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Auction To Feature Hollywood Memorabilia Including Marilyn Monroe, 'Superman' Items

A Beverly Hills auction house is gearing up for an event that features iconic Hollywood items. A local auction house shares why there is an obsession with auctions.

Owning a piece of Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and even Superman is now possible for the average Joe.

Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills is holding an auction on March 31 and April 1, of "epic Hollywood proportions featuring legendary costumes, memorabilia, props and celebrity figures from historical Hollywood museum in Belgium."

Highlights include: a Charlie Chaplin iconic cane (Est. $20,000-$30,000), Charlie Chaplin film worn suit (Est. $20,000-$30,000) and a number of his own personal items including his personal drivers license (Est. $2,000-$4,000). Other highlights include Clark Gable's riding jacket from Gone With The Wind (Est. $10,000-$15,000), a Charlton Heston screen worn robe (Est. $30,000-$50,000) and screen worn staff (Est. $20,000-$30,000), screen used tablets from The Ten Commandments (Est.$20,000-$30,000), Marilyn Monroe pantaloons worn in River of No Return (Est. $20,000-$30,000) and a vintage Christian Dior gown worn by Princess Diana (Est: $10,000–$20,000).

Auctions have long been a popular pastime for many and continue to draw attention.

According to , that specializes in , "People love auctions as many unique items are only sold in this format. The competitive nature of the auction format gets people excited.

"Many clients are not sure what to pay on a particular collectible but feel more comfortable that they are paying 'market' price in an auction that is run by a reputable auction company that has been in the business many years."

He added that buyers aren't just the elite, but they are from all walks of life.

"You can't profile a particular client/bidder. In our business, they are sports fans and love acquiring pieces that fit their collection, favorite athlete or team," Kohler said.

Kohler's best advice for getting what you want is to deal with a firm with a long history in that particular collectible industry.

 "Most people bid on things they can afford," he said. "They are excited to win a piece and pay for it quickly so they can own it."

The free public exhibition of Hollywood memoribilia from Julien's is now through Saturday, March 31. Visit Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed Sundays.

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION is scheduled for:
Saturday, March 31
Session I: 10 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II: 2 p.m. P.S.T.

Sunday, April 1
Session III: 10 a.m. P.S.T.
Session IV: 2 p.m. P.S.T.

sabrina sang April 05, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I believe I have a mink coat once owned by marilyn monroe where can I sell it

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