Audrey Hepburn Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Audrey Hepburn Collectibles And Memorabilia

Audrey Hepburn Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn.

 

Brief history/biography

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4th, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, and died of appendiceal cancer on January 29th, 1993. She is considered to be one of the most iconic and famous actresses of all time, and was also an important fashion icon for the film industry as well.

Hepburn received numerous different awards during her career, some of which include a "Best Actress" Academy Award for her role in Roman Holiday, three Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Leading Actress" for her theatrical performance in Ondine, a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and many more.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/Costumes

Profiles in History in Beverly Hills sold Hepburn's Ascot dress from My Fair Lady for $3.7 million in June of 2011.

Sotheby's in New York sold Hepburn's dress from Funny Face for $14,340 in December of 2002.

Kerry Taylor Auctions in London sold a collection from Hepburn's haute couture wardrobe for £270,000 in December of 2009.

Christie's in London sold a Givenchy gown worn by Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's for £467,200 in December of 2006, a knee-length yellow Givenchy coat worn by Hepburn in Charade for £14,400 in December of 2007, and a two-piece cocktail outfit worn by Hepburn in Charade for £153,600 in December of 2006.

Christie's in New York sold Hepburn's pink cocktail dress which she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's for $192,000 in May of 2007.

Accessories

Christie's in New York sold a hair ornament worn by Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's for $17,825 in June of 1996 and Hepburn's sapphire and diamond spray brooch for $11,500 in October of 1994.

Christie's in London sold Hepburn's sapphire, diamond and pearl necklace for £9,775 in December of 1994.

Photographs

Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold an Irving Penn photograph of Audrey Hepburn in Paris (circa 1951) for £39,000 in May of 2010, and a Hepburn photograph by Dennis Stock which was taken during the filming of Sabrina (circa 1953) for $5,000 in April of 2010.

Christie's in London sold four photographs of Hepburn with her family (circa 1939-1989) for £24,150 in December of 1998.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a photograph of Hepburn and Grace Kelly for $5,000 in December of 2008.

Christie's in Paris sold a photograph of Hepburn and Art Buchwald with Simone, Barbara Mullen, Frederick Eberstadt, and Dr. Reginald Kernan for €73,000 in November of 2010.

Artwork

Julien's Auctions in West Hollywood, California sold an "Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina" design sketch by Edit Head for $5,000 in June of 2009.

Christie's in London sold a Hepburn costume sketch for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany's which was drawn by Edith Head for £57,600 in December of 2006.

Montefiore Auction House in Tel-Aviv sold a portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Daniele Donde for $5,500 in March of 2009.

Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold artist Yasumasa Morimura's self-portrait modelling as Audrey Hepburn (circa 1996) for $6,200 in September of 2006.

Documents

Christie's in London sold a collection of personal letters between Hepburn and her father and stepmother for £45,500 in December of 1998.

Stamps

A rare sheet of ten Audrey Hepburn stamps were sold at a charity auction in Germany for €430,000 in October of 2010.

The IBRA-auction in Essen sold another rare Audrey Hepburn stamp for €75,932 in May of 2009.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that references some of the most notable Hepburn films, such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday, are considered to be the most valuable among collectors. Audrey Hepburn stamps that were printed by the German Postal Service in 2001 are some of the rarest in the world due to the fact that the majority of them were destroyed almost immediately after distribution.

Restoration of an authentic Audrey Hepburn outfit is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Audrey Hepburn memorabilia, visit www.hepburntribute.com or www.audreyhepburn.com.

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