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Julien's Auctions Legends Auction features Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen, Stan Lee + more
This circa 1890s black bicycle with a hand-painted plaque that reads “Steve McQueen” on both sides was partially restored by McQueen in the 1970s and designed by Hendee & Nelson Manufacturing Company which was the predecessor to what became The Indian Motorcycle Company (estimate: $20,000-$50,000).


LOS ANGELES, CA.- Julien’s Auctions announced today their two day marquee lineup for LEGENDS taking place Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com.

June 1 celebrates the 93rd birthday of Marilyn Monroe and her mystique and legend as Hollywood’s most desirable screen siren, sex symbol and pop culture icon continues to fascinate while her collection of personal and professional items never fails to excite when they appear on the auction stage.

Her famous signature looks, dazzling jewelry and ephemera tied to the Marilyn mystique are here including her iconic bathrobe worn in one of her most famous roles as Pola Debevoise in How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953) (estimate: $20,000-$40,000); her pair of rhinestone ear clips with three strands of teardrop-shaped rhinestones (estimate: $30,000-$40,000) and her six-stranded iridescent crystal necklace in purple and green (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); the two piece period costume she wore in one of her earliest roles in the film Ticket to Tomahaw (20th Century, 1962) (estimate: $40,000-$60,000); a “Rudi Gernreich Design for Walter Bass” black chiffon overblouse with dolman sleeves and elastic waistband (estimate: $15,000-$20,000).

Marilyn Monroe’s personal copy of the script for her popular film Something’s Got To Give (20th Century, 1962) (estimate: $10,000-$15,000); a cast of Marilyn Monroe’s hand and foot prints from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood when she and her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) co-star Jane Russell immortalized their hand and foot prints on June 26, 1953 (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); a collection of rare large format photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe dressed in various swimsuits, negligees and dresses by Harold Lloyd (range of estimates: $600-$800) (photo above left); a collection of 33 vintage Marilyn Monroe lobby cards including How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Cent. Fox, 1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Cent. Fox, 1953), River of No Return (20th Cent. Fox, 1954), The Seven Year Itch (Warner Bros., 1955) and more (estimate: $800-$1,200); color slides of Monroe’s visit and 1954 performance for the troops in Korea (estimate: $600-$800) and more.

The enduring legacy of Stan Lee, the creator, writer, editor and publisher behind some of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, and Fantastic Four among others, continues to shape Hollywood’s film landscape and pop culture with the box office and critically acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2019’s Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, the final installment of the Infinity Saga that is tracking to become the highest grossing film of all time, as well as 2018’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse . Hollywood Legends will feature a collection of 25 important items related to the titan including original sketches, artwork, original comic books signed by Lee, photographs and more. Highlights include a Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics Group, August 2017) with original sketch by Stan Lee and signed in black marker (estimate: $600-$800); Captain Marvel #1 (Marvel Comics Group, May 1968) signed on the cover by Lee (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Sketch Edition (Marvel Comics Group, June 2014) signed by Stan Lee, John Romita, and Todd McFarlane; signed and sketch by Humberto Ramos; signed and colored by Edgar Delgado and Victor Olazaba (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); an original and signed sketch of Lee’s most iconic creation, Spider-Man (estimate: $800-$1,200) and more.

The sweeping Golden Age of Hollywood epic, Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1939), remains the reigning highest-grossing movie of all time. Numerous original production documents, negatives and contact sheets from the film starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, will be offered including never before seen photographs taken by studio photographer Fred Parrish. The over 800 images feature behind-the-scenes and candid shots of the film production with a variety showing the actors in costume with their family, friends or crew next to them wearing 1939-era clothing along with the film producer David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming, and technicians, crew and extras on the set (estimate: $6,000-$8,000). The fascinating images almost tell a different story than the Civil War romance epic seen on the screen. In addition, Parrish’s camera used to take these extraordinary photographs will be offered for sale (estimate: $20,000-$25,000). Parrish had invented this special camera - a turn of the century-era Agfa-brand large format 8x10 “accordian fold out” wooden box camera - which allowed him to take hundreds of shots as the camera would allow 35mm film to be used to take individual still shots. The camera was on display at the Atlanta Historical Society before it was returned to Bill Tompkin, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer archivist and business partner to Parrish, who then gifted it to the current owner. Other Gone with the Wind pieces on offer include the circa 1860s antique used bedpost seen in Scarlett O’Hara’s (played by Vivien Leigh) Atlanta bedroom (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); seats from the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta which hosted the world premiere of the film on December 15, 1939 and Walter Plunkett’s signed employment agreement for his work as costume researcher and designer for the film.

Another set of never before seen negatives and photographs comes from the other greatest film of all time, The Wizard of Oz, also directed by Victor Fleming. A group of black and white negatives taken on the 1939 set depicting crew members standing by the grand entrance to the Royal Palace of Oz, a flying monkey smashing through a window as well as original black and white photographs featuring the four main stars Judy Garland as “Dorothy,” Bert Lahr as “The Cowardly Lion,” Ray Bolger as “The Scarecrow,” and Jack Hale as “The Tin Man” will delight and add tremendous value to any serious Hollywood memorabilia curator’s collection.

The King of Cool, Steve McQueen’s movie star aura and rebel persona is forever immortalized with the many Indian Motorcycles that he owned, raced and collected. It is by no coincidence that McQueen’s association with and adulation of Indian Motorcycles resulted in the purchase of this Silver King bicycle which represented a piece of early bicycle/motorcycle history for his personal collection. This circa 1890s black bicycle with a hand-painted plaque that reads “Steve McQueen” on both sides was partially restored by McQueen in the 1970s and designed by Hendee & Nelson Manufacturing Company which was the predecessor to what became The Indian Motorcycle Company (estimate: $20,000-$50,000).

Other auction highlights include a 2008 Ford Mustang GT “K.I.T.T.” from the television show “Knight Rider” ($50,000-$60,000); a two piece Tom Ford dinner suit worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre (Columbia, 2015) (estimate: ($30,000-$50,000); Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine claws worn in X-Men: The Last Stand (20th Century Fox, 2006) (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); a blue Superman tunic with the red and gold Superman “S” symbol on the chest worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman (Warner Bros., 1978) estimate: $10,000-$15,000); a black fedora hat worn by John Belushi in his role as “Joliet” Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (Universal, 1980) (estimate: ($2,000-$4,000); a set of Alien (20th Century Fox, 1979) British Crowns film posters that rarely come up for auction (estimate: $7,000-$9,000); two scripts from the original Star Trek television series (Desilu Productions/Paramount Television, 1966-1968) and personal letters from Leonard Nimoy highlighting a massive collection representing the earlier stages of his career (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); original scripts and cast/crew jackets from Quentin Tarantino’s classic cult films Pulp Fiction (Miramax, 1994) and From Dusk Till Dawn (Dimension Films, 1996); Stan Laurel’s 1939 polo mallet gifted from Hal Roach (estimate: $10,000-$15,000); a Duke and Duchess of Windsor royal tie pin; a handwritten by HRH Princess Diana on Balmoral Castle stationery dated “August: 30th 1989” and written to “Dearest Janet” and references in the letter as “the lady who does all the cooking!”; Jerry Lewis’ five gold necklaces in 14K yellow gold, one with rectangular pendant topped with the inscription “I LOVE JERRY & SAM” (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); astronaut Alan B. Shepard’s signed 1962 moon flight illustrations and mathematical notations pertaining to the Apollo Space Program’s journey to the Moon and return to Earth (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); Marlon Brando’s owned 1969 Harley Davidson (estimate: $60,000-$80,000); Al Pacino’s two piece tan checkered suit in his iconic role as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part II" (Paramount, 1974) (estimate: $20,000-$30,000) and more.

“Julien’s Auctions is proud to present this spectacular collection of memorabilia associated with some of the most definitive entertainment and pop culture landmarks and legends of all time,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “From Hollywood’s Golden Age to today’s modern film and cult classics, these iconic pieces from legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and Stan Lee and historic, never before seen photographs from Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz make this the don’t miss Hollywood auction event of the season.”





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