Julien’s Auctions presents The Collection of Larry Hagman to be sold on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
The Collection of Larry Hagman contains over 400 items from his life and career. Larry Hagman, stage, film and television actor, producer, director, and charitable spokesman, is best known for his roles as the villainous JR Ewing in Dallas and Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie. During his remarkable career Hagman and his wife Maj have collected fine antiques and collectibles and memorabilia from a career that spans over 50 years. This sale offers an abundance of elegant furnishings from their hilltop estate Heaven, a spectacular property built by the Hagmans in 1991 overlooking the Ojai Valley.
Highlights coming to the block include an 18th century Spanish Colonial painting of the Madonna and Child (Est. $4,000-$6,000), an antique Italian credenza (Est. $3,000-$6,000), a Rosewood Regency drop leaf table (Est. $2,000-$3,000), a set of ten Chippendale style dining chairs with needlepoint upholstery (Est. $3,000-$5,000) a British Sterling Silver tray (Est. $4,000-$6,000) and many pieces of modern and contemporary art including works by Rhonda Roland Shearer, Barton Benes, Bruce Killen, and Kristina Hagman.
In true style and spirit of Dallas many Western selections are highlighted in the sale including the magnificent Edward Bohlin Diamond Supreme sterling mounted parade saddle (Est. $60,000-$80,000), guns, knives, artifacts, furnishings, and many custom cowboy hats and pairs of boots which are monogrammed for Larry Hagman or worn by Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing in Dallas. Items include those by makers Charlie 1 Horse, Stetson, Nocona, and Tony Lama (Estimates ranging from $100-$200 to $1,000-$2,000).
Choice memorabilia items include Dallas scripts (estimates ranging between $250 to $800), games, trading cards, photographs, instruments, and clothing. There are also a variety of awards and items representing Hagman’s interests in various causes, including anti-smoking campaigns, organ donation, solar power, Harley-Davidson Bikers Against Diabetes, the Ojai Festival, and more.
This auction is also proud to showcase items from the estate of Mary Martin, Hagman’s mother and an acclaimed stage actress in her own right. Some of the highlights include a cast signed sailor hat from South Pacific (Est. $1,000-$2,000), an Arthur Rackham signed limited edition of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan ($2,000-$3,000), a sterling presentation gift box from Noel Coward (Est. $800-$1,200), a Giannini acoustic guitar used in The Sound of Music (Est. $800-$1,000), artwork, clothing, furniture, vintage travel trunks, and jewelry and a remarkable 14K gold charm bracelet featuring charms gifted by the casts of some of Martin’s most famous stage productions (Est. $2,000-$3,000).
The Collection of Larry Hagman auction catalogue offers fans and collectors a rare opportunity to see this collection one last time and to own a piece of Hollywood history and personal items, each with its own story to tell.
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