Both are Hollywood legends. De Laurentiis (along with his wife Martha) were iconic film producers. Mitzi Gaynor is an actress, comedian and musical performer.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, June 29, Andrew Jones Auctions will feature properties from two different collections of Hollywood legends online. At 10:00 a.m. PT, the collection property of film producer Dino De Laurentiis and his wife Martha will be comprised of Italian and European antiques, furniture, artwork and decorative items.
Then, at 1 p.m., the private collection of Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress, comedian and musical performer Mitzi Gaynor will be on offer, including works of art, antiques , books, silverware, china and glass, decorative arts and Louis Vuitton. luggage. Ms. Gaynor today continues to share her dazzling brand of showmanship with audiences around the world.
Dino De Laurentiis (1919-2010) and his wife Martha (1954-2021) were partners in film as well as in marriage. The couple produced many films together and built three studios on different continents. When they met on the film Ragtime in 1980, Dino had already made a remarkable contribution to cinema, transforming the very way people view Italy and Italians.
His wife, American-born Martha Schumacher, joined the Dino De Laurentiis Corporation in 1980 and creatively produced her first film with Dino on the adaptation of Stephen King’s book Firestarter. Their partnership led to films such as The Bounty, Year of the Dragon, Manhunter, Blue Velvet, Bound, Crimes of the Heart, the psychological thriller Hannibal and Red Dragon.
After Dino passed away in 2010, Martha De Laurentiis continued her legacy by running the De Laurentiis company from her longtime office on the Universal Pictures backlot and developing a wide range of film, television and opera. Over their 30 years of marriage, Dino and Martha de Laurentiis have formed a collection that reflects their origins and their aesthetic.
European in style but sprinkled with Americana, their pieces range from a pair of wall sconces decorated with Italian Baroque painting from the first half of the 18th century (est. $2,000-$3,000); an impressive extending English mahogany dining table (estimated between $2,000 and $4,000); to a pair of Italian fruitwood reliefs of seated lions from the second half of the 18th century (est. $1,000-$2,000)
Also on display will be a number of works by Italian artists Corrado Cagli and Mirko Basaldella, with whom Dino worked to create sets for his films. In total, Dino has produced, presented, financed or distributed more than 600 films. Its productions have won four Oscars, 30 Oscar nominations and around 100 different awards worldwide.
Mitzi Gaynor (b. 1931) and her late husband, Jack Bean (1922-2006), talent agent and public relations manager for MCA, were married for 52 years and were absolutely inseparable. They loved to travel, decorate and entertain. Throughout their decades together, they have built a very personal collection that has been admired by all who have visited them. These items will be auctioned off.
Highlights will include an 18th-century portrait of an aristocratic lady attributed to Jean Marc Nattier (est. $8,000-$12,000); a charming English portrait of Master Robin Vanecke painted in the style of John Hoppner (est. $8,000 to $12,000); and an antique American silver three-piece coffee service by R & W Wilson of Philadelphia, made circa 1825 (est. $800-$1,200).
One can imagine Mitzi standing next to his 7-foot blackened Bosendorfer grand piano (est. $6,000-$8,000) with his accompanist at the keys rehearsing for one of his countless stage performances or film roles. Also on offer will be an early 20th-century Tiffany Studios patinated bronze scarab inkwell (est. $3,000-$5,000). This is just a small sample of Mrs. Gaynor’s collection.
Mitzi Gaynor made her film debut alongside Betty Grable in the film My Blue Heaven and dazzled audiences in some of the most revered musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age, including There’s No Business Like Show Business. with Ethel Merman and Marilyn Monroe; Anything goes with Bing Crosby and Donald O’Connor; The Girls with Gene Kelly; and as Ensign Nellie Forbush in the South Pacific film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Online auctions will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Offers from absentees will also be accepted. Safe, physically distanced live previews will be held by appointment at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery prior to the auction.
Plans may change in accordance with Los Angeles County Health Department Covid-19 restrictions. Contact the gallery for more details. The gallery is located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Offers from absentees will also be accepted. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008; or, you can email them to [email protected]
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections of fine art, antiques and of collectibles. The company understands market trends and anticipates the 21st century.
The highly experienced staff have a wealth of knowledge and international flair, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, buying properties across the United States. Sales at Andrew Jones Auctions are diverse and eclectic, ranging from fine diamonds to contemporary art, ranging from antiquity to the present day.
For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions and the sale of goods from the collections of Hollywood legends Dino and Martha De Laurentiis and Mitzi Gaynor on Wednesday, June 29, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are released frequently.
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