Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, today announced that it has partnered with Julien’s Auctions to make their two-day Hollywood Legends 2015 auction available for online bidding through the Invaluable platform. Featuring everything from vehicles and jewelry to photographs and clothing from icons including Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and others, the sale offers an unmatched selection of Hollywood collectibles.
The auction is scheduled to take place on June 26-27, 2015 starting at 10:00am PST on both days. Bidders can view the full catalog on Invaluable.com and bid online in real-time during the live auction.
Heading the sale is the “Hell’s Chariot” custom convertible from the motion picture Grease. The 1949 Mercury Series 9CM custom convertible is signed on the dashboard by Olivia Newton-John, and is estimated to realize $400,000 - $600,000. Additional noteworthy vehicles being offered as part of the auction include The Dukes of Hazzard Dodge Charger built by John Schneider (who played Bo Duke in the television series), which is estimated at $200,000 - $300,000; and a Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide motorcycle purchased by Marlon Brando in 1970, which is estimated at $200,000 - $400,000.
Highlights from the auction relating to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe include a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in her final film, Something's Got to Give, which is expected to realize $300,000 - $500,000; a chaise lounge used in the Marilyn Monroe romantic comedy Let's Make Love, estimated at $50,000 - $70,000; a Mexican wall hanging wool tapestry owned by Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $30,000 - $40,000; and a sterling silver compact given to Marilyn Monroe by The Jewelry Academy, which is estimated at $20,000 - $30,000. The sale also includes many rare and important photographs of the actress, along with scripts, props and costumes from many of her movies, and property from her estate.
“We are extremely excited to be hosting an auction of this caliber on the Invaluable platform, and are thrilled to be once again working with Julien’s Auctions to make these incredible Hollywood collectibles available to our online bidders,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “We know our users will be excited to bid on these one-of-a-kind treasures from true Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and others, and we look forward to a very successful sale.”
Other noteworthy lots from the sale include a Gianni Versace gown worn by Princess Diana in a 1991 photo shoot, which were used on the cover of the November 1997 "Harper's Bazaar Diana A Tribute to a Princess" issue and in "Diana: The Portrait" by Rosalind Coward, which is estimated to realize $60,000 -$80,000; and a presentation slice of cake from the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana on July 29, 1981, estimated at $1,000 - $2,000. Additional lots of note include a riding jacket worn by Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind, estimated at $40,000 - $60,000; a Christian Dior necklace owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, estimated at $8,000 - $10,000; and a pair of boxing gloves used by Sylvester Stallone during his role as boxer Rocky Balboa in Rocky II and Rocky III, estimated at $4,000 - $6,000.
“We are proud to be working with Invaluable to expand the reach of our Hollywood Legends 2015 auction to their bidders around the world,” said Darren Julien President/CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “With the availability of Invaluable’s mobile app, collectors can participate in this auction no matter where they may be, further increasing the convenience and accessibility for those placing bids in this sale.”
The Hollywood Legends 2015 sale also features Property from the Estate of famed actor and author Dom DeLuise, including a seascape by Noel Coward, estimated at $6,000 - $8,000; a Al Hirschfeld original pen and ink portrait of DeLuise, also estimated at $6,000 - $8,000; and a large painting by Scottish artist Alexander Goudie, estimated at $3,000 - $5,000.
Also included in the sale is property from the Estate of Sid and Florence Caesar, which includes an array of personal effects from the late comedian and actor’s Los Angeles estate. Jewelry highlights from the collection include a Cartier diamond necklace, estimated at $12,000 - $18,000; a diamond pendant mounted in platinum, estimated at $32,000 - $38,000; and a pear shaped diamond engagement ring, estimated at $30,000 - $40,000. Fine Art highlights from the collection include Horse and Rider, a bronze sculpture by Marino Marini estimated to realize $200,000 - $300,000, prints by Pablo Picasso and Georges Rouault and an original drawing by Tony Bennett.
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About Julien's Auctions
With expertise specializing in entertainment and sports memorabilia, Julien's Auctions has quickly established itself as the auction house to the stars. Julien's Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogues unlike any other auction company and stars in the network primetime television series "Celebrity Home Raiders." With media coverage spanning the globe and unprecedented marketing support, Julien's Auctions has become known as the premier entertainment and celebrity memorabilia auction house worldwide. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbara Streisand, the estate of Marilyn Monroe, the estate of Les Paul, Bette Midler and many more. For more information, visit www.juliensauctions.com.