debbiereynolds_2003_auction_juliens_catalogueVente aux enchères "Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Collection Auction" le 6 décembre 2003 par Julien's Auction à Beverly Hills aux Etats-Unis.

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L'actrice Debbie Reynolds vendait ici une petite partie de sa collection (391 lots) de costumes d'acteurs et d'actrices et d'affiches de films. Les lots sont en consultation sur le site liveauctioneers.com avec photos et descriptifs pour chacun. La collection comportait sept lots sur Marilyn Monroe: des costumes de films.


Lot n°80: costume de Don't Bother to Knock
Undoubtedly the Holy Grail of any serious costume collection, presented here is a simple yet elegant green and black day dress worn by none other than Marilyn Monroe in her starring role as Nell Forbes in the 1952 drama Don't Bother to Knock. An important milestone in Monroe's career, Don't Bother to Knock was Monroe's first starring role in which she was able to show her versatility as a dramatic actress. An official wardrobe label on the inside lining of the dress reads: "1-27-1-7612 Marilyn Monroe A-66-05 #2." In fine overall condition, although numerous alterations have been made, including button removal, plaquet removal, and a replacement of the linen and lace collar. This costume is from the prestigious collection of Debbie Reynolds and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment. Proceeds from this sale go to benefit The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
About The Film: One of Marilyn Monroe's emerging films, "Don't Bother to Knock" co-stars Richard Widmark in a story about a deranged girl who gets a baby-sitting job in a hotel and terrifies all concerned by threaten to kill her charge. Twentieth Century Fox released this picture in 1952.
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000 / Sold: $ 10,000

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Lot n°145: costume de Marilyn Monroe pour Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
From one of the greatest actresses of all time in what was undoubtedly one of her finest performances, we are proud to present in this special lot a complete showgirls outfit--consisting of a black sequin leotard and matching Dutch hat--worn by Marilyn Monroe in her starring role as Lorelei Lee in the 1953 Howard Hawks classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Worn prominently by Monroe in the film, the leotard features a black sequin pattern across the entire bodice with an accent of rhinestones along the leg openings and a large floral pattern along the bustline. The matching stylized Dutch girl hat features black sequins across the crown and flaps and a green velvet lining with in the inside. Matching sewn-in wardrobe labels on the inside of the leotard and inside lining of the hat read, "1-25-1-4288, Marilyn Monroe, A698-69." This outfit was created by renowned costume designer William Travilla, who designed numerous costumes for Monroe throughout her career, including outfits for the film Bus Stop and the memorable white subway dress for the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. Well preserved, this outfit stands in impeccable condition. This costume is from the prestigious collection of Debbie Reynolds and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment. Proceeds from this sale go to benefit The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
About The Film: Icons Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell light up the screen in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".  They play a dumb blonde and a showgirl that go to Paris in search of rich husbands.  This wonderful musical also starred Charles Coburn and Tommy Noonan.
Estimate: $ 75,000 - $ 100,000 / Sold: $ 50,000
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Lot n°146: costume de Jane Russell pour Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
A marquee piece from one of the sexiest women of the silver screen, presented here is a complete showgirls outfit--consisting of a black sequin leotard and matching Dutch hat--worn by Jane Russell in her starring role as Dorothy Shaw opposite Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 Howard Hawks classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Worn prominently by Russell in the film, the leotard features a black sequin pattern across the entire bodice with an accent of rhinestones along the leg openings. The matching stylized Dutch girl hat features black sequins across the crown and flaps and a green velvet lining with in the inside. Matching sewn-in wardrobe labels on the inside of the leotard and inside lining of the hat read, "1-25-1-4287, Jane Russell, A698-69." This outfit was created by renowned costume designer William Travilla, who created numerous costume masterpieces including the memorable white subway dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch. Some alterations have been made, including the removal of flowers along the bustline and removal of a tie string along the front of the bodice, otherwise this outfit stands in overall superb condition. This costume is from the prestigious collection of Debbie Reynolds and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment. Proceeds from this sale go to benefit The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
About The Film: Icons Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell light up the screen in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". They play a dumb blonde and a showgirl that go to Paris in search of rich husbands. This wonderful musical also starred Charles Coburn and Tommy Noonan.
Estimate: $ 75,000 - $ 100,000 / Sold: $ 50,000

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Lot n°147: costume de Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
An attractive 2-piece outfit--consisting of a dress and matching jacket--worn by Marilyn Monroe in her starring role as Lorelei Lee opposite Jane Russell in the 1953 classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Created by costume designer Travilla, this grey ensemble features a matching grey fabricated pattern across the entire length of the dress and matching jacket. Both dress and jacket also feature a lovely satin trim accent that is highlighted by 2 grey satin trains that flow from the waist. A handwritten wardrobe label on the inside lining of the dress reads, "1-27-3-7914 M. Monroe A698-53." Well preserved, this true Hollywood artifact stands in excellent condition. This costume is from the prestigious collection of Debbie Reynolds and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment. Proceeds from this sale go to benefit The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
About The Film: Icons Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell light up the screen in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". They play a dumb blonde and a showgirl that go to Paris in search of rich husbands. This wonderful musical also starred Charles Coburn and Tommy Noonan.
Estimate: $ 75,000 - $ 100,000 / Sold: $ 50,000

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Lot n°148: costume de Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
A "must have" for any serious collector of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, offered here is a peach satin leotard with fishnet overlay and a pair of peach satin gloves with rhinestones, worn by none other than the legendary Marilyn Monroe herself as Lorelei Lee in the 1953 classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Created by famed costume designer Travilla, outfits such as this leotard created a great controversy at the time of the film's release since it was considered too revealing for major stars as Monroe to wear. Ultimately, it was Monroe's ability and willingness to wear such outfits that made her perhaps the greatest sex symbol in the history of motion pictures! An official 20th Century Fox sewn-in wardrobe label on the inside lining of the leotard reads, "20th Century Fox, Marilyn Monroe." NOTE: The leotard and gloves were worn in the film, however, they are not a matching set and are seen separately. Originally acquired from Sotheby's and accompanied by an original Sotheby's sticker. In overall fine condition, with some rhinestones on the leotard and gloves missing. These costume pieces are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment.
About The Film: Icons Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell light up the screen in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". They play a dumb blonde and a showgirl that go to Paris in search of rich husbands. This wonderful musical also starred Charles Coburn and Tommy Noonan.
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000 / Sold: $ 3,000

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Lot n°314: costume de The Seven Year Itch
An outfit almost as striking as the woman who wore it, presented here is a terrific purple sequined strapless pant-outfit with a glowing pink satin shawl, worn by Marilyn Monroe in her immortal role as "The Girl" in the 1955 Billy Wilder classic The Seven Year Itch. Created by renowned costume designer Charles Le Maire, this eye-catching outfit features a handwritten sewn-in wardrobe label on the inside lining of the pant-outfit that reads, "1-25-1-4710 M. Monroe A-734-03." In superb condition, this costume is certain to be the pinnacle of any memorabilia collection! This costume is from the prestigious collection of Debbie Reynolds and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment. Proceeds from this sale go to benefit The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
About The Film: A magnificent comedy starring the legendary Marilyn Monroe. "The Seven Year Itch" comes to mind when we think of a Hollywood classic. This timeless masterpiece was released in 1955 by Twentieth Century Fox and is Marilyn's most memorable role. The great story line features Richard Sherman; when his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor (Marilyn Monroe).
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 80,000 / Sold: $ 50,000 
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Lot n°357: costume de A Ticket To Tomahawk
A marquee addition to any serious costume collection, presented here is a late-1800's styled jacket and dress worn by the legendary Marilyn Monroe, performing in one of her early roles as "Clara" in the 1950 film A Ticket to Tomahawk. In superb condition, this yellow jacket and dress combination, designed true to it's period (circa 1870's) features green velvet and braid trim across both pieces with a pleated tier to the skirt. 20th Century Fox costume labeling on the inside of the jacket states "Marilyn Monroe" and on the inside of the dress, "1-25-1-3843, A-581-14 #2, Marilyn Monroe." From condition to collectability, it doesn't get any better! This costume is from the prestigious collection of Debbie Reynolds and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Debbie Reynolds and Darren Julien of Julien Entertainment. Proceeds from this sale go to benefit The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.
About The Film: In 1950, Marilyn Monroe had a small part in "A Ticket to Tomahawk. Set in 1876, Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 70,000 / Sold: $ 35,000  
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