O’ Sullivan’s Jane dress may pull off $5,000

13904.00.jpgBEVERLY HILLS, Calif – Julien’s Auctions, a premier entertainment celebrity memorabilia auction house, announces its Hollywood Legends auction of more than 800 items, including the personal costume Maureen O’ Sullivan’s donned as Jane in the “Tarzan” franchise of movies, as well as other screen-worn wardrobe, props, photographs, jewelry and celebrity owned items to be held April 5-6, 2013, at the firm’s Beverly Hills gallery.

Unique to this auction is the first-time offering of an unsurpassed collection of publicity stills and photographs from more than 6,000 films, from the earliest days of Hollywood through the 1960s. The collection includes original key book images, wardrobe test images, promotional and scene stills and images by photographers Clarence Sinclair Bull, Irving Lippman, M.B. Paul, and an abstract painting by Frank Sinatra (est. $5,000 – $7,000).

Science fiction will also take center stage with the sale of William Shatner’s laser rifle from the second pilot episode of the “Star Trek” television series (estimate $40,000-$60,000). The rifle predates the “phaser” popularized on the show and is a bespokeprop rifle produced at the request of series creator Gene Rodenberry.


A colorful abstract oil on canvas painting with black painted edges by Frank Sinatra, signed and dated lower right “Sinatra ’75.” (Photo courtesy Julien’s)

The Green Hornet and his trusty sidekick Kato cruised the streets of Los Angeles in a tricked out 1965 Imperial Crown nicknamed Black Beauty. In the 2011 production of “The Green Hornet,” Columbia pictures built and destroyed a number of these cars. Julien’s Auctions will present the one vehicle to survive intact ($40,000-$60,000), along with Jay Chou’s five-piece Kato costume ($8,000-$10,000), complete with chauffer cap and facemask.

Offerings pertaining to Hollywood goddess Marilyn Monroe include a selection of items from her personal life including a brown cocktail dress from Monroe’s personal wardrobe ($5,000-$7,000), personal stationery, signed checks, original photographs and never-before-seen footage of Monroe on set and behind the scenes of “The Misfits,” in which she co-starred with Clark Gable.

In “Some Like It Hot,” Monroe famously revealed the bra under the gown she was wearing, which will be offered at this event ($8,000-$10,000).

Other outstanding Hollywood costumes and personal wardrobe pieces include Anna May Wong’s black dress worn in “Daughter of Shanghai” in 1937 ($800-$1,200); Claudette Colbert’s Cleopatra cape from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 production of “Cleopatra” ($3,000-$5,000); and O’Sullivan’s Jane costume ($3,000-$5,000).

For more information on about this auction visit www.juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

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