cape by Franca, London (Baroness Stael von Holstein) worn to Buckingham Palace for Richard Burton’s investiture ($6,000-8,000);  a Loro Piana brown cashmere wrap worn to the AIDS candlelit march in Washington in 1996 and several sterling table pieces including two Gorham salt and pepper sets with “ET” monograms;  four Cartier napkin rings and an Asprey sterling Kiwi bird bottle stopper.The three time Academy Award winning actress whose epic romances, marriages and jet setting lifestyle were a source of enduring fascination had a discriminating eye. A successful businesswoman she possessed one of the most important private jewellery collections in the world.  In 1963 when she played the title role of Cleopatra she was the first actor to command a million dollars for her performance.  And she was a philanthropist.  Julien’s Auctions produces high profile sales in the film, music, sports and art markets.  The Irish connection is through its co-owner and executive director, Athlone born and reared Martin Nolan, a former Wall Street stockbroker.

     A gilt-bronze lamp featuring Loie Fuller, circa 1901, signed “A. Leonard/ S-cld”.
    A chiffon evening gown designed by Edith Head and worn by Elizabeth Taylor to the 1974 Academy Awards.

    THE RAREST BEATLES RECORD IN THE WORLD AT JULIEN’S SALE

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    The rarest Beatles record in the world features at Julien’s Auctions music icons sale in Liverpool on May 9. John Lennon’s signed album “Yesterday And Today” (1966), a U.S. First State Butcher prototype stereo example will highlight the auction. Displayed on the wall of his Dakota apartment in New York until he had an assistant take it down and deliver it to the Record Plant where he signed it in blue ink: “To Dave from/ John Lennon/ Dec 7th 71.” it is considered the rarest Beatles record in the world.
    The recipient was Dave Morrell, a Beatles fan and bootleg collector. “The Butcher” was given in essentially a trade for a reel-to-reel tape of Morrell’s Yellow Matter Custard bootleg that Lennon desired. Lennon filled the blank back of the cover with a drawing depicting a man holding a shovel with his dog in front of a setting sun. The cover also includes autographs by Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, which Morrell obtained later. This is believed to be the only First State Butcher album bearing three Beatles signatures and is estimated at $160,000-$180,000.

    The venue for the live and online sale is The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool. Other top lots include a Beatles signed baseball from their final US concert and John Lennon’s signed guitar strap.

    Julien’s Auctions will partner once again with The Beatles Story to bring their Beatles and Merseybeat “Memorabilia Day” back home to Liverpool on Friday, May 10 for a Beatlemania event. Fans and collectors are invited to bring in their Beatles memorabilia to have appraised by the experts for free at The Beatles Story’s Fab4 Cafe on the Royal Albert Dock.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £180,000

    JULIEN’S STREET AND CONTEMPORARY ART SALE

    Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

    Banksy will lead a world class array of work by some of the most talked about and renowned artists of today at Julien’s spring edition of the triannual live and online Street and Contemporary art auction in Beverly Hills on April 25. Two important works by Banksy, Hayne Street Ghetto Rat ($60,000-80,000) and Blowpop Records ($8,000-10,000) will feature alongside art by Invader, Mr. Brainwash, KAWS, Damien Hirst, Shephard Fairey, Sandra Chevrier, Takashi Murakami, Ai Weiwei, David Hockney, Alec Monopoly, RETNA, D*Face, FAILE, Max Zorn and others.

    Banksy – Hayne Street Ghetto Rat
    Pablo Picasso Wood Owl 1968 A p
    painted earthenware vase
    From a limited edition of 500
    ($20,000-30,000)

    SD_10 (aka The Mothership) ($60,000-80,000) a monumental tile mosaic by the French street artist Invader was created in 2010 on the facade of the Art Center Building in San Diego as part of the exhibition Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with The Urban Landscape organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art (SD). The building is currently being remodeled and the mural must be sold in order to protect it from demolition.

    Other highlights include Mr. Brainwash’s Madonna ($10,000-15,000) an original acrylic work on canvas featuring the same base image of Madonna created by Brainwash for the cover of the Celebration album; Pablo Picasso’s master work Wood-Owl ($20,000-30,000) a painted earthenware vase from a limited edition of 500; Damien Hirst’s I Love You ($10,000-15,000) a screenprint from a limited edition of 14; and Shephard Fairey’s Obey with Caution ($8,000-10,000) a unique artist’s proof.

    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.