Whitney Houston items starring in Heritage Auctions entertainment sale June 24-25
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Whitney Houston Collection, more than 100 pieces of memorabilia – including awards, stage-worn costumes, passports and gold records – from the career of the pop superstar will be presented by Heritage Auctions June 24-25 as part of the company’s Entertainment & Music Signature® Auction.
Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
The collection is being offered by the Whitney Houston Estate.
“We felt that it was time to give something of Whitney to the people who loved her and her music,” said Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager, president of the Whitney Houston Estate and her sister-in-law, “and, conversely, who Whitney loved back with all of her heart and soul.”
The collection is a broad mix of material that spans the performer’s amazing and prolific career as a singer, arranger, actress and fashion maven. It is the most comprehensive offering relating to Houston that has ever been made available.
“Whitney Houston, still so widely beloved and venerated today, was the voice of her generation and the most highly awarded female vocalist in history,” said Garry Shrum, consignment director for entertainment and music memorabilia at Heritage Auctions. “This collection, lovingly offered by her family and her estate, offers fans and collectors both moving insight into her amazing talent and glamorous career.”
Highlights of the collection include:
- Whitney Houston’s U.S. passport (above), signed, used during her first international tours 1985, signed “Whitney Elizabeth Houston.”
- Whitney Houston Emmy Award for Saving All My Love for You (below) as performed at the Grammy Awards, 1986. The second single from Houston’s self-titled debut album, Saving All My Love for You was her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
- Whitney Houston’s personal script for Waiting to Exhale, 1995 bound in a purple leather-like material with gold trim. Whitney’s character’s name, Savannah Jackson, is inscribed in blue ink on the first page in Houston’s own hand.
- Whitney Houston signed U.S. Navy officer’s cap worn during the HBO Special Welcome Home Heroes, 1991, the top signed by Houston in black felt pen: “Peace & Love/ Whitney,” with a doodle of a smiley face, which was her trademark signature. The hat was handed to Houston by a Navy officer. She signed the cap and gave it back to the officer who, at that point, gave it back to the singer.
- Whitney Houston’s personal Greatest Love Tour jacket (below), 1987.
- A pair of Nike Air Jordan V “Metallics” sneakers (below) gifted to Houston by Michael Jordan, circa 1990, signed and inscribed “To Whitney Still love your music/ Much love Michael Jordan.” Given to Whitney by Jordan on the night of Game 3 of the Pistons vs. Bulls 1990 Eastern Conference Finals, where she sang the National Anthem.
- Whitney Houston’s People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Female Musical Performer,” 1989.
- Whitney Houston Billboard Award for “No. 1 R&B Album” for The Bodyguard, 1993.
- Whitney Houston American Music Award in the Category of “Favorite Album, Soul/Rhythm & Blues” for The Bodyguard, 1994.
- Dolce & Gabbana multicolored fur coat, 1999, one-of-a-kind floor-length coat worn on stage by Whitney Houston during her 1999 My Love Is Your Love tour.
- Whitney Houston’s People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Female Musical Performer,” 1988. At this point in her career, Whitney had released two albums and, at age 25, had become an international superstar.
- Whitney Houston American Music Award in the Category of “Favorite Video Single, Soul/R&B” for the Song Saving All My Love for You, 1986.
- Whitney Houston Emmy Award for Saving All My Love for You as Performed at the Grammy Awards, 1986. The second single from Houston’s self-titled debut album, Saving All My Love for You was her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.