JULIEN'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR "PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LORETTA YOUNG ONLINE ONLY AUCTION" TAKING PLACE EXCLUSIVELY ON JULIEN'S LIVE, CONCLUDING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2020.
This online only auction celebrates the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress Loretta Young.
Loretta Young embodied the qualities of "classic Hollywood" though her long-running career (from 1913 to 2000) predated that era and it made her a star in film, television and radio theatre.
Starting her career as a child extra in the silent era of film, her work in film and television spanned the majority of the 20th century, starring alongside notable actors such as Lon Chaney, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, David Niven, John Forsythe, and others.
At around the age of fourteen, she changed her name from Gretchen Young to Loretta Young and began to take on the role of leading lady going into the '20s, and by the '30s she left First National Studios for Fox and became one of the most popular leading ladies in Hollywood.
Young was one of the first actresses who was active in the pre-code era, playing a variety of roles from the "good girl" (Platinum Blond, Heroes for Sale) to the "bad girl" (Midnight Mary, Born to Bad) as well as roles that were not so black and white (Employees' Entrance, Life Begins).
With no formal training in theater, Young found success in movies and on the radio. She eventually left the motion picture business to become a pioneer during the Golden Age of Television, and she was the first actor in history to win both an Emmy Award and an Academy Award.
In 1947, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in The Farmer's Daughter.
Retiring from film in 1953, she began her groundbreaking anthology television series, The Loretta Young Show (1953 to 1961), which earned her three Emmy Awards and became a staple in the medium as it went into syndication.
Young found success even later in her career, winning a Golden Globe in 1986.
Young has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for her work in television and another for her accomplishments in film.
Young passed away in 2000 at 87 years old.
This auction will feature a collection of personally owned items such as wardrobe, jewelry, furniture, personal items and more from the legend's celebrated career spanning six decades.