Bob Hope collection falls under the gavel Sept. 20-21

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Julien’s Auctions, a premier celebrity and entertainment auction house, announced the exclusive auction of Property From The Collection of Bob and Dolores Hope to take place Sept. 20-21 at Julien’s Auctions’ Beverly Hills gallery.

Bob Hope was one of the world’s most prolific entertainers with a career that spanned

Black lacquered wood plaque featuring a Bob Hope caricature profile made of inlaid abalone shell, marked "KOREA 1970" in inlay, presented to Hope during the 1970 USO Christmas Tour, measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches and carries a pre-sale estimate of $100 - $200. (Photo courtesy Julien's Auctions)

Black lacquered wood plaque featuring a Bob Hope caricature profile made of inlaid abalone shell, marked “KOREA 1970″ in inlay, presented to Hope during the 1970 USO Christmas Tour, measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches and carries a pre-sale estimate of $100 – $200. (Photo courtesy Julien’s Auctions)

more than 60 years and included vaudeville, radio, film and television. His commitment to the men and women who served their country was legendary. His USO (United Service Organizations) shows from 1942-1988 earned him a Congressional declaration designating him an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces — an honor he said was the greatest of his life.

The Collection of Bob and Dolores Hope includes an assortment of antiques, career memorabilia and personal property from their residence in Toluca Lake and their Palm Springs home. With a career that spanned the 20th century, the collection covers an impressive history of Bob Hope’s personal and professional achievements and some of Hollywood’s most memorable and cherished moments.

“This collection represents over 60 years of Hope’s illustrious career,” said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions.

Fans and collectors will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on items from Hope’s collections of golf and clown-themed artifacts, including paintings, figurines, putters, and tournament memorabilia. Highlights include a Bob Hope golf tournament chain ($1,000-$2,000), a group of Bob Hope Desert Classic golf items ($800-$1,200) and more. Clown collection highlights include a Red Skelton clown painting ($2,000-$4,000), a Dan Lutz painting ($800-$1,200) and multiple lots of collectible ceramic figurines (most estimated at $200-$400).

Some of the Bob Hope memorabilia includes signed presidential books and photographs, award plaques, trophies and mementos from the Hope’s charitable causes, military and veterans honorary awards, along with exotic international decorative items acquired from his USO tours.

Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com. Bid by phone, proxy or in person. Online bidding can be done at JuliensLive.com or by calling 310-836-1818.

 

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