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Extremely Rare and Important Lost Archives of Marilyn Monroe Presented by Julien’s Auctions

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 novembre 2014

Marilyn MonroeBeverly Hills, California Friday December 5 – Saturday December 6, 2014 Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, has announced one of its most rare and extraordinary auctions to date, The Lost Archives of Marilyn Monroe. The collection is a remarkable look into the private life of screen goddess Marilyn Monroe and features extremely personal items never before seen by the public. This collection which was originally given to her mentor and coach Lee Strasberg who later gifted it to a friend features love letters, photographs, personal items, personal records and documents and other memorabilia which were in the possession of Marilyn Monroe herself. They offer a rare glimpse into the private life of Monroe through the various mementos she chose to keep herself.The collection was stored away until recently. The Lost Archives of Marilyn Monroe is a collection of over 200very rare items which will be auctioned during the highly anticipated Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction event to be held December 5 & 6, 2014 at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Blvd. Letters from Joe written to Marilyn proclaiming his undying love after their separation and Arthur Miller’s brilliantly written love letters to Monroe during their courtship and marriage are so personal, so emotional and so captivating that one can’t help but think of how deeply loved Monroe was loved throughout her lifetime by these two men.Monroe saved a number of them contained within this collection. In them, Miller expresses his love and encourages a despairing Monroe. A letter from Joe DiMaggio, written just after Monroe revealedin a press conference that the pair was getting a divorce, asks Monroe to come back to him. Also present are handwritten letters Monroe never sent, one is a response intended for Miller.The outstanding collection also includes personal photographs, contact sheets, contracts, personal letters and messages. It includes other letters from actors like Cary Grant, Jane Russell and others as well as Hollywood management and elite. Monroe’s personal copy of a behind-the-scenes film reel from The Misfits is also among the items that will be sold. The 16mm, 19 minute film begins with the cast arriving in Reno, Nevada for filming and ends with a beach scene from the film where Monroe leaps from the water into Clark Gable’s arms. The reel is an extraordinary piece of Hollywood history and Monroe’s own collection of personal items. Other highlights of this rare archive include photographs Monroe kept of herself from Manfred Kreiner, Milton Greene, Cecil Beaton and numerous contact sheets from the set of The Misfits; prescriptions and letters from her doctors; cards and gift enclosures from her friends and admirers – including Marlon Brando; financial records; numerous phone messages received while she was a guest at the Beverly Hills Hotel; and letters from 20th Century Fox and other career related documents. “We are all in awe of this opportunity to offer such a rare collection and glimpse into Marilyn Monroe’s life,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “You can’t help but get emotional on several levels when you have the chance to read the letters and view some of the
photographs and witness Marilyn’s own attempt at correspondence.” “In addition to the stunning array of items being offered from The Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe, we will offer a collection of additional Marilyn Monroe memorabilia,” said Darren Julien, Founder & CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “We are so proud of the reputation we have been able to build for selling rare and fine Marilyn Monroe items and are quite sure that this auction will not disappoint.”Other highlights of the auction include Marilyn Monroe’s “favorite coat” worn in the mid- to late-1950s, numerous photographs of Monroe ina silk and velvet classic and her black velvet cocktail dress and opera coat. Additionally, collectors will have the chance to bid on her rhinestone studded hairpins; make-up; jewelry; ultra-personal lingerie and many other decorative items from Monroe’s homes. Also included is a collection of items from Monroe’s biographer, Lois Banner. This includes many items discussed in Banner’s book Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, including a Poucette painting, photographs, letters written by Monroe’s mother,
financial documents, and an article manuscript written by Arthur Miller.

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The Hollywood Legends event

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 marzo 2014

beverlyBEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 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 Blvd. 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 Faunlleroy costume (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a Leonardo Di Caprio 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.

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