Julien’s Auctions Announces Hollywood Legends Auction
By Sam Stevenson
Julien’s Auctions has announced a star-studded lineup for its HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS sale, taking place on June 23.
Highlights from the auction, which will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will include an Ewok axe and Imperial Trooper blaster from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Marilyn Monroe’s black wool dress and Superman III’s full costume.
Also on offer will be meteorologist Valerie Voss’ Playboy bunny costume, Hugh Hefner’s robe and Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ boardroom table and desk accessories.
‘Julien’s Auctions is proud to present this fascinating collection representing some of the most defining and intriguing moments in Hollywood history,’ said Darren Julien, the chief executive officer of Julien’s Auctions.
‘From the unforgettable Return of the Jedi props to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic black wool dress, these pieces touched by these great Hollywood legends made an indelible mark on the lexicon of American pop culture.’
Numerous props and iconic sci-fi weapons from the third instalment of the original blockbuster trilogy Star Wars will go under the hammer.
Of the items from Return of the Jedi (Lucasfilm, 1983), highlights include an original production used BlasTech EC-17 holdout blaster—also known as a ‘scout blaster’ or ‘scout pistol’, personally approved by George Lucas (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); an axe prop weapon used by the Ewoks in multiple battle scenes (estimate $8,000-$10,000) and five original blueprints used during the production, including Jabba the Hut’s Barge, the Tatooine Dune Sea and Jabba’s Sail Barge & Skiffs (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).
A trio of motorcycles, ridden by some of Hollywood’s most famous rebels will also appear on the auction stage. They will include a 1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra-Glide motorcycle owned by Marlon Brando (estimate: $150,000-$200,000) and a 1987 army green Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic, with a colour-matched half helmet and a pair of leather gloves owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger (estimate: $30,000-$50,000).
A remarkable and intimate collection of personal items and ephemera from one of Hollywood’s greatest screen goddesses reveals the many facets and fashion of Marilyn Monroe.
Highlights include a three-quarter length figure-hugging black wool dress with knit ballet collar and long sleeves owned by Marilyn Monroe (estimate: $40,000-$60,000); her prayer book for Jewish worship with the cover stamped "Marilyn Monroe Miller" (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); her rhinestone dangling heart-shaped earrings with three drops together with two fragment pieces of the matching pair (estimate: $20,000-$30,000) and a pair of drop rhinestone ear clips (estimate: $30,000-$40,000).
Other auction highlights include an original and rare full Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman III (Warner Bros., 1983) (estimate: $20,000-$40,000); a Playboy Bunny costume worn by meteorologist Valerie Voss from 1973 to 1974 when she worked as a waitress at the former Playboy Club (estimate: $3,000-$5,000) a two-piece satin pajama set in teal color (estimate: $1,500-$3,000) and black silk robe with belt (estimate: $2,000-$4,000) owned by Hugh Hefner and Donald Trump’s boardroom table from reality show ‘The Apprentice’ (estimate: $10,000-$20,000).
Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
Submit a bid in person at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online www.juliensauctions.com.