Julien’s to auction property from Estate of Doris Day, April 4-5

Doris Day

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LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house, has announced that Property from the Estate of Doris Day, their exclusive two-day auction event celebrating the life and career of the legendary American actress, singer and animal rights pioneer, Doris Day, will take place a day after what would have been her 98th birthday Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Absentee and online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

It was also announced today that all proceeds of the auction will benefit The Doris Day Animal Foundation, the Hollywood icon’s charity founded in 1978 that funds nonprofit causes that need assistance in their work, caring for and protecting animals.

On offer is an exclusive collection of her most iconic costumes and memorabilia from her films and television shows and specials, furnishings and household items from her beloved home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and her most treasured personal items, never before seen at auction, that offer a glimpse into the fascinating public and private life of Day.

Doris Day

Doris Day’s estate in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Image provided by Julien’s Auctions

Over 800 lots will be offered, including her Golden Globe awards (estimate: $4,000-$6,000 each), a classic 1930 Ford convertible seen in the opening credits of her Best Friends television show (estimate $10,000-$20,000), a red lacquer Young Chang upright piano gifted by her son, Terry Melcher (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); and a brass embossed elephant jardinière gifted by Rock Hudson (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

An exclusive transatlantic exhibition preview of the collection aboard the Queen Victoria will be presented by Julien’s Auctions and Cunard. The only European public exhibition of the collection will open at The Museum of Style Icons at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor’s Centre on November 26, 2019.

A full preview will appear in Auction Central News in March 2020.

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