Julien’s Auctions announces The Golden Closet Collection: a historic opportunity to own some of Hollywood’s most famous costumes.
This unprecedented auction of Hollywood costumes, props, and couture will draw from the rich history of a family renowned for providing costumes to the motion picture and television industry.
Founded in 1996 by Breanna Livie, The Golden Closet has dealt in the sale, consignment and purchase of motion picture, television and music memorabilia. The company’s esteemed reputation was built on its extraordinary attention to the provenance and preservation of iconic costumes and props from history and contemporary productions. Livie established a highly skilled team of researchers, graphic designers and photographers trained in the preservation of Hollywood artifacts.
In 1978, Breanna’s grandparents Charles and Tillie James, along with her father Jim Livie, established one of the first independent motion picture costume companies, Costume Rentals Corporation (CRC). CRC’s success led Jim Livie to establish Eastern Costume Company in 1990. Collectively the James and Livie families have provided wardrobe to the entertainment industry for nearly 50 years. With film couture in her blood, Breanna Livie founded The Golden Closet to bring some of the most exclusive and sought-after screen-used memorabilia to collectors around the world.
From the Golden Era of Hollywood to today’s blockbuster film and television hits, The Golden Closet will offer an unprecedented array of entertainment memorabilia, including costumes, accessories, props, and costume sketches. The auction will present collectors and fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the most coveted pieces of rare Hollywood history.
Highlights from The Collection of The Golden Closet include: a signature costume from Redd Foxx of “Sanford and Sons” fame, Rudolph Valentino “Blood and Sand” Suit of Lights, Orson Wells “Citizen Kane” complete suit, John Belushi’s screen worn sunglasses from “The Blues Brothers” movie, Robert Redford’s film used baseball glove from the film “The Natural” and Redford’s “The Great Waldo Pepper” jumpsuit, Charlton Heston’s head piece from “The Ten Commandments,” the original “Terminator” prop gun used by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Silver Ghost Rolls Royce driven by the chauffer in the 1955 Paramount film “Sabrina” starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn.
Representing television’s most iconic series is a stunning array of costumes from “The Sopranos,” “Happy Days,” “The Dukes Of Hazzard,” and even Paul Reubens' vintage 1960s signature suit from the “Pee-wee Herman” publicity tour which promoted his Broadway play. Other extraordinary television highlights include a collection of costumes from Norman Lear productions including such memorable hits as “Sanford and Sons,” “All In The Family,” “Married…With Children,” “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Silver Spoons.”
Other incredible props and costumes include: Al Pacino’s prop “Say Hello to My Little Friend” grenade launcher from “Scarface,” Brandon Lee’s shirt from “The Crow,” Liev Schreiber WWII costume from “X-Men: Origins,” Alec Baldwin’s 1970 Givenchy suit from “Running with Scissors,” Jeff Bridges' costume from the cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” and Will Farrell’s suit from “Anchorman.”
The Collection of the Golden Closet is an amazing story of Hollywood from the Golden Era to the present day. Some of the greatest film scenes and memorable television hits are represented in this massive collection that is set to hit the auction block on November 20th. Julien’s Auctions is pleased to bring this collection to collectors and fans of Hollywood and television memorabilia.