LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will present Joseff of Hollywood: Treasures from the Vault, an exquisite collection of over 600 unique pieces of costume jewelry and accessories, which will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 18. These exquisitely crafted pieces have appeared on film and at red carpet events, worn by Hollywood’s most glamorous stars of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Eugene Joseff, master jeweler to the stars, was the custom designer on over 1,000 films before his untimely death in 1948. Upon Joseff’s passing, his wife, J.C., continued the company’s relationship with Hollywood by serving as costume jeweler on over 450 films until 2006.
This collection encompasses exquisitely crafted pieces worn by Hollywood’s most legendary stars in some of the most iconic films of Hollywood’s golden era.
A small sampling of highlights from the collection include a brooch worn by Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express (1932), a pair of earrings and ornaments worn by Greta Garbo in Camille (1936), a necklace worn by Vivien Leigh and a cigar case used by Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind (1939); a pair of earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and a pair of earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot (1959).
Additional highlights include order chains worn by Katharine Hepburn in Mary of Scotland (1936), a necklace worn by Tallulah Bankhead in A Royal Scandal (1945), a necklace worn by Judy Garland in Ziegfeld Follies (1946), a belt and pair of earrings worn by Rita Hayworth in Salome (1953), a brooch worn by Lana Turner and a medallion worn by Vincent Price in The Three Musketeers (1948).
In this video, learn why the movie industry relied on Joseff of Hollywood to adorn stars like Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor:
In this video, view jewelry worn by Vivien Leigh in her immortal role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind:
For additional details on any item in the sale, email Julien’s Auctions at email@example.com or call 310-836-1818.