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Marilyn Monroe's Beaded Evening Dress will be Part of A Special Tribute to Hollywood Glamour

Entertainment Editors


March 21st - April 3rd

Online Sale Includes Outfit Worn by Kim Novak in

Alfred Hitchcock's Haunting Masterpiece Vertigo - Posted at with Associate

In a tribute to Hollywood, will host a sale of magnificent entertainment Memorabilia beginning March 21 and continuing through April 3. This online auction will include jewelry, fashion, movie posters and other memorabilia associated with great Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers among others.

An evening dress worn by Marilyn Monroe during her first performances before a live audience -- entertaining the US troops in Korea, 1954 -- will highlight's tribute to Hollywood Glamour. This three-quarter-length royal blue crepe evening dress decorated with matching bugle beads (est. $60/80,000) is labeled "Ceil Chapman". A matching long sleeve bolero jacket with bugle bead edging accompanies the dress. The jacket is labeled "Hollywood Wilkes Barre, PA." This is one of the dresses that Marilyn Monroe wore when singing for the troops stationed in Korea. She gave live performances to more than 100,000 troops in a four-day period. The shows were a huge success. As Monroe left her final performance, she told the crowd, "This is my first experience with a live audience...and my greatest experience with any kind of audience. It's been the best thing that ever happened to me." Included among the illustrations is a photo of Marilyn wearing this dress or an identical dress also worn on the tour. She was known to have often purchased multiple identical outfits. Pays Tribute to the Academy Awards

No other evening is as exciting and conjures up the image of Hollywood style and glamour as the night of the Academy Awards. In its 72-year history, many of the most glamorous men and women of film have sashayed down the red carpet in Hollywood with all eyes upon them and cameras flashing to accept their "Oscar(c)", the most coveted prize in Hollywood.

Several of the items in this special theme sale come from, an Associate of who has entered into an exclusive agreement to sell Hollywood memorabilia on Among these items is the outfit worn by Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's haunting masterpiece, Vertigo.

This moss green wool jacket with green and white polka-dot trim is complete with matching skirt, belt and black suede shoes. A color 8x10 production still from Vertigo is included with this lot, (est.$3/5,000).

Grace Kelly's black organza dress that she wore in Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 mystery Rear Window (est. $3/6,000), Judy Garland's three piece outfit that she wore in Easter Parade which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume (est. $6/8,000) and the Nini Cerruti designed suit that Robert Redford wore in Indecent Proposal (est. $2/3,000) will be among the fabulous fashions available.

For the connoisseur of films and this era, additional highlights include a 1953 Original Half-Sheet Movie Poster from How to Marry a Millionaire (est.$600/900) -- Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe fumble and bumble as they bait the beautiful hook to catch themselves a rich fish, a Movie Poster from Funny Girl, 1968, (est. $350/450), Barbra Streisand's Academy Award-winning performance, a 1932 Original Three-Sheet Movie Poster from Devil and the Deep (est. $3/5,000), a melodrama starring Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Charles Laughton.

Autograph photographs of two quintessential Hollywood couples, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (est. $400/600) and Clarke Gable and Carole Lombard, circa 1940 (est $300/500), an autographed photograph of Rudolph Valentino (est.$800/1200), a Fred Astaire handwritten letter (est. $8/1200), Vivien Leigh and Olivier signed photos (est. $4/600), Carole Lombard and Clark Gable photos (est. $3/500) and a James Stewart Harvey the Rabbit Sketch (est. $2/3,000), are also included.

Those who consider themselves to be among the great arbiters of style from all over the world keep a close eye on what is happening in Hollywood, particularly on the night of the Academy Awards to catch a glimpse of top designers' newest styles and silhouettes in fashion and jewelry. salute to "Hollywood Glamour" will offer a selection of costume jewelry designed by the renowned Kenneth Jay Lane, who can count many Hollywood-leading ladies among his clientele. Mr. Lane commented on this fabulous era, "The movies created fashion as we know it. Before Hollywood, clothes and jewelry were reported and shown by few magazines, while the films were seen by millions of people who had never before been exposed to glamour. What really knocked the socks off of housewives and secretaries were the jewels they saw on the silver screen. The thirties really brought the stuff out of the vault and on to the screen."

Highlights will include a simulated diamond and simulated quartz bib-necklace (est.$500/700). This striking necklace from Kenneth Lane's archives is similar to the one worn by Raquel Welch when she was a presenter at the Academy Awards. An art deco-style simulated diamond bracelet (est.$150/250) was inspired by the legendary stars Carol Lombard and Marlene Dietrich, and its production is very limited. A suite of simulated diamond and jet jewelry (est.$800/1,000) from Mr. Lane's personal archives is similar to a version worn by Nancy Reagan. It also incorporates some of the motifs Mr. Lane used in his design of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis necklace.

Additional fashion highlights of the sale include an Edith Head Sketch - Elizabeth Taylor - A Place in the Sun, 1951 (est.$500/700). The name Edith Head is synonymous with Hollywood fashion and costume design. This particular sketch is of a gown worn by Miss. Taylor in her first scene where she meets her co-star Montgomery Clift. The scene takes place when Miss Taylor, bored with the goings on of a large society party wanders off to discover Mr. Cliff playing a game of pool by himself. She watches him perform an amazing shot and utters the famous line "I see you have had a mis-spent youth." The dress was so popular; it was copied and sold throughout the United States. A Custom-Made "Madame X" Gown made for Mrs. Milton H. Greene for Truman Capote's Black and White Ball, November 28, 1996 is estimated to sell for $750/1,000. With a guest list of 540 people that "he liked", Truman Capote brought together the most beautiful, powerful, talented and celebrated people of the day. Hollywood mixed with high society, artists danced with literary legends. It was considered by many to be the "Party of the Year". This gown was worn by Mrs. Milton H.Greene, wife of the famous Hollywood celebrity photographer Milton H.Greene. It was custom made for the event to look like the famous 1884 John Singer Sargent painting of Madame Pierre Gautreau (Madame X).

Another fabulous evening gown to be sold is Bob Mackie's Beaded Evening Gown, 1985 (est. $3/4,000). For the last three decades Bob Mackie has dressed the world's most famous entertainers. Who can forget the over-the-top creations for Cher, including her Time magazine cover Oscar dress by the designer? This fabulous gown was purchased in New York at the legendary Park Avenue boutique, Martha. It is made of gold and black chiffon accented with gold bugle beading over its entire surface. It is as sexy and stylish today, as it was when Mackie designed it in 1985. A black wool crepe suit custom designed by Hollywood costume designer Irene for the movie star legend Ginger Rogers for the movie The Barclays of Broadway which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for MGM studios will also be offered (est. $7/9,000).

We hope that you will join in the special tribute to "the Oscars(c)."

Note to Editors: A photo is available by Sotheby's press office by contacting 212/606-7176.

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Business Wire, March 23, 2000

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