Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Items To Be Auctioned
Audrey Hepburn’s personal treasures will go on auction on September 27 at Christie’s, London. Among the things being sold is a trench coat that is expected to fetch anywhere between $7,683 to $10,244.
The auction of the iconic movie star’s things will take place in a live sale, and an online sale which will take place from September 19 to October 3. Her things have been divided into three categories – clothes, couture ad costumes, memorabilia and correspondence, and the professional portraits.
An annotated script of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ will also be auctioned and is expected to go anywhere between 60,000 an 80,000 pounds. There is also a blue dress by Givenchy, a gold cigarette lighter which is inscribed, and a number of photographs.
Hepburn’s glamorous Los Angeles mansion is also to be sold, and the going rate is $14 million. It is a 7,000 sq ft property designed by architect Paul Williams in 1938. The property has 6 bedrooms, a private tennis court, and a guest house.
Here are some other celebrities who have had their things sold for exorbitant prices:
A 1962 private jet that was owned by Elvis Presley sold at a California auction for $430,000. The private jet was sitting on a tarmac in Roswell N.M. for more than 30 years.
Basketball champion Michael Jordan’s sneakers were sold for $190,373 at an auction.
The estates of Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds are to be sold. Some of the pieces that will be on sale are a life size C-3PO, a pair of ruby Wizard of Oz slippers, the lavender silk chiffon dress which Reynolds wore in the popular ‘Singing in the Rain’.
The white halter dress worn by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned for $4.6 million.
Handwritten notes from Princess Diana went for nearly 15,000 pounds.