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Upcoming Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction

On June 14th Bonhams and Butterfields is holding an Entertainment Memorabilia Auction at 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.   Their online catalog is  fascinating, full of  autographed photos of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Clark Gable and many other famous Hollywood stars, costumes from several movies and various other celebrity collectibles, like the handbag carried by Estelle Getty in the Golden Girls television series.

Their rock and roll memorabilia includes an impressive collection of  concert posters, including  Grateful Dead posters by Rick Griffin,  one of Chris Isaack’s guitars and the costumes worn in the Sargeant Pepper movie.

Below is just a small sampling of some of  the entertainment collectibles that will be up for bid.

Gown worn by Ethel Merman in "There's No Business Like Show Business"

1950s Gown worn by Ethel Merman in "There's No Business Like Show Business"

Autographed picture of Rita Hayworth

Autographed picture of Rita Hayworth

40s vintage dress worn by Veronica Lake in publicity stills

40s vintage dress worn by Veronica Lake in publicity stills

1950s vintage gown worn by Christine Aguilera

1950s vintage gown worn by Christine Aguilera

70s artwork for the Tramps "Disco Inferno" album cover

70s artwork for the Tramps "Disco Inferno" album cover

Costumes worn by members of the Jackson Five

1970s Costumes worn by members of the Jackson Five

For those not present day of the auction, there is phone and internet bidding available.   And even if you have no intention of trying to win anything, you should definitely check out their catalog. It’s a highly entertaining little trip down memory lane!

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