The “Icons & Idols: Hollywood” auction, starting Dec. 17, also features “Raging Bull” and “Harry Potter” memorabilia.
Calling all Marilyn enthusiasts: bring home some of Marilyn Monroe’s story this December.
The ultimate holiday gift for moviegoers kicks off Dec. 17 with Turner Classic Movies partnering with Los Angeles auction house Julien’s Auctions to host the “Icons & Idols: Hollywood” sale.
A black wool Marilyn Monroe cocktail dress will be part of the auction, with an estimated price of $40,000 to $60,000, along with the sleeveless white summer dress worn by Monroe in the series of photographs alongside of her husband Arthur Miller in 1956. The photo shoot was replicated in “Blonde,” Andrew Dominik’s recent reimagining of Monroe’s life for Netflix starring Ana de Armas as Monroe and Adrien Brody playing playwright Miller. The dress is also between $40,000 and $60,000, with a pearl gray silk halter dress owned by Monroe listed with an estimate of $60,000 to $80,000.
The “Julien Auction and TCM Present: Icons & Idols: Hollywood” takes place in Beverly Hills on December 17 and 18, as well as online at JuliensLive.com. Other notable listings include the original ‘actor’ of the Hero ‘#1’ mechatronic turning model that brought the eponymous character to life in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic, the highlight of this auction. The ET model is estimated to sell for $2-3 million. Built in 1981 and predating modern CGI technology and effects, this one-of-a-kind cinematic relic features 85 points of motion and is considered a masterpiece of engineering.
“We are thrilled to continue the 40th anniversary celebration of ‘ET the Extra-Terrestrial’, and the genius of Steven Spielberg cannot be celebrated enough,” Pola Changnon, chief executive of TCM, said in a press release. “This auction truly spans the spectrum of film history, from classics to the modern era, and Julien’s is once again making these incredibly rare items accessible to moviegoers everywhere.”
Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions, added: “We couldn’t be more honored than to be working with the family of Carlo Rambaldi, guardians of one of the most incredible pop culture figures in Hollywood history. – ‘AND the extra-terrestrial.’ Rambaldi was a pioneer in the field, and his artistry brought unreal characters to life in a way that has never been replicated with modern visual effects.
Nolan noted that the auction spans fame and film, saying, “Many quintessential Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro as well as iconic pieces from Hollywood’s greatest films, ‘Titanic ‘, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Star Wars,’ and many more are also strongly represented here in our year-end blockbuster curated with our partner TCM.
A pair of Everlast boxing gloves and Everlast boxing shorts worn by DeNiro in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic “Raging Bull” can fetch up to $50,000, and a brown toweling robe with “Italian Stallion” embroidered in white stitching on the back, worn by Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in the opening scene of 1976’s “Rocky” is estimated at $100,000.
Props from “Risky Business” and “Alien” are also listed, along with Captain America’s shield from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the original Iron Man Repellent Glove hero prop designed for Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Iron Man 2”.
Also for sale is Charles Heston’s original ‘Holy Staff’ from the epic 1956 film ‘The Ten Commandments’, directed, produced and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille and the original hero, the Harry Potter-owned Nimbus 2000 broom ( Daniel Radcliffe) in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. “Star Wars” fans can own a piece of film franchise history with an original Dueling Lightsaber for Darth Maul (Ray Park) in “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace” and the original Dueling Lightsaber. ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) from “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
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