JULIEN'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE "PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF NOLAN MILLER" ONLINE ONLY AUCTION TAKING PLACE EXCLUSIVELY AT JULIEN'S LIVE, CONCLUDING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST.
Nolan Miller’s life and designs epitomized Hollywood Glamour. He not only designed garments for the original leading ladies of cinema; he also developed close friendships with Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford, and Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few. Dame Joan Collins stated, “All of these STARS loved him, as I did.” He brought the fashion fantasy previously reserved for film to television and established a working relationship and friendship with Aaron Spelling. Nolan Miller would create his most iconic and memorable looks for the Aaron Spelling Productions television series Dynasty, which ran from 1981 to 1989.
The auction is an intimate glance into that glamorous life with over 300 lots. The sale includes approximately 100 costume sketches, among them renderings of Dame Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll, Linda Evans, Ann-Margret, Ann Miller, Lana Turner, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, and Barbra Streisand. These include watercolor on board and preliminary sketches that explore the design process. The sale also includes letters and photographs from celebrities to Nolan Miller, celebrity worn furs and jewelry, and decorative arts. Additional highlights include a white fox fur stole worn by Dame Joan Collins, Ann-Margret, Diahann Carroll, and Linda Evans ($800-1,200); an Artis Lane portrait of Nolan Miller ($2,000-4,000); a silver fox stole worn by Dame Joan Collins on Dynasty and event worn by Roseanne Barr ($600-800); and a John Holladay artwork signed to Nolan Miller by Eva Gabor, Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Evans, Sophia Loren, Dame Joan Collins, Ginger Rogers, and Jane Wyman ($400-600).
The auction is now online for advance bidding and the auction will start closing in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 21st, 2020.