“Forgotten Hollywood”- Let’s Look at the Tote Board…

Posted on June 21, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Numbers are still being tabulated. But, final bids from the Debbie Reynolds 12-hour auction at the Paley Center for Media this past Saturday are quite  impressive. Some of the highlights from the 600 items sold include:

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* Marilyn Monroe’s subway dress from The Seven Year Itch:  $4.6 million

* Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot outfit from My Fair Lady:  $3.7 million

* Judy Garland’s screen test dress & slippers from The Wizard of Oz:  $1.7 million

* Marilyn Monroe’s sequined gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes:  $1.4 million

* Grace Kelly’s clothes from To Catch a Thief:  $540 thousand

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* Rudolph Valentino’s matador outfit from Blood and Sand:  $258 thousand

*Julie Andrews’ guitar from The Sound of Music:  $140 thousand

*Charlie Chaplin’s bowler from the Little Tramp films:  $135 thousand

* Elizabeth Taylor’s head dress from Cleopatra:  $100 thousand

* Elizabeth Taylor’s riding outfit from National Velvet:  $73.8 thousand

* Gary Cooper’s uniform from Sergeant York:  $67.6 thousand

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thecollection_title-150x150[1]   Profiles in History is the offical auction house calculating the final tally of sales (estimated at $22.8 million). Nancy Seltzer & Associates handled the publicity, which was immense. Debbie Reynolds has already scheduled a sister auction for December.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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