Sale Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Day 2: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:00 AM

Welcome to our Icons of Hollywood auction! To coin a phrase often heard, this truly is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity. In this incredible sale, we are offering some of the most remarkable and instantly recognizable Hollywood artifacts to ever grace the silver screen. Over 1,200 unique treasures are represented in this sale covering the entire history of Hollywood.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Incredible archive of John Wayne personal correspondence from 1941-1966 discussing his career and major film projects
  • Extraordinary collection of original 8 x 10 in. camera negatives of Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth and Lupe Velez
  • Gilda original near-mint linen-backed Style “B” one-sheet poster
  • Original annotated The Rocky Horror Picture Show script used on-set by creator and screenwriter Richard O’Brien
  • Original final approval maquette of Kong’s head from King Kong and other items from the estate of Willis O’Brien
  • A collection of Kenneth Strickfaden special effects devices from Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and other films
  • Judy Garland screen-used “Dorothy Gale” blue and white gingham pinafore dress from The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland screen-worn ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz
  • Bert Lahr screen-worn “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz
  • Bela Lugosi’s signature “Count Dracula” screen-worn cape from Dracula and other items from his estate Marilyn Monroe’s platinum and diamond eternity band given to her by Joe DiMaggio on their wedding day, January 14, 1954, from her personal property
  • Marilyn Monroe’s invitation to the JFK birthday celebration from her personal property
  • Nude painting (ca 1949) of Marilyn Monroe by famed pinup artist Earl Moran
  • Howard Terpning original final one-sheet poster artwork for the 1963 Cleopatra
  • A collection of items from the estate of makeup effects legend John Chambers
  • An unprecedented collection of screen-used props and costumes from the Back to the Future trilogy, includ- ing the only screen-used DeLorean time machine in private hands
  • Steve McQueen’s original hero Gulf driving suit from Le Mans
  • Rare fully animatronic puppet from Howard the Duck
  • Star Trek:The Original Series mid-grade type-1 hand phaser
  • A complete NASA Gemini program G-2C spacesuit, helmet, gloves and boots
  • Original Al Hirschfeld artwork, scripts and other treasures from the estate of Jack Lemmon