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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Julien’s Auctions: Property From The Estate of Tony Curtis



Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and celebrity auction house will offer a rare glimpse into the life of one of Hollywood’s most colorful stars, Tony Curtis. The rare Hollywood star whose off-screen character was often more sensational than his on-screen one, lived a life that could be its own movie or television series.  Curtis’ career spanned six decades with popularity during the 1950s and 1960s enabling him to transpose his good looks into super movie stardom.  He acted in over 100 films ranging from light comedy to serious drama and he also made numerous television appearances.

Tony Curtis Signed Still LifeAmong Curtis’ most memorable films were 1959’s “Some Like It Hot,” 1960’s “Spartacus,” 1953’s “Houdini,” 1952’s  “Son of Ali Baba”, 1957’s “Sweet Smell of Success,” 1965’s The Great Race and of course 1968’s “The Boston Strangler,” often noted as his most serious part. He earned an Oscar nomination for the 1958 crime drama “The Defiant Ones.” The film “Some Like It Hot” in which he acted with icon Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon has been called the funniest film in history by the American Film Institute.

Faberge Russian 14K Yellow Gold and Sapphire cigarette caseHe also acted with such greats as Burt Lancaster in “Sweet Smell of Success” and Cary Grant in “Operation Petticoat.”  Curtis was often noted for his impeccable comedic timing.  Off screen Curtis earned even more attention for his personal life which was filled with great turmoil and change. He married five times, his first and most famous to actress Janet Leigh.

Warhol Some Like it Hot ShoeIn addition to being a popular actor, Curtis was a fine art connossiuer. Collectors will have the opportunity to purchase some of his impressive art collection along with items from his illustrious career at Julien's Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills on September 17th, 2011. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Shiloh Horse Rescue, a charitable organization founded by Jill and Tony Curtis that rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses of all types (www.shilohhorserescue.com).


You can view the order a limited edition auction catalog or flip through the auction catalog online at:


The Estate of Tony Curtis Exhibition:
Tuesday, September 6th – Friday, September 16th
10am-5pm PDT, Monday through Saturday
Free to Public – Closed on Sundays

Live and Online Auction:
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Session I – 10am PDT
Session II – 2pm  PDT


Location:

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 150
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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