BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- Juliens Auctions
, the auction house to the stars, announced an award winning cast and an iconic Hollywood restaurant to be included in the Hollywood Legends event set for Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The Hollywood Legends auction event will take place at Juliens Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard.
Although Chasens restaurant had the stuff Hollywood legends are made of, it was the famous faces who began gathering there when it opened in 1936 until 1973. If the walls could talk, we would hear the voices of such iconic Hollywood celebrities as Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Lana Turner, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock and even Howard Hughes. All of these stars and many more made Chasens famous for becoming the place to be seen in Hollywood and it was quickly established as the hangout for celebrities and Hollywood insiders.
Ladies Room Door from ChasensJuliens Auctions will offer remarkable artifacts from the legendary venue including Chasens dining chairs, arm chairs, wall sconces, serving Items, Chasens Yamaha Piano and even its doors and window shutters. A pair of two matching panel oak restroom doors with a brass plaque marked Ladies will also be offered. The Womens restroom at Chasens was famous as the site of countless celebrity nose powdering sessions as well as being the place where Donna Summer penned notes for her hit song She Works Hard for the Money, which was inspired by longtime Chasens bathroom attendant Onetta Johnson.
Its a cast of stars that only the worlds biggest directors would dream of when it comes to mentioning the highlights of the auction. From the Golden Era of Hollywood to todays biggest and brightest names, Hollywood Legends is set to entertain. The vast array of memorabilia includes personal effects, costumes, artwork, jewelry, scripts, animation cels, photographs, furnishings and more.
First Playboy issue signed by Hugh HefnerHighlights include Marilyn Monroes Mexican Tapestry from her Brentwood Home (Estimate: $35,000-$40,000), The Wizard of Oz Test Dress (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Bruce Lees Game of Death shoes (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Katharine Hepburn Self Portrait (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a Playboy Magazine First Issue signed by Hugh Hefner (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500), a collection of Clark Gable personal items (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), Star Trek Original Series episode outlines (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500), Marilyn Monroes Photoplay Award (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), Marlene Dietrich signed letters and photographs (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), Harry Houdini Signed SAM Membership card (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), Harry Houdini Handcuffs (Estimate: $2,000-$5,000), Bing Crosbys passport (Estimate: $2,000-$2,500), Walt Disneys Fantasia Book with Multiple Animation Drawings (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and Gimlis Axe used in The Lord of the Rings by John Rhys-Davies. This auction will also include an amazing 1994 Nelson Mandela signed South African Election Ballot (Estimate: $800-$1,200) and President John F. Kennedys Birthday Gala Tickets and Program (Estimate: $600-$800).
Original Wizard of Oz dressCostume and fashion highlights include a Carole Lombard worn publicity costume (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette dressing gown (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a John Barrymore Romeo & Juliet cape (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), a Montgomery Clift The Heiress period costume (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Mary Pickford Little Lord Fauntleroy costume (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a Leonardo DiCaprio The Man With the Iron Mask complete costume (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), a Greta Garbo Camille embellished stole (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000), Farrah Fawcett custom shoe molds (Estimate: $200-$400), Anne Baxter The Ten Commandments bracelet (Estimate: $1,000-$3,000) and an Edith Head Audrey Hepburn Costume Sketch (Estimate: $3,500-$5,500).
Other highlights include a Frank Sinatra Abstract signed painting (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Clark Gable The Misfits script (Estimate: $9,500-$12,000), a Zorro signed Rapier (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), Hal Roach Studios Letter Block Props (Estimate: $1,500-$3,000), numerous items from the career and life of comedian and actor Jonathan Winters (Estimates: Various), several lots of Joseph Jasgur Marilyn Monroe negatives and copyrights (Estimates: Various) and Joseph Jasgurs Graflex camera used to take photographs of Norma Jeane, aka Marilyn Monroe (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000), Lord of the Rings Peoples Choice Award (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a Charlie Chaplin Self-Portrait drawing and signature (Estimate: $1,500-$2,500), two Walt Disney Concept Drawings by Mary Blair from Cinderella (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000) and many more remarkable items complete with Hollywood history.