US Memorabilia - Christies auctions various Warhol, Monroe memorabilia
NAME: US MEMORABILIA 20060616I
SOURCES: AP TELEVISION
DATELINE: New York - 16 June 2006
1. Exterior Christie's auction house
2. Room of film and entertainment collection at Christie's
3. Pan up Andy Warhol clothes, one of three cowboy shirts up for auction, estimated value for each $600- $800 US Dollars
4. Andy Warhol photograph, holding paintbrushes, included in the Lot with the paintbrush
5. Andy Warhol paintbrush, used by the artist in the mid-1980's, estimated value $1,000- $1,500 US Dollars
6. Andy Warhol's trademark silver wig, estimated value $4,000- $6,000 US Dollars
7. Photos, "Marilyn Monroe and Joe Di Maggio, Honeymoon in Japan, 1954," estimated value at $800- $1,200 US Dollars
8. Close up photo, "Marilyn Monroe and Joe Di Maggio, Honeymoon in Japan, 1954"
9. Pan up fur coat owned by Marilyn Monroe, estimated value $15,000- $25,000 US Dollars
10. SOUNDBITE: (English): Helen Bailey, Head of Entertainment Memorabilia at Christies New York:
"We also have some tools of his (Warhol's) trade, if you like, we have one of his paintbrushes which is heavily used and one of his polaroid cameras that we found a photograph of him using in Central Park in the late 60's, so all of these things, they're very, very personal items, a lot of them are appealing not just to Warhol fans, but to our clients who tend to collect very personal celebrity memorabilia."
11. Andy Warhol camera, Kodak Instamatic S-20 camera, estimated value $4,000- $6,000 US Dollars
12. Marilyn Monroe personal address and telephone book, circa 1960-1962, estimated value $10,000- $15,000 US Dollars
13. Page from Marilyn Monroe personal address and telephone book
14. Mahogany wingback armchairs, belonging to Clark Gable, estimated value $800- $1,200 US Dollars
15. Clark Gable Memorabilia
16. Photograph of Clark Gable wearing wristwatch pictured next to photo, lot valued at $2,000- $3,000 US Dollars
17. Photograph of Clark Gable and Jeanette Macdonald, taken on the set of "San Francisco," shows Gable wearing a bracelet given to him by Carole Lombard
18. SOUNDBITE: (English): Helen Bailey, Head of Entertainment Memorabilia at Christies New York
"One of the highlights of is certainly this bracelet that Carole Lombard, his (Gable's) wife gave him, they married in 1939 and she died in a plane crash in 1942, but it's always been fairly well know that they were having an affair for many years before they got married in 39, it's interesting because the bracelet is engraved 'I love you C.L.' and we found some photographs of him wearing it certainly as early as 1934, so it's interesting that their affair was really going on for that long, especially when he was married to his previous wife."
19. Close up Clark Gable gold bracelet, given to him by Carole Lombard, estimated value $2,000- $3,000 Us Dollars
20. Audrey Hepburn "Breakfast at Tiffany's" poster, valued at $2,000- $3,000 to poster titled, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," circa 1919, valued at $30,000- $50,000 US Dollars
21. Room of film and entertainment collection at Christies
One of Andy Warhol's signature silver wigs and a bracelet that was a gift from Carole Lombard to Clark Gable will be sold at Christie's in an auction, on the 22nd of June, of film and entertainment memorabilia.
The wig, worn by Warhol in the 1980s, has a pre-sale estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.
The Warhol memorabilia is being sold by the artist's nephew Jeffrey Warhola and also includes a paintbrush, used by the artist in the mid-1980's, with an estimated value $1,000 to $1,500 US Dollars.
In addition to the gold-linked bracelet, inscribed "I Love You CL," Gable's estate is auctioning a copy of the book "Gone With the Wind" inscribed to Gable by producer David O. Selznick.
Other highlights include a rare poster from the film "the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and Marilyn Monroe's personal address book from the early 1960s.