JULIEN’S AUCTIONS AND TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM) PRESENT “LEGENDS: HOLLYWOOD AND ROYALTY”, AN EXCLUSIVE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER AUCTION CELEBRATING “100 YEARS OF WARNER BROS.” AND THE SCREEN’S GREATEST LEGENDS AND CULTURAL FIGURES
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Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) – the ultimate destination for Hollywood memorabilia auctions – are presenting an exclusive collection of over 1,400 of the most iconic and fascinating objects synonymous with Hollywood’s greatest legends and the world’s most famous cultural figures of all time. “Legends: Hollywood & Royalty" will be taking place live Wednesday, September 6th, Thursday, September 7th, and Friday, September 8th in Beverly Hills and online.
This premium collection will be available to the public to experience and relive timeless moments in pop culture history via exclusive exhibitions, catalogs, on-air and online programming on the companies’ respective channels and platforms, events and more before offering these treasures for sale at Julien’s and TCM’s auction.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros., costumes, props, behind-the-scenes production material, photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, ephemera and more from the legendary films produced by the storied Hollywood studio will be offered to the public, some for the first time in history.
Royal glamour and style have captured Hollywood and the public’s imagination for centuries and will be feted in a collection from one of the world’s most iconic and beloved public figures in history, Princess Diana.
The three exquisite garments, designed by two of the Princess of Wales’s favorite designers Bruce Oldfield and Catherine Walker, include:
- a stunning scarlet red silk Bruce Oldfield gown with a draped short sleeve bodice and ruching to the waist and hips with a lamé tartan motif worn by Princess Diana while attending the film premiere of Hot Shots! at the Odeon Leicester in November of 1991 with President Arpad Goncz of Hungary and his wife Szusza;
- a slender fitting white silk crepe with bold bands of black silk velvet strapless Catherine Walker gown worn by Princess Diana to a private function;
- and a head-turning, off the shoulder black faille bodice with a décolleté neckline with a draped jade silk skirt with fringed sash and side slit Catherine Walker evening gown worn by Princess Diana to a gala dinner at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada in 1991.
Also featured is Property from the Life and Career of Dennis Hopper, from the acclaimed actor of the iconic films, Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Rebel Without a Cause, and Apocalypse Now. Hopper works continue to entertain and inform viewers today, and the director, photographer, artist, and sculptor, and revered collector, helped launch the careers of artists such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Roy Lichtenstein. This collection was uncovered at Hopper’s beloved El Cortez Theatre in Taos, New Mexico — a serene small town which served as his refuge from Hollywood and his final resting place. Hopper purchased the theater and converted it as his home, art studio and screening room in in the 1960s, where Hopper would find camaraderie and inspiration among a colony of next-level artistic behemoths such as Martha Graham, Bob Dylan, and Jack Nicholson, who visited him at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan house he'd later purchase, and created a counterculture bohemia where he would complete his most experimental artistic works, including his infamous directorial feature film, The Last Movie.
- a Polaroid photograph of Hopper wearing a white shirt, brown vest, and a cowboy hat taken by and signed by Andy Warhol with the word "HELP!" written in the white margin most likely by Hopper.
- Hopper’s personally-owned Super 8 camera;
- a limited-edition copy of Ruscha’s Some Los Angeles Apartments, inscribed by the photographer and with a handwritten note by Hopper;
- his vintage portable Remington Quiet-Riter typewriter and more.
A rare treasure trove of collectibles from Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the dazzling and famous couple whose love affair and films epitomized Hollywood Royalty, will be offered for the first time at auction.
At the centerpiece are the couple’s matching 14k gold wedding rings that were exchanged by Bogart and Bacall during their wedding on May 21, 1945 and Lauren Bacall’s engraved whistle bracelet that was gifted to her by Bogart.
Other extraordinary highlights include:
- Humphrey Bogart’s gifted lighter/clock engraved, "Bogie / Happy Birthday / Tony / 12-25-1954" and believed to have been a gift presented to Bogart by either Anthony Quinn or Tony Curtis;
- a pair of 14k gold and black cultured pearl cufflinks gifted to Humphrey Bogart by Lauren Bacall;
- a silver-tone lighter given to Lauren Bacall as a gift by the crew of The African Queen engraved "To Betty / With love from / the crew of / The African Queen";
- Bogart’s monogrammed lighter engraved with his initials;
- Bacall’s heart-shaped locket inscribed, "Baby / Here's my heart / Bogie."
Bogart made his most iconic films (48 films in total) at Warner Bros., including Casablanca,
which won the Academy Award for best picture, and To Have and Have Not
, which paired him opposite Lauren Bacall for the first time.
From galaxies far away, highlights from royalty from one of the biggest blockbuster franchises of all time is represented by:
- Princess Leia’s production made slave costume from Star Wars – Return of the Jedi;
- Han Solo’s DL-44 heavy blaster and Chewbacca’s bowcaster from Star Wars – The Force Awakens;
- Pedro Pascal’s IB-94 blaster pistol from The Mandalorian;
- as well as a Don Post original trilogy C-3PO and R2-D2 display statues and more.
The Legends auction will boldly go where no man has gone before offering items for Star Trek
fans and collectors such as:
- the Trek “unicorn” of collecting - a maroon Starfleet command/officer’s jacket worn by William Shatner as Admiral James T. Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan;
- an original Borg cube studio model constructed by Industrial Light and Magic for Star Trek – First Contact that was used during the initial sequences of the film, and can be seen when Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) disobeys Star Fleet orders to respond to a Borg threat to Earth, destroying the Borg cube and following the Borg sphere through a temporal vortex
- an original Copernicus shuttle filming miniature from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier;
- a “U.S.S Yeager” starship model used in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine;
- full-scale spacial torpedo props from Star Trek: Enterprise;
- as well as other key props from the franchise
An incredible array of contemporary props and Hollywood artifacts include:
- a terrifying one-of-a-kind production made and used Xenomorph head from the Carlo Rambaldi Achives from Alien, fabricated by famed Shepperton Design Studios from an original design by Academy Award-winning artist H.R. Giger and expertly restored by the team at Blok4 and
- a full-scale display figure of the "Alien Queen" with eggs from James Cameron's sequel film made from the production molds and includes expertly painted fiberglass and polyfoam components.
From the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Julien’s Auctions and TCM will cast a spell once again with more fantastic items on offer than ever before, including original hand-detailed character wands from the series such as:
- Michael Gambon’s “Albus Dumbledore” Elder wand from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;
- Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger’s wands from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1;
- Ralph Fiennes’ “Lord Voldemort” wand from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and many more.
Additional highlights from the world of contemporary Hollywood include:
- an original Mark XLII helmet from Iron Man III that was used by Robert Downey Jr. in his role as “Tony Stark / Iron Man,” composed of a fiberglass material and a removable faceplate with the markings “RDJ” and “MK/42” on the inside of the helmet;
- Harrison Ford’s original “Rick Deckard” stunt Pflager-Katsumata Series D “LAPD-PK-D” blaster prop and Ryan Gosling’s “K” stunt “LAPD 2049” blaster prop from Blade Runner 2049;
- an original P.I.T. Bull prop hoverboard used by Thomas F. Wilson as "Griff Tannen" in Back to the Future Part II and many others.
A storied sci-fi relic featured in this auction is a special-effects flying saucer, created by L.B. "Bill" Abbott for Robert Wise's classic Cold War-era science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still
. The 7-foot-long model is composed of fiberglass that has been painted silver and can be seen during two special effects shots in the film at the beginning and at the end.
Lighting up the auction runway will be Julien’s and TCM’s Classic Hollywood showcase of costumes worn by the screen’s most legendary leading ladies, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Anne Baxter, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Vivien Leigh. Garments range from 1930s floor-length glamour ensembles to 1960s cocktail chic created by the likes of Edith Head, Gilbert Adrian, and Rene Hubert, whose legendary costume designs helped to define the image of some of the screen’s most iconic characters and the leading ladies who played them.
Certain to generate a frenzy is Audrey Hepburn’s flamingo pink embellished silk-organza dress worn in her iconic role as Holly Golightly in Blake Edward's 1961 film classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s
. The sweet confection-colored frock designed by Hepburn's lifelong friend and French courtier Hubert de Givenchy and featuring hand-sewn guipure fanned lace applique with faceted silver sequins and iridescent beads.
Another classic Audrey Hepburn highlight is a straw wide-brim hat with hand-gathered chiffon with colors of mango, cantaloupe, and melon green worn in her role as the bookkeeper turned model Jo Stockton in Funny Face
Other top highlights from this collection include:
- Greta Garbo’s cream-colored taffeta floor-length housecoat with gigot sleeves by legendary Hollywood costume designer Gilbert Adrian, a costume that serves drama and luxury as only Garbo can as the courtesan and star-crossed lover, Camille in the film’s titular role;
- Anne Baxter’s “Queen Nefertari” Egyptian style chiffon and organdy gown designed by eight-time Academy Award-winning Hollywood costume designer Edith Head for Cecille B. De Mille’s film classic The Ten Commandments;
- Judy Garland’s duchess satin wedding gown designed by Tom Keogh in the 1948 film The Pirate co-starring Gene Kelly;
- Elizabeth Taylor’s fitted blouse with peplum designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Marjorie Best and worn in the 1947 film Life with Father;
- and an 18th-century velvet embellished gown designed by Rene Hubert from That Hamilton Woman worn by Vivien Leigh.
Additional highlights include:
A Walther P99 pistol prop from Tomorrow Never Dies
used by Pierce Brosnan as “James Bond.” James Bond uses this type of firearm throughout the film, replacing the iconic PPK that had been used in previous James Bond films. This more contemporary sidearm would first appear in the film when Bond chooses it from Wai Lin’s (Michelle Yeoh) armory in Saigon.
A “Wonderboy” baseball bat used by Robert Redford as "Roy Hobbs" in The Natural
. The thirty-three-inch bat is offered together with a crew T-shirt and a collection of small props and production ephemera from an assistant prop maker (whose hands can be seen applying the lettering to the bat in the shots included in the final film).
A Captain America shield used by Chris Evans in Captain America – The First Avenger
. This prop seen while Captain America is performing on stage as “The Star-Spangled Man” is composed of resin and fiberglass, with faux leather straps adhered on the back side for securing the wearer’s arm.
Jack Nicholson signed Joker glove from Batman
. This iconic purple glove is the style that Joker wears in multiple scenes of the 1989 film, that has been inscribed, “Jack “Joker” Nicholson.”
An Amazon Mother Box from Justice League
. This prop appears guarded by the Amazons as one of three Mother Boxes that Steppenwolf intended to use to take control of Earth.
An axe prop from Stranger Things
. The axe is used by Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers in season one, chapter four titled, “The Body.”
Jamie Lee Curtis’s fully-beaded ivory 1983 Academy Awards evening gown. Marlene Dietrich originally owned the gown and wore a similar version in the 1942 film, The Lady Is Willing
. Jamie Lee Curtis would wear the dress to present the Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing alongside Carl Weathers.
Janet Leigh’s 1960 Academy Award gown attributed to Edith Head. This silver-tone beaded gown features glass bugle beads that are sewn vertically throughout. Janet Leigh, and her husband at the time, Tony Curtis were both presenters at the ceremony.
An Officer Alex Murphy Robocop 2
stunt costume. Worn by Peter Weller and/or his stunt double in the reprisal of the title role from Irvin Kershner's sequel film. The costume comprises a fiberglass helmet with latex face, urethane armor, and an undersuit and gloves made of foam and spandex. The helmet and armor pieces bear "OCP" markings and are painted an iridescent blue, with the helmet created specifically for the production and the armor pieces believed to have originated from the production of the first film, RoboCop
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day
"Future War" Skynet Hunter Killer "HK" Tank. A massive SkyNet "Hunter Killer" or "HK" tank created by Gene Warren Jr. and his crew at Fantasy II Film Effects for the production of James Cameron's sequel film.
Other sensational highlights include:
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- Christian Bale’s Batman grapple gun from Batman Begins;
- Bill Skarsgard’s wig, makeup, and facial Prosthetics from It;
- Lucy Lawless’ Yin Yang Chakram from Xena: Warrior Princess;
- Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister hero battle axe prop, used in Game of Thrones;
- Kit Harington’s Jon Snow hero dagger prop used in Game of Thrones;
- A screen-matched framed print of Geronimo which hung on the wall in the seating area behind the bar on the set of the classic sitcom Cheers
- Walt Disney’s Tushinsky Superscope 1 lens;
- Will Ferrell’s alternative blue costume from Elf;
- John Travolta’s Beretta 93R machine pistol prop from Broken Arrow;
- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze robe from Batman & Robin;
- Michael Caine’s animatronic hand prop from The Hand;
- Matt Damon’s HULC suit and Chemrail gun from Elysium;
- A photo-matched Scavenger Demon special effects puppet from Constantine;
- A Jonathan Breck Creeper costume from Jeepers Creepers;
- Ron Perlman’s Sayer of the Law staff prop from The Island of Doctor Moreau.
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JULIEN’S AUCTIONS AND TCM PRESENT: "LEGENDS: HOLLYWOOD & ROYALTY"
Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
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