Darren Julien, Founder and CEO of Julien's Auctions and Martin Nolan, Exeuctive Director, will bring some of the world's most iconic costumes to New York this week for one day only on Thursday, 10-25-2012. The world's premiere celebrity and memorabilia auction house will celebrate Hollywood Icons & Idols, an unprecedented Hollywood collection of over 800 items of screen worn wardrobe, props, original photographs, and celebrity owned items which will go on the auction block on November 9-10, 2012.
Included in the auction is one of the most iconic screen worn dress in film history – Judy Garland's blue gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz. As Dorothy Gale, Garland brought the magic of Oz to life. The blue and white pinafore costume (Est: $400,000-$600,000) is the only version to include both original blouse and pinafore. Over 100 images relating to The Wizard Of Oz including Key book and publicity images with continuity photographs from the film will also be offered.
Other highlights include a "conformed" copy of Monroes Last Will and Testament (Est: $5,000-$7,000) and an eight minutes 8mm film reel of the President's birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden which shows images of President John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Lyndon B. Johnson, Henry Fonda, the event's host Peter Lawford and many other performers and guests.
Julien and Nolan will also bring with them to New York the iconic gown made with layers of tulle and velvet flowers, from A Place in the Sun created by Edith Head and Elizabeth Taylor. Edith Head won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the film.(Est: $20,000-$30,000), a piece of wedding cake from the 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the beloved dress from Julie Andrew's role in "Sound of Music" (Est: $40,000-$60,000) and much more.