For Immediate Release:
Dates Set for
Love, Liza: The Auction
July 30th, 31st &
In Los Angeles
Spanning Liza Minnelli’s Entire Career
Over 1,700 Lots
From The Personal & Professional Life
Of Iconic Hollywood Legend
Judy Garland & Vincente Minnelli
Liza Minnelli’s Iconic Ruby Slippers
Worn At Her Wedding to Jack Haley, Jr.
(“The Tin Man’s” Son)
Hand Annotated Shooting Script
and Screen-Worn Costumes
Vintage Original Photographs
Of Liza, Judy Garland
And Vincente Minnelli
Personal Fashions from Halston
LOS ANGELES- June 20th, 2018– Profiles in History is proud to announce the dates of Love, Liza: The Auction. The 3 day auction will be July 30th, 31st & August 1st, in Los Angeles.
It will be over 1,700 lots from the personal and professional life of Hollywood legend, Liza Minnelli. The auction will also include items from her iconic parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. The catalog will be available in two weeks.
The auction will span Liza’s entire award-wining career in film, television, live performance and recording.
Liza’s personal tribute “Ruby Slippers” worn at her wedding to Jack Haley, Jr. (son of Jack Haley who played “The Tin Man” in The Wizard of Oz). Pictured above.
The finest collection of rare and unpublished photographs in existence from the careers of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.
Rare and unpublished photographs of baby Liza with parents Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, both at work and at home.
Andy Warhol color Polaroid portraits of Liza Minnelli.
Annie Leibovitz monumental exhibition photograph of Liza Minnelli for Vanity Fair.
Liza’s personal 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow sedan. Pictured below.
Liza’s personal hand-annotated book bound shooting script for Cabaret.
Liza’s “Sally Bowles” Cabaret performance ensemble, bowler hat, boots and jewelry. Pictured right.
An extensive showcase of trendsetting custom fashions by Roy Halston Frowick. Halston, who launched his womenswear label in 1968, came to define American Style in the 1970s with his hip, urban chic designs worn most prominently by friend, muse, and fellow Studio 54 habitué, Liza Minnelli.
Liza’s elaborately beaded wedding gown by Bob Mackie for her wedding to David Gest.
Liza’s antique French arm chairs.
Liza’s personal set of Louis Vuitton luggage.
Vincente Minnelli’s “Best Director” Academy Award nomination plaque for An American in Paris.
Vincente Minnelli’s “Best Director” Golden Globe nomination certificate for Gigi.
Vincente Minnelli’s Screen Directors Guild “Most Outstanding Achievement in Directing” award for Gigi.
Vincent Minnelli’s three Screen Directors Guild “Outstanding Directorial Achievement” award medallions for Father’s Little Dividend, An American in Paris andGigi.
Vincente Minnelli’s three DGA Award nomination plaques for Gigi,Home from the Hill, and Bells Are Ringing.
Vincente Minnelli’s 1959 Best Director Oscar scrapbook filled with celebrity congratulations.
Letters to Vincente Minnelli from Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, David Lean, Walter Huston, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall.
Vincente Minnelli’s personal drawings done in various mixed media, his easel, painters palette and brushes.
Vincente Minnelli’s personal Hollywood Walk of Fame star plaque.
Judy Garland’s personal handwritten notes to husband Vincente Minnelli — filled with love and admiration.
Judy Garland’s tramp clown tailcoat from a portrait sitting with Richard Avedon. Pictured right.
Judy Garland’s 16mm prints of her films, concert programs and sheet music.
Judy Garland ‘s “Dorothy Gale” wig from the first week of shooting on The Wizard of Oz — gifted to Liza by famed Hollywood hair stylist Sydney Guilaroff. Pictured below.ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000; From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
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