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Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain and The Ultimate Hollywood Man’s Man Steve McQueen

The Two-Day Auction Event will also include Film Icons Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, James Bond, Rambo III, television’s favorite “moms” Shirley Jones and Doris Roberts and More

Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain Shirt

Los Angeles, California – (March 27, 2017) – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced its highly anticipated Hollywood Legends auction to take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles. This year’s Hollywood event will offer collectors and fans the chance to peek inside the lives of some of Hollywood’s most famous action heroes and leading ladies. For the first time, Julien’s Auctions will offer costumes worn by Heath Ledger in the now classic film Brokeback Mountain. Other highlights of the auction include memorabilia celebrating Steve McQueen, Barbra Streisand, Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Jones and Doris Roberts. The sale will also feature property from iconic British Secret Service agent film series James Bond as well as suspense filled Sci-Fi thriller Star Trek and the righteous Rambo. Property from the Estate of Patrick Swayze will also be part of the Hollywood Legends event.

Marilyn Monroe brassiere

Property from Steve McQueen will include the 1972 Honda CB450 Motorcycle gifted to McQueen’s Solar Production film company and cited in the recently released book “McQueen’s Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool” by Matt Stone (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000). A racing jacket worn by Steve McQueen at Ascot in 1969 and during his March 1970 race during the Winter Sprint at Phoenix International Raceway will also be offered (Estimate: $40,000-$60,000) along with the actor’s signed Will and Amendment (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Steve McQueen racing jacket

The 2005 Oscar winning film Brokeback Mountain starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal told the story of a forbidden secretive relationship between two cowboys. For the first time, Julien’s Auctions will offer a rare collection of shirts worn in the film by the late Heath Ledger and actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Among the items is the checkered shirt worn by Ledger together with an original production Polaroid. The yellow and blue Western style worn shirt by Ledger as Ennis Del Mar features “blood” stains as worn in the passionate fight scene between him and Gyllenhaal. Other items include shirts worn by both actors in various scenes of the film and are estimated at $4,000-$20,000.

Duke of Windsor Rothesay Hunting Tartan Suit

Other highlights of the auction include a platinum blonde wig worn by Marilyn Monroe as Roslyn Taber in her final 1961 completed film The Misfits (Estimate: $20,000-$40,000); a Marilyn Monroe personal vanity case ($1,500-$2,500); Barbra Streisand’s Funny Girl (1968) traveling jacket (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a gown worn by Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a Rambo III (1988) prop knife (Estimate: $12,000-$14,000); a Star Trek: The Original Series “Engineering” Starfleet Duty Tunic (1966-1969) made of red velour fabric with black collar accompanied by an original Engineering Division Starfleet insignia patch sewn on the left chest area (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000) and Daniel Craig’s James Bond (2015) dinner suit designed by Tom Ford. An embroidered label sewn into the interior pocket reads “Tom Ford/Daniel Craig/Bond 24” (Estimate: $50,000-$60,000).

Rambo III Prop Knife

Two of television’s most beloved moms also make an appearance in Hollywood Legends 2017 at Julien’s Auctions. Property from Doris Roberts who starred in Everyone Loves Raymond and from Shirley Jones in The Partridge Family is included. The collection includes Doris Roberts show worn costumes along with brooches and furnishings, a fur coat and the famous choker necklaces worn by Shirley Jones in the classic 1970’s series (Estimates: Various).

Steve McQueen Honda Motorcycle
King Kong Two Panel Poster

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About Julien's Auctions

Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

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