Julien’s Auctions has announced the lineup for its Legends auction featuring Marilyn Monroe’s bathrobe, Marlon Brando’s motorbike, Daniel Craig’s James Bond suit and many more items of celebrity memorabilia.
Taking place on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com, the Legends auction also includes items related to comic book creator Stan Lee, and movie epics Gone With the Wind, Superman and The Wizard of Oz, as well as TV favourite Knight Rider.
June 1st marks the 93rd birthday of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. included in the auction are her iconic bathrobe worn in one of her most famous roles as Pola Debevoise in How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953) (estimate: $20,000-$40,000); her pair of rhinestone ear clips with three strands of teardrop-shaped rhinestones (estimate: $30,000-$40,000) and her six-stranded iridescent crystal necklace in purple and green (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); the two piece period costume she wore in one of her earliest roles in the film Ticket to Tomahawk (20th Century, 1962) (estimate: $40,000-$60,000); a “Rudi Gernreich Design for Walter Bass” black chiffon overblouse with dolman sleeves and elastic waistband (estimate: $15,000-$20,000);
Marilyn Monroe’s personal copy of the script for her popular film Something’s Got To Give (20th Century, 1962) (estimate: $10,000-$15,000); a cast of Marilyn Monroe’s hand and foot prints from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood when she and her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) co-star Jane Russell immortalized their hand and foot prints on June 26, 1953 (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); a collection of rare large format photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe dressed in various swimsuits, negligees and dresses by Harold Lloyd (range of estimates: $600-$800); a collection of 33 vintage Marilyn Monroe lobby cards including How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Cent. Fox, 1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Cent. Fox, 1953), River of No Return (20th Cent. Fox, 1954), The Seven Year Itch (Warner Bros., 1955) and more (estimate: $800-$1,200); colour slides of Monroe’s visit and 1954 performance for the troops in Korea (estimate: $600-$800) and more.
Stan Lee items include original sketches, artwork, original comic books signed by Lee, photographs and more, while Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1939) items include numerous original production documents, negatives and contact sheets.
Another set of never-before-seen negatives and photographs comes from The Wizard of Oz, while Steve McQueen’s Silver King bicycle bearing a hand-painted plaque with his name sits alongside a 2008 Ford Mustang GT “K.I.T.T.” from the television show Knight Rider (estimated at $50,000-$60,000); a two piece Tom Ford dinner suit worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre (Columbia, 2015) (estimate: ($30,000-$50,000); and a blue Superman tunic with the red and gold Superman “S” symbol on the chest worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman (Warner Bros., 1978) (estimate: $10,000-$15,000).
Among many other lots is Marlon Brando’s owned 1969 Harley Davidson (estimate: $60,000-$80,000).
“Julien’s Auctions is proud to present this spectacular collection of memorabilia associated with some of the most definitive entertainment and pop culture landmarks and legends of all time,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “From Hollywood’s Golden Age to today’s modern film and cult classics, these iconic pieces from legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and Stan Lee and historic, never-before-seen photographs from Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz make this the don’t-miss Hollywood auction event of the season.”
Registration is required to bid in this online auction and can be done in person at the exhibition, 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.