Julien’s Auctions is pleased to announce our annual Hollywood Legends auction Featuring Property From the Estate of Sid and Florence Caesar.
The collection, which will be featured in the highly-anticipated Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends event in Beverly Hills on June 26th and 27th, 2015, includes an array of personal effects from the late comedian and actor’s Los Angeles estate in Trousdale, career memorabilia, fine art, and fine jewelry.
A ground-breaking comedian, Sid Caesar was a two-time Emmy Award winner who broke comedic ground with partner Imogene Coca with a 90-minute live program in the 1950s called "Your Show of Shows." The show was an immediate success and was to become one of the most influential programs in TV’s golden era, launching the careers of many. Caesar performed for six decades in movies and television and is considered by fellow luminaries to be one of the all-time best in the business.
Jewelry highlights in this stunning collection include: a Cartier diamond necklace, a spectacular diamond pendant, a Princess cut emerald and diamond ring, and a pear shaped diamond engagement ring.
Fine Art highlights include: a Marino Marini small bronze Horse and Rider, prints by Pablo Picasso and Georges Rouault, an original drawing by Tony Bennett, and works by other mid-century artists such as Elisee Maclet, Henry Kallem, and a landscape by Jean Eve.
Other auction highlights from Caesar’s sportsman passions include an Olympian bolt-action rifle, a Mauser bolt-action rifle, an antique Flintrock rifle, a number of sets of Caesar’s golf clubs, and a large collection of cigars and cigar paraphernalia. Also included is Sid Caesar’s beloved 1985 Eldorado Biarritz, which he lovingly polished every opportunity he had.