Wednesday, October 1, 2014
TCM and Bonhams Add Costumes, Comedy Team Memorabilia, Portraits, Posters from Robert Osborne's Private Collection and More to November Auction
TCM and Bonhams Add Costumes, Comedy Team Memorabilia, Portraits,
Posters from Robert Osborne's Private Collection and More to November Auction
TCM Presents: There's No Place Like Hollywood Auction Set forin New York
Costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, James Stewart, Jerry Lewisand many iconic stars are slated to be auctioned this fall by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and international fine art auctioneers, Bonhams. More than 40 costumes have been added to the selection for TCM Presents: There's No Place Like Hollywood, an auction of rare movie collectibles. Also joining the auction block are pieces from comic teams such as Laurel & Hardy,Abbott & Costello and The Three Stooges, a pair of exquisite portraits of Veronica Lake and more than 50 vintage movie posters from the private collection of TCM host Robert Osborne.
The auction will be held at Bonhams in New York on, with preview exhibitions inNew York ( ) and at Bonhams' Los Angeles saleroom ( ). As one of the leading authorities on classic film, TCM is curating this year's auction, highlighting the fascinating stories behind the memorabilia and providing the cultural and historical context for each remarkable treasure. In conjunction with the event, TCM will also contribute a portion of the auction proceeds toThe Film Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history.
A roster of newly added items for the There's No Place Like Hollywood auction is included below. They join more than 30 previously announced pieces from Casablanca (1942), such as the iconic piano at which Dooley Wilson sang "As Time Goes By"; the exterior doors from Rick's Café Américain, the nightclub where much of the movie's action takes place; passports, transit papers and other documents created for the film; a final draft screenplay; photos signed by cast members; production memos; an original Casablanca pressbook; and more.
Other items previously announced for the auction include a test dress and pinafore designed for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz(1939); an Adrian-designed test cape for The Wizard of Oz's flying monkeys; one of Jane Russell's costumes from the Howard Hughes-produced The Outlaw (1943); a costume worn by Rita Hayworth while singing "Amado Mio" in Gilda (1946); costumes worn by Barbra Streisand in the films On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), The Way We Were (1973) and Yentl (1983); a full-length portrait of silent screen star Rudolph Valentino as the Black Falcon, painted by Federico Armando Beltrán Massés in 1925; and a copy of the Touch of Evil (1958) screenplay owned by producer Albert Zugsmith, and Aragorn's sword and Saruman'sstaff from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, from the collection of Sir Christopher Lee.. Information about the "There's No PlaceLike Hollywood" auction is available online at www.bonhams.com/tcm.
Last November, TCM and Bonhams teamed up to hold their first auction together, the highly successful What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction, as Curated by Turner Classic Movies. The auction included such items as the 1940 Buick Phaeton featured in the dramatic final scene of Casablanca and a Maltese Falcon statuette used in John Huston's classic film, which set a new milestone for a movie prop by drawing a record-setting bid of over $4 million.
Earlier this year, Bonhams returned for the third time as an official partner of the TCM Classic Film Festival. As part of its sponsorship each year, Bonhams hosts a valuation session for select festival passholders on the final day of TCM's annual star-studded gathering. In addition to its complimentary appraisals at the TCM Classic Film Festival, Bonhams hosts an early preview of highlights from upcoming auctions, including rare collectibles associated with festival programming.