I’m always amazed at what comes up for auction at Julien’s. The New York art auctions just happened and in one night, Sotheby’s brought in close to a billion dollars but at Julien’s, it’s not about the big bucks and in fact, most items are extremely affordable. And the best stuff is always the weirdest stuff, to me. (I have collected some oddities of my own, including Warhol signed tennis shoes and bounced check from Courtney Love. Don’t ask.)
Anyway, Julien’s 2014 Icons & Idols Auction is being held on December 5th and 6th in Beverly Hills and there are mutiple collections offered in this sale including a group of dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, property from the estate of Gypsy Rose Lee, items from the James Bond film franchise, property featured on Pawn Stars and much more. Other items in this auction include personal and film related property from Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Loni Anderson, Stella Stevens, Bruce Lee, Greta Garbo,Lucille Ball and Queen Elizabeth II. But with everything here, if I was going to go for something, I would seriously bid on the chest x-ray of Marilyn Monroe. THAT’S a conversation starter. Take a look at the nearly 1000 lots here.