CULVER CITY, Calif. – Julien’s, the auction house of choice with Hollywood’s Red Carpet royalty, will present a timed, online-only auction starting at 4 p.m. Pacific Time / 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, September 18. Absentee bidding is already under way on LiveAuctioneers.com, the global online platform that will also enable real-time bidding as the sale is taking place.
The auction will feature more than 175 lots of entertainment memorabilia ranging from Golden Hollywood to the contemporary motion picture era, as well as rare music collectibles dating from rock ‘n’ roll’s infancy in the 1950s to present day.
Collectors will have the opportunity to bid on a wide range of items including property from the Estate of Patrick Swayze, a collection of rare Beach Boys documents, personal items originally from the collection of Barbra Streisand, a collection of photographs and paper ephemera originally owned by silent film vamp Clara Bow, Marilyn Monroe photographs, Elvis Presley artwork, a collection of contemporary and vintage costumes from an avid Hollywood collector, vintage costume sketches, US Presidential items and more.
The auction opens with a historically important rocking chair (shown above) that John F. Kennedy gifted to Senator Stanley Arnold of California around 1960. The oak and leather upholstered chair is an exact replica of Kennedy’s famed rocker and is one of two that the president commissioned especially for the senator. The underside of one armrest bears the card of Lawrence Arata, the White House upholsterer who designed JFK’s original chair following instructions from Kennedy’s back doctor. The chair in Julien’s auction is expected to make $8,000-$10,000.
Two groupings in the auction contain Patrick Swayze’s wardrobe items from the 2009 Sony television series The Beast. The Circle S Western-style jacket shown above is part of a group lot that also includes three Hugo Boss shirts, two Hugo Boss silk ties, and a Maxini Western-style shirt. Lot estimate: $400-$600
A purple uniform (shown below) from the 1979-81 Universal TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is similar to one that actor Gil Gerard wore in season 2 of the series. It has a distinctive light blue and black embroidered arm patch with a laurel embellishment and an image of North and South America. Estimate: $400-$600
There are five wardrobe lots worn by Brenden Fraser in the cult film Monkeybone; and a custom Anto shirt made for Brad Pitt’s wardrobe for the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Top ephemera lots include a photograph inscribed by Bella Lugosi to Clara Bow, and two Marilyn Monroe personally signed checks.
All items in the auction are currently available to view online. Absentee bidding via LiveAuctioneers runs through Monday, September 18 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time / 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Then real-time online bidding will commence, also through LiveAuctioneers, starting with the first lot and proceeding through to the last item in the sale.