See (or Buy!) Hollywood’s Most Iconic Jewelry

An exciting opportunity for collectors of Hollywood fashion — jewelry from hundreds of the most famous “Golden Age” films are being auctioned by Julien’s Auctions.

The Joseff of Hollywood’s “Treasures from the Vault” sale, taking place on November 18, 2017, features pieces designed by Eugene Joseff, the designer on over 1000 films. After his death in 1948, his wife J.C. continued working as a Hollywood costume jeweler on over 450 films.

The auction includes items worn by Lana Turner, Greta Garbo, Ethel Merman, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Dorothy Lamour, Lucille Ball, Mae West, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, among others. Here are some of our favorites.

BETTE DAVIS
The brooch she wore in the famous “buckle your seatbelts” scene in “All About Eve” (1950).

Bette Davis in "All About Eve" (1950)
Bette Davis in “All About Eve” (1950)
Bette Davis wore this brooch in "All About Eve" (1950)
Bette Davis wore this brooch in “All About Eve” (1950)

A tiara from “The Virgin Queen” (1955).

Bette Davis in "The Virgin Queen" (1955)
Bette Davis in “The Virgin Queen” (1955)
The tiara Bette Davis wore in "The Virgin Queen" (1955)
The tiara Bette Davis wore in “The Virgin Queen” (1955)

A pearl necklace and bib necklace from “The Virgin Queen” (1955).

A necklace Bette Davis wore in "The Virgin Queen" (1955)
A necklace Bette Davis wore in “The Virgin Queen” (1955)
Bette Davis in "The Virgin Queen" (1955)
Bette Davis in “The Virgin Queen” (1955)
A necklace Bette Davis wore in "The Virgin Queen" (1955)
A necklace Bette Davis wore in “The Virgin Queen” (1955)

MARLENE DIETRICH
A choker she wore in “The Spoilers” (1942).

Marlene Dietrich in "The Spoilers" (1942)
Marlene Dietrich in “The Spoilers” (1942)
A choker Marlene Dietrich wore in "The Spoilers" (1942)
A choker Marlene Dietrich wore in “The Spoilers” (1942)

A brooch Marlene Dietrich wore in “Destry Rides Again” (1939), which she also used as a head piece.

Publicity photo of Marlene Dietrich for "Destry Rides Again" (1939)
Publicity photo of Marlene Dietrich for “Destry Rides Again” (1939)
Publicity photo of Marlene Dietrich for "Destry Rides Again" (1939)
Publicity photo of Marlene Dietrich for “Destry Rides Again” (1939)
A brooch Marlene Dietrich wore in "Destry Rides Again" (1939)
A brooch Marlene Dietrich wore in “Destry Rides Again” (1939)

GRETA GARBO
A necklace and earrings worn by Greta Garbo in “Camille” (1936).

Greta Garbo in "Camille" (1936)
Greta Garbo in “Camille” (1936)
Earring worn by Greta Garbo in "Camille" (1936)
Earrings worn by Greta Garbo in “Camille” (1936)
Necklace worn by Earring worn by Greta Garbo in "Camille" (1936)
Necklace worn by Greta Garbo in “Camille” (1936)

MARILYN MONROE
Earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953.

Earring worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1953
Earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953
Earring worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1953
Earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953
Earring worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1953
Earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953
Earring worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1953
Earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953

JOAN CRAWFORD
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in the 1940s.

Joan Crawford in the 1940s Joan Crawford in the 1940s
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in the 1940s
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in the 1940s

Two necklaces Joan Crawford wore in “Humoresque” (1946).

Joan Crawford in "Humoresque" (1946)
Joan Crawford in “Humoresque” (1946)
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in "Humoresque" (1946)
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in “Humoresque” (1946)
Joan Crawford in "Humoresque" (1946)
Joan Crawford in “Humoresque” (1946)
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in "Humoresque" (1946)
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in “Humoresque” (1946)

Joan Crawford’s Aries brooch and earrings.

Joan Crawford wearing an Aries brooch
Joan Crawford wearing an Aries brooch
Joan Crawford's Aries brooch
Joan Crawford’s Aries brooch
Joan Crawford's Aries earrings
Joan Crawford’s Aries earrings

KATHARINE HEPBURN
A costume ornament Katharine Hepburn wore in “Song of Love” (1947).

Katharine Hepburn in "Song of Love" (1947)
Katharine Hepburn in “Song of Love” (1947)
A costume ornament worn by Katharine Hepburn in "Song of Love" (1947)
A costume ornament worn by Katharine Hepburn in “Song of Love” (1947)

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
A variety of pieces worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963).

Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1963)
Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1963)
Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963)

VIVIEN LEIGH
A necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind” (1939).

Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind” (1939)
A necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
A necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind” (1939)

Another necklace from “Gone with the Wind.”

Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind” (1939)
A necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
A necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind” (1939)

JUDY GARLAND
A necklace worn by both Judy Garland and Mae West.

Mae West in "The Heat's On" (1943)
Mae West in “The Heat’s On” (1943)
Judy Garland in "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946)
Judy Garland in “Ziegfeld Follies” (1946)
A necklace worn by both Judy Garland and Mae West
A necklace worn by both Judy Garland and Mae West

Earrings worn by Judy Garland in 1951.

Judy Garland in 1951
Judy Garland in 1951
Earrings worn by Judy Garland in 1951
Earrings worn by Judy Garland in 1951

MAE WEST
Multiple pieces worn by Mae West in “The Heat’s On” (1943).

Mae West in "The Heat's On" (1943)
Mae West in “The Heat’s On” (1943)
Jewelry worn by Mae West in "The Heat's On" (1943)
Jewelry worn by Mae West in “The Heat’s On” (1943)
Jewelry worn by Mae West in "The Heat's On" (1943)
Jewelry worn by Mae West in “The Heat’s On” (1943)

RONALD COLEMAN
A crown worn by Ronald Coleman in “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1937).

Ronald Coleman in "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937)
Ronald Coleman in “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1937)
The crown worn by Ronald Coleman in "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937)
The crown worn by Ronald Coleman in “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1937)

And most incredibly…
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Shirley Temple’s scepter and crown from “The Little Princess” (1939).

Shirley Temple in "The Little Princess" (1939)
Shirley Temple in “The Little Princess” (1939)
A crown worn by Shirley Temple in "The Little Princess" (1939)
A crown worn by Shirley Temple in “The Little Princess” (1939)
The scepter held by Shirley Temple in "The Little Princess" (1939)
The scepter held by Shirley Temple in “The Little Princess” (1939)
The scepter held by Shirley Temple in "The Little Princess" (1939)
The scepter held by Shirley Temple in “The Little Princess” (1939)
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