Humphrey Bogart stars with Michael Jackson at Bonhams


2015-06-26 11:46:07


Humphrey Bogart stars with Michael Jackson at Bonhams

Jackson's iconic fedora will auction at 12k, alongside The Beatles, Sir Laurence Olivier and Lauren Bacall

Clothing and film scripts from a collection of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall memorabilia are among items relating to the icons of stage and screen currently being displayed at Bonhams Knightsbridge, ahead of the Entertainment Memorabilia sale on December 16.

Humphrey Bogart's Action In The North Atlantic jacket (5k-7k)Humphrey Bogart's Action In The North Atlantic jacket (5k-7k)

The collection includes Humphrey Bogart's jacket, believed to have been worn in the film 'Action In The North Atlantic' (estimated at 5,000-7,000).

It bears a Warner Bros. Pictures label with the star's name and is dated to late August 1942.

Also on display is Bogart's script for 'In A Lonely Place' (estimated at 1,500-2,000), released in 1950.

Lauren Bacall's script for 'Bright Leaf' is also part of this collection. It is dated Oct 28 1949 and contains some handwritten annotations.

All of these items were gifts to the vendor's father from Freddie Clarke, the Bogarts' butler in their Hollywood home.

British legend of both theatre and film, Laurence Olivier, is represented by a two piece costume worn in the landmark performance as Richard III, estimated at2,000 - 3,000. This is one of many outfits consigned by London-based Angels, the world-famous film costumiers.

Laurence Olivier's two piece Richard III costume (2k-3k)Laurence Olivier's two piece Richard III costume (2k-3k)

Fans of Olivier's former wife, Vivien Leigh, will no doubt be interested in a collection containing more than 50 letters, together with signed photographs of the couple and 'Shakespeare In Stratford' theatre programmes (estimated at 400-500).

Among items relating to TV are several costumes from the classic British sci-fi series Dr Who, while, from the world of pop and rock, comes a metal stud and piece of white-painted tarmac from the famous Abbey Road crossing (estimated at 800-1000) made iconic by the Beatles.

Michael Jackson's iconic fedora and loafers from 2001 (10k-12k)Michael Jackson's iconic fedora and loafers from 2001 (10k-12k)

A Grundig TK20 reel-to-reel tape recorder used by the Beatles under their former moniker, The Quarrymen, circa 1960 and a police document signed by Jimi Hendrix, providing background to his arrest in Gothenburg, Sweden, in January 1968 for wrecking his hotel room (estimated at4,000-5,000) will also be on show.

Even Hollywood icons can lose their clothes...Apparently, even Hollywood icons can lose their clothes...

Alongside these - and likely to add to 2009's numerous high profile Michael Jackson memorabilia sales - are the trademark black fedora and loafers worn by Michael Jackson forthe September 2001 concerts at Madison Square Garden to mark the 30th anniversary of his solo career (estimated at 10,000-12,000).

With so many items of remarkable provenance on offer, many of the iconic lots are likely to far exceed their estimates atthe December 16 auction.

But, if you can't wait for the Bonhams sale, at Paul Fraser Collectibles we currently haveautographs and memorabilia for salefrom a host of leading cinema and music icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, James Stewart, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelinand many others.

Images: Bonhams and Ray Lowry

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