By Judy Thorburn
Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - Las Vegas Round The Clock
Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - The Flick Chicks
Director of Communications - Nevada Film Alliance
Julien's Annual Summer Auction Features Collections from High Profile Celebrities at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
On Monday, June 14, I attended a press preview for Julien’s Annual Summer Auction that will take place at Planet Hollywood, June 24, 25, 26 and 27.The World-class museum quality exhibition featuring the collections and estates from many high profile celebrities covers over 20,000 square feet of iconic items and is open free to the public 10 a.m . to 10 p.m. daily from June 14th – June 24.
The collections are broken down into three categories:
Music Icons – More than 200 items from the Life and Career of Michael Jackson featuring the Colombostile custom designed furniture commissioned by Michael Jackson for his London home for his “This Is It” concerts at the O2 in London.As a tribute to the late King of Pop, Colombostile will be donating a generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items to benefit MusiCares and Joshua’s Heart, both 501(c)3 charities. Other items from Jackson's estate include Michael's stage worn clothing, handwritten lyrics, MTV award for “Scream” to name a few. Also included as part of the Music Icon's portion of the auction are a Jimi Hendrix stage played guitar, Johnny Cash stage played guitar, Britney Spears costumes, Madonna stage worn bra, Elvis Presley stage worn costumes and stage played guitar, and many more.
Hollywood Legends – Property from the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith including fine and decorative art, costumes, her 1992 Mercedes 300 SL, and many gifts from her late husband Howard J. Marshal. In addition, the exhibition will feature over 100 items from the personal collection of Cher, historic Marilyn Monroe items, items from Mia Farrow’s personal collection including gifts and jewelry from Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn dress from Funny Face, Christopher Reeves Superman IV Costume and many more legendary items.
Star Trek – Featuring the Estate of Gene Roddenberry the creator of “Star Trek” and his actress wife Majel. Over 200 fine and decorative art items from their home along with memorabilia from their career with “Star Trek”. In addition, up for bid, is the collection of William Shatner as well as items consigned by director J.J. Abram’s from the 2009 blockbuster film “Star Trek” with proceeds to benefit Children’s Defense Fund and Student Veterans of America.
Julien’s four day auction schedule at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas is as follows:
Music Icons – Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 25th
Hollywood Legends – Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27
Star Trek – Sunday, June 27th
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done either in person at the exhibitions and auction or by visiting www.juliensauctions.com before the sale.
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn