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.
The brooch she wore in the famous “buckle your seatbelts” scene in “All About Eve” (1950).
A tiara from “The Virgin Queen” (1955).
A choker she wore in “The Spoilers” (1942).
A brooch Marlene Dietrich wore in “Destry Rides Again” (1939), which she also used as a head piece.
Earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to promote “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953.
A necklace Joan Crawford wore in the 1940s.
A costume ornament Katharine Hepburn wore in “Song of Love” (1947).
A variety of pieces worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963).
A necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind” (1939).
Another necklace from “Gone with the Wind.”
A necklace worn by both Judy Garland and Mae West.
Earrings worn by Judy Garland in 1951.
Multiple pieces worn by Mae West in “The Heat’s On” (1943).
A crown worn by Ronald Coleman in “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1937).
And most incredibly…
Shirley Temple’s scepter and crown from “The Little Princess” (1939).