Auction Details

More than 700 lots of collector and museum quality memorabilia, jewelry, costumes, furniture and decorative works of art from the life, career and estate of legendary Bob Hope will be sold during a live auction in October 2008.

Mr. Hope's extraordinary career spanning Vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television and film, and his numerous USO tours to entertain U.S. military troops earned him the admiration of generations of fans around the world. Highlights in this historical auction include: A one page letter dated October 23, 1943 from Bette Davis to Mr. Hope; a red and white feathered Indian headdress worn by Mr. Hope on the cover of Life Magazine on May 11, 1962; a Movado watch inscribed "To Bob Hope in sincere appreciation — The Cleveland Press Christmas Show 1944"; and a turquoise western suit made by Nudies of North Hollywood, worn by Mr. Hope on several television shows including Barbara Mandrell, Mandrell Sisters Show and Ann Margaret Rhinestone Special. Highlights from Mr. Hope's golf collection include; a complete set of golf clubs from various makers (woods 1- 6, irons 3- 9 and a brass head putter), his Dunlop Bogie Busters golf bag, a Tiffany and Company sterling silver golf club given to Mr. Hope for his 95th birthday by NBC, 24k gold plated golf tees, two Chrysler Classic ball markers bearing Mr. Hope's image, a white, pink and blue stripped golf shirt, Izod cardigan sweater, a red sports jacket made by Arthur Cross, a light blue pair of dress pants with "Second Mile Golf Classic" embroidered on the back pocket and his Du Pont leather golf shoes.

Highlights will travel aboard Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 on September 4, 2008 on a transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton. This will be a memorable experience reminiscent of the Golden Age of Ocean Travel and offers an added element of "Hollywood" from this bygone era by celebrating the life and career of Bob Hope. As part of this historic event, Cunard Line will pay tribute to Bob Hope, featuring a very special appearance by Mr. Hope's daughter Linda, in association with the line's award-winning guest enrichment program Cunard Insights™. Cunard will welcome Ms. Hope as she begins an international publicity tour to promote the first-ever Bob Hope Estate Auction. The publicity tour includes a 10 day exhibition at Newbridge Silverware's Museum of Style Icon's in County Kildare, Ireland and an exhibition in New York prior to the live televised auction in Los Angeles in October this year.


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