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Huge Hollywood Memorabilia Auction In Beverly Hills

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Although I have a seemingly insatiable appetite for Hollywood history and am a huge fan of vintage movies, I've honestly never had a hankering to own anything just because it was previously owned by someone famous.  But a lot of people feel very differently. However, many of you who would jump at the chance to get your hands on your favorite movie star's this or that probably think such things are thoroughly unaffordable. And mostly you would be right. But not necessarily, depending on your definition of affordability.

If you're in the market for stuff like that, or if you're just curious, then the Hollywood Legends auction is where you might want to be this coming Friday and Saturday, April 11th and 12th. Julien's Auction Gallery in Beverly Hills is promising an awesome collection for most memorabilia seekers, not just the super rich.

To be sure, there will be items that the vast majority of us couldn't even think about possessing. A good example would be Marilyn Monroe's Mexican tapestry from her Brentwood home. That is expected to sell for between $35,000 and $40,000.  Or the blonde bombshell's photoplay award which is expected to command between $20,000 and $30,000. Let's face it, given our obsession with her nearly 52 years after the entertainer's death,  just about anything associated with Marilyn is likely to carry a hefty price tag.  But there are a surprising number of items associated with the rich and famous that are expected to go for a lot less than you might think.  For instance, the "Wizard of Oz" test dress is expected to fetch between $6,000 and $8,000 as are a pair of Bruce Lee's  "Game of Death" shoes. If you're a big Clark Gable fan, a potpourri of his personal items will likely go for $8,000 to $10,000.

Still too much?  I hear you. Then how about the episode outlines for the original Star Trek series? You might be able to pick those up for as little as $1,000.  Or a Playboy Magazine first issue signed by Hugh Hefner? For a thousand bucks and some change you might just be able to snag that titillating piece of history.  And if you really, really must have something associated with Marilyn Monroe, you can always go for the Graflex camera used to take photographs of Norma Jean, aka Marilyn Monroe, for as little as $2,000.

If any of this piques your interest, the gallery is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150 in Beverly Hills. The phone number is (310) 836-1818.  The auctions will be this coming Friday and Saturday only beginning at 10am PST both days.

Julien's Auction Gallery Official website.

Tony McEwing co-anchors FOX 11 Morning News at 4:30 am and provides news updates for the Emmy award winning Good Day LA, broadcast weekdays from 7:00 - 10:00 am. He also co-anchors the FOX 11 10 am News and the FOX 11 News at Noon.
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