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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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The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 dicembre 2011

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New York – The landmark auctions of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s New York from December 3-17 realized a combined total of $156,756,576 (£100,324,209/ €120,702,563) with every single item sold. The sale drew unprecedented interest from bidders throughout the world, who gathered in Christie’s flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom to compete in person, on the phone, on-line and by absentee bid to win one of the Collection’s 1,778 lots of jewelry, fashion, decorative arts and film memorabilia. The total far exceeded Christie’s pre-sale expectations for the sale as a whole and for individual items, which were frequently hammered down for five, ten, or even 50 times their estimate in some cases.As one of the most highly-anticipated sales in auction history, the Collection generated intense interest from bidders throughout the world, with 36 different countries represented during the four days of live auctions. This historic sale set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewelry in auction history, and set a new bar for the most valuable collection of fashion ever offered at auction. It also marked the company’s first-ever Online-Only sale, which ran in parallel to the live auctions at Christie’s New York and generated over 57,000 bids and $9.5 million in additional sales. In total, 26 items sold for over the $1 million mark, and numerous new world auction records were achieved – a testament to Miss Taylor’s expert eye for craftsmanship, rarity, and quality in all of the items she chose for her personal collection. Of the sales, Chris Wilding, son of Elizabeth Taylor and member of the Elizabeth Taylor Trust said, “My mother always acknowledged that she was merely the temporary custodian of the incredible things she owned. Today, I think she would be happy to know that her collections will continue to enrich the lives of those who have acquired pieces. My family is proud that our mother’s legacy as a celebrated actress, tireless AIDS activist, and accomplished businesswoman touched so many people’s lives that they wanted to have a part of it for themselves. We could not have carried out her wishes this week without the outstanding help of Christie’s. We are most grateful to the incredibly creative and capable team led by Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas, Heather Barnhart, Regional Managing Director, and Stephen Lash, Chairman Emeritus.”
All sales proceeds will be directed to the Elizabeth Taylor Trust. A portion of the profits generated by sales of exhibition tickets, event sponsorships and the ongoing sales of select publications will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). An estimated 58,000 visitors have viewed highlights from the Collection since September, when Christie’s launched an eight-city global exhibition and tour that reached Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Paris, Geneva and Hong Kong. The grand finale of the tour was a spectacular 10-day museum-quality public display of the complete Collection that drew thousands of collectors and fans to the company’s flagship galleries in Rockefeller Center and became the ‘can’t-miss’ event of the holiday season.

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“Omaggio a Elizabeth Taylor”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 agosto 2011

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Venezia giovedì 1 settembre, alle 19, a Ca’ Giustinian. E’ l’evento fortemente voluto dal Wylford Consortium di Milano, presieduto da Marco Eugenio Di Giandomenico, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Terra Italia di Milano. All’iniziativa, voluta per rendere un tributo alla diva di Hollywood, in programma parteciperanno Bruno Tosi, presidente dell’Associazione culturale Maria Callas (che tra l’altro metterà a disposizione dell’evento alcune fotografie inedite ritraenti la Taylor insieme a Maria Callas, a testimonianza della loro consolidata amicizia), l’artista Fabrizio Plessi, Giusy D’Arrigo che presenterà l’opera “Elizabeth Taylor at work” e il regista Giuseppe Falagario, suo il documentario, prodotto dal Wylford Consortium, “Elizabeth’s great talent”. Federica Repetto, giornalista, affronterà invece il tema delle suggestioni legate alle eccellenze del Made in Italy e alla loro importanza nell’immagine complessiva del nostro Paese nel mondo. In tale ottica dovranno essere visti gli interventi di tre donne imprenditrici: Antonia Sautter (costumista e ideatrice de Il Ballo del Doge che esporrà, per l’occasione, alcuni dei suoi più preziosi costumi dedicati alle Regine del passato, della leggenda e dell’immaginazione), Sara Marchi della tenuta Cantina Ruzzini (che porterà, tra l’altro, una bottiglia, formato magnum che raffigura, grazie alla tecnica mista con collage realizzata dal maestro Ludovico De Luigi, gli occhi bellissimi della meravigliosa attrice quando interpretava Cleopatra) ed Orietta Soldo (produttrice ed esperta di gioielli che ricorderà la passione sfrenata della diva per i preziosi). Tra gli ospiti è confermata la presenza di Marina Castelnuovo, sosia ufficiale di Elizabeth Taylor. E, per rimanere in tema di “grande” cinema è prevista anche una degustazione dei vini de Le Terre del Gattopardo (vini della nobile tradizione siciliana che è stata stigmatizzata dal film Il Gattopardo di Luchino Visconti).

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The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 giugno 2011

New York — Christie’s is honored to announce the official dates for a landmark series of public exhibitions and special events leading up to the sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor, the celebrated film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian. In tribute to this amazing woman and her legions of fans worldwide, Christie’s has arranged for an international, three-month tour of highlights from her expansive collection that starts in September 2011 and includes stops in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong. The tour will culminate in New York in early December with a special ten-day, museum-quality exhibition of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, followed by four consecutive days of auctions. For this pivotal event, slated for December 3 to December 16, 2011, Christie’s New York will devote its entire Rockefeller Center gallery space to the public exhibition and sales, which are expected to draw several thousand visitors each day.
Founded in 1991, ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world to assist those living with HIV and AIDS. (Taylor)

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