'Legends: Iconic Film and Music Memorabilia Auction' to highlight Hollywood's most celebrated icons
They came, they saw, they conquered, and now their collectibles will help carry out their legacy as GWS puts them up for auction.
GWS Auctions will celebrate some of the world's most iconic stars in music and film at the 'Legends: Iconic Film & Music Memorabilia Auction' on Saturday, August 25, at 10 a.m. PDT. It is set to include some rare Elvis Presley memorabilia and Marilyn Monroe collectibles, along with items from 'Mary Poppins,' 'Titanic,' Frank Sinatra, 'Forrest Gump,' 'Scarface,' Bruce Lee, Audrey Hepburn, and many others.
GWS Auctions will offer Julie Andrews’ crème cotton sleeveless top and Western underskirt with lace trim and pink ribbon neckline worn by the actress as she portrayed the title role in 'Mary Poppins' in 1964. The skirt has an interior Western Costume Co. label with the name Julie Andrews handwritten in ink which is faded due to age. This slip paired with the blue and white pinstripe dress worn in the famous 'Spoon Full of Sugar' musical sequence in the Banks House in the film is one of the most iconic pieces of film costumes ever to be offered.
The film 'Mary Poppins' received a total of thirteen Academy Award nominations, an unsurpassed record for any other film released by Walt Disney Studios.
The film is widely considered to be Walt Disney’s crowning achievement, being his only film to garner a Best Picture nomination during his lifetime. When the famous musical film 'Mary Poppins' premiered in 1964, no one could have predicted the important role it would play in film history. Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the film combined live action animation with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. Mary Poppins, played by Julie Andrews in her feature film debut, also produced one of the film’s most memorable songs of all time- 'Spoon Full of Sugar.'
Other such significant items include Elvis Presley's own Gideon Bible where the King has underlined certain passages. Also, for the first time the King's racquetball- which he used to play with his cousin and best friend, Billy Smith- will be up for auction.
Other important items at the auction include the well documented 1977 Sea-Mist Green Cadillac Seville, which is the last vehicle purchased by The King of Rock n’ Roll before his death. Other extraordinary auction highlights sure to draw attention are the “Missing” bejeweled Michael Jackson glove created for Jackson by his costume designer that has never been offered at auction after it was locked in a storage unit for over a decade. A Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown wedding invitation; a gold watch given to Sharon Tate by her mother before her tragic murder by the followers of Charles Manson, and an original Munchkin coat with its MGM label made for the 'The Wizard of Oz,' also made it to the list.
GWS Auctions’ lead auctioneer and co-founder Brigitte Kruse said, “These icons may be gone, but they certainly are not forgotten. The public continues to have an ongoing connection to these legendary artists, many of them taken from us far too soon. What contributes to the escalating value for collectors is the personal style and stories connected to these items. They help us recall the moments that make these performers and assets so treasured and compelling. We are honored and thrilled to be able to offer these items for auction worldwide.”
Other extraordinary film highlights include 'Titanic's (1997) Engine Room Workers Coveralls, Belt, Oil Rag and Can ensemble; a Rare 'Wizard of Oz' (1939) Munchkin Frock Overcoat Designed by Adrian for the infamous 1939 MGM Production; a 'Mary Poppins' (1964) Glynis Johns “Mrs. Winnifred Banks” Cream Silk Slip; 'The Big Lebowski' (1998) Jeff Bridges “Jeffrey the Dude Lebowski” Hero Gutterballs Costume; a 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (1977) Richard Dreyfuss “Roy Neary” Screen Worn Hero Mayflower Jumpsuit: Jim Carrey’s “The Riddler” 'Batman Forever' (1995) Green and Silver Glitter Shoes by Underground Shoes with Original Box and Salvador Dali’s paint palette.
Famous vehicles of the big screen will also be offered at the auction, among them is the 'Fast and Furious' Vin Diesel Charger and Buick Grand National; Jet Li’s futuristic police SWAT van from 'The One;' a “Herbie” Volkswagen bug; Rob Zombie’s RV from '31;' and a custom-made traveling trailer that is a scale model of Graceland.
Bidders may participate online by the official website of GWS Auction.