Costumes, Posters and More at TCM/Bonhams Auction

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TCM and Bonhams Add Costumes, Comedy Team Memorabilia, Portraits, Posters from Robert Osborne's Private Collection and More to November Auction

TCM Presents: There's No Place Like Hollywood Auction Set for Monday, Nov. 24 in New York

River of No ReturnCostumes worn by Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, James Stewart, Jerry Lewis and many iconic stars are slated to be auctioned this fall by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and international fine art auctioneers, Bonhams. More than 40 costumes have been added to the selection for TCM Presents: There's No Place Like Hollywood, an auction of rare movie collectibles. Also joining the auction block are pieces from comic teams such as Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello and The Three Stooges, a pair of exquisite portraits of Veronica Lake and more than 50 vintage movie posters from the private collection of TCM host Robert Osborne.

The auction will be held at Bonhams in New York on Monday, Nov. 24, with preview exhibitions in New York (Nov. 20-24) and at Bonhams' Los Angeles saleroom (Nov. 6-9). As one of the leading authorities on classic film, TCM is curating this year's auction, highlighting the fascinating stories behind the memorabilia and providing the cultural and historical context for each remarkable treasure. In conjunction with the event, TCM will also contribute a portion of the auction proceeds to The Film Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history.

A roster of newly added items for the There's No Place Like Hollywood auction is included below. They join more than 30 previously announced pieces from Casablanca (1942), such as the iconic piano at which Dooley Wilson sang "As Time Goes By"; the exterior doors from Rick's Caf Amricain, the nightclub where much of the movie's action takes place; passports, transit papers and other documents created for the film; a final draft screenplay; photos signed by cast members; production memos; an original Casablanca pressbook; and more.

Other items previously announced for the auction include a test dress and pinafore designed for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939); an Adrian-designed test cape for The Wizard of Oz's flying monkeys; one of Jane Russell's costumes from the Howard Hughes-produced The Outlaw (1943); a costume worn by Rita Hayworth while singing "Amado Mio" in Gilda (1946); costumes worn by Barbra Streisand in the films On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), The Way We Were (1973) and Yentl (1983); a full-length portrait of silent screen star Rudolph Valentino as the Black Falcon, painted by Federico Armando Beltrn Masss in 1925; and a copy of the Touch of Evil (1958) screenplay owned by producer Albert Zugsmith, and Aragorn's sword and Saruman's staff from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, from the collection of Sir Christopher Lee.. Information about the "There's No Place Like Hollywood" auction is available online at

Last November, TCM and Bonhams teamed up to hold their first auction together, the highly successful What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction, as Curated by Turner Classic Movies. The auction included such items as the 1940 Buick Phaeton featured in the dramatic final scene of Casablanca and a Maltese Falcon statuette used in John Huston's classic film, which set a new milestone for a movie prop by drawing a record-setting bid of over $4 million.

Earlier this year, Bonhams returned for the third time as an official partner of the TCM Classic Film Festival. As part of its sponsorship each year, Bonhams hosts a valuation session for select festival passholders on the final day of TCM's annual star-studded gathering. In addition to its complimentary appraisals at the TCM Classic Film Festival, Bonhams hosts an early preview of highlights from upcoming auctions, including rare collectibles associated with festival programming.


TCM Presents: There's No Place Like Hollywood – Newly Added Items

Marilyn Monroe saloon gown from River of No Return (1954)
Judy Garland evening gown from Easter Parade (1948)
Theda Bara vulture headpiece from Cleopatra (1917)
Grace Kelly cocktail dress from Mogambo (1953)
Clark Gable jacket from The Misfits (1961)
Johnny Depp hat from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
John Wayne shirt from Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Lawrence Olivier jacket from Wuthering Heights (1939)
Faye Dunaway gown from The Towering Inferno (1974)
Mia Farrow babydoll dress from Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Meg Ryan hat from When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Julia Roberts' earrings from Pretty Woman (1990)|
Deborah Kerr dress and matching costume design from Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Deborah Kerr dress and matching costume design from Dream Wife (1953)
GWTW Riding JacketRita Hayworth dress from The Loves of Carmen (1948)
Jimmy Stewart flight suit from The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Esther Williams bathing suit from Easy to Love (1953)
Clark Gable riding jacket from Gone With the Wind (1939) >>
Clark Gable shirt from Lone Star (1952)
Clark Gable jacket from To Hot Too Handle (1938)
Montgomery Clift Red River 'D' belt buckle from Red River (1948)
Shawl worn by Eva Marie Saint in North By Northwest (1959)
Jerry Lewis suit from The Nutty Professor (1963)
Nelson Eddy gray wool coat from Balalaika (1939)
Judy Holliday dress from Bells are Ringing (1960)
Marge Champion dress from Everything I Have Is Yours (1952)
Maureen O'Hara gown from The Foxes of Harrow (1947).
Donald O'Connor Army jacket from Francis Joins the WACS (1954)
Mitzi Gaynor dress from The I Don't Care Girl (1953)

Comedy Team Memorabilia
Pair of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy suits
Lou Costello suit from Lost in a Harem (1944)
Lou Costello suit from Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945)
Moe Howard's screenplay for Cactus Makes Perfect (1942)
Moe Howard's screenplay from Slaphappy Sleuths (1950)
Moe Howard's screenplay for The Outlaws Is Coming (1965)
Wristwatch owned by Moe Howard
Three Stooges Pillsbury promotional poster (1937)
Lobby card for Heavenly Daze (1948)
A clapper from the Three Stooges film Kook's Tour (1970)

Veronica Lake Portraits
Jack Tesler portrait of Veronica Lake
Arthur Crouch portrait of Veronica Lake

Both portraits come from the collection of Constance Charlotta, Lake's mother.

Movie Posters from TCM Host Robert Osborne's Private Collection
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
A Yank in the RAF (1941)
All About Eve (1950)
All This and Heaven Too (1940)
An American in Paris (1951)
Calcutta (1946)
California (1946)
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Dark Corner (1946)
Desert Fury (1947)
Desert Victory (1943)
Dragon Seed (1944)
Duel in the Sun (1946)
Forever and a Day (1943)
Funny FaceFunny Face (1957)
Going My Way (1944)
Gone With the Wind (1939 – 1960 Reissue)
Gunga Din (1939 – Italian reissue)
Hamlet (1949)
His Kind of Woman (1951)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
In Old Chicago (1937)
King of the Wild, Chapter 8 (1931 Serial)
Marriage is a Private Affair (1944)
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Nocturne (1946)
Notorious (1946 – 1954 Reissue)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Over the Moon (1939
Plein Soliel (1961)
Portrait of Jenny (1948)
Sorry, Wrong Number (1947)
Spider Woman Strikes Back (1944)
Stage Fright (1950)
Star Wars (1977)
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Suspense (1946)
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Target for Tonight (1941)
Tea For Two (1950)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Brasher Doubloon (1946)
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
The Great Lie (1941)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The True Glory (1945)
Thunder Birds (1942)
Till the End of Time (1946)
Tyrone Power Italian personality poster
Waterloo Bridge (1940 – Spanish poster)


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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to


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