NEW YORK – Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced Treasures from the Dream Factory, an auction of nearly 400 entertainment and Hollywood memorabilia, including 66 items from the personal collection of award-winning, American actress Natalie Wood at Bonhams New York on Nov. 23, 2015.
Treasures from the Dream Factory is the third in a series of movie memorabilia auctions as part of a multi-year partnership between Bonhams and TCM. Past sales have resulted in high-profile sales, such as the Maltese Falcon at $4.2 million, a record price for a movie prop; the sale of Sam’s piano from Rick’s Café in Casablanca for $3.4 million, a record price for a piano; and Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz at $3 million, a record price for a costume from that film.
A Judy Garland-worn “Dorothy” dress from The Wizard of Oz, estimate U.S. $800,000-$1.2 million
This blouse and pinafore were retained by Kent Warner, the costume collector employed by David Weisz Co. to help organize the 1970 MGM Auction, and who cherry-picked many of the best pieces for himself. One of the very few complete Dorothy costumes still in existence, and a true icon of classic Hollywood.
Screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz’s “Rosebud” sled, gifted to him upon conclusion of Citizen Kane, estimate U.S. $100,000-$200,000
Herman Mankiewicz was one of the most prolific and important screenwriters of the 1920s-1940s. He is best remembered for his work on the screenplay of Citizen Kane, for which he and Orson Welles both won Academy Awards®. According to Mankiewicz family, this sled was given to Herman Mankiewicz by either Ben Hecht or (more likely) Kane producer John Houseman, at the conclusion of principle photography on the film.
Steve McQueen’s iconic racing suit from Le Mans, estimate U.S. $200,000-$300,000
Undoubtedly one of Steve McQueen’s most recognizable costumes, this racing suit was one of a small group worn throughout the making of the film, with three known to remain today. The suit includes jacket, trousers and flame retardant undergarments
A World War I era series of drawings by young Walt Disney, estimate U.S. $150,000-$200,000
Some of the earliest and most extensive drawings by Walt Disney still in private hands. A rare glimpse into the young Walt’s mind. The scrapbook features 13 unique characters drawn by young Walt Disney, and both Sears and Lesjak feel that these are the earliest Disney drawings ever to come onto the market, as well as possibly the largest cache of the same. It is significant that rodents figure heavily into two of the vignettes present here, a wonderful foreshadowing Walt’s greatest creation, Mickey Mouse.
A Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, estimate U.S. $10,000-$15,000
The Golden Ticket was retained by Construction Manager Hendrik Wynands from the scene in which Charlie (Peter Ostrum) finds the Golden Ticket in his Wonka Bar. Director Mel Stuart kept tight controls on the prop Golden Tickets produced for the film, and Wynands had to appeal to him especially to be able to retain this one.
Screen-used Herbie, the “Invisible Driver” stunt car used in Disney’s Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo, estimate U.S. $50,000-$60,000
It’s one of the most famous movie cars of all time, ranking with James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, Burt Reynolds’ Pontiac Trans-Am and Steve McQueen’s fastback Ford Mustang from Bullitt. But none of those are as cute as “Herbie the Love Bug,” the adorable, anthropomorphic 1963 VW Beetle that starred in five Disney movies from 1969 to 2005.
View the catalog http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22486/
Other notable lots in the TCM auction include:
- Tom Hanks Army dress uniform from Forrest Gump.
- Tom Hanks Army uniform from Forrest Gump.
- Reese Witherspoon costume from Election.
- Warren Beatty trench coat and hat from Dick Tracy.
- Anthony Perkins jacket and coat from The Black Hole.
- Mega Maid face prop from Spaceballs.
- A pair of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man hands from Ghostbusters.
- Munchkin soldier’s jacket from The Wizard of Oz.
- Marilyn Monroe red saloon gown from River of No Return.