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GWS Auctions to host film & music icons auction Aug. 25

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An auction of this caliber would not be complete without a selection of items honoring Michael Jackson, topped by an iridescent crystal glove worn on stage by the King of Pop. WGS Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Aug. 25, GWS Auctions will celebrate some of the world’s most idolized stars of music and film at the Legends: Iconic Film & Music Memorabilia Auction. From never-before-offered rare Elvis Presley memorabilia to screen goddess Marilyn Monroe collectibles, over 150 items will sell to the highest bidder at the highly anticipated one-day auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The event also features movie star- and celebrity-owned vehicles, items from Mary Poppins, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Scarface, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Lee, Audrey Hepburn, and many others who continue to represent remarkable eras of Hollywood and the music industry’s brightest moments.

Extraordinary auction highlights sure to draw attention are the “missing” bejeweled Michael Jackson glove (above) created for Jackson by his costume designer that has never been offered at auction after it was locked in a storage unit for over a decade, a Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown wedding invitation, a gold watch given to Sharon Tate by her mother before her tragic murder by the followers of Charles Manson, and an Adrian-designed Munchkin coat with its MGM label made for the production of The Wizard of Oz.

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Adrian designed Munchkins costume made for the production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ with MGM label. GWS Auctions image

On an inspirational note, Elvis Presley’s personal Gideons Bible with underlined passages made by the King of Rock ’n’ Roll himself. Additionally, the racquet used by Elvis Presley to play racquetball with his cousin and best friend Billy Smith the day before he passed away—the first time this item has ever come up for auction. Among these important Elvis items is also the well-documented 1977 sea-mist green Cadillac Seville, which is the last vehicle he ever purchased.

Additional Elvis Presley highlights include his sunglasses with 14K white gold accents and prescription lenses; a magnificent stage-worn Ankh necklace that comes complete with photos; a 14K yellow gold TCB (taking care of business) necklace and a 2.15 carat pavé diamond and solid 14K yellow and white gold ring given to his longtime physician Elias Ghanem.

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Elvis Presley-worn sunglasses having14K white gold accents. GWS Auctions image

The Legends: Iconic Film & Music Memorabilia auction will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern.

“These icons may be gone, but they certainly are not forgotten,” said GWS Auctions’ lead auctioneer and co-founder Brigitte Kruse. “The public continues to have an ongoing connection to these legendary artists, many of them taken from us far too soon. What contributes to the escalating value for collectors is the personal style and stories connected to these items. They help us recall the moments that make these performers and assets so treasured and compelling.”

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Whitney Houston wore this red velvet Marc Bouwer gown worn for an ‘I Will Always Love You’ performance¬¬. GWS Auctions image

Movie costumes offered in the auction include an engine room workers’ coveralls, belt, oil rag and can and the White Star Line passenger information booklet from the blockbuster Titanic; the white cotton sleeveless top with lace pink ribbon neckline and silk underskirt worn by Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins; Patrick Stewart’s Starfleet uniform from Star Trek: First Contact; and Bubba’s military fatigue shirt and hat from Forrest Gump.

Famous vehicles of the big screen will also be offered at the auction, among them is the Fast and Furious Vin Diesel Dodge Charger and Buick Grand National; Jet Li’s futuristic police SWAT van from The One; a Herbie Volkswagen beetle; Rob Zombie’s RV from; and a Elvis Presley’s custom-made travel trailer that is a scale model of Graceland.

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The 1970 Dodge Charger driven by Vin Diesel in ‘Fast and Furious’ (2009). GWS Auctions image

Items available for public preview at GWS Auctions’ office in Agoura Hills, California, by appointment only: 760-610-4175.

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