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Audrey Hepburn Givenchy Hat
Any ordinary item can increase exponentially in value when provenance dictates ownership or association with a Hollywood star or legendary recording artist. This guide offers a glimpse at collectible items that would be worth a fraction of their selling price if they were not linked to a celebrity.
Hat with jade green silk velvet hat with turquoise feather and crystal bead tassels with "Givenchy Paris / Made in France" label sewn inside. Worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in 1964 for a photograph by Cecil Beaton which appeared in Vogue. See below for selling price and venue.
Selling price: $46,250 (including buyer's premium) at Bonham's, 5/14Continue to 2 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe Autographed Photo
Autographed photograph of Marilyn Monroe.
Selling price: $32,525 (RR Auction, Amherst, N.H. - 1/14)Continue to 3 of 27 below.
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Paul Newman's Script for "The Sting"
Working script for the Academy Award Winning movie "The Sting" belonging to Paul Newman who played a principal character in the film.
Selling price: $21,013 (RR Auction, Amherst, N.H. - 1/14)Continue to 4 of 27 below.
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Earnest Bachrach Academy Award Medal
Extremely rare (only two other medals like this one are known to exist) Academy Award medal for still photography presented to Earnest Bachrach in 1947. Bachrach was a Hollywood "Golden Age" photographer who received this medal for his work on "Crossfire" and "The Farmer's Daughter." See below for selling price.
Bachrach was also well-known for his portrait studies of influential actors and actress, including a series of color photographs of Marilyn Monroe. His production work on "King Kong" was recognized for the special effects and composites he produced for the film and the promo campaign. Selling price: $45,049 (RR Auction, Amherst, N.H. - 1/14)Continue to 5 of 27 below.
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John Wayne Film Worn Cowboy Hat
Cowboy hat worn by John Wayne in "Big Jake," "The Cowboys," and "The Train Robbers." See more information from Heritage Auction catalog below.
A Cowboy Hat from "Big Jake," "The Cowboys," and "The Train Robbers." National General Pictures, 1971; Warner Bros., 1972; Warner Bros., 1973. Made of tan felt, colorful embroidery on leather hatband, inside has handwritten annotations in black felt tip ink reading "J. Wayne #2" and "Chuck Roberson 2" (Wayne's longtime stunt double), stamps under inside band read "W.C.C." (Western Costume Company) and "American" (United American Costume Company/American Costume Corporation, Luster Bayless' company); worn by Wayne as he portrayed "Jacob McCandles," "Wil Andersen," and "Lane" in the three different films; also worn by Roberson in "Big Jake" as the two men frequently shared the same costume pieces.
(Please note this hat is stained and shows signs of heavy wear.)
Selling price: $119,500.00 (Heritage Auction, 10/11)Continue to 6 of 27 below.
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John Waye "True Grit" Eye Patch
Eyepatch worn by John Wayne as the legendary character Rooster Cogburn in Paramount Pictures' "True Grit." See more information from auction catalog below.
Made of black leather with fine wire mesh covering a cut-out hole; makeup residue still evident on inside patch; one of many worn by Wayne throughout the film as he portrayed the iconic character, Rooster Cogburn. According to Luster Bayless (Wayne's longtime costumer)] in the 1996 book, "Duke, We're Glad We Knew You" by Herb Fagen, "...Duke...needed a fresh (eye) patch every day. Each morning he'd check the thing to see if there was any makeup inside it."
Please note that all the eye patches made for this film were slightly unique in shape since Bayless made them by hand.
Selling price: $47,800 (Heritage Auction, 10/11)Continue to 7 of 27 below.
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John Wayne "The Green Berets" Beret
Beret worn by John Wayne in the Warner Bros./Seven Arts film "The Green Berets." See more information from Heritage Auction catalog below.
Of traditional design, made of green wool, striped military patch on front with added silver-colored metal eagle pin; worn as John Wayne portrayed "Colonel Mike Kirby" in the film that he starred in and directed.
Selling price: $179,250 (Heritage Auction, 10/11)Continue to 8 of 27 below.
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Cher Victorian Cross Pendant Necklace
Set with 25 rose-cut diamonds, the bail mounted in 14K yellow gold, approximately 2 3/4 by 1 5/8", with later added 29" bead necklace.
Selling price: $2,300 (Julien's Auctions, 6/10)Continue to 9 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe Chair Used in Final Photo Session
Italian-style carved chair with green velvet upholstery. This chair was used in the July 1962 photo shoot with Life magazine photographer Allan Grant.
The chair had three owners since Marilyn's death. Letters from the first and second owners accompany the chair. The photographs were taken in Monroe's Brentwood, Calif. home. Grant asked Monroe to choose casual clothes to wear. She chose a black sweater, capris, and spiked heels. The effect of the heels is evident in a small tear in the upholstery. As Monroe sat on the back of the chair she also caused a small crack in the wood.
Selling price: $28,000 (Julien's Auctions, 6/10)Continue to 10 of 27 below.
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W.C. Fields Coat Worn in "The Bank Dick"
A green wool jacket with five-button closure and a Western Costume label reading, "W.C. Fields" with other handwritten measurements.
The coat was worn by Fields as he portrayed the lovable drunk, Egbert Souse, a security officer at Lompoc Bank. Fields penned the film's screenplay, which features a cameo by Shemp Howard of The Three Stooges. Selling Price: $4,000 (Julien's Auctions, 6/10)Continue to 11 of 27 below.
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Rita Hayworth Signed Photograph
Original vintage black and white promotional photograph of Rita Hayworth and inscribed, "To Jeanne Best Always. Rita Hayworth." 8 1/4 by 7 1/4".
Selling price: $600 (Julien's Auctions, 6/10)Continue to 12 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe White Fur Stole
Fox fur stole with a triple-pleated ivory silk lining. Label reads: 'Teitelbaum Furs/ Beverly Hills.' Accompanied by photographs of Monroe wearing this stole.
Previously sold at 'The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe' auction, Christie's, New York, October 27-28, 1999 and 'Entertainment Memorabilia' auction, Christie's, New York, November 18, 2003.
Selling Price: $68,000 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 13 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe Erno Laszlo Cosmetics
Three jars of Erno Laszlo Active pHelityl Cream. Largest, 2 by 3 inches.
Previously sold at 'Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe' auction, Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005.
Selling Price: $1,152 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 14 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe Household Goods and Decor
Brass bell, Mexican clay dove, Native American pottery and copper bowl with Delft handles from Marilyn Monroe's estate.
Selling Price: Bell $896, Mexican Clay Dove $2,500, Native American Pottery $1,125, Cooper Bowl $960Continue to 15 of 27 below.
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Elvis Presley Concert Worn Shirt
Ivory silk shirt with sequins, beads and faux pearls. Accompanied by a letter from Charlie Hodge stating he was given this shirt by Elvis in the mid-70's.
Selling Price: $38,750 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 16 of 27 below.
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Bob Hope Millionaire Golf Balls
Goldtone balls in leather container reading "For Millionaire Golfers" with gold-painted tees. Believed to be a gift from producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli.
Previously sold at the "Bob Hope Estate Auction", Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, October 18 & 19, 2008.
Selling Price: $218.75Continue to 17 of 27 below.
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Edith Head Costume Sketches
"The Blue Bird" sketches include Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor. "Love Me Tonight" sketch features Jeanette McDonald.
Selling Prices: "The Blue Bird" sketches $1,024; "Love Me Tonight" sketch $500 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 18 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe Black Velvet Hat and Photograph by Roy Schatt
Black velvet floppy hat with upturned brim. Tear in hat lining. Same or similar hat in photograph by Roy Schatt (signed by Schatt) auctioned separately.
Hat previously sold at 'The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe' auction, Christie's New York, October 27-28, 1999.
Selling Prices: Hat $4,480; Photograph $1,875 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 19 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe White Cocktail Dress
Ivory silk jersey dress labeled Ceil Chapman with tag reading 'Fox 964467'.
Previously sold at 'The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe' auction, Christie's New York, October 28, 1999.
Selling Price: $12,800 (6/09)Continue to 20 of 27 below.
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Cher's Victorian Gothic Revival Dressing Table
Oak dressing table in the manner of Charles Bevan with one drawer numbered 3310 and stamped Garnett & Sons. Height: 41 3/4 inches.
Previously sold at the "Property From the Collection of Cher" auction, Sotheby's and Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, October 3-4, 2006.
Selling Price: $1,000 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 21 of 27 below.
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Ozzy Osbourne Porcelain Dresser Set
Hand painted set with tray, four covered containers, ring holder, and powder receptacle.
This set was sold previously at "The Osbourne Collection" auction, Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, November 30 & December 1, 2007.
Selling Price: $256 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 22 of 27 below.
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Elvis Doctor Bag and Assorted Pill Bottles
Bag used by Dr. Nichopoulos for making house calls to Graceland and while on tour with Elvis. Pill bottles for various drugs bearing the name of Elvis Presley.
Selling Prices: Dr. Bag $16,000; Pill Bottles $2,880-8,960 each (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 23 of 27 below.
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Elvis Presley Autographed Photo
Inscribed to Dr. Nick by Elvis: "To Dr. Nick, My friend and Doctor. Sincerely, Elvis Presley."
Selling Price: $8,750 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 24 of 27 below.
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Elvis Presley Autographed Photo
Original vintage black and white photograph showing Elvis playing the guitar in a black leather suit. Inscribed to Dr. Nick and signed by Elvis.
Selling Price: $8,000 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 25 of 27 below.
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Ann Miller Silver Cuff Bracelets
Cuff style bracelets with raised images of llamas at the center. Stamped '925 Peru'.
Selling Price: $406.26 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 26 of 27 below.
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Marilyn Monroe Black Linen Blouse & Striped Skirt
Blouse label reads: 'Lady Manhattan/ Golden Needle/ 12/ Imported/ Pure Irish Linen.' No label present on black, beige, and tan striped cotton skirt.
Garments previously sold at 'Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe' auction, Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005.
Selling Price: Linen Blouse $23,750; Striped Skirt $2,304 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)Continue to 27 of 27 below.
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Ann Miller Schiaparelli Coat
Lamb with fox trim coat with Schiaparelli label and lining. Lining is also embroidered 'Ann Miller.'
Selling Price: $1,250 (Julien's Auctions - 6/09)