Living in Los Angeles, you are exposed to a lot of movie history. Sometimes, you can take a bit of that history home with you. While I didn’t make any purchases this time around, as I did when I bought Greta Garbo’s green vases
, I enjoyed strolling around the November Julien’s Auctions display of items from their auction Property From the Golden Closet Archive.
Property From the Golden Closet Auction
Of course, this is but a small fragment of the 429 items for sale at auction. However, the fun and interesting jaunt through Hollywood history dripped with Hollywood legend.
Michelle Pfeiffer’s “Batman Returns” Cat Woman Cowl sold for $5,120.
Elizabeth Taylor’s suit from “Malice in Wonderland” (unsold).
Orson Welles’ 1930s chalk stripe “Citizen Kane” Suit sold for $25,600.
Pee Wee Herman’s suit.
January Jones’ “Mad Men” dresses – chiffon polka dot dress (unsold) and rose print sun dress sold for $1,280.
Christina Hendricks Rolling Stone Cover Dress sold for $3,840 and John Hamm’s “Mad Men” suit sold for $2,500.
Props from the Elizabeth Taylor version of “Cleopatra”, individually sold for between $896 and $3,520.
Charleton Heston’s headpiece from “The Ten Commandments” sold for $25,600, not to be confused with another film of the same name…
Schenti from the 1923 Cecil B. Demille version of “The Ten Commandments” sold for $1,024.
Ivory satin dress labeled Majorie Malone went unsold.
Maureen O’Sullivan’s dress from “All I Desire” went unsold and Ruth Roman’s dress from “The Far Country” sold for $896.
Ann Blyth’s dress from “The World in His Arms” sold for $1,152 and Yvonne de Carlo’s dress from “Scarlet Angel” sold for $1,024.
Yvonne de Carlo’s dress from “Black Bart” sold for $1,152.
Barbara Stanwyck’s dress from “The Big Valley” sold for $2,500.
Patrick Swayze’s ’20s ensemble from “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” (unsold)
and the piece de resistance…
Rudolph Valentino’s suit of lights, worn in his film “Blood and Sand”, sold for $51,200.
Designed by Travis Banton, the suit begged to be seen in person and up close.
I spent a delightful afternoon among the stars. Visit the Julien’s Auctions
website and see upcoming auctions that you too can visit prior to sale. You never know, you might find a little treat for yourself!
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