Los Angeles, California – (February 8th, 2017) – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars has announced the first auction event of their 2017 season — Property from the Estate of Patrick Swayze. The auction will take place April 28-29, 2017 at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. Swayze, cherished by fans and remembered by Hollywood, is often referred to as an inspiration and a rare and beautiful combination of masculinity, grace and a tender heart.
Patrick Swayze was the beloved actor and three-time Golden Globe nominee who died too early in 2009. He became an instant celebrity in 1987 when he starred as the misunderstood dance instructor Johnny Castle in the surprise hit Dirty Dancing. The movie established Swayze as Hollywood’s hottest new heartthrob. The actor, dancer and singer-songwriter was married to the love-of-his-life, Lisa Niemi, whom he met when she was just 16. Together they would become one of Hollywood’s most revered and admired couples. Swayze’s other love affair was dance which he took up as early as grade school. This would later lead him to New York where he trained with the Harkness and Joffrey Ballet companies and, soon afterwards, was hired as a principle dancer with the Elliot Feld Ballet Company.
Swayze debuted on Broadway in Goodtime Charley in 1975 and later appeared in West Side Story and as Danny Zuko in the musical Grease. This would lead him to Hollywood where he made his film debut in Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979). In 1983, Francis Ford Coppola cast him in The Outsiders.
After starring roles in other films such as Red Dawn, he went on to star in the hit mini-series, North & South, Books I & II. In 1987, everything changed as Dirty Dancing went on to become a Hollywood box office sensation which secured Swayze as a Hollywood icon. His star continued to rise as he was cast in iconic films including Road House, Next of Kin, Point Break, City of Joy and To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar.
In 1990 Patrick Swayze starred alongside Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg in the romantic drama Ghost. The film grossed over $200 million and earned Swayze a Golden Globe nomination, one of three he would receive throughout his career. He was also a singer whose hit “She’s like the Wind” catapulted to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in the late 1980s. Fans will also never forget Swayze being named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1991.
Property from the Estate of Patrick Swayze will include personal and career highlights offering fans a rare glimpse into some of the most important moments in his movie life and relationship with Hollywood.
Highlights include Patrick Swayze’s leather jacket from the film Dirty Dancing (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000); his shirt and shoes from the hit film Ghost (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a Patrick Swayze Golden Globe nomination certificate (Estimate: $800-$1,200); a collection of script packets for Season 16 of Saturday Night Live when Swayze hosted (Estimate: $600-$800); a Patrick Swayze Point Break worn O’Neill wetsuit (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a Point Break surfboard (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and Point Break skydiving gear (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000).
Other highlights include Patrick Swayze personal Wong Foo script and signed photo (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000); Swayze’s DeLorean automobile (Estimate: $30,000-$50,000); Swayze’s personal 1986 Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000); High School athletic awards (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000) and much more.