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Award-winning memorabilia on offer at Bonhams Los Angeles salesroom on January 26
A Joey Covington snare drum, Rogers Powertone snare drum inscribed and signed on the drum skin by Covington in black marker, "1969 Rogers / Powertone. / Used on Tour and / Recording Sessions / 1969-1973 / Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship. / by / Joey Covington.". US$700-900. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- On January 26, Bonhams will hold an auction of Entertainment Memorabilia in its Los Angeles salesroom featuring many alluring items once belonging to Hollywood's award-winning elite. Items connected to film legend Katharine Hepburn include her 1990 Kennedy Center Honors (est. $8,000-12,000), her 1982 BAFTA award for On Golden Pond ($3,000-5,000), and a self-portrait of the actress in character as Coco ($800-1,200). A selection from the estate of Oscar® -winning early silver screen star Norma Shearer includes a 14k yellow gold vanity set (est. $8,000-12,000), as well as a selection of glamorous Hurrell photographs from her personal collection (estimates vary).

Bonhams also presents memorabilia from the Collection of Academy Award®-nominated actress Piper Laurie, including a library of scripts, awards, costumes and props from the actress's storied career. Of particular interest are Laurie's dress (est. $1,000-1,500) and script (est. $1,000-1,500) from The Hustler (1961), the legendary film about pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, which co-starred Paul Newman and earned Laurie an Oscar® nomination for Best Actress. Also on offer are props from the horror classic Carrie (1976), for which Laurie received her second Oscar® nomination, and scripts and costumes from her turn in the cult David Lynch television series Twin Peaks (1990-91), for which Laurie received a Golden Globe and multiple Emmy nominations (estimates vary).

Further auction highlights come from the estate of Dallas villain Larry Hagman, featuring his Golden Globe and Emmy award nomination certificates for his portrayal of J.R. Ewing (est. $500-700 each), his personal scripts from Dallas (estimates vary), and his director's chair (est. $500-700), as well as awards and personal items belonging to his mother, the actress Mary Martin (estimates vary).

In the rock & roll arena, Bonhams is pleased to present the Joey Covington Collection, a selection of memorabilia belonging to the late Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna drummer. Highlights include the Rogers Powertone snare drum used by Covington on Jefferson Airplane albums and live performances from 1969 to 1973 (est. $700-900) as well as other drumsticks and percussion instruments, Covington's musician's union cards, passports, rock posters, acetates, album artwork, and correspondence between Covington and other members of the Jefferson Airplane (estimates vary). Also featured in the Covington Collection are items gifted to the drummer by the family of Papa John Creach, the rock violinist who was his band mate in Jefferson Airplane, featuring one of his violins (est. $3,000-5,000), and a Gretsch Broadkaster cocktail drum used early in his career (est. $500-700), as well as records, acetates, and gold and platinum record awards received for Creach's contributions to Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship albums.

Preview days for the Entertainment Memorabilia auction are on Friday and Saturday, January 24-25.

The fully illustrated online catalog for this auction is available at

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