A multiple-lot offering from The Personal Property of Farrah Fawcett, including jewelry, scripts, awards, costumes and personal mementos from Farrah's storied career, drew bids and attention from all over the world, in separate events on Dec. 9 and 12, realizing more than $500,000 altogether, at Heritage Auctions
Farrah's 1977 'People's Choice' Award, presented to the actress (as "Farrah Fawcett-Majors") for "Favorite/Female Performer/New Television Show" for her work on "Charlie's Angels," was the top lot from the memorabilia selection in Heritage's Dec. 12 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction, realizing $20,625, while her stunning 10.95 carat diamond platinum engagement ring sold for $245,000 three days prior, on Dec. 9, as part of Heritage's $10+ Million Jewelry Handbags and Luxury Accessories Auctions in Dallas.
All of the material was consigned by Fawcett's nephew, Gregory Walls. The trove featured the star's personal property ranging from her twice-signed 1980 passport (realized: $17,500) to her 2009 Driver's License (realized: $5,531), a red bathing suit (realized: $4,063) used in a 1995 Esquire Magazine photo shoot and her signed American Express card (realized: $2,125) and much more.
"Although Farrah is known as a cultural icon, to me she was a down-home Texas girl who was amazingly generous, fiercely loyal, and unbelievably supportive of her family and friends," said Walls. "Even though she was always the biggest star in the room, she made you feel as though you were the most important person in the world."
Walls relates that the decision to auction some of Farrah's things came from the continued outpouring of love from her fans and admirers.
"Though Farrah Fawcett will forever be associated with the 1970s and that famous, famous hairdo of hers, she remains a beloved, respected, instantly recognizable Hollywood star just as much today," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Auctions at Heritage. "With so much attention in the media right now on other aspects of her life, we were glad to see fans respond to this material so positively. The intense bidding on all the material shows that she still has real star power."
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Farrah Fawcett Foundation.
Highlights of the collection include, but are not limited to:
A Farrah Fawcett Script from "The Burning Bed." NBC Television, 1984: Farrah played "Francine Hughes" in this wildly popular television special and it is still considered one of the best performances of her career. She was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Realized: $8,750.
Farrah Fawcett Elaborate Leather Director's Chair, 1970s:Traditional wooden frame, beautifully hand-tooled brown leather backrest reads "Farrah" on front and "Fawcett-Majors" on back, matching seat stamped "Hand made by / Al Shelton - Leather Artist / Studio City-L.A. Calif.," matching 'script holder' pocket attached to side reads "F.F.-M." Realized: $5,000
Farrah Fawcett Script from "Myra Breckinridge." 20th Century Fox, 1970: One of Farrah's first roles, this film is now a major cult classic that every new generation "discovers." Realized: $2,750.
A Farrah Fawcett Set of Scripts from "Extremities" and "Small Sacrifices." The first "Extremities," Atlantic Releasing Corporation, 1986: Farrah was nominated for a 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama' for her role as "Marjorie," in "Extremities"; the second "Small Sacrifices," ABC Television, 1989, starred Farrah as "Diane Downs." She was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for this role. Realized: $2,000.