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AUTHENTIC - JOAN RIVERS
Personal Outfit


[ORDER ITEM - #7353]
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# 7353 - c. 1990's GIORGIO ARMANI Mini Checked Rayon Skirt and Blouse "Dress" Worn by Joan Rivers This outfit came from the old StarWares shop.  For those of you who don't know about Star Wares Collectibles, they consigned many celebrities items.   In an LA Times article written in 1992: "When Cher cleans out her closets, she calls Star Wares and we pick the items up directly from her home in Malibu.  Star Wares owner Marcia Tysseling, who opened the shop, said her career in star clothing began when she worked for "Ms. Clothing" herself, Joan Rivers.  Rivers, who warned that there are plenty of fakes in the celeb wear business, said Tysseling's shop carries only the genuine article. 'If she said this or that belonged to a certain star, then by God it belonged to them,' said Rivers."  So.... even though I don't have a photo of Joan Rivers wearing this particular outfit, from Joan's lips, she guarantees that it's hers due to the attached label.  Originally listed as $350 and reduced to $250 (so $350 according to the inflation calculator would be about $525 today... just FYI ).  As you know, Armani black label was the most expensive, so this cost a pretty penny and more than $350 when new.  I only had two pieces from Joan Rivers.  One has already sold.  This is the other.  Obviously would have been worn with a belt but I didn't want to decide what kind of belt... rather let you decide. Tiny mini-checks of tan and black looks solid from afar.  Excellent condition with just a few very very very tiny pulls... see one close-up at the skirt pocket.  There are only a few of these. Shoulder pads.  Measures:  25" waist, up to 38" hips.  Have a piece from Joan Rivers closet in your closet to remember her by.  She was a comic genius.  Taken too soon.  And I am pricing as I would if she was alive... I do not like to profit from a death.   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.  

$ 685.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - JOAN RIVERS
Worn in People Magazine Shoot!


SOLD on LAYAWAY 
# 7264 - Dated SUMMER, 1991 Original "Sample" CHRISTIAN DIOR Suit Dress Named "MINNIE" of Black and White Cotton Polkadots with Original BOB MACKIE Black Silk Camisole Designed for and Worn by Joan Rivers!  First off.... This item is going up now because all our thoughts are with Joan Rivers.  This is my tribute to her and my wishes that she will get back to 100% healthy.  In addition to this being a celebrity worn item, it's also a rare SAMPLE piece by Dior (or more exactingly by Gianfranco Ferre who headed up Dior between 1989-1996).  AND the simple black silk camisole underneath?? The rest of us would have gone out to a local shop and bought a cami to wear under...  but Joan had Bob Mackie "whip one up" for her with bra sewn in (so consider it a couture piece... even though it was just a quick favor, I'm sure). The "SUIT" is not a suit, but rather a unique combination of a dress and a suit with a high waisted skirt attached to the short jacket at the sides, and just looks like a zip up sheathe dress at the back!! Not sure what the benefit is of this suit/dress combo, but it's certainly unique.  Love the cuffed short sleeves that go "white/black" rather than "black/white" and the 3 white half-round buttons.  The material is a cotton faille (or textured cotton). Excellent condition with just a hint of fade at the back... hardly worth a mention.  Measures:  up to 36" bust, up to 29" waist, up to 37" hips.   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.  

$ 985.  SOLD on LAYAWAY 

Approx. - SIZE 4
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC - DEBBIE REYNOLDS Worn for Las Vegas Show


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# 7709 - c. 1985 Original BOB MACKIE Blue Beaded Gown Designed for, Created for and Worn on Las Vegas Stage by Debbie Reynolds!  Still looking for the exact date of this show in Vegas, but I DID find a copy of the original Las Vegas Debbie Reynolds show program and as you can see, the gown is featured on the front, and shown as worn by Ms. Reynolds on the back of the program!  This is NOT a store bought gown, but an ORIGINAL Bob Mackie creation for the stage as you will see from the very high slit in the skirt, the heavy and very long metal zipper at the back and the plain Bob Mackie label (unique).  The gown is a deep royal sapphire blue sheer gown with huge bell sleeves, high cowl collar in front to low "v" in back.  Lined torso.  VERY high slit will show off lots of leg. Gown is covered with various shades of blue bugle beads which are also used for beaded tassels, and rhinestones are added for a little extra glitz (as if it needed anymore!). ;)   Minimal bead loss.... hardly worth mentioning, and one chiffon pull found on sleeve (see photo).  Excellent condition (though it was worn as you can see).  A true Bob Mackie treasure. Measures:  up to 35" bust, up to 28" waist, up to 36" hips, 54" long from shoulder to hem, 20" long metal zipper at back, 32" long slit in skirt.  NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  Also Listed in the Mackie and 1930-Today Categories.  

$ 9,500.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 4
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AUTHENTIC - LIZA MINNELLI Worn!

[ORDER ITEM - #7115]
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Liza Minnelli in these glasses
# 7115 - c. 2000's SKY EYES White Owl Shaped Sunglasses Worn by Liza Minnelli!  OK... I ALWAYS seek out photos of the celebrity actually wearing the item I am selling.  Just helps to complete the authenticity.... even though I guarantee everything I sell is, indeed, authentic!  I do everything in my power to make absolutely sure!  I don't know when this photo of Liza was taken, but prior to 2005 when these glasses were sold at Star Wares in Hollywood (comes with that COA).  And the glasses themselves?  According to the Sky Eyes website:  "Fashion victims will be enthused by the Sky Eyes sun collection. Vintage, rounded, cat’s-eyed or pilot shaped, there is something for every taste. This Marseille line is not only very trendy but also earmarked to fashion codes. Well-known for the creativity of its stylist team and the quality of its sun lenses.  A stylish and remarkable collection, tailor-made for fashion lovers."  There ya go! :)   They sell (without the provenance) for $100 - $200.  AND... these are incredibly similar to the sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in the photo below!!!!   Two icons wearing an obviously great style.  Condition is very good... they have been worn, but no defects.  NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 345.  ORDER 

AUTHENTIC - LINDA EVANS
Worn on Dynasty!


SOLD
# 7263 - c. 1980's NOLAN MILLER COUTURE Dress of Hot Pink and Black Carwash Skirt Worn by Joan Collins on DYNASTY!  Yeah, I know...  LINDA EVANS!!  However, this was sold from the Star Wares shop as Joan Collins.  Who knows where the mix-up took place, but anyway...  The buyer knew what they bought, and informed me that it WAS indeed from Dynasty, however from the 1991 Dynasty miniseries that followed the end of the series to tie up loose ends of the plot...AND that it was worn by Linda in the final cat fight!  Cool!!  And not worn with the belt (I still think it's better with a belt, but I guess Nolan Miller knows better than me.  :)   It came to me from the old StarWares shop.  For those of you who don't know about Star Wares Collectibles, they consigned many celebrities items.   In an LA Times article written in 1992: "When Cher cleans out her closets, she calls Star Wares and we pick the items up directly from her home in Malibu.  Star Wares owner Marcia Tysseling, who opened the shop, said her career in star clothing began when she worked for "Ms. Clothing" herself, Joan Rivers.  Rivers, who warned that there are plenty of fakes in the celeb wear business, said Tysseling's shop carries only the genuine article. 'If she said this or that belonged to a certain star, then by God it belonged to them,' said Rivers.  And certainly the fact that Nolan Miller was the designer on that show, it's just another proof for you.  Now... PLEASE NOTE, the black belt doesn't come with the dress.. I just added it as I assume that was how it was worn.   In addition, the entire "skirt" is really just strips of black wool gabardine (? - I'm not a fabric expert), so either Joan showed a lot of leg, or perhaps a black slip was worn under.   Wide shoulder pads ... exactly what you need from a Dynasty piece!  Love the cuffed sleeves and neckline trimmed in black.  Buttons up the back with black buttons.  Excellent condition.  Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 38" hips, 35" long from shoulder to hem.   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.  

$ 785.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 6 /8
(check measurements above)

JUST LIKE LADY GAGA Wore!

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Lady Gaga wearing exact same purse
# 7021 - c. 1970's Red Patent Dallas Telephone Purse (with Shoulder Strap) Just like Worn by Lady Gaga NOTE:  this is NOT Lady Gaga's purse... this is exactly the same as the vintage purse she wore walking around New York City's SoHo area in 2011.   Created back in the 1970's, these were probably the original mobile phone!  This must have been the coolest thing!!  Imagine being able to plug in to any outlet and use your “mobile” phone. Ooh!!   It is basically a purse that you can plug into a telephone socket in a wall to make phone calls (inside you will find the original cord, and on/off switch and the cord connection socket).  These were created in a purse style or a briefcase style in red, white and black and in an embossed patent or smooth patent.  So you will see a photo of Parker Posey wearing the black one.  So you want to know if it still works?  Yup!   I called my husband on it the other day and he said it sounded perfect.  This one is in great condition.  There are extremely minor wear to the very edges of the shoulderstrap, one very minor mark on the back (see photos), and the only other issue is there is a "rattle" inside the phone handset.  Can't figure out why, but it's in there... doesn't created any issue at all.  The handset is held in place with original velcro and can be worn without with shoulderstrap but carried by this handset as a handle.  Groovy.  Awesome.  Cool.   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Item.    Also Listed in the Hats, etc. Category.  

$ 365.  ORDER 

 


Parker Posey

AUTHENTIC - FRAN DRESCHER Worn!

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# 11353 - c. 2005 PAMELA DENNIS COUTURE White Silk Gown with Matching Shawl!  Worn by Fran Drescher at the Vanity Fair ACADEMY AWARDS OSCARS Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005!  If you look up photos of Fran Drescher at the Oscars in 2005, you will most likely see her with her "date" for the evening... Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.   Fun couple, eh?!   Fran looked smashing in this simple white Pamela Dennis Couture gown.  Oscar worn gowns can bring hundreds of thousands of dollars... highest price was paid for Liz Taylor's gown, selling at auction for $165,000!  Natalie Portman's 2012 Oscars gown sold for $50,000.  Average prices are around $15,000 - $25,000. This gown Measures: up to 33" bust, up to 27" waist, up to 38" hips, 42.5" long in front, 60" long in back.  84" x 28" shawl.  Excellent condition... there are just minor stains around the hemline from walking.   There is a rhinestone finger ring at the hem to hold up the train if you want.  Interior bust pads which could be removed to accommodate a larger bust. The top stitching you see on the gown you will see as worn by Fran. This is THE gown she wore.   NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece. NOTE: All Fran Drescher's proceeds will go to her charity Cancer Schmancer.

$ 5,000.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 4, small 6
(check measurements above)

 
AUTHENTIC - Fran Drescher Worn
in "Beautician and the Beast"

[ORDER ITEM - #11363A]
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# 11363A - c. 1997 Custom Made Raw Silk Hot Pink Pants for "The Beautician and the Beast" Movie!  Worn by Fran Drescher!   POSTER WORN!  From costume designer Barbara Tfank, Fran wore these pants in various colors throughout the film.  I have all 5 colors... Hot pink, Light Orange, Lavender, Light Pink and Soft Lime Green!  These pink pants are the "best" pair of the bunch as it was highlighted on the movie poster and the front of the DVD.  I don't have any of the tops worn with these, just the ankle skinny raw silk pants.  Each pair is exactly the same, just a different color and various prices.  All in Excellent condition (with just a few extreme minor dirt on a few). Form fitted with small slit at bottom sides of legs. Side zipper.  Unlined.  All measure:  25/26" waist, up to 36" hips, 37" long, 15" rise.  NO STRETCH!  All custom made for Fran's body.  NEW LISTING!  Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece. NOTE: All Fran Drescher's proceeds will go to her charity Cancer Schmancer.

$ 685.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 2
(check measurements above)

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AUTHENTIC - FRAN DRESCHER Worn!


[ORDER ITEM - #11355]
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# 11355 - c. 1990's VERSACE COUTURE Leopard Faux Fur Plush Gown!  Worn by Fran Drescher on "The David Letterman Show", on "Living with Fran", on "The Nanny" and for Publicity Photoshoot!  Obviously one of Fran's favorites as she wore it for a major publicity photo shoot... and I've gotta say, as beautiful as Fran is, she never looked more beautiful than in these photos!!! There are many leopard gowns out there, but this is Versace Couture!  The slightly golden wide straps are the key to recognizing this particular gown worn on all the various shows.  Click on the photo at the left to see the actual gown and the other photos and stills from the videos you can find on YouTube.  The "Living with Fran" episode was season 2, episode 10 from February, 2006.  "The David Letterman Show" appearance was July, 2009.  "The Nanny" was season 2, episode 11.  I haven't found the date of the photoshoot yet.  Even though worn a few times, it's still in Excellent condition... except... somehow the hemline at the side to the back is stiffened.  What did Fran step in??   It's not something you will notice when worn, but it's certainly there when you inspect the gown.  Versace Couture dresses can easily cost $10,000+.  The current Versace Couture Atelier line gowns now can reach up near $100K!  Just to give you some idea of what this is.... beside the celebrity connection.  Measures:  35" bust, 27" waist, up to 37" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem, 22" long slit at back.  NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece. NOTE: All Fran Drescher's proceeds will go to her charity Cancer Schmancer.

$ 2,250.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - FRAN DRESCHER Worn in movie "This is Spinal Tap"!


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# 11348 - c. 1984 Black Sheer Chiffon Kimono Robe with Gold Glitter and Gold Rope Trim!  Worn by Fran Drescher in the 1984 Cult Comedy Classic Film "This is Spinal Tap", and worn at the 2012 Red Carpet Premier for her TV Show "Happily Divorced", and worn to officiate the Weddings of 3 Gay Couples for her 2012 “'Love Is Love' Gay Marriage Contest.”!!  An Important Piece of Memorabilia!!  This is one of those pieces that you just can't believe is available for sale! The only reason is that Fran Drescher is selling is to raise money for her Cancer Schmancer charity. So if you want an incredible piece of Hollywood memorabilia, as well as feel good about where your money is going... well....  Worn by Fran portraying Bobbi Flekman in the 1984 cult rock music mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap.  In 2002, This Is Spinal Tap was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. In 2010, it was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time!  The kimono shape robe is sheer black chiffon with tiny gold glitter shaped into large flowers all over and trimmed in a heavy gold rope.  Ties at front with tiny tie or wear open.  I don't know what condition this piece was in prior to 2012 when Fran wore it at the premier of her TV show "Happily Divorced", AND to officiate at the weddings of 3 gay couples selected through her “'Love Is Love' Gay Marriage Contest”,  but sadly it now has chiffon holes throughout and at the hemline.  If worn over black, you'd never know. The integrity is still excellent, but I've shown most of the holes in the photos....you will find them everywhere.  The piece might have been mishandled in storage.  Whatever... it's not falling apart, but the issue is there. Still... this is a memorabilia piece, not something to be worn (other than my Fran who certainly deserved to take this out of her closet to wear at her important event!!!).   You can watch a YouTube video of Fran at the premier talking about the piece as "vintage from when I wore it in the movie Spinal Tap" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tz2_iHoorI   NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the Fran Drescher Category. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NOTE: All Fran Drescher's proceeds will go to her charity Cancer Schmancer.

$ 5,000.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE - One Size
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AUTHENTIC - JOHN MALKOVICH
Movie Worn in 1998 in MGM/UA's
"THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK"

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# 7656 - c. 1998 The Man In The Iron Mask MGM/UA Movie Costume In the Style of c. 1670 French Fashion!  Screen-worn Robe, Vest and Feathered Hat!  Movie Starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Worn by John MalkovichHIGHEST QUALITY COSTUME!  It amazes me sometimes when I see some movie costumes that are so poorly made with lousy fabrics... and then I come across some like these (from The Man in the Iron Mask) that are SO incredibly beautiful and made of the highest quality! It makes me so happy to know there are still those who believe in the importance of quality!!  This costume was worn by John Malkovich in the masked ball scene. Deep ruby velvet with elaborate "gold bullion" embroidery on the coat.  The long gold bullion embroidered dark taupe velvet vest under has a nehru collar and has a waist length corseted back to fit you.  Currently the coat and vest are loosely sewn together at the sides... you can remove that in 2 seconds.  And then comes the extra long feathered embroidered hat!!!   Would make a truly unique wedding ensemble for a groom in a fantasy wedding... as I have an extraordinary ivory brocade ballgown for your wedding gown listed for sale as well!!!  Not perfect condition as it was screen-worn, but no glaring issue. The only thing missing are the corset lacings.  Shoelaces would do.  Extra Shipping Charges apply. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 9,500.  ORDER   (Extended Layaway Available)

Approx. - SIZE 40 (measures 45" around chest)
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AUTHENTIC - Movie Worn in 1998
"THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK"

[ORDER ITEM #7682]
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# 7682 - c. 1998 The Man In The Iron Mask MGM/UA Movie Costume In the Style of c. 1670 French Fashion!  Screen-worn Mask with Tiara, Feather and Neck Ruff!  Movie Starred Leonardo DiCaprio!  HIGHEST QUALITY COSTUMES!  In the masked ball scene, you will see many of these paper mache and wood masks on all the lead actors and the background actors. Some are more gold, some are more bronzed.  Some are more attractive faces than others.  Some are male, some female.  I specifically went for this mask as it was the only one I found with the tiara and the neck ruff attached, along with the feather.  AND she was pretty!  Not perfect condition as it was screen-worn, bso if you care, you can retouch the mark on the bridge of the nose.  Slightly higher shipping due to size and packaging.  Masks from this movie have sold as high as $750. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 485.  ORDER   



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# 7707 -  c. 1910 Era Irish Crochet Gown, Parasol, Purse, and Straw Hat Created in 1940's by Berman's Film & Theatrical Costumiers, Hollywood, CA for Unknown Theatrical Production! Complete Outfit for Promenade!  I'm in love!!!!  OK, perhaps it's lust, but either way.... I LOVE this outfit!!!  Designed in the 1940's but I still believe the Irish Crochet used is from the Edwardian era and it's the underdress of mint green that is newer.  Beautifully made piece, so whoever wore it in whatever production... it must have been for a principal player rather than a background extra.  Too much effort was put into these pieces for it to be lost in a crowd scene.  The gown was given a hidden old zipper at back (beautifully hidden!!!) and the mint green chiffon, tulle and satin around hemline with a slight "mermaid" shape.  There is just so much to write about these pieces, I could go on for hours... but I'll let the photos speak for themselves.  The lovely straw hat with matching mint green silk and Irish crochet decorated hat is designed to be of the Gibson girl c. 1902 era, so if you are researching, look for 1940s movies set in that time period.  The hat has the  Berman's label. The dress is unlabeled.  The parasol is surprisingly in great condition with just a few dangles missing at the points and one metal rod that needs a solder. Purse lined in the same silk is excellent.  All pieces in remarkably great condition!!!! (only issues are some crochet dangles missing, and extreme minor dirt alone hemline - and water stains on the inner lining only hemline - UNSEEN when worn).   And in a wearable size of up to 35"/36" bust, up to 26" waist, up to 36" hips, 61" long from shoulder to hem. To wear, you can always remove the lower sleeve and yoke if you prefer a more bare look!!!! NEW LISTING!  Also listed in the 1850-1930s and Wedding sections.

$ 5,850. for all pieces   ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2/4

AUTHENTIC - "MOULIN ROUGE"
Velvet Pillow from the 2001 Movie!

SOLD on LAYAWAY 
# 7696 - c. 2001 From the Movie, "Moulin Rouge" Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Large Velvet, Satin and Fringed Pillow!  Found in the Love Nest!  I was lucky enough to get THREE velvet pillows from 20th Century Fox Studios.  The unique and now classic movie was shot in Sydney, Australia and directed by Baz Luhrmann.  The color of the velvet is like a blue periwinkle.  Just gorgeous!!!  This is the most ornate of the three pillows... There are little ornaments at the sides and long lovely gold silk fringe and tassels on both sides. Reversible to gold. Excellent condition with just one tiny strange blue mark on the back gold (see photo)... might be a paint splash from the scenery?? GORGEOUS PILLOWS with FABULOUS PROVENANCE!  Measures:  27" long x 12" wide and about 5" in height. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 895.  SOLD on LAYAWAY 

 

AUTHENTIC - "MOULIN ROUGE"
Velvet Pillow from the 2001 Movie!

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# 7695 - c. 2001 From the Movie, "Moulin Rouge" Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Large Velvet, Satin and Tasseled Pillow!  Found in the Love Nest!  I was lucky enough to get THREE velvet pillows from 20th Century Fox Studios.  The unique and now classic movie was shot in Sydney, Australia and directed by Baz Luhrmann.  The color of the velvet is like a blue periwinkle.  Just gorgeous!!!   This is the largest of the three pillows... nearly a "tuffet".  Gold tassels and little ornaments all the way around.  Reversible to gold. Excellent condition.  GORGEOUS PILLOWS with FABULOUS PROVENANCE!  Measures:  23" diameter circle and about 9" in height. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 895.  ORDER 

 

 

AUTHENTIC - "MOULIN ROUGE"
Velvet Pillow from the 2001 Movie!

[ORDER ITEM #7697]
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# 7697 - c. 2001 From the Movie, "Moulin Rouge" Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Large Velvet, Satin and Tasseled Pillow!  Found in the Love Nest!  I was lucky enough to get THREE velvet pillows from 20th Century Fox Studios.  The unique and now classic movie was shot in Sydney, Australia and directed by Baz Luhrmann.  The color of the velvet is like a blue periwinkle.  Just gorgeous!!!   This is the smallest of the three pillows... so for those of you who just want a keepsake of this movie..... you can't beat it!  Treasure it on your bed!!!!   The other side of this pillow is all gold... so use it either way.  Excellent condition ... with just one tiny wear mark on gold side in middle (see photo).  GORGEOUS PILLOWS with FABULOUS PROVENANCE!  Measures:  12" diameter circle and about 4.5" in height. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 485.  ORDER 

 



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# 7545 - c. 1925/1926 HOUSE OF BABANI, 98 bd Haussmann, Paris Rose Silk Velvet Dress with Braided Metallic Embroidery and Gold Lame Lined Bell Sleeves!  NOTE:  Matching Dress (different color) was worn by Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey, Season 3!  OK... this really shouldn't be listed in this Memorabilia section as it's just a similar dress to the one worn in Downton Abbey, but for those rabid fans, I thought you'd appreciate seeing this!!!!!     I'd love to give you a history of Babani... but beside obscure beginnings, there is even a question of whether Vitaldi Babani was male or female!  If you research, you will find both "him" and "her" pronouns.  Sad.  We should know more about Babani.  I mean, even Katharine Hepburn chose to wear a crushed white velvet Babani gown with antique gold embroidery for her 1928 wedding to Ludlow Ogden Smith... oh, and that gown sold at auction in 2004 for hammered price of $27,000.  Babani was known for their embroidered silk velvets, which look to be a variation on the stenciled silks that were produced by Fortuny around the same time.  The Babani brand was marketed as the perfect marriage of French style with the exotic East.  This dress belongs in a museum worthy collection... as a matter of fact it matches a Babani coat owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (The Met) AND if you are a devotee of Downton Abbey, you will perhaps recognize the dress, as the SAME dress in a different color was worn by Lady Sybil in Season 3.  That dress was so fragile that the costumer designers could only use the original embroidery, and then re-created the shift portion of the dress in matching antique velvet.   The condition of this dress is fragile, but other than a few issues, it's in remarkable condition for such a fragile fabric.   Look at the close-up photos to see the old repair on the shoulder, a pull away of braid at the neckline, a couple extremely tiny pinholes, and repairs under the arms at the seams.  The dress is fully lined in a red china silk fabric that has torn away at the neckline, but is otherwise in great condition. The simple shift velvet dress with braided metallic embroidery (tarnished) has a hidden highlight... the still perfect shiny gold lame lining in the slit bell sleeves!  Fabulous!!   This dress shouldn't be worn, but is shown on the 35" bust mannequin and measures 37" long from shoulder to hem.   Belongs in a museum!!!!  Or in a major collection!!  OR in YOUR collection.  I have always wanted to have a Babani to sell.... I'm happy to offer this one.  NEW LISTING!    Also Listed in the Museum Category.

$ 4,250. ORDER

 

AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn in 1966 NBC-TV Special
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"


[ORDER ITEM #7564]
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# 7561 - c. 1966 BOB MACKIE / RAY AGHAYAN "Queen's Court Clubs" Felt Gown from NBC-TV Special "Alice Though the Looking Glass"!  NOTE:  FIRST EMMY EVER AWARDED FOR COSTUME DESIGN!  I am in awe of these gowns!  I have three of the "Queen's Court" gowns as well as the Red King's cape ... and a few additional pieces from this 1966 NBC-TV Movie.  And yes, these were so spectacular that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to present the FIRST EVER Emmy Award for Costume Design to Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for this TV Special!!!!  So these pieces are historic as well as fantastic!   For those old enough to remember these actors, the special was star-studded with Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, and Tom and Dick Smothers.  As you see, I have TWO of the Diamond gowns and ONE of the Clubs gown.  Condition of these gowns is good, but not perfect.. mostly in the dust which, after 40+ years of storage have settled into the felts, so they will need a professional cleaning and some re-stitching.  But the fact that they exist at all is a blessing!  All these have the hoops attached, so shipping will be a bit more expensive.   Luckily the timing is right to be able to watch a copy of the show online!!!!  This wasn't possible even just a few months ago!  Or at least the copy I saw was such poor quality, you could barely make out these costumes.  Here's the link to the 1966 TV Show:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrjqb5_alice-through-the-looking-glass-1966-pt-1-of-2_shortfilms   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!     NOTE:  The Hearts gown (shown below) was/is on display at the NBC Universal Experience exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood.

$ 1,500.  ORDER 

 

AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn in 1966 NBC-TV Special
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"


[ORDER ITEM #7566]
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# 7566 - c. 1966 BOB MACKIE / RAY AGHAYAN "Queen's Court Diamonds" Felt Gown from NBC-TV Special "Alice Though the Looking Glass"!  NOTE:  FIRST EMMY EVER AWARDED FOR COSTUME DESIGN!  I am in awe of these gowns!  I have three of the "Queen's Court" gowns as well as the Red King's cape ... and a few additional pieces from this 1966 NBC-TV Movie.  And yes, these were so spectacular that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to present the FIRST EVER Emmy Award for Costume Design to Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for this TV Special!!!!  So these pieces are historic as well as fantastic!   For those old enough to remember these actors, the special was star-studded with Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, and Tom and Dick Smothers.  As you see, I have TWO of the Diamond gowns and ONE of the Clubs gown.  Condition of these gowns is good, but not perfect.. mostly in the dust which, after 40+ years of storage have settled into the felts, so they will need a professional cleaning and some re-stitching.  But the fact that they exist at all is a blessing!  All these have the hoops attached, so shipping will be a bit more expensive. Here's the link to the 1966 TV Show:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrjqb5_alice-through-the-looking-glass-1966-pt-1-of-2_shortfilms  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!    NOTE:  The Hearts gown (shown below) was/is on display at the NBC Universal Experience exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood.
NBC Universal Experience exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 26, 2012. - See more at: http://rabbitlightmovies.blogspot.com/2012/06/bob-mackie-designed-alice-through.html#sthash.khAWfxYr.dpuf

$ 1,500. each  ORDER 

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AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn in 1966 NBC-TV Special
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"


[ORDER ITEM #7562]
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# 7562 - c. 1966 BOB MACKIE / RAY AGHAYAN "Red King's" Felt Jacket and Court Robe from NBC-TV Special "Alice Though the Looking Glass"!  NOTE:  FIRST EMMY EVER AWARDED FOR COSTUME DESIGN!  I am in awe of these pieces!  I have three of the "Queen's Court" gowns as well as the Red King's cape ... and a few additional pieces from this 1966 NBC-TV Movie.  And yes, these were so spectacular that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to present the FIRST EVER Emmy Award for Costume Design to Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for this TV Special!!!!  So these pieces are historic as well as fantastic!   For those old enough to remember these actors, the special was star-studded with Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, and Tom and Dick Smothers.  Jacket with huge rhinestone jewels, sequins, braid, satin and lame details along with the antique design ties at back. Comes with the original long court robe.  Condition of all these pieces is good, but not perfect.. mostly in the dust which, after 40+ years of storage have settled into the felts, so they will need a professional cleaning and some re-stitching.  But the fact that they exist at all is a blessing!  Due to the size/weight, shipping will be a bit more expensive. Here's the link to the 1966 TV Show:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrjqb5_alice-through-the-looking-glass-1966-pt-1-of-2_shortfilms  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!     
NBC Universal Experience exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 26, 2012. - See more at: http://rabbitlightmovies.blogspot.com/2012/06/bob-mackie-designed-alice-through.html#sthash.khAWfxYr.dpuf

$ 1,150. (for jacket and robe)  ORDER 



[ORDER ITEM #7618]
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# 7618 - c. 1998 J. PETERMAN COMPANY Titanic Butterfly Comb in Original Box with COA!  If you have loved these as long as I have (well over 10 years now!), you will know just how hard they are to find!  There are many knock-offs usually those selling for $10-$200, but they just don't hold a candle to the ORIGINAL c. 1998 J. Peterman Butterfly Comb!  You'll notice the size difference first, and then the number of comb teeth is another dead giveaway.  These cost $198 when new, and have held their value at over $1,000 for all theses years.  I've seen them sell as high as $2,000!   OK, so I'm stealing this info as it's quite informative: "The Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb is a reproduction of the one seen from the epic motion picture 'TITANIC'! This is the only 'Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb' authorized for sale by 20th Century Fox.  There were very few made!  Stamped on the reverse with a '1998 Fox' stamp of authenticity. Even includes a 'Certificate of Authenticity' from 20th Century Fox. The Tiffany-like Stained Glass Butterfly Motif is featured on this comb with a brass oxidated plating with black, sea green and milky transparent epoxy. The butterfly body is accented with an adventurine cabochon and a black faceted stone. Adventurine is a translucent greenish quartz mineral, that is internally granular. Adventurine is often mistaken for jade, a valuable stone of green. Cabochon is a domed gemstone - a highly polished curved surface without faceting.   Comes with the original satin lined box stamped J. Peterman on the lid."   A true collectible and a very recognizable part of movie history. Who could forget 'Rose' (Kate Winslet) wearing this timeless classic in her beautiful red-tressed hair!  This comb is in MINT condition only out of the box to photograph! The box is slightly lifted on one edge (see photo).  The Peterman certificate has been laminated for safe keeping!  NEW LISTING!  Also Listed in the Hats, etc.  Section. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,885. ORDER

AUTHENTIC - JUDITH GODRECHE
Movie Worn in 1998 in MGM/UA's
"THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK"


[ORDER ITEM #7657]
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# 7657 - c. 1998 The Man In The Iron Mask MGM/UA Movie Costume In the Style of c. 1670 French Fashion!  Screen-worn Off-the-Shoulder Trained Gown!  Movie Starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Worn by JUDITH GODRECHEHIGHEST QUALITY COSTUME!  Never has anyone looked more beautiful on-screen than Judith Godreche in this off-the-shoulder ivory silk brocade gown!  She is not enjoying a candlelight dinner with Leonard DiCaprio (King Louis XIV), but man she is gorgeous!!! You can see the photos if you click on this gown, or if you want to watch a clip from the movie, see below.  Huge balloon sleeves with lace cuffs, long torso and extreme full skirt with the glorious bodice embroidered with gold lace trim and pearls. Comes with the screen-worn pair of cream-colored opaque stockings and a bag of assorted trims and lace.  Accompanied by a DVD copy of the film.  This gown was also worn in the subsequent suicide, but luckily she didn't hurt the gown!  This is THE gown worn, as you can notice the same few pearls missing from the upper back in the movie clip!  Excellent condition (though not absolutely perfect, still nothing worth even mentioning) and includes minor issues (any seamstress can fix in a few minutes) including the back skirt seam is undone.  Why? Who knows, but it's a simple fix.  You will want to purchase a Renaissance hip roll underpinning and a huge slip for the gown to look like this (they are not expensive online).  Measures: 30/31" bust, 24" waist, 43" long skirt from natural waist, 62" long skirt from waist in back.  NOTE:  the back closes with hidden corset ties.  Since it's quite a small size, if you are planning to wear this, you may need to increase the size so you can use the extra laces and trim to do what is needed.  Get creative.  It's do-able!!!!   Definitely wearable for a wedding gown!! Extra Shipping Charges apply. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 9,500.  ORDER   (Extended Layaway Available)

Approx. - SIZE 0 (but can make larger at back to size 2/4 with small waist)
(check measurements above)

MOVIE CLIP:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz2p4F__RHQ

AUTHENTIC - LYNN REDGRAVE
Broadway Stage Worn in 2005 in
"THE CONSTANT WIFE"



[ORDER ITEM #7667]
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# 7667 - c. 2005 LYNN REDGRAVE Worn in her FINAL Broadway Show Prior to her Death, "The Constant Wife", Teen's Era Lavender and Lace Jacket ! Sadly I don't have the skirt that went with this, but so rare to find any Lynn Redgrave pieces, that I was thrilled to get this.  And the fact that it was from her last Broadway play just adds to the "aura".  You can see her name on the Barbara Matera (Broadway costume shop) label along with the "Teen's" writing.  It's a lavender silk with light lavender chiffon lace at lapels and cuffs.  Love the interesting waistline design at front and back.  And the LINING!!!  Wild!!  Measures: up to 46" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 46" hips, 34" long at back from shoulder to hem.   This will look better on as it's too large for my mannequin.  Excellent condition. This jacket was purchased at the Oddz Broadway costume shop when it went out of business and all of their costumes were sold.  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 845. ORDER   

Approx. - SIZE 14

AUTHENTIC Movie Gown -
1967 Movie "CAMELOT"!

SOLD on LAYAWAY
# 4854 - c. 1967 - From the Classic Movie, CAMELOT Starring Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, comes this Heavy, LONG Trained Pink Gown!  Designed by BEST COSTUME DESIGN Oscar Winner, John Truscott I have three gowns from the movie going up.  I sold the Nightgown worn by Vanessa Redgrave (went to a museum), and I have a cape worn by Franco Nero (though hard to find as worn in the movie... but I purchased it WITH the Vanessa Redgrave gown so it's guaranteed to be authentic John Truscott designed piece).   Rare indeed as Mr. Truscott only worked on two films as costume designer in his career.  "Camelot" and "Paint Your Wagon".   As is written:  "Despite his enormous talent, he gained a reputation for 'spending a lot of money' on his designs and was never offered any additional Hollywood films after making only two."  I believe this lovely upper class-gown was likely worn during the Great Hall knighting of Lancelot court scene. In reviewing the film, it's written:  "Where the spectacle does appear is in the production design of John Truscott, who blew through the film's budget with his penchant for extravagant detail and artistic direction (There are 3500 different costumes in the film. Redgrave's wedding gown took six months to create at a cost of $12,000 1967 dollars - that's over $80,000 today!!!)"  The 5 costume pieces I have had are all beautifully designed, and of high quality fabrics... nothing cheesy like you might find in more modern movie costumes and fabric is decorated all over giving it an almost "snakeskin" look.  Measures:  34" bust, 25" waist, 51" long from shoulder to hem in front, 111" long in back!  Back zipper. Elastic to hold up train as seen.  Comes with 2006 COA from Backlot Props and well as COA from Antiquedress.com.  Has the WARNER BROS. label as well as Burbank Studios label inside.  Excellent condition.  Slightly faded sleeves (may be original). 

SOLD on LAYAWAY   

Approx. - SIZE 4 SHORT

AUTHENTIC-Franco Nero (Lancelot)
Worn Cape on "CAMELOT"!


[ORDER ITEM - #3681]
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# 3681 - c. 1967 RARE COLLECTABLE! From the Classic Movie, CAMELOT Starring Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero comes the Original Cape Worn on Screen by FRANCO NERO as Lancelot!  Designed by BEST COSTUME DESIGN Oscar Winner, John Truscott! This is a cape worn by Franco Nero (Lancelot) and purchased from Sotheby's Auction House during the Planet Hollywood auction. I must tell you that I was so engrossed in Vanessa Redgrave (yeah, I was 13 years old, so boys weren't all that exciting yet) when this movie came out, that I can't tell you when Franco Nero wore this cape in the movie. I was informed that he wore it so that you see pieces of it on screen. A gorgeous heather color open weave wool cape trimmed in wool yarn for fringe down front and huge collar. The front closes with a faux metal hook on leather straps. Sorry to show it on a female dressform... but that's all I have. My guy walked by it the other day, and pointed and said "now That I like!" Ah, if only we all had more romance in our lives, your husband/boyfriend would be Lancelot! Measures: 65" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition! NOTE: I sold Vanessa Redgrave's nightgown from the movie.  This cape came in the same Sotheby's lot as that nightgown. 

$ 4,450. ORDER    Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE one size fits all, TALL

 

AUTHENTIC - INGRID BERGMAN
Stage Worn in 1971 / 1972 in Shaw's
Captain Brassbound's Conversion


[ORDER ITEM - #7283]
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# 7283 - c. 1971-1972 INGRID BERGMAN Gown (in c. 1901 style) Worn On Stage in Shaw's Captain Brassbound's Conversion in London and Broadway, New York!  M. Bergman Label with Handwritten "Miss I. Bergman"!  AND... just found... This is the dress Al Hirschfeld drew Ingrid Bergman in!   :)  Thanks to Joe (thanks Joe!) I can show you a photo of Ingrid Bergman wearing this gown!  Rare to find photos of costumes worn on stage, but we lucked out with this lovely c. 1901 style cotton gown.  The photo is from the theater program of George Bernard Shaw's Captain Brassbound's Conversion at the Cambridge Theatre, London in February 1971 where Ingrid portrayed Lady Cicely Waynflete.  After the play closed in London, the play was revived on Broadway, New York in April 1972, but closed after only 16 performances.  The theater program is sadly not included with this gown, but you can print out the picture.  I'm not sure if this gown was used on Broadway as well.  It would seem likely. The gown was created by the well-known M. Berman Ltd, Costumier of Irvin Street, Leicester Square, London.  Excellent, near mint condition! Cotton with silky rayon lining. Both the inner and the outer dress close with a row of hooks and eyes. Measures: 35" bust, up to 26" waist (23" inner band you don't have to use!), up to 38" hips, 63" long from shoulder to hem (17" to waist, 46" waist to hem).  Doesn't come with the belt that you see Ms. Bergman wearing onstage (hardly worth mentioning, but hey... you should know everything, right?). Again, this gown is extremely wearable, and in near mint condition! Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 3,450.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4, small 6
(check measurements above)

 



[ORDER ITEM #7599]
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# 7599 - c. 1990 SIGNED BY BOB MACKIE AND CHER BOB MACKIE Hot Purplely Pink Suede Jewel Studded Motorcycle Jacket  with Matching Over Knee Boots!  I've been searching for photos of Cher in this outfit, and thanks to a fan.... I now have a photo of Cher showing off this EXACT jacket from her closet during a photo shoot!!!  Also, Cher wears EXACTLY the same jacket in black leather back in 1987 and 1988 for her appearance on David Letterman, and on the front of her Cher album and in promo photo.  In the Letterman photo, you can see that Cher looks to be wearing exactly the same boots (in leather) as well!  This pink version must have been used for an optional photo shoot as the boots hardly look worn.  The fact that Cher signed and dated the jacket to 1990 is quite helpful! :)  The boots are signed on the bottom by Bob Mackie.  These came to me from the gentleman who purchased many Cher pieces direct from Star Wares co-owners Marcia Tysseling and Susie Coehlo (Sonny Bono's 3rd wife - after Cher).  FABULOUS pieces!!  The jacket is a bit small in the hip for my 36" hip dressform so if you want to wear it closed, you'll need 34" hips, but Cher wore lots of these motorcycle jackets.. and often wore them open.  The boots (I adore!) have a over "legging" detail at the shoe (see photos).  I assume they are size 8.5 as that's what size the other shoes I have of Cher's (to go up soon).  There is slight discoloration/fading of the suede on both pieces (you won't care!) and there are two pen marks (see photos - I'm told the one on the boots was caused by a taxi driver), otherwise... well... just REMARKABLE and EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE for both Bob Mackie and Cher collectors!!    Also Listed in the Cher and Mackie Categories.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 15,000.  ORDER  Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 2/4   Size 8.5 boots (assumed)
(check measurements above) 



[ORDER ITEM #11081]
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AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection.
# 11081 - c. 1980's ALAIA, Paris, Made in France Light Tan Nubuck Suede Brass Studded Belt! I've been searching through loads of Cher photos to find images of her wearing these pieces that all came to me from the gentleman who purchased many Cher pieces direct from Star Wares co-owners Marcia Tysseling and Susie Coehlo (Sonny Bono's 3rd wife - after Cher).  As with other items, Cher seems to have multiples of her favorite items in various colors.  This is the same belt as is worn in the photo below, but that one is black and this is light tan.  Great label Alaia, so it wasn't cheap.  They cost $500 - $2500+  This belt would likely have been about $1000 (in today's dollars) new.... and that's without any Cher COA from Antiquedress.com (and if you want, a COA from the gentleman who purchased from StarWares... just so you can have the complete history). Marked 65 (cm - 25.5").  This is XS! Looks like Cher wore this down to about 23".  Excellent condition, though it was worn (but that's GOOD when it comes to memorabilia!). AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection Also Listed in the Cher and Hats Categories.

$ 795.  ORDER  

Approx. - SIZE XS
(check measurements above) 

 


[ORDER ITEM #11105A]
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AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection.
# 11105A - c. 1980's CAPEZIO, TEKNIK, Right Bank Clothing Company, Beverly Hills, CA, Made in Italy White Handcrafted Leather Ballet Slippers with Red Roses! SIGNED INSIDE AND OUT BY CHER! Well... these have been worn and SIGNED inside and outside by the one and only Cher.  You can see the signature on the toes and on the inside with a silver pen.  I start to wonder if these were worn by Chastity rather than Cher as they are about a size 6.5 - 7.  They are labeled 6.5, but then someone wrote "7" over that.  But they fit as a 6 or 6.5.  Cher seems to wear 8-8.5.  So... whatever and whoever wore them, they came from Cher and were signed by Cher.  All these Cher pieces came to me from one gentleman who purchased many Cher pieces direct from Star Wares co-owners Marcia Tysseling and Susie Coehlo (Sonny Bono's 3rd wife - after Cher).  Buy these and get them into a shadowbox.  So cute.  And the signatures will all show! AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection Also Listed in the Cher Category.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 485.  ORDER  

Approx. - SIZE 6-6.5
(check measurements above) 

 


[ORDER ITEM - #3655]
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# 3655 - c. 1970's Original LIZA MINNELLI's Back Up Dancer's Bowlers!  From the Liza Minnelli / David Gest estate sale back in 2002.  There were originally SIX hats.. all the same... from the back up dancers.  Comes with a COA from the estate.  All in Very Good condition... but have been used on stage.  And were stored stacked, so will need a bit of steaming.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 95. each ORDER    OR
$400 for all 5 hats still available 
ORDER  (5 Hats still available)

Approx. - SIZE small

OWNED/WORN by YMA SUMAC

[ORDER ITEM - #7441]
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# 7441 - c. 1950's Original YMA SUMAC Green Silk Watteau Back Hostess Gown!  If you don't know her, "Yma Sumac was a Peruvian-born singer whose spectacular multi-octave vocal range and exotic persona made her an international sensation in the 1950s.  Ms. Sumac was known as the 'Nightingale of the Andes,' the 'Peruvian Songbird' and a 'singing marvel' with a 4 1/2 -octave (she said five-octave) voice.  Sumac's first album for Capitol, 'Voice of the Xtabay,' soared to the top of the record charts. A handful of other albums followed during the 1950s.  She was featured in the 1951 Broadway musical 'Flahooley' and appeared in the films 'Secret of the Incas' in 1954 and 'Omar Khayyam' in 1957."  It was said about her:  "Never in 2,000 years has there been another voice like hers."  This hostess gown in a bright green silk (with undertones) was one of Yma's favorites!!  As you can see, I have three photos of her wearing it for publicity photos.  Even wearing it when showing off some of her performance gowns in her closet! The original belt that was worn with the gown is missing, however, the rhinestone belt I am showing with the gown is from Ms. Sumac as well (and will be sold separately).   You could easily use a rope belt and tie at front with this gown.  NOTE the back is a watteau style, so the belt goes through the openings at the sides, so you only see it from the front.  The collar is double layered and can sit up or down.  There is minor possible fabric lightening (though may be original hue ... it seems slightly changeable) and ever so slight underarm discoloration (can't even see it when I photographed it... barely worth a mention).  Some of the seams just need a sewing machine, but really it's in great condition!!  I'm VERY picky!  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,285.  ORDER 

AUTHENTIC - JAMES CAGNEY
Warner Bros. Pictures - Dated
"YANKEE DOODLE DANDY"

[ORDER ITEM - #5907]
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# 5907 - Dated November 13, 1941 JAMES CAGNEY Screen Worn Suit Worn in Movie "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY"!  Worn extensively in the Beginning and End of Movie in Final Song and Dance Scene!  A James Cagney Suit! Direct to this website from Museum Deaccession!!  As good as anything you might have missed in the Debbie Reynolds' recent auction when Marilyn Monroe's "Subway" white dress sold for a mere $5.4 million! :)  From James Cagney's most important movie... from his Oscar winning performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy.   James Cagney's morning suit.  Both the jacket and the striped pants have labels and are both dated 11-13-41.  From all the research, the only movie he was filming at that time was "Yankee Doodle Dandy" ("YDD").   He had completed filming of "Captains of the Clouds" in August, 1941.  Also note: Most of the filming of "YDD" occurred AFTER the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Seen extensively in the movie in the first scenes of Cagney and the final song and dance scene of the movie!  The jacket is labeled size 40, and the pants are short 28" inseam (Cagney was short!). Excellent condition on both pieces.  There is a VERY VERY VERY faint "doubles" that you can barely see hidden inside, but I found it and photographed it - which means there is another of these suits out there somewhere... but this has the WB dry-cleaning tag so it was indeed worn by Cagney!   Recent comps for Cagney sales from "YDD" are: Cagney's "YDD" Tap Shoes sold for $9,440. in Dec. 2010 at Profiles in History auction; Cagney's "YDD" Jockey shirt sold for $27,500. and Cagney's "YDD" Clown outfit sold for $15,000 both on June 18, 2011 at the Debbie Reynolds' Auction; and Cagney's "YDD" 3-piece suit and suspenders sold for $11,950 in April, 2010 at Heritage Auction.  So.... a "James Cagney suit" (this is in quotes for google searches! :) still holds his value, and certainly for this iconic role... well, you know what they say... buy the best you can afford, as the best will always retain value!!  I ADDED HI-REZ PHOTOS FROM THE MOVIE SO YOU CAN SEE THE DETAIL BETTER!  Click on photo at left and scroll down to see James Cagney in this suit.  Worn at the beginning and end of the movie.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 15,000. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 40 Short

AUTHENTIC - CAROL CHANNING
Worn on The 1975 Tony's Awards Show!

[ORDER ITEM - #3293]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkRjuWb5CQA

# 3293 - RARE!!!!!  c. 1975 Original CAROL CHANNING Worn Complete Costume with Headpiece from the 1975 Tony Awards Telecast!  Possible Early Bob Mackie Costume! Grace Costumes, NY Tag with Carol Channing's Hand-written Name!  Unbelievable complete costume worn by Carol Channing on the 1975 Tony Awards Show!  YES, the headpiece comes with it... I just didn't get to photograph it yet as I don't have the right mannequin head, but you can see it on Carol!  It's wild!!   Carol Channing was a presenter at the Tony awards that year which took place at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC...  and so to salute that historic theater, she took the opportunity to make fun of herself!  Carol wore an outfit that was an overblown version of the vampy costumes she wore for her only Broadway flop entitled "The Vamp".  Only running 60 performances from Nov. 10 through Dec. 31, 1955 at the Winter Garden Theater. Check out the funny YouTube clip of her speech while wearing this outfit complete with elaborate headpiece!!  I believe this was designed by Bob Mackie, but no way to confirm, however it DOES come with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) from the Carol Channing auction... though you barely need it with the YouTube video as ironclad authenticity.  I mean... I can guarantee you that there aren't two of these costumes out there!!  :)  And Mr. Mackie had just worked with Ms. Channing on her Broadway play, "Lorelei" in 1974. Four piece set of fuchsia metallic chiffon lined in gold netting, edged with silver beads, rhinestones and gold bullion trim with huge faux pearls. Sleeveless dress with hoop skirt.  The sleeves (elastic top) and pantaloons (elastic waist with metal zip back) are both separate. Finally comes WITH the wild headpiece with six stiff "curls" and large ornament at front. Excellent condition, near MINT condition!!  Very well constructed!  Huge head size as is... headpiece closes with velcro at back!!  Ready to ... wear???? :)  Measures:  36" bust (includes easily removable old hardened cup padding) 26-30" waist (hidden elastic), 23" long sleeves, 44" long pantaloons (Carol is TALL!). You'll never see another... especially now that after Bjork's swan dress, no one is willing to actually have fun at the any of the awards shows! How boring we all are these days!!!!!  FYI, Bob Mackie's Whoopie Goldberg Academy Awards "Queen Elizabeth I" gown sold at auction for $22,800!!! And a Carol Burnett /Bob Mackie yellow slicker coat for over $5,000!   NOTE:  Likely quite expensive to ship overseas due to size and shape of box.   MORE PHOTOS COMING!!!!!!!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,850. ORDER    Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 6-10
(check measurements above

AUTHENTIC -"MAD MEN"
Worn by January Jones/Betty Draper


[ORDER ITEM - #7591]
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# 7591 - c. 1960's Ben Barrack / Bonwit Teller 2-piece Silk Floral Dress Worn by JANUARY JONES as BETTY DRAPER in Episode of "MAD MEN"!   YES... this is THE dress worn by January Jones in the AMC's TV show Mad Men! It's a sleeveless dress with matching bolero jacket with button front and wrap over tie.  3/4 length sleeves on jacket.  Excellent condition, but the dress has been altered to fit January's tiny body, and that's the beauty of this dress, not a drawback.   It was taken in at the back zipper and hemmed up.   The material feels great.... as you'd expect from a dress originally sold at Bonwit Teller.  The costumers are the BEST on this show, so they scour vintage clothing stores to find EXACTLY what they want.  This was one.  It was rented from a costume shop for the shoot and returned to them, and I purchased for YOU from them.  HOW could I RESIST?????   I'm a total fan of the show, and love January's portrayal of Betty.  Having stood near January Jones back in 2010 myself, I know just how tiny she is ... and this dress measures:  32" bust, 24" waist, up to 36" hips (no give in this fabric!) so you want to be a size 00, 40 long shoulder to hem.  Slightly short waisted.  Comes with the hangtag from the costumer and a COA from Antiquedress.com.  Excellent condition (tailored). There is VERY little memorabilia from Mad Men available!  This dress was worn ON the TV Show! NEW LISTING! Also  Listed in the 1930-Today Category.     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,845.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 00
(check measurements above)
   

AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn by Ms. Jasper in "Lulu" Opera

[ORDER ITEM - #7587]
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# 7587 - RARE c. 1998 BOB MACKIE Stage Worn Black Velvet and Rhinestone/Beaded Gown with Fox Trim! Worn in the San Francisco Opera "Lulu"!   I love the start of a newspaper article about this Opera production.  It reads:  "Where else but San Francisco would you find a production of Alban Berg's bleak, atonal opera Lulu featuring costumes by Bob Mackie and shtick from old Carol Burnett skits?" Well, that confirms, indeed, that these costumes were designed by Mr. Mackie.   And further, I contacted Kristine Jepson to confirm that this was her costume... and she confirmed!  A RARE Bob Mackie stage costume in Excellent condition!  FANTASTIC!    NEW LISTING! Also  Listed in the 1930-Today and Bob Mackie Categories.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 10,000.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn in 1966 NBC-TV Special
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"


[ORDER ITEM #7563]
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# 7563 - c. 1966 BOB MACKIE / RAY AGHAYAN "King's Court Clubs" Felt Tunic, Cape and Panel from NBC-TV Special "Alice Though the Looking Glass"!  NOTE:  FIRST EMMY EVER AWARDED FOR COSTUME DESIGN!  I am in awe of these pieces!  I have three of the "Queen's Court" gowns as well as the Red King's cape ... and two of the "King's Court" tunics from this 1966 NBC-TV Movie.  And yes, these were so spectacular that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to present the FIRST EVER Emmy Award for Costume Design to Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for this TV Special!!!!  So these pieces are historic as well as fantastic!   For those old enough to remember these actors, the special was star-studded with Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, and Tom and Dick Smothers.  Condition of these pieces is good, but not perfect.. mostly in the dust which, after 40+ years of storage have settled into the felts, so they will need a professional cleaning and some re-stitching. This tunic will need a new zipper and has fading on the sleeve puff.  So I'm tossing in the extra piece of the Clubs Panel piece.  Now you have 3 clubs! :)  And even though condition isn't perfect, the fact that these pieces exist at all is a blessing!  Luckily the timing is right to be able to watch a copy of the show online!!!!  This wasn't possible even just a few months ago!  Or at least the copy I saw was such poor quality, you could barely make out these costumes.  Here's the link to the 1966 TV Show:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrjqb5_alice-through-the-looking-glass-1966-pt-1-of-2_shortfilms   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!   

$ 895.  ORDER 

AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn in 1966 NBC-TV Special
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"


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# 7565 - c. 1966 BOB MACKIE / RAY AGHAYAN "King's Court Hearts" Felt Tunic from NBC-TV Special "Alice Though the Looking Glass"!  NOTE:  FIRST EMMY EVER AWARDED FOR COSTUME DESIGN!  I am in awe of these pieces!  I have three of the "Queen's Court" gowns as well as the Red King's cape ... and two of the "King's Court" tunics from this 1966 NBC-TV Movie.  And yes, these were so spectacular that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to present the FIRST EVER Emmy Award for Costume Design to Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for this TV Special!!!!  So these pieces are historic as well as fantastic!   For those old enough to remember these actors, the special was star-studded with Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, and Tom and Dick Smothers.  Condition of these pieces is good, but not perfect.. mostly in the dust which, after 40+ years of storage have settled into the felts, so they will need a professional cleaning and some re-stitching. This one looks like it has some fading on one sleeve puff as well.  Though condition isn't perfect, the fact that these pieces exist at all is a blessing!  Luckily the timing is right to be able to watch a copy of the show online!!!!  This wasn't possible even just a few months ago!  Or at least the copy I saw was such poor quality, you could barely make out these costumes.  Here's the link to the 1966 TV Show:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrjqb5_alice-through-the-looking-glass-1966-pt-1-of-2_shortfilms   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!   

$ 695.  ORDER 

 

AUTHENTIC - BOB MACKIE
Worn in 1966 NBC-TV Special
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"


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# 7568A - c. 1966 BOB MACKIE / RAY AGHAYAN "King's Court Diamonds" Felt Cape from NBC-TV Special "Alice Though the Looking Glass"!  NOTE:  FIRST EMMY EVER AWARDED FOR COSTUME DESIGN!  I am in awe of these pieces!  I have three of the "Queen's Court" gowns as well as the Red King's cape ... and two of the "King's Court" tunics from this 1966 NBC-TV Movie.  And yes, these were so spectacular that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to present the FIRST EVER Emmy Award for Costume Design to Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan for this TV Special!!!!  So these pieces are historic as well as fantastic!   For those old enough to remember these actors, the special was star-studded with Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, and Tom and Dick Smothers.  Condition of these pieces is good, but not perfect.. mostly in the dust which, after 40+ years of storage have settled into the felts, so they will need a professional cleaning and some re-stitching.  Though condition isn't perfect, the fact that these pieces exist at all is a blessing!  Luckily the timing is right to be able to watch a copy of the show online!!!!  This wasn't possible even just a few months ago!  Or at least the copy I saw was such poor quality, you could barely make out these costumes.  Here's the link to the 1966 TV Show:   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrjqb5_alice-through-the-looking-glass-1966-pt-1-of-2_shortfilms   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.   NEW LISTING!   

$ 245.  ORDER 

 

ATTRIBUTED - STEVE COCHRAN
Stage Worn - The Rainmaker

[ORDER ITEM - #7115A]
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Great bios:
http://tinyurl.com/agbuq6o
http://tinyurl.com/azefpva

Great hairy chest photos:
http://tinyurl.com/a72ong9

 

 

# 7115A - c. 1955 STEVE COCHRAN Acme Cowboy Boots worn On-Stage in THE RAINMAKER!  Museum Deaccession!  I have done quite a bit of research on these boots! So here's the story... the label from the museum deaccession reads "1955.  1 pair of cowboy boots. Worn by star in "The Rainmaker".  Donated by Patrick Brown.  That was all I had to go by.  Looking up the movie version of The Rainmaker lead me to Burt Lancaster, but that movie came out in 1956, so I kept looking.  Then I happened to stick my hand way into the boot and voila... out came an old dried up tape with the name "Cochran" just about the only visible word!  So.. I researched some more and found that 1950s star Steve Cochran who starred in a long list of movies and TV plays (see some of his movie posters) but left movies in the mid-1950s to perform on stage and in TV plays.  I found that he starred in Detective Story in 1954 at the Lake Charles Little Theater in Lake Charles Louisiana.  According to their  history, "This was not the happiest association between guest star and a community theatre, as Cochran’s overly affectionate nature discomfited theatre workers. But the show was a great success."  Not surprising, as his long list of girlfriends include:  Joan Crawford, Ida Lupino, Jayne Mansfield, Merle Oberon, Mamie Van Doren and Mae West!  Obviously a ladies' man!!! Anyway, in 1955 he must have gone on to a different theater to star in The Rainmaker... this info was stated in his "Gone Too Soon" bio (click link: http://tinyurl.com/agbuq6oI haven't yet found information on which theater.  But this now all falls into place for these boots:  the date is right, the actor is the right type, the man was tall and these are size 13D, and the actor must have been famous enough for the boots to end up in a museum!  Hence... I can't absolutely guarantee everything, but it's a good bet!  Sadly, Steve died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 48, aboard a yacht off the coast of Guatemala. The three women on board with him did not know how to pilot the boat, and languished for 10 days at sea until the craft eventually drifted to shore.  Yikes!!  Here's a Hollywood bio that should be made into a movie!!  The boots are in "as worn" condition as you see.  But ACME detailed cutout cowboy boots have value on their own... and with this history and museum tag... well....   NEW LISTING!

$ 585.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 13D (marked)
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AUTHENTIC - CHER
Complete Outfit / Star Wares

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# 11084 - c. 1988 CHER's SIGNED AND DATED Custom Made by BOB MACKIE Studded Black Knit Sweat Pants and Velour Gray Hooded Zip Front Jacket with Black Camisole as Worn by Cher!  Yup! A COMPLETE CHER WORN OUTFIT! Pretty damn rare! I am listing quite a few original Cher owned and worn items... all coming from one major Cher collection.  Beside Cher, these had only ONE owner, so they are fresh to the market.  Not seen before!  These all came from StarWares back in the 1988-early 1990s. For those of you who don't know about Star Wares Collectibles, they consigned Cher's clothing for many years until they closed around 2010. In an LA Times article written in 1992: "When Cher cleans out her closets, she calls Star Wares and we pick the items up directly from her home in Malibu.  Cher, said that she gives some of her clothing to her sister, her mother, and her two assistants, but the "bulk of my stuff goes to Marcia (owner). 'I get rid of what I don't wear,' Cher said.  A good part of the appeal of Star Wares, Cher said, is that worthy causes benefit. 'I'm really glad it's happening,' she added. Star Wares owner Marcia Tysseling, who opened the shop three years ago, said her career in star clothing began when she worked for Ms. Clothing herself, Joan Rivers.  Rivers, who warned that there are plenty of fakes in the celeb wear business, said Tysseling's shop carries only the genuine article. 'If she said this or that belonged to a certain star, then by God it belonged to them,' said Rivers.  'I'm sure someone will come down on me one day for selling someone's underwear,' Tysseling remarked. 'But, actually, the only person we've ever had with underwear is Cher.'  ( Here's the link to the whole article:  http://www.xmoppet.org/funstuff/clothes.html)  OK, so now you know this is legit CHER.   Check out the photos to see the signature of CHER '88 on the back knee area of the pants.  I'm told both the jacket and the pants were designed and created by BOB MACKIE himself for Cher!!  However there is no label to prove such. AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection.   Also Listed in the Cher Category.   NEW LISTING!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,850.  ORDER  

Approx. - SIZE XS pants / Size XS Top and S Jacket
 


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# 7266 - c. 1940's BARBARA STANWYCK Dress!  This dress was sold in 1992 by A Star is Worn in Los Angeles.  The original tag is still with the dress with the price of $900!  The label is pretty specific as was sold as worn in "East Side, West Side" movie.  However, I've checked through the movie and this dress doesn't appear, so it's possible it was worn in some other Barbara Stanwyck movie, or it was edited out of the final print.  Previously owned by John Lebold who is a major Hollywood costume collector, but I'm not sure who wrote the info about the "East Side, West Side". Black crepe dress with open net lace collar.  Button front.  Great lattice work detail around the upper sleeves and upper back.  Looks like this dress may have been used in another movie after, as the waistline has been based up shorter (see photos). Comes with the original armshields.  Excellent condition with just a few minor issues... one leg in lace broken at back of collar, and slight issue in nude lining under latticework.  I'm selling for less than the original 1992 price as I can't confirm the movie for you. NEW LISTING! Also  Listed in the 1930-Today Category.     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 645.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC - CHER
Complete Outfit / Star Wares

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# 11075 - c. late 1980's CHER's Custom Ripped Patchwork Jeans, Chenille Top and Shrug and Mule Shoes as Worn by Cher!  Yup! A COMPLETE CHER WORN OUTFIT! Pretty damn rare! I will be listing quite a few original Cher owned and worn items soon... all coming from one major Cher collection.  Beside Cher, these had only ONE owner, so they are fresh to the market.  Not seen before!  These all came from StarWares back in the 1989-early 1990s. For those of you who don't know about Star Wares Collectibles, they consigned Cher's clothing for many years until they closed around 2010. In an LA Times article written in 1992: "When Cher cleans out her closets, she calls Star Wares and we pick the items up directly from her home in Malibu.  Cher, said that she gives some of her clothing to her sister, her mother, and her two assistants, but the "bulk of my stuff goes to Marcia (owner). 'I get rid of what I don't wear,' Cher said.  A good part of the appeal of Star Wares, Cher said, is that worthy causes benefit. 'I'm really glad it's happening,' she added. Star Wares owner Marcia Tysseling, who opened the shop three years ago, said her career in star clothing began when she worked for Ms. Clothing herself, Joan Rivers.  Rivers, who warned that there are plenty of fakes in the celeb wear business, said Tysseling's shop carries only the genuine article. 'If she said this or that belonged to a certain star, then by God it belonged to them,' said Rivers.  'I'm sure someone will come down on me one day for selling someone's underwear,' Tysseling remarked. 'But, actually, the only person we've ever had with underwear is Cher.'  ( Here's the link to the whole article:  http://www.xmoppet.org/funstuff/clothes.html)  OK, so now you know this is legit CHER.  The chenille shrug and top are soft and a yummy deep wine (brown under certain lighting), the mule open back pointy with square toe "alligator" shoes are Bertie, Made in Spain, marked "39" and worn ONCE, and the pants are custom ripped Levi denim, patchworked with velvet and tapestry in a 28" x 30" inseam size.  Excellent condition - though the jeans ARE ripped! :)  Outfit will come with a COA from Antiquedress.com and a signed COA from the original buyer from StarWares. AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection Also Listed in the Cher Category.   NEW LISTING!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,450.  ORDER  

Approx. - SIZE XS pants / Size S/M Top and Shrug / Size 8.5 Shoes
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AUTHENTIC -Liza Minnelli
Worn Dress/Jacket

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# 7527 - c. 1980's ANDRE VAN PIER Electric Blue Swarovski Crystal Dress with "T" Neckline and Matching Jacket!  Worn by Liza Minnelli!  Here's the sad story of Andre Van Pier, a designer who reached the pinnacle in the celebrity fashion industry in the 1980s, and died alone and broke and buried by the State in an unmarked grave in August 2008.  I'm sure at some point there will be a movie made of his life. Perhaps best known for creating Dustin Hoffman's red sequined gown for Tootsie, his clients included Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, etc!  His crystal sequined bras would retail for $1,400 (nearly $3,000 today). And there is a $3,000 price tag still on one of the lesser quality gowns I have to sell which means over $8,000 today with inflation.  THIS outfit is the BEST I got!  Matching blue Swarovski  dress and jacket.  I'm sure this would have cost well over $20K new!  Check out the photos of the dress alone... basically a strapless dress with "T" necklace attached.   Zips up the back on a 34" bust.  36" long from shoulder to hem. The 24" long jacket is open at front, meant to be worn as you see.  Padded shoulders.  You can just image Liza Minnelli in this, but I have not yet found any photos of her wearing it.  Excellent condition... maybe 10 beads missing throughout the whole thing!  Both lined in striped sheer silk.  Comes with COA from Andre Van Pier/FIT as worn by Liza Minnelli.    Also Listed in the LIZA and Memorabilia Categories.  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 10,000  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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AUTHENTIC - "Seabiscuit" Movie Worn

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# 7527 - c. 2003 (c. 1930's Style) Worn in Movie "Seabiscuit"  Red, White and Blue (with purple hue) Jockey Silks with Helmet!  Worn by Luis Jauregui.  This was a huge undertaking in costuming this film - and Head Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work.  Much of the costuming was done using many authentic period pieces.  On “race days” there were as many as 650 extras to outfit!  Makovsky used not only wardrobe services, but combed 35 different costume and archival facilities throughout the country for authentic period pieces. This is yet another custom made jockey silk outfit for the movie... however it's the only outfit I've found with the hard helmet under the satin cap!  There were others I sold in the past without that.  This is complete if you have a pair of boots... oh and if you are jockey sized!!   TINY pants, but the shirt is probably wearable for up to a 38/40 short.  Excellent condition - as worn in the movie. I have two men's coats from the movie for sale below as well.... but since it's a movie about horse racing, it's great to have the jockey silks from Seabiscuit!   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 465.  ORDER 

 

AUTHENTIC - CHER
Sunglass Clip ons / Star Wares

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Cher in what appears to be these clip-ons
at Whoopie Goldberg's wedding in 1986.

#11076 - c. late 1980's CHER's Sunglass ClipOns by Oliver Peoples! With Original Star Wares Tag!  I will be listing quite a few original Cher owned and worn items soon... all coming from one major Cher collection.  Beside Cher, these had only ONE owner, so they are fresh to the market.  Not seen before!  These all came from StarWares back in the 1989-early 1990s. For those of you who don't know about Star Wares Collectibles, they consigned Cher's clothing for many years until they closed around 2010. In an LA Times article written in 1992: "When Cher cleans out her closets, she calls Star Wares and we pick the items up directly from her home in Malibu.  Cher, said that she gives some of her clothing to her sister, her mother, and her two assistants, but the "bulk of my stuff goes to Marcia (owner). 'I get rid of what I don't wear,' Cher said.  A good part of the appeal of Star Wares, Cher said, is that worthy causes benefit. 'I'm really glad it's happening,' she added. Star Wares owner Marcia Tysseling, who opened the shop three years ago, said her career in star clothing began when she worked for Ms. Clothing herself, Joan Rivers.  Rivers, who warned that there are plenty of fakes in the celeb wear business, said Tysseling's shop carries only the genuine article. 'If she said this or that belonged to a certain star, then by God it belonged to them,' said Rivers. (Here's the link to the whole article:  http://www.xmoppet.org/funstuff/clothes.html)  OK, so now you know this is legit CHER.  Clip-on light sunglasses from Oliver Peoples in original tapestry case. Excellent condition.  $85 back in the early 1990s.  These will come with a COA from Antiquedress.com and the original Star Wares tag. AB-JPC-PC-2013 Collection Also Listed in the Cher Category.   NEW LISTING!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 465.  ORDER  

AUTHENTIC - SONNY & CHER
By Bob Mackie & Ret Turner

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#7548 - EXTREMELY RARE c. mid 1970's SONNY and CHER's Matching Original Publicity Gown and Suit by by BOB MACKIE and RET TURNER I still can't believe I got this!!! ME!  Little Debby Miller from Long Island!  The little girl who used to just sit in her room and play with her Beatle dolls.. and who used to watch the Sonny & Cher TV show with her parents... totally smitten by their charisma and incredible wardrobe!  And now, these pieces are mine.. at least for now.  At auction, this duo could fetch twice this price. Not only the awesome nearly nude Cher gown by Bob Mackie, but the matching original gold beaded satin suit and shirt worn by Sonny!!  The only thing missing is the vest, the shoes and Sonny's mustache!! :)  I'll be taking photos of the pieces soon, but wanted to give you all the "heads up" that something this fabulous is available!  The suit is labeled "Sonny Bono" and the shirt also has a September 1975 label.  Note: the shirt even has a "bodysuit" to keep it nicely tucked in!   The gown has no labels as there is no place to put a label... it's quite sheer and anything would show through. The gown is very lightweight.  Gorgeous.  A glamour couple in golden glamour duds.    Also Listed in the Mackie and Cher Categories.   NEW LISTING!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 50,000.  ORDER  Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 2 Gown / SIZE 38S Suit
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AUTHENTIC- GENE KELLY
Worn in North & South miniseries

[ORDER ITEM - #5969]
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# 5969 - c. 1985  GENE KELLY Costume Jacket from TV Miniseries NORTH and SOUTH!  In one of Gene Kelly's last roles playing Senator Charles Edwards in ABC-TV's acclaimed miniseries North and South (about the American Civil War). This jacket is labeled "G. Kelly - Double - 44R".  There is also additional writing inside the lining of the sleeve which looks like "WCC - PA Suit - 3 pc double - #19".   This role was for the Pa (Father) of one of the lead characters so that might be the PA.  #19 is probably the scene number.  But I have no idea what the WCC means (if indeed I'm reading it correctly).  ANYWAY... I have a photo I took from the TV screen, and you can watch the scene on YouTube the link below the photo.  NOTE:  This is only the jacket for sale, and this came to me from a collector who had many other costume pieces all documented with matching photos.  If you look closely at the DVD, you will see the stripes on the jacket matching... just hard to see on YouTube or the photo.  Good condition.  There is one moth hole in one sleeve and a repair under one sleeve on the side. Gene Kelly... one of my all time favorites!!!!!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 950.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 44R
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AUTHENTIC-JOAN RIVERS DRESS
by Bob Mackie


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# 7432 - c. 1980's BOB MACKIE Golden Tan Beaded and Rhinestoned Gown!   Worn by JOAN RIVERS!  This is one of the older Bob Mackie Labels.  I still need to try to figure out what years this label was used, but they were some of the first Mackie gowns created for high-end department stores and high-end boutiques.   This one happens to have been worn by Joan Rivers!  Yup... back before her massive facelifts.  Looks, frankly, like a gown that Dame Helen Mirren would love!  Classy, gorgeous, and ready for any red carpet!  Shown on my size 6 mannequin and fits her beautifully - 35" bust, up to 38" hips. Excellent condition with just a few minor beads missing (see photo).  Love the square neckline  And check out the close up photos to see the fabulous beading/rhinestone design in the bodice and upper sleeves.  Back zipper.  More measurements coming!     Also listed in the 1930-Today and Bob Mackie Categories.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,850.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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AUTHENTIC - JUNE ANDERSON
Stage Worn Opera Gown in
Handel's "ORLANDO"

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#5913 - c. 1986 JUNE ANDERSON Stage Worn Opera Gown with Original Massive Slip!  This EXTRAORDINARY, SUMPTUOUS gown arrived and just WOWed me!  And you know from the other items on my website, it take a lot to WOW me! The gown weighs an astonishing 9 pounds and the half slip under weighs ANOTHER 9 pounds!!!  I have no idea how they moved in these gowns, but they did!  I have photos (just on the website, they don't come with the town) of the original sketches by Michael Stennett (thank you Michael!!).  The gown is in a wearable size of 35" bust, 27" waist and 41" long from waist to hem in front, 70" long in back.  Excellent condition!!  This gown was designed by Mr. Stennett for Susan Patterson and created by the San Francisco Opera Company, and then worn by June Anderson the following year for the same production.   June Anderson's name is inside the gown, and Susan Patterson's name is inside the slip. Huge gold bullion tassels hang down the front, metallic embroidered fabrics.... just a masterpiece!  Breathtaking!  I found the original design sketches from the designer online!  Just an extra "WOW" factor!     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 12,500. ORDER  Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 6
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#7480 - BOYD CLOPTON Run and Moon (Day and Night) Beaded and Sequined Gown!  So you don't know Boyd Clopton?  I gotta confess, neither did I, but I learn things very quickly!  Boyd Clopton was a couture and costume designer in the 1960's and 1970's, and designed for some of the top musical groups and soloists of the era!  Probably best known for designing for Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five,  The Fifth Dimension, Aretha Franklin, The Mamas and the Papas.  I've been trying for figure out who might have worn this costume gown with an obvious design of day and night, or sun and moon, so I gotta figure it was designed for a particular song. Probably not Cole Porter's "Night and Day".  So... it's YOUR job to help me figure this out!  :)  Someone willing to wear circular bullet bra shape sequins on her breasts! Beaded and sequined on navy and gold silk with planets and stars on the night side, and firely rays on the sun side. Metal zipper at back. Front slip is open to top of thighs.  Excellent condition, with perhaps a few beads missing, but only if you are looking.  Even though it's a costume,  the construction isn't couture, but quite good and lined.  Weighs nearly 3.5 lbs. partly due to the weights in the hem!  Measures: up to 37" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 40" hips, 57" long from shoulder to hem.  In 2009, a Boyd Clopton costume worn by Michael Jackson sold for $35,400.  If I figure out who wore this before it's sold, the price may get much higher!!!!  Be forewarned!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,465. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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AUTHENTIC - CECIL B. DEMILLE


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#5435 - RARE Dated October 2, 1929 Black Satin Formal Vest Owned and Worn by CECIL B. DEMILLE from Chas. Levy & Son, Los Angeles!  Ah, if only I could go back in time to ask Mr. DeMille where he wore this!  I've been researching as much as possible to give you as many answers as possible, so here's what we've got:  1) Chas. Levy & Son was a tailor for many Hollywood notables, including found examples for Tom Mix (specifically a beige gabardine suit with black leather trim. Label reads Chas. Levy & Son, Los Angeles / Mr. Tom Mix / 1922. That suit sold for $17,000 in 2006!) and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (famous actor whose suit sold at auction labeled: Chas. Levy & Son /Roscoe Arbuckle/ 3/10/27. Don't know what it sold for). And then the eerie tidbit I found from February, 1937 when William Desmond Taylor (actor, successful film director of silent movies) was shot and killed in a Chas. Levy & Son labeled suit!! Eek!  OK, now 2) 1929 was the year of Mr. DeMille's first talking picture, "Dynamite", so I'm sure there were many galas and other movie premieres. 3) The end of October 1929 was the date of the famous stock market crash leading to the Great Depression of the 1930s.  So this vest was made when the money was still flowing.  4) Though I can't find any photos of Mr. DeMille in this vest, the Getty and Corbis photos of Mr. DeMille I HAVE found (taken in 1929-1934) show Mr. DeMille in his tuxedo that he seemed to wear often.  And as you can see, even though you can't see this vest, you CAN see a little bit of what LOOKS like this vest under the tux!  The right low "u" shape.  Excellent condition with extreme minor issues.  Vest has a bit of tear inside lining near neck.  Approximate 37" waist vest. Note: this item has been owned by the current family since 1988.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,450. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Mens 40 (?) Portly
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AUTHENTIC - MARY McCORMACK
Worn On-Screen in the Movie
"PRIVATE PARTS"

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#7465 - c. 1978 era From the 1997 HOWARD STERN's Autobiographical Movie, PRIVATE PARTS! MOVIE WORN Trained Wedding Gown Ensemble!  Worn by MARY McCORMACKThis is the COMPLETE WEDDING ENSEMBLE worn by Mary McCormack in the role of Howard Stern's first wife, Alison. Trivia:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus was originally cast as Alison, but backed out to spend time with her family.  I just thought that was interesting.  But now back to the gown.  Meant to be worn off the shoulder (or just off the shoulder) is this lovely white applique covered organdy gown with puffy sleeves.  Comes with the ORIGINAL SCREEN WORN headpiece, lace trimmed veil, white shoes (approximately size 10), and.... are you ready for this... the white satin underpants.  Seems appropriate for a Howard Stern piece!  (I'm not a fan.... but my husband is... and now he's gonna be a judge on "America's Got Talent", so I'll reserve my opinion until I see/hear him OFF his radio show. Excellent condition for all pieces!!  Measures:  35/36" bust,  26" waist inner waistband, but can be slightly larger waist,  44" long from waist to hem in front, 60" long in back.  Back zipper.  Elastic shoulders to wear off-shoulder.  This isn't a high quality couture gown... just a pretty gown over a rayon underdress.  There are very tiny spots under and on lace, and a tiny bit of dirt along the hemline, but still great condition. The price reflects the movie memorabilia connection!!! Also Listed in the Wedding Category.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 985. ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - ERIC WINTERLING
Stage Worn Gown in Shakespeare's
"AS YOU LIKE IT"

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#7382A - c. 2002 ERIC WINTERLING Fantastic Heavy Canvas Stage Worn Gown!  I can't stand cheap, poorly made pieces, so when I find unique and wonderful custom made costumes with couture level skill, my heart skips a beat... or two. I have to say I'm mildly addicted to these fabulously made and designed costumes.  Perhaps it's because they can evoke so many different eras.  And perhaps it's because I wish I could time travel and this is the closest I'm gonna get.  Anyway, this gown came to me after I sold another costume from the SAME production!  Originally I had to research and track down more info on the first gown, so... I contacted Eric Winterling, Inc. (the costume shop that created the costumes for Broadway's "Wicked" and "Wonderland", etc.) and they were sweet enough to forward me photos of the last gown in production at their 2002 shop!!  Both this, and the previous natural canvas colored gown were designed by Marina Draghici (Tony Award winner for "Fela") and worn for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" for the character Rosalind in the 2002 National Tour by The Acting Company.  The gown is, indeed, a one of a kind.  The dress was worn for the first scene by the actress Jessica Bates (who I also contacted to complete the research on this gown!). As she wrote to me, "I believe that the costume designer's original intent in making all the costumes out of canvas was that we were to look like living works of art, like paintings that had come to life. I felt extremely honored to wear such an incredibly crafted garment! It still blows my mind when I think about how difficult it must have been for them to sew all those pleats into the canvas! Say hi to the dress for me!"   I call this the "banishment dress". It was in this dress that I was banished from the kingdom and had to dress up like a boy to disguise myself in the woods. Ain't theatre grand?  The dresses were the ultimate in Victorian wear, because you feel as if you are wearing a corset without wearing one!"  NOTE:  the gown is extremely heavy and stiff a it is created from black canvas!!!!  Front hidden zipper.  Rolled shoulder detail. High wired neck collar.  Faux corset bodice is attached to the skirt. The bodice is beautifully stenciled with white bits of "fairy dust".  A WORK OF ART!  Shown with crinolines that don't come with the gown.  Measures:  32" bust, 24" waist. Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,245. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 0/2
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - ROBERT WALKER
Vest Worn On-Screen in the Movie
"TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY"


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#5924 - c. 1946 ROBERT WALKER Screen Worn Checked Double Breasted Vest Worn in Movie "TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY" as seen in Movie Still!  Robert Walker vest!  New to the market from the original MGM auction! Wow, what a cast in this MGM movie!!  Starring June Allyson, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Cyd Charisse, Angela Lansbury and Robert Walker in the lead role in this light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern.   I just watched the movie and this vest is on Robert Walker in the scene where he is sitting next to Judy Garland (!) in the theater, and then in the following scene with Lucille Bremer.  The vest is very distinctive, and easily seen.  The vest is in great condition with just some marks on one lapel.  I think it's funny that in the movie still, Mr. Walker is folding his glasses into his pocket and that stain seems to line up perfectly with the angle of the glasses!!   The buttons are cute goldtone and still have what seems to be a bit of enamel on them.  3-pockets in the vest.  Tan silk back.  Measures 44" around, 19" long from shoulder to hem. (though I'll have to try this on a guy to get the actual size).  Fantastic piece of Robert Walker memorabilia., or for googlers, "Robert Walker screen worn" costume! :)   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,500. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 40-44 R (will double-check!)

 

AUTHENTIC - MAURICE CHEVALIER
Vest Worn On-Screen in the Movie
"IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS"


[ORDER ITEM - #5923]
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#5923 - c. 1962 MAURICE CHEVALIER Screen Worn Black Velvet Vest Worn in Movie "IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS" as seen in the Movie!  Maurice Chevalier vest!  OK, I haven't watched this movie yet, personally, but it was just so easy to find a few photos of Maurice Chevalier in this vest, that I figured I'd save the 2 hours! :)   The vest is very distinctive, and easily seen.  The label is from M. Berman in London and the "Chevalier" written in blue ink is quite faint, but you can still make it out. The vest is in great condition ... and I particularly love the corset detail at the black silk back!   Fantastic piece of Maurice Chevalier memorabilia., or for googlers, "Maurice Chevalier screen worn" costume! :)  You can watch Maurice and Haley Mills during this scene on YouTube... use the link under the photo of the vest! :)    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,500. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 44 R (will double-check!)

AUTHENTIC - SPENCER TRACY
Vest Worn On-Screen in the Movie
 "THE SEA OF GRASS"


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#5921 - c. 1947 SPENCER TRACY Screen Worn Gray Flannel Vest Worn in Movie "THE SEA OF GRASS" as seen in the Movie!  In one of the movies with the classic pairing or Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn!  Spencer Tracy vest!  This is a difficult movie to locate to watch, but a friend of mine happened to have access, and sweetly sent me a copy!  The vest is fairly distinctive with rounded lapels.  Mr. Tracy is wearing a similar vest in the stills but that vest has higher lapels.  I watched the movie to make sure the vest I'm selling was worn on-screen, and as you can see from the screen captures in B&W, the vest matches! Even to the point that the last button seems to be sewn in the incorrect location, so the vest "gapes" onscreen AND in the photo you see of this vest at the left!  Whoo Whoo! The label is Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with "Sp. Tracy" and the correct movie numbers. The vest is in great condition.  Fantastic piece of Spencer Tracy memorabilia., or for googlers, "Spencer Tracy screen worn" costume! :)  At some point, this vest was worn by someone named "Yaeger". FYI:  The Spencer Tracy "Col. James B. Brewton" two jackets and pair of pants from "Sea of Grass" sold at the Debbie Reynolds auction for $3,000+ in June, 2011.  I hope whoever purchased those will be thrilled to find this matching vest from the movie!!! :)  Oh, and don't be confused by the coloration of the vest in the poster.  It's just some artist gone amuck as you can see from the more accurate lobby card, even though the movie is in B&W!  :)     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,500. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 40 R (will double-check!)

 

AUTHENTIC - GREGORY PECK
Pants Worn On-Screen in the Movie
"HOW THE WEST WAS WON"


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#5922 - c. 1962 GREGORY PECK Screen Worn Mini-Plaid Pants Worn in Movie "HOW THE WEST WAS WON" as seen in the Movie!  Gregory Peck pants! The Gregory Peck gray period suit and vest from this movie was sold at the Debbie Reynolds auction in June, 2011 for $4,000+. (showing photos of the suit shown on display for the Debbie Reynolds auction, and you can see these pants match.. so these were doubles or additional pair worn in the movie). According to the Reynolds auction, these pants were worn by Gregory Peck as "Cleve Van Valen" aboard the paddle steamer when he reunites with Debbie Reynolds "Lilith Prescott."  The pants are quite distinctive due to the mini-check or mini-plaid wool material. The label is MGM Studio Culver City with "G. Peck" written in ink, along with the original label from the MGM auction. The pants are in great condition, with just a smidge of wear to the very edges of the distinctive curved pockets.  Additionally, the pants were hemmed up (now let down) and they were taken in at the butt at some point (which remains), as I don't know if this was done for Mr. Peck or someone who might have worn the pants after, as the waist now measures 38", and according to the label, Mr. Peck might have had these tailored to a 33" (?) waist.  The inseam is 34" (after I let them down), which is correct to the label.  Fantastic piece of Gregory Peck memorabilia., or for googlers, "Gregory Peck screen worn" costume! :)    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 750. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 38" Waist, 34" Inseam

AUTHENTIC - ERROL FLYNN
Warner Bros. Label - Dated
Worn in  "SILVER RIVER"

SOLD on LAYAWAY
#5908 - Dated June 12, 1947 ERROL FLYNN Screen Worn Greige-Green Wool Frock Coat (or Jacket) Worn in Movie "SILVER RIVER" An Errol Flynn Jacket! Direct to this website from Museum Deaccession!!  As good as anything you might have missed in the Debbie Reynolds' recent auction when Marilyn Monroe's "Subway" white dress sold for a mere $5.4 million! :)  From "Silver River"... with great photos of Mr. Flynn wearing this jacket (sorry, these are just jpgs, I don't have the lobby card). This piece has the museum labels as well as the Warner Bros label.  This is marked "Doubles" which means that more than one was created for the role as it would have been worn for so many days of filming that more than one was necessary. In researching comps for this jacket, there is another website that has a SOLD sign up for the matching jacket (also with the doubles stamp) from "Silver River" (along with the pants) and though they wouldn't disclose the selling price, they wrote back, "For your Errol Flynn Silver River piece we would estimate it at $4500 - $6000."   However, they had the pants (and this doesn't). The condition is likely the same as theirs. They list theirs as "Both garments are in good screen used condition with minor evidence of age", I'm more specific... this frock coat has some fading/discoloration that is mostly seen under bright photography lights, and one tiny moth hole in upper arm (see photo), otherwise great.  Additional comps: Errol Flynn's “Don Juan de Marana” dark green two-piece suit from Adventures of Don Juan sold for $15,990 on June18, 2011 at the Debbie Reynolds' auction; and Errol Flynn's two-piece green & beige tweed suit from "The Sun Also Rises" sold for $3,000 on June, 11, 2010 at the Profiles in History auction.  My sources tell me that Errol Flynn pieces are highly coveted, so...  You know what they say... buy the best you can afford, as the best will always retain value!! And that would be Errol Flynn's screen worn jacket.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,500.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 43?

AUTHENTIC - C. Aubrey Smith
United Costumers Tag - Worn in
"LLOYDS OF LONDON"

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#5909 - c. 1930s/early 40s C. AUBREY SMITH Screen Worn Frock Coat (or Jacket) with Velvet Trim!  Worn in Movie "LLOYDS OF LONDON" A C. Aubrey Smith Jacket!  Oh, sorry, that's SIR Charles Aubrey Smith... he was knighted by King George VI in 1944 for "services to the theatre".  And if you check out his imdb, you will see the long list of dozens of movies he was in... so though you may not know his name, you WILL know his face!  Direct to this website from Museum Deaccession!!  This jacket is also from the movie, "Lloyd's of London".  A friend (thanks John!) watched the movie and found it! :)  The collar looks like it was slightly altered since the movie to reflect a more 19th century collar, but all in all the same. You can easily see what they did... just a quick cut of the collar to shorten it a bit.  Here's another fun fact about C. Aubrey Smith:  Born in 1863 in London and went to South Africa to prospect for gold in 1888-1889, where he developed pneumonia and "was wrongly pronounced dead"!!  SCARY!!   Anyway, back to the jacket. The condition is quite good, but not perfect as there is some wear to the velvet trim, and there is a large "water mark" (see photo) on front to the left of the buttons, and one tiny moth hole.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 795. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE ?


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#5912 - c. 1940's Medieval "Maid Marion" 2-piece Burgundy Velvet Bodice Outfit with White Skirt Trimmed in Velvet Bow! Direct to this website from Museum Deaccession!! This outfit came to me from the same museum collection as the fantastic movie worn pieces above.  However, this outfit has NO labels or stamps or anything, so your guess is as good as mine as to what this might have been created or worn for.  The bodice has a heavy metal zipper up the back which will date it to the 1940s (I believe).  The skirt is a white rayon, and not as well-made as some of the finest movie costumes (yet certainly not a cheap imitation as you'd find today!!!!). So... if you love the look... then buy it!  Great for your own costume wear, or theater production.  Love the upper mutton sleeves.  Lace cuffs.  Little buttons at the front faux corseting.  Full skirt is shown with a few petticoats under.. but they don't come with it. Measures: 34/35" bust, up to 28" waist, 35" long from waist to hem.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 645. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

SCREEN WORN GOWN 
in movie "DESIREE"

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#7405 - c. 1954 Worn in the Movie "DESIREE" Ivory and Gold "Regency" or "Jane Austen" Trained Appliqued Braid and Sequins Gown!  Photos and information will be up soon, but this is a preview of these two exceptional ivory satin embroidered trained gowns in the Regency or Jane Austen style that so many brides love!  This is a vintage Hollywood movie memorabilia gown, so it will have "costume" detailing... but if you love the movie, "Desiree" as much as I do, getting married in one of the screen worn original gowns is a dream come true! These were worn by Napoleon's (Marlon Brando) sisters during the Coronation scene.. you know, when Napoleon grabbed the crown from the Pope (of all people!) and crowned himself Emperor! :) Oh, by the way, Brando's Napoleon costume from "Desiree" sold for $73,800. !!!    Also Listed in the Wedding and 1800-1840's Categories.     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 4,850. ORDER  Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 2/4, perhaps 6
(check measurements above)

 


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#7419 - c. 1930's - 1950's HOLLYWOOD Gigantic "Swashbuckler" Leather Belt!  I am putting this belt up on the website, but won't sell it until I can identify it.   I was told it may be Errol Flynn's belt, but until I find a photo of him or someone else wearing it... it will just remain a "museum piece".   So for all you website groupies of mine who just LOVE to help....  If you've seen this anywhere, just email me and get a finder's fee! :)  Errol Flynn is wearing a belt just like this in "Captain's Blood" (he wears one with round buckle like this, and another with rectangular buckle if you happen to be looking), however.... this looks just too wide to be that belt.  There is some very faded writing on the back of the belt, but it's impossible to read, and I don't even know if it's numbers or letters. :(    Measures:  5" wide, 7" buckle, and to the first (or last, I should say) belt hole, the belt measures 35" around. Very heavy metal buckle, and well made.  There is some residue from what might have been a tag at the front.  I'm sure that can be removed, but I'm leaving as I found this in case that helps to identify this.    "Good Luck, Mr. Phelps."  (that's a quote from "Mission Impossible" if you don't know).  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.
AUTHENTIC -"Shakespeare in Love"
COLIN FIRTH's Movie Outfit

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#4970 - c. 1998 COLIN FIRTH's Wedding Costume as "Lord Wessex" from the movie "Shakespeare in Love"!  Designed by Sandy Powell! Extravagant and highly adorned gold beaded 2-piece costume from the movie. Custom made outfit as seen on screen includes the original studio wardrobe tag.   Doublet with ruffled collar, cuffs, waist and shoulders. Breeches (or knickers) are equally elaborate with corseted waist and laced-up knees and puffy legs.  Exquisitely made - this is NOT one of those cheaply designed/created movie outfits... this is the top of the line!  Best you can get!!  Worn on screen with a cape and hat... those pieces doesn't come with the outfit.  But obviously terrific... enough so to be awarded the OSCAR for BEST COSTUME DESIGN!  Reportedly, Miramax studio executives wanted to make sure the men wouldn't look "silly" in their tights, so Powell made the jackets a little longer than was historically correct. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 7,500. ORDER  Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 38-40R  (measurements coming)
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - "Seabiscuit" Movie Worn

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#4309 - c. 2003 (c. 1930's Style) Worn in Movie "Seabiscuit" Fantastic Taupe with Brown Windowpane Plaid Men's Coat of Silk / Linen Blend!   This was a huge undertaking in costuming this film - and Head Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work.  Much of the costuming was done using many authentic period pieces.  On “race days” there were as many as 650 extras to outfit!  Makovsky used not only wardrobe services, but combed 35 different costume and archival facilities throughout the country for authentic period pieces.  The fact that this coat was specifically made for the film, rather than a vintage piece, I have to assume it was important for some scene or actor.  I'm sorry, I don't know who might have worn this coat in the movie... and although I LOVE it, I haven't watched it to see if I can find out.  But really, this is more about the coat than the connection to the movie.  It's really quite stunning styling. Obviously was worn by a wealthy racing patron as this has it all.  Wonderful material, shape, style, color, detailing, tailoring, buttons, craftsmanship, etc., etc., etc.  Love the belt that buttons over the double-breasted front, and even hides the belt loop at the back.  Wear the collar up, or down, or open. Excellent, near mint condition. I say it's a silk / linen blend, and I believe it is, but can't confirm that as there are no tags as it was, again,  custom made for the movie. Measures: 54" chest, 50" long.  Easily wearable as your new favorite coat!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 745. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 44L MENS
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - "Seabiscuit" Movie Worn

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#4311 - c. 2003 (c. 1930's Style) Worn in Movie "Seabiscuit" Heavy Cotton Brown Striped Men's Overcoat!  This was a huge undertaking in costuming this film - and Head Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work.  Much of the costuming was done using many authentic period pieces.  On “race days” there were as many as 650 extras to outfit!  Makovsky used not only wardrobe services, but combed 35 different costume and archival facilities throughout the country for authentic period pieces. This is yet another custom made coat for the movie.  The fact that this coat was specifically made for the film, rather than a vintage piece, I have to assume it was important for some scene or actor.  I'm sorry, I don't know who might have worn this coat in the movie... and although I LOVE it, I haven't watched it to see if I can find out. There are also no labels, but this was obviously worn by a horse trainer, or someone connected with the horse stables as it was designed to look slightly "distressed"... like it's slightly sunbleached over time (but no other look of wear).  It's a heavy cotton with 2 over 2 patch pockets at front, cuffed sleeves, and simple shape.  Could have been a worn as a duster motorcoat.  Measures: 52" chest, 50" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition, but again, meant to have some "faux fading".  Brown with brown vertical striping.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 44L - 46L MENS
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - WORN by
LAKE BELL in the Movie

"Over Her Dead Body"

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#6538 - c. 2007 MARC JACOBS Light Blue and White Cotton Dress with Red Leather Clutch Purse!  Worn by LAKE BELL in the Movie "Over Her Dead Body"! Should I confess? Yes, I suppose I should because it's possible we will be wearing the same dress if we ever meet! :)  That's because I bought TWO of these dresses from the movie set of "Over Her Dead Body".  I just couldn't bear to sell the first one I bought (as I look damn good in it), so I got this other one.  You are buying the only one with the red leather clutch purse she wore ( I just pinned it to the dressform, but you can see it's either a clutch or has a hand strap.) I don't get a purse, I got only one of those so it's yours :(  If you watch the movie you will see why they had more than one dress/purse... because in the scene she is buying a hotdog at a vendor and manages to squirt mustard all over the dress and purse.  So they certainly needed additional dresses for re-takes.  Luckily this is NOT the dress that was "slimed". Marked size 4.  I guess this proves that I size larger as I would call this a 4/6. Measures: up to 35" bust, up to 30" waist. Excellent condition.  This would have cost more new, even without the movie connection... or purse!!!!  Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 465.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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[ORDER ITEM - #7269]
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#7269 - c. 2000's DAVID GREGORY, New York Botanical Checkerboard Linen Dress as Seen in "Sex and the City" Comes with the As Worn Charles Jourdan purse!  As far as I know, this is not "the" dress, but exactly the same as the dress that Charlotte wears in "Sex and the City" in the scene you see in the photos!  AND comes with THE purse (not "the" purse) she carries when wearing this dress! Wonderful summer dress on its own (hey the SATC costumer stylist, Patricia Field is no dummy... she knows a great dress when she sees it!)  Tank top bodice with box pleated skirt designed from a terrific botanical checkerboard printed linen.  Labeled size 4 but measures up to 35" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 43" hips, 25" long from waist to hem, so must have been mis-labeled as it's more like a size 6/8.   Excellent condition, like new. Look just like Kristin Davis or Charlotte! Can be worn with or without a belt (none comes with it, but just will change the look slightly).   Wear with a little cardigan sweater to look very vintage 50's.  Another website shows this dress worn on the show with the caption, "Charlotte greets the day in a sunny botanical checkerboard shift dress by New York-based design duo David Gregory and a peach handbag by Charles Jourdan."    Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 625. for Dress and Purse  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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AUTHENTIC - BARBRA STREISAND
Worn Gown with Huge Hat



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#4344 - c. 1967 BARBRA STREISAND Worn on her CBS-TV Special "Belle of 14th Street" This is the ACTUAL AUTHENTIC (and one-of-a-kind) gown worn by Barbra Streisand on her TV special.  Black silk velvet Victorian style gown with matching hat.  The full length sleeveless dress features a train and black satin ribbon spaghetti style shoulder straps.  The black satin ribbon trim continues at the top of the bodice and the bottom of the skirt. The costume is heavily boned at the waist for that "hour glass figure" look of the period.  It is fully lined.  Both pieces come from Brooks Van Horn Costumes and written on the label is "Barbara (sic "S").   The gown also has the label of the designer, "Don Loper of California". The ensemble was worn with a feather boa for a period musical number (see the photos below!)  Smashing on!!! So much so that Barbra also wore this dress to a Funny Girl cast party.  Both the hat and the gown are in Excellent condition.  NOTE: Barbra Streisand's Superman T-shirt (yes folks... a T-shirt!) sold for $6,000 and the signature sailor top (just the top) at left sold for $28,800!!  At another auction at Christie's in May 2007, a two-piece orange gown from "Funny Girl" sold for $33,600!  Also Listed in the Museum and Barbra Streisand Categories.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 15,000. ORDER   Extended Layaway Available

Previously on loan for display at the: The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles
Clips of Barbra in this gown with hat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfFNCdnxa3k&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9a3LzJOALk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSMWQT9FEGs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkCKIkYq7Ek

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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AUTHENTIC - ROSIE O'DONNELL
Gifted from Tom Cruise!

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#7310 - c. 1999 ROSIE O'DONNELL's AUTOGRAPHED Black Leather "Top Gun" Toddler Jacket Given to Rosie by Tom Cruise!  So you probably know that Rosie O'Donnell had a top rated TV Talk Show from 1996-2002.  During that time, Rosie would often talk about her major crush on Tom Cruise... so much so that Tom was the conclusion of the entire series in a video featuring Tom who had cut Rosie's grass and said, "Rosie, I cut your grass, and here is your lemonade."  So.... seems Tom gifted Rosie at some point with this "Top Gun" black leather jacket for her adopted son, Parker (born 1995).  However, when Parker outgrew it, Rosie autographed the jacket and donated it to a charity auction where it was purchased by/or subsequently acquired by Richard Wilson, a well-known dealer in memorabilia. This piece came to me from his Estate. It will come with a COA from Antiquedress.com explaining this history.  This toddler sized leather jacket has the correct Tomcat patch on one arm, the Top Gun and eagle patch, metal zipper front on front and a curly faux fur collar. Quilted lining. Really adorable!!  It's marked size "M", but it's probably for a child ages 1or 2.  Great piece to frame!! Excellent condition.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 245. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Toddler "M"
(check measurements above) 

AUTHENTIC -"UGLY BETTY"
And As Seen on MADONNA


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#7278 - c. 2009 Screen Worn "Lolita" MOSCHINO Heart Shaped Sunglasses worn by Amanda Tanen as Becki Newton in Season 4's "The Bahamas Triangle" Episode of ABC-TV's UGLY BETTY! Also As Seen On MADONNA in Concert!  In researching this item, I found that they were originally worn during the Spring 2006 Moschino Runway show, and then were manufactured as a "special limited edition" by Moschino and sold in the fabulous heart-shaped red patent leather case (which can be used as a small purse). I soon realized that this is one hot item and sold out very quickly!  One of the reasons may be because the ever trendy Madonna chose these heart-shaped glasses for her Sticky and Sweet concert tour, worn during her She's Not Me song... she then throws into the crowd at the end of the song. You can watch all this on YouTube! SO... if you've been one of those gals hunting everywhere for glasses, especially in white... look no further!  A great gift for a Madonna or Ugly Betty fan! An investment piece! Guaranteed Original! Near Mint condition!   Also Listed in the Hats, etc. Category.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 685. ORDER

AUTHENTIC -  JULIANNE MOORE
"Cast A Deadly Spell" HBO Movie

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#7260 - c. 1991 JULIANNE MOORE Worn Green Sequin Halter Gown with Silk Ruffles and Original Long Green Gloves from the HBO Movie,  "Cast A Deadly Spell" You know, I KNEW I liked this gown when I first saw it....even without knowing for sure what movie it was from, but knowing it was a Julianne Moore gown.  Once I discovered the movie, and photos of Julianne wearing it (thanks Joe!), I realized why I was drawn to it.  Because this is a "vintage" look gown... as this movie plot takes place in 1948, so it's a recreation of that era. This gown certainly does evoke the era of the 1940s screen sirens!  And how beautiful this gown was on the redheaded Julianne (the photos from the movie can be seen by clicking on the photo at left).  The gown is in Excellent condition, Near Mint.  The gloves are strangely discolored.  I have no idea if they were like this originally, as it's hard to tell from the photos, but I'm assuming they weren't?  Anyway it's the gown that's so fabulous... the gloves are free! :)  Measures:  32" bust, 24" waist, up to 34" hips, 55" long from shoulder to hem in front (sort of, as it sweeps around from front slit) to 60" long at back. You have to see the deep padding in the bust... I guess Julianne needed some help back then! :)  Very small size.  Designed by Mary Rose, who is President of the Costume Designer's Guild and guest curator at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.    Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 3,450. ORDER    Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 0
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#7261 - c. 1980's Silk Beaded Lavendar FABRICE Dress from GIORGIO, Beverly Hills Worn by Geena DavisYeah, OK... this dress came from the same collection as the verified Julianne Moore green sequined gown I'm also selling.  I was able to locate (thanks Joe!) the particular movie and photos of Julianne in that gown.  Sadly I have yet to find photos of Geena Davis in this dress, but I'm sure with enough time I will!  So, at this point, I'm selling this as a fabulous Fabrice dress with the only provenance provided by StarWares.  If you don't know Fabrice, "his sparkling evening wear symbolized the glamour of the 1980s, died at age 47.  Known professionally by simply Fabrice, he dressed actresses, models and socialites in show-stopping gowns that were elaborately beaded and jeweled. Among the notables who wore his gowns are Iman, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Beverly Johnson, Ivana Trump, Shirley MacLaine, and Christie Brinkley.  In 1981 he won a special Coty Fashion Critics Award for his beaded dresses". This dress was sold at the prestigious Giorgio, Beverly Hills (I KNOW you've heard of THAT!).  Measures:  42" - 49" long from shoulder to varied length hem.  Labeled size Medium... stretches to fit, so impossible to measure.  Shown on a 35/25/36 mannequin so you can see how it fits her.  VERY VERY VERY low bustline, so you might want to shorten the straps.  Very good condition, as there are a few beads missing, and a couple light spots (one at hem front, the other front hip) and one perhaps make up larger spots on interior only (see photo).  Very clingy, sexy, and very 1980s! Selling at exactly the price you would have paid at StarWares! If I find a photo of Geena in this dress, watch out as the price might go up!  Also listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 525.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6 best
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AUTHENTIC - Liza Minnelli Auction

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#3593 - TWO Pair of Black Cotton Crocheted Gloves as worn in CABARET from the Personal Estate of LIZA MINNELLI!  I have two pairs of these gloves, so you can either buy them together, or buy one pair.  Neither of these pair have been cut (as you see in the Liza photo to allow the fingers through).  So, they were either worn by Liza on stage in other renditions of Cabaret, or they were additional pairs on "standby".  They seem to be original old gloves rather than reproductions as they are slightly different from each other.  Both black, both net. One pair with a bit more detail.  The COA states "Liza Minnelli 'Cabaret' Black Gloves".  The auction estimate listed the gloves $500-$700, and you know auction estimates are purposely low to create excitement!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 345. for slightly less detailed pair  ORDER

 

$ 385. for slightly more detailed pair  SOLD

AUTHENTIC - Liza Minnelli Auction

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#3578 - c. 1980's Original DONNA KARAN Glitzy Gold Leather Vest worn by LIZA MINNELLI! Gold Leather!!! Looks so much like something Versace would have designed. Nothing like I would assume would have a Donna Karan label. Zipper front, along with zipper pockets and a zipper neck (for no reason). Wear under a black jacket for a hint of the blazing gold, or wear alone to dazzle. Go try to find another! Excellent condition.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 875. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8
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AUTHENTIC -  William Ivey Long
Liza Minnelli Back Up Dancers!

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#3656 - c. 1993 LIZA MINNELLI'S TWO Backup Dancers' Red Sequin Jumpsuits Designed by Tony Award William Ivey Long with the Barbara Matera Label!  Where to start.... first off, I have TWO of these... exactly the same worn by dancers Sue Delano and Jessica Sheridan (their names "Miss Delano" and Miss Sheridan" are inside).  These gals were selected by Liza as the only two dancers for the 6-month national tour after Liza's Radio City "Steppin' Out" and "Live at Radio City" encore show.  I spoke to the lovely Sue Delano on the phone for all the inside scoop!  These jumpsuits were designed by the prolific award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long in the "Halston" style - as Liza specifically requested!  As you can see in the photo, the dancers carried tambourines, and Sue told me they wore tambourine earrings to match! :) These jumpsuits were only worn for the first few cities of the tours, and then the concept was changed, so these are still in great condition having only been worn a few times! Excellent condition. Oh, check it out... the sequins are a cool red/black tiger design.  Jessica Sheridan is 5'4" tall. Sue Delano is at least a couple inches taller. Were worn with heels.  

v$ 545. each  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2/4, perhaps small 6
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AUTHENTIC - CHER's COAT

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#7201 - c. 1990's CHER's Jeweled ETRO, Milano Light Oatmeal Colored Wool Coat!  Oh my word!   Now I still haven't found any photos of Cher in this coat, but it's going up anyway and I will keep looking.  I prefer to sell memorabilia pieces with absolute provenance, but every once in a while the vintage piece is special enough even without it... and this coat was sold as Cher's through the prestigious Julien's Auctions along with many other Cher and Marilyn Monroe pieces. I haven't seen another Etro coat like this!  It's not meant for warmth, but for beauty even though it's wool. Check out the close up photos to see the detail!! Condition you ask?  Excellent, though perhaps a bit (and I mean a bit!) dingy, or this is the color it was meant to be??  Hard to know for sure. It's less ivory and more a light oatmeal color.  Love the interior wild colors!! Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 36" hips, 35" long from shoulder to hem.  You can see how it's fitting the size 6 mannequin of 35/25/36... it's great if you don't wear anything under (or wear lightweight clothing under), otherwise it's gonna bit a bit tight as the back is slightly smallish.  Even without the Cher provenance, this is the price you would pay for a coat like this!! An new Etro Embellished silk coat is currently listed for $5,060... not nearly as fabulous as this!   Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,850.  ORDER   Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 4
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AUTHENTIC - Owned and Worn by
BARBRA STREISAND

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#4349 - c. early 1960's Iconic Custom Cream Sequin and Silk Satin Sequined Trimmed in Black Sequins Sailor Evening Suit!  Comes with COA Signed by Barbra!  From Barbra's 2004 Auction to benefit her Streisand Foundation, comes this incredible, iconic evening sailor outfit!!!  This 2-piece gown is from the same era as those Barbra wore during her first concert at the Cocoanut Grove and on the Judy Garland Show... only this one is fancier! I'm not sure exactly where she wore it, but it's certainly something with enough research you will likely find out for yourself.   So rare to find any Streisand pieces available.  Even more rare to find one SO identifiable as "Barbra Streisand".  Cream silk satin long skirt with sexy 22" side slit and rear zipper.  Meant to be hidden grosgrain waistband is slightly boned. Matching cream silk sailor style "v" neck top heavily embellished with cream and black sequins featuring an affixed decorative sequined tie and upper front snap closure and side zipper.  Both pieces weighted at bottom hems, so perhaps wore for outdoor concert???  White lining.  There is sequin losses (auction called it minor sequin lose, but it's most than I'd like. Also the sequins on one sleeve are slightly warped, or melted like Barbra got too close to a hot stage light!). Still in Excellent condition for a rare museum piece.  Wearable if you must. Please be careful, and treat with museum respect.  But heck,  if you are hosting a Streisand event, it's a must! Measures:  Skirt: 26" waist, up to 38" hips, 42" long.  Top:  up to 36/37" bust.  Note:  it's creamier than shown in photos.  NOTE: Barbra Streisand's Superman T-shirt (yes folks... a T-shirt!) sold for $6,000 and the signature sailor top (just the top) at left sold for $28,800!!  At another auction at Christie's in May 2007, a two-piece orange gown from "Funny Girl" sold for $33,600!   Also Listed in the Museum and Barbra Streisand Categories.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

Previously on loan for display at the:   The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles

Similar "sailor" outfits worn by Barbra in early career:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0p7dd0a_p8  (1963 with Judy Garland)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7AViKc52P0&feature=related   (1963 with Judy Garland)

http://www.icollector.com/Barbra-Streisand-Fanny-Brice-sailor-outfit-designed-by-Irene-Sharaff-from-Funny-Girl_i11436947 - Sold for $30,000.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgL27S6aeLw&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL94122DC75F7CF259 - Album cover photo

http://goo.gl/MUTC3 - even the Barbra Streisand "Barbie" doll is designed in this kind of outfit!

$ 25,000. ORDER   Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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AUTHENTIC - VANESSA WILLIAMS
Worn by Vanessa on "UGLY BETTY"

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#7243 - c. 2010's MARNI Platform Sandals Worn by VANESSA WILLIAMS on "UGLY BETTY"!  I have to confess I'm using the photos I got from ABC television who is selling all the Ugly Betty pieces.  The reason?  Well, these shoes arrived to me sealed and I really preferred to sell these to you with that seal sealed. That way you can decide if you are buying them as a memorabilia piece, or if you just (like me) LOVE these shoes, then you can open that seal yourself!   These screen worn shoes were worn by Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) during Season Four in the episode entitled "The Butterfly Effect, Part 2".  If you don't know, Marni sandals sell for $400 ish, and their shoes can go up to $1,000!  These shoes look to be in near mint condition with the addition of nonskids attached to the bottom so Vanessa didn't end up on her can.  Size Euro 40, US Size 9.  Leather uppers of brown, black, pink, gray. Squared toes.  Also Listed in the Hats, etc. Category.   

$ 245.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 9
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AUTHENTIC - MITZI GAYNOR
Worn by Mitzi to the Oscars in 1966!

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#7225 - c. 1966 MITZI GAYNOR Sequined Ensemble by ARNOLD SCAASI Worn to the 1966 Oscar Awards!  From the July 19, 2010 New York Times article: "After 55 years in the dress business, Arnold Scaasi announced on Monday that he is hanging up his shears and closing his made-to-order dress business... The designer (who dressed five first ladies during his career) had continued making custom gowns, about 20 each month. Mr. Scaasi was once described by the writer Bob Morris as “New York’s last great couturier,” in recognition of his training at the Chambre Syndicale in Paris, his early days at Paquin and Charles James and the fact that few designers were still interested in that level of craftsmanship. He had an uncanny talent as a salesman who could flatter any figure...  A Scaasi retrospective will open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for which he has donated more than 200 pieces from his archives. One of his personal highlights was the see-through pajamas worn by Barbra Streisand to the 1969 Academy Awards, which caused a scandal, even though the outfit appeared almost opaque in person."   This Mitzi Gaynor outfit was designed 3 years earlier than the Streisand gown, with a similar feel!  As you will see from the photos and listing from the original Christie's 1999 famous "Unforgettable: Fashions of the Oscar" auction (and yes, this was sold at that auction back in 1999!), the outfit by Scaasi is listed in their catalog as: A "shell pink silk and sequined tulle gown.  The short strapless dress is fitted with an empire waist.  The tulle overlay ties at the neck with a matching ribbon, and is embellished with firework bursts of silver sequins, paillettes and iridescent shell-shaped baubles, reaching below the hem and dipping dramatically in the rear.  Together with a tulle cape en-suite."   I couldn't describe it better.  Excellent condition.  A Museum worthy piece without question!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 13,500. ORDER   Extended Layaway Available

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Worn by MICK JAGGER -
Verbal Provenance

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#7190 - Spring 2005 Collection BALENCIAGA, Paris Black Fully Bugle Beaded Concert Jacket! Verbal Provenance Worn by Mick Jagger!  I was hoping to find a photo of Mick wearing this jacket prior to putting it up on my website just to complete the provenance.  However, there is no question in my mind that this is exactly what it was represented to be (and if any of you Jagger fans can find me a photo of him wearing it, you get a $100 "finder's fee" from me!). I'd pay more if I wasn't SO convinced by SO many elements of this piece already. First off, Mick hangs out with Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, and wears Balenciaga.  Second, it's black (Mick's color), it's absolutely Mick's "look" (you can just see the cut "tails" flying as he stomped across the stage), and it's exquisitely designed and made so it would have been extraordinarily expensive!  Next, it's the correct size for Mick.. just about a female size 6 and quite abbreviated in the front (as Mick nearly always wears).  This jacket came to me directly from a gentleman in NYC who says he got it from an extremely wealthy woman who ran in the right circles to make this all very plausible.  I prefer absolute COAs or photos, but I'm selling this jacket for the price of a Balenciaga fully beaded jacket... and then Mick Jagger connection is just a bonus at this point!  Note, this jacket weighs a ton! Near Mint condition! Note... just to give you a clue to Balenciaga's prices... Balenciaga's simple little Cream Print Silk Beaded Dress from the F/W 2009 collection listed at $25,550.!  This is a million times more elaborate! I'm told by Balenciaga that this jacket retailed for $29,710 back in 2005.  So that's $32,365 in 2009 dollars (love those inflation calulators!).  But I can almost guarantee you that this would cost more if produced today... it's extraordinary!  Also listed in Museum Category and 1930-Today Categories.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 35,000. ORDER   Extended Layaway Available

AUTHENTIC - CAROL CHANNING /
BOB MACKIE "Diamonds" Dress

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#3300 - c. 1975 Original BOB MACKIE Silver Beaded Fringe Dress Worn by CAROL CHANNING!  First off, I love what I found online... 

Carol wore many of her pieces multiple times, and had certain "iconic" designs that she would wear over and over again! In 2007, someone robbed Carol of her original, most famous 1974 Bob Mackie "Diamonds" dress that she wore on stage in Gentleman Prefer Blondes, which was valued at $150,000!!  Luckily the dress was recovered and returned to Ms. Channing and has since gone to the Smithsonian.  So she obviously values these dresses highly!!!  As for this Bob Mackie Diamonds dress, the sketch for the shorter version of this dress designed for the 1974 Broadway production of Lorelie sold at auction for $960! (the sketch only!)!  Condition is Good... amazing for such a heavy dress!  The netting at the shoulders is a bit torn under and the dress weighs a ton (OK, I'm slightly exaggerating!).   MORE PHOTOS COMING....   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 7,500.  ORDER   Extended Layaway Available

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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AUTHENTIC - Fran Drescher / The Nanny

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#1811 - c. 1990's MOSCHINO COUTURE Plush Wild Print Suit worn by Fran Drescher on the TV Program "THE NANNY" - Television Memorabilia! This suit was selected to head up the 1990's chapter of the "Official Price Guide to Vintage Fashion and Fabrics" by Pamela Smith. It's a fabulous multicolored ethnic print in a shiny plush fabric. Slight wrap-look mini-skirt with short matching jacket. This outfit was purchased in a lot of 5 outfits worn by Fran Drescher on her TV Program, "The Nanny". Each has an attached tag and came from a Hollywood re-sale shop in Los Angeles. My parents and I watched as many re-runs of The Nanny as possible to guarantee authenticity! I found 3 of the outfits on particular shows, but have yet to find the episode on which she wore this outfit. However, there is no doubt that this was tailored for Fran.. you can tell from the micromini skirt and the tight butt!! Excellent condition. Great fun "classic" wild Moschino outfit! 34/35" bust, up to 27" waist, up to 36" hips TOPS!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 895. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6 with small butt please!
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AUTHENTIC -"The Virgin Queen"
BETTE DAVIS Shoes

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#6975 - c. 1955 BETTE DAVIS Taupe Suede and Steel Cut Beaded Shoes Worn in the Movie "The Virgin Queen"! Encased with Plaque in Plexiglass Box! I always seek to sell celebrity / memorabilia items with photographs of the items as worn in on screen, however it's nearly impossible to find photos of shoes worn under long period gowns.  So I have to rather use circumstantial information to confirm authenticity.  Certainly the look is correct to an Elizabethan costume.  The shoes themselves have the excellent label of C.H.Wolfelt Co. (a name you can Google to find an article dated 1921 of the then 30-year-old company)... "The screen and stage stars and the romantic background of Los Angeles have contributed in a great measure to the artistic creations emanating from the house of Wolfelt." I believe these are original c. 1915-1919 steel beaded toes shoes of taupe suede, and then the movie studio added the steel beaded ornament over in 1955 to create the Elizabethan look.  These encased and plaqued shoes came from the same place as easily confirmed Hollywood pieces, so I have no reason to believe these are anything but genuine. The size seems correct.  The "muddy" sides seems correct to the slogging through mud from the movie. NOTE:  A replica of Bette Davis' dress from "All About Eve" sold at auction in 2007 for $2,270! That's a replica... not the actual dress worn! Hard to find anything from Bette Davis!  Shipping may be a bit higher as I will package securely!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 2,500. ORDER

AUTHENTIC -
LEONA HELMSLEY's GOWN


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#6593 - c. 1980's Midnight Blue Sequined Halter Gown from the Estate of Hotelier LEONA HELMSLEY!  I purchased a few of the "over-the-top" gowns from the legendary Leona Helmsley - "Queen of the Mean" as she was known.  With her wealth of over $5 Billion Dollars... she was one of the richest women in the world in the 1980's!  Most of her gowns were custom made for her “by Julia,” the personal, full-time seamstress who designed on dress forms in a separate wing of Helmsley’s opulent living quarters! Ah, that's the life, eh?? :)  As you will see, “She obviously was the epitome of a rich socialite, wanting to stand out in a sea of black."  This is one of my favorite... a midnight blue sequin halter gown trimmed in silver lame braiding.  Crinolines under. Back zip. Excellent condition!  The photos will explain everything.  Measures:  29" waist, 60" long from shoulder to hem.  Lined in silk under. Leona wouldn't have worn anything that wasn't special.. here's your chance to dress like a Billionaire... in her actual dress!!    Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,485. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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AUTHENTIC -
LEONA HELMSLEY's GOWN

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#6597 - c. 1980's Multicolored Floral Print Halter Gown with Sequins from the Estate of Hotelier LEONA HELMSLEY!!  Yup, this was my favorite gown at the auction.   I purchased a few of the "over-the-top" gowns from the legendary Leona Helmsley - "Queen of the Mean" as she was known.  With her wealth of over $5 Billion Dollars... she was one of the richest women in the world in the 1980's!  Most of her gowns were custom made for her “by Julia,” the personal, full-time seamstress who designed on dress forms in a separate wing of Helmsley’s opulent living quarters! As you will see, “She obviously was the epitome of a rich socialite, wanting to stand out in a sea of black."  This gown so typifies her style! A gown that looks like a mermaid fantasy! In the light, you will sparkle like a disco mirror ball!!!!  A halter gown of turquoise, purples, charcoal, deep red and black with purple sequins and gold metallic floss.  Ruffled hemline and all up the front of the skirt. Back zip. Excellent condition!  The photos will explain everything.  Measures:  36" bust, 29" waist, up to 41" hips,  60" long from shoulder to hem.  Lined in silk under. Here's your chance to dress like a Billionaire... in her actual dress!!    Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,485. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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NOLAN MILLER for
NEW YORK CITY BALLET!

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#3961 - c. 1980's One-of-a Kind NOLAN MILLER Designed Fantasy Pieces for the New York City Ballet... Possibly from "A Midsummer's Night Dream"!  I purchased this 2-piece fantasy "garment" direct from a Nolan Miller auction some years back.  I have since sold many of these pieces (which were designed and worn for the New York City Ballet)... and I'm JUST getting around to posting this piece, along with the principal ballerina dress from "Swan Lake" which will go up soon.   This one is nearly impossible to describe.  I don't even know how it was supposed to be used or worn!  This is how the 2 pieces were shown in the auction... but they seem ill-suited to be easily worn this way!!  I really don't know what this was used for... I only know that it was so pretty... I just had to have it!  I'm hoping someone will have more of an imagination than I do and create something wonderful!  As you can see it's 2 STIFF "rings" covered with lavender tulle and covered with various silk flowers and leaves.  They are fairly heavy, substantial pieces (Nolan Miller never skimped!).  Both floral circles have yards of lavender tulle trailing off.  And the more I look at them, they BOTH look to be perhaps head pieces, worn around the face??  So these may have been TWO separate costume pieces for TWO showgirls/ballet dancers.  One seems to be like a hood at the back of the head, the other has lots of pouf at the back as well. And then they both trail down with yards of tulle, one with rhinestones. Perhaps these were some kind of flower costumes????   One piece opens and closes with velcro at the back. That one measures:  16" x 15".  The other has no closure, but it's larger, so perhaps just didn't need to open.  That one measures 21" x21". Beautiful  flowers, butterfly, rhinestones, small pearls on one.  This is the best I can do to describe these. Excellent condition.     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 365. ORDER

LEONA HELMSLEY's DRESS

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#6599 - c. 1980's Red Silk Chiffon Dress with Low Back from the Estate of Hotelier LEONA HELMSLEY!!  Damn lovely with that very drapy, sexy bodice, long cuffed sleeves and full chiffon skirt that will flutter as you glide into the room ( I wish I had thought of using a fan to blow this skirt for the photo, but alas.... you will just have to imagine!). Fabulous low "v" back to make them look at you no matter how you are facing the crowd!  Pretty red satin belt sash with front bow.   Made for Leona Helmsley by her in-house dressmaker, Julia (but no label). Excellent condition.  Measures: 35" bust, 29" waist, 46" long from shoulder to hem, 31" long from waist to hem.  Looks and feels lovely on!    Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.  

$ 845. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 
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Worn on "Passions" Soap Opera!

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#6653 - c. 2000's BETSEY JOHSON Dress of Peachy-Pink Satin and White Lace with Lace up Corset Back!  From NBC's "PASSIONS" Soap Opera Worn by Melissa Fahn as the Young Esmerelda (aka Glinda)!  From the wardrobe department of the now cancelled soap opera "Passions".  Every year or so “Passions” did a spoof on a musical, complete with a song-and-dance number.  In spoofing Wicked, costume designer Diana Eden is quoted as saying, "We had something like 45 costumes made from scratch.  It was crazy here for two-and-a-half weeks, but we made it. When we first meet Young Esmerelda, she's in her little beige suit with pink piping and pink ruffles, then she changes into another dress, which is the only dress I didn't design. It's a Betsey Johnson dress and it's peach laced ruffled. All I did was add a little ruffled sleeve." Melissa Fahn was an original Broadway understudy for Wicked’s Glinda and featured in the Los Angeles cast of Wicked.   Measures: 32/33" bust, 26/27" waist, 24" long from waist to hem.  Short waisted a bit, so you will want to be short, or at least realize that the waist measurement will be slightly higher than your normal waist. Near Mint condition.  Comes with a COA from Premier Props. Great prom dress as you tell everyone about the history!!  Won't they be jealous! :)  Also Listed in the 1930-Today Section.

$ 435. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4
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AUTHENTIC -
LEONA HELMSLEY's GOWN

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#6598 - c. 1980's Black Silk Velvet Bodice Gown with Ivory Silk Chiffon Skirt and Sleeves from the Estate of Hotelier LEONA HELMSLEY!!  I purchased a few gowns from the legionary Leona Helmsley - "Queen of the Mean" as she was known.  With her wealth of over $5 Billion Dollars... she was one of the richest women in the world in the 1980's!  Most of her gowns were custom made for her “by Julia,” the personal, full-time seamstress who designed on dress forms in a separate wing of Helmsley’s opulent living quarters! Ah, that's the life, eh?? :)  This gown was quite different from the rest... perhaps designed specifically for a costume ball - as it has a "wench" feel.  Black silk velvet bodice with low neckline and silver beading faux corseting at front. Ivory silk chiffon full sleeves and 3 layers of chiffon skirt.  Back zip. The photos will explain everything.  Measures:  36" bust, 30" waist, up to 38" hips, 60" long from shoulder to hem.  Lined in silk under. Leona wouldn't have worn anything that wasn't special.. here's your chance to dress like a Billionaire... in her actual dress!!  Excellent condition.. just one tiny pull area in chiffon found just under zipper. Great for an interestingly different wedding gown as well!     Also Listed in 1930-Today and Wedding Categories.

$ 1,285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8/10
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#4688 - c. 2002 Black Suede Lace Up Boots worn by "Suzie" from the "Cellblock" Dance Number in the Oscar Winning Best Movie of the Year, "Chicago"Purchased directly from the production company, these are a great pair of black suede boots in size 7.  Very comfortably wearable for anyone, even me with my sort-of wide foot and very very high instep (often I can't wear boots) as they were made for dancing.  The laces are elastic. The heels are 3" high. Quite high...hits mid knee. The tongue is slightly higher than the top of the boots. Excellent condition just slight scuffing at toes. Looks like these might have been used by one of the main characters in the scene... "Pop" - the woman with the first "story about "Bernie" as she is wearing the same boots... though could have been worn by a backup dancer with the same outfit. Watch the scene on youtube... just click on the link below.  Great gift for anyone who loves the movie!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 585.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOImN4Ayesw

WORN by FELICITY HUFFMAN

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#6486 - c. 2006 FELICITY HUFFMAN (Desperate Housewives) Worn MONIQUE LHUILLIER Taupe Silk Halter Gown!  This is THE gown worn by Felicity Huffman at the 58th annual Emmy Awards - she was an on-stage presenter that year with Kiefer Sutherland awarding Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Comes with COA.  The gown still has some residual tape at the back neck and breasts to keep it in place for Felicity. So.. gals... tape up your own breasts (or if you are one of those who has perfect perky breasts anyway... I hate you! :) and find a red carpet somewhere!  And don't forget to just happen to have this photo of Felicity in your evening bag to show off! Exquisitely classy even with the extreme low cut bodice.  Has that beaded and smoky rhinestoned ornament at the upper shoulder.  Excellent condition.  Measurements and more photos coming, but approximately size 4/6.   Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 1,585. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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AUTHENTIC - "PETER PAN" Movie Worn

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#6219 - c. 2003 (repro c. 1904) PETER PAN (The Movie) Miss Folsom (Kerry Walker) Teacher's Pin Striped Soft Wool Flannel Trained Gown with Battenberg Lace!  Good Size!  Wow!  This is one damn well-made costume!  Hard to believe they would put this much time, effort and money into this one piece! I haven't seen the movie, but I assume the Miss Folsom teacher role isn't all that large, but they certainly didn't scrimp on this!  It's a heavyweight pinstriped navy soft wool flannel gown with wonderful overlay of ecru Battenberg lace. Slight bell sleeves.  Tiny decorative buttons down bodice front.  Mock high lace collar.  Feels soft!  Hook and eyes at back to close. Trained skirt.  Measures:  38" bust, 32" waist, 60" long from shoulder to hem in front, 70" long in back. Shown with crinoline (doesn't come with it). Comes with a COA (Certificate of authenticity) from Revolution Studios.  So fabulous only a few will know it's not an original circa 1904 gown.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,195. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10/12
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AUTHENTIC - Jennifer Connelly
Worn in "A Beautiful Mind"


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#3413 - c. 1960's Glenhaven Ltd. Brown Wool Tweed Suit worn by JENNIFER CONNELLY in her OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCE as ALICIA NASH in "A Beautiful Mind"! A true vintage suit from the 1960's purchased for the movie. This is a "one of a kind" piece from the movie! Many of the outfits have duplicates used in filming... but this one of the RARE FEW unique outfits from the film! Worn by Jennifer Connelly in her Oscar Winning performance of Alicia Nash. If you've seen the movie, you will see the suit when Alicia goes to the hospital and stands in the observation deck with the doctor. Guaranteed Authentic as it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Universal Pictures and Premiere Props as well as an original Oscar Ad showing Jennifer Connelly wearing this outfit. Measures: 34-37" bust (but smallish back), 25" waist, 36" hips, 25.5" long skirt, 11" slit in front side skirt, 3/4 length sleeves. Brown tweed with black braid trim, and gold crest buttons. Comes with tan gloves she wore in the same scene. Gloves are slightly twisted from Jennifer nervously playing with them! The tag on the suit lists the wardrobe items from the scene. A great piece for an Oscar memorabilia collection! NOTE: I sold RUSSELL CROWE's SUIT from the movie.  This OUTFIT came in the same SOURCE.  CLip from the Movie Below:    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,195. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6
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#4717 - c. 2006 - From Bravo's TV's "PROJECT RUNWAY" Show! THE Actual Runway, One-of-a-Kind Gown Designed and Created by Project Runway's Season 2 Winner, Chloe! FINAL COLLECTION! Here's your ONLY chance to buy THE gown you saw coming down the runway on Bravo's hit show "Project Runway". Designed by Season 2 winner, Chloe... this was by far (in my opinion), the best looking gown of the entire season! Purchased directly from Bravo TV, this gown still has the double stick tape inside the bust to keep it looking great on the model (as left) as she sashayed down the catwalk. The tailoring of this gown is totally professional. The material is fabulous! A green woven cotton gauze chiffon lined in glorious feeling silk with tulip embroidery and clear sequin/beads for just a hint of glitter. Empire waist with low cleavage front and back. Two long flowing "tails" at back to flutter along with the hem of the gown as you walk. Looks amazing on as long as you have small cup size breasts. If my breasts were smaller, I would keep this in a heartbeat! Measures: 33" bust, 25" waist, 62" long from shoulder to hem. NOTE: INVESTMENT PIECE! Imagine owning Calvin Klein's first collection piece.. or Donna Karan, or Ralph Lauren... or any top designer! Who knows what future value this dress may have if Chloe "makes it big"!  Also listed in the 1930-Today Category.     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,495. ORDER

Approx. - Size 2/4
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AUTHENTIC - "Shanghai Knights" Suit!

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#3752 - c. 2003 Screen Worn 7-Piece Men's Frock Coat Outfit from the Movie Shanghai Knights! Seven pieces! The complete outfit.... minus (thank goodness) the underwear! :) Includes a long black wool Frock Coat suit jacket, checked wool pants, checked wool trimmed vest, striped suspenders, white stiff detached collar, white shirt, and burgundy tie/cravat! Worn by Thomas Fisher in the role of Artie Doyle. Excellent condition. I purchased this for those of you who are interested in the movie memorabilia, but also because it's a fabulous men's antique looking suit... and would be a terrific worn by your mate when you are dressed in your Victorian finery. Wonderfully made of fine materials... this is no cheap "costume".    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,295. ORDER

Approx. - Size 38R

AUTHENTIC - "Shanghai Knights" Suit!

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#3753 - c. 2003 Screen Worn 6 or 7-Piece Men's 3-Piece Suit from the Movie Shanghai Knights! Why six OR seven pieces? Well, I have both of the suits made for the movie! As you probably know, movie productions are too expensive to have just one costume for each scene... a backup costume is nearly always produced... just in case! Here you have the complete outfit, one with the burgundy tie/cravat, and one without. Includes a wool tweedy suit jacket, matching wool pants, matching wool vest, striped suspenders, white stiff detached collar, white shirt, and one burgundy tie! Worn by Thomas Fisher in the role of Artie Doyle. Excellent condition. I purchased these for those of you who are interested in the movie memorabilia, but also because it's a fabulous men's antique looking suit... and would be a terrific worn by your mate when you are dressed in your Victorian finery. Wonderfully made of fine materials... these are no cheap "costumes".    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,175. without tie/cravat ORDER
$ 1,185. with tie/cravat
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Approx. - Size 38R

AUTHENTIC - Carol Channing 
By Bob Mackie

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#3281 - c. 1960's Magnificent 2-piece Performance Costume owned and worn by CAROL CHANNING Designed by BOB MACKIE! Amazingly...Carol Channing just called me (really!!) to buy back this elaborate red sequin lined white satin coat which was worn during the "Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey" television special. SO... it's the fully sequined micro-miniskirt (with sexy slit) and fully sequined tunic with attached mega beaded belt with long beaded fringe, which is still available. I asked Carol where she wore the miniskirt outfit, and she said it was for another TV special sometime between 1968-1973 (during the time of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In) . All pieces were designed by Bob Mackie specifically for Carol Channing. The costume was professionally dry cleaned prior to my purchase. Excellent condition for a performance outfit!!!! Carol Channing is back! She was just awarded the FIRST sidewalk star on New York City's new "Broadway Walk of Fame", won the first "Oscar Hammerstein Award" for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater, and is back out performing! I have a few other Carol Channing wardrobe and costumes coming up soon for sale. All came directly from Carol through auction. Guaranteed original. Just ask Carol!! :) The tunic measures 34-37" bust (stretches), and up to 39" hips (perhaps 40"),  length is 30" from shoulder to bottom,  sleeve measures 32" from back of midneck down over shoulder to end of sleeve.  Skirt measures 20.5" long from waist to hem, and waist measures 25/26".... the hips are open as the skirt is a wrap and is meant to be open (a lot!) on the leg under the long beaded piece. Skirt also has a sequin buckle at the waist. MUSEUM QUALITY. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by Ms. Carol Channing.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 3500. for Mini-skirt and Tunic (sorry, coat is sold!)  Extended Layaway Available
NOTE: Coat was purchased back by Carol Channing herself !!

Approx. - SIZE 4/6   ORDER
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AUTHENTIC - CYD CHARISSE Worn!


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# 7663 - c. late 1970's/early 1980's ESTEVEZ White Crepe "Grecian" Column One-Shouldered Ruched Gown Worn by Cyd Charisse to an Event with Husband, Tony Martin!  Ah, if only I could go back in time and find the event to which Ms. Charisse wore this gown... I'll bet someone out there knows!!!   But sadly it's not me.  Anyway, these grecian styled gowns are some of my favorite shapes.   They tend to look smashing on everyone, and hide many sins (though I doubt Cyd had anything to hide!).  One-shouldered gown with buttons on the one shoulder and the drapes are attached to the gown at the sides so they don't move as freely as scarves, but rather more as part of the gown.  Beautiful design.  The rest of the gown hugs the legs and gives your body a killer shape. Labeled Size 6.  Shown on a Size 2 mannequin, but as it stretches, it can measure:  up to 36" bust, up to 28/29"waist, up to 39" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem.  Side zipper mostly hidden by the drapes and there's a slit at the hem.  The dress is fully lined in same fabric. An incredible classic gown.  Surprisingly Excellent condition for a white gown!!  There are extremely minor dirt marks that you will only see under bright lights.  Small photo of Cyd Charisse wearing the gown (as you see below) will come with the gown.

$ 2,150.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 2-6
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AUTHENTIC - CYD CHARISSE Worn!


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# 7660 - c. 1982 ESTEVEZ Sheer Black Gown with Silver Sequin Floral Design Worn by Cyd Charisse to The Kennedy Center Honors Gala!  A sheer black Estévez gown with silver sequin roses, off-the-shoulder puffed sleeves, a black satin sash, and a slit at the back.  Ms. Charisse wore the gown to The Kennedy Center Honors Gala on December 3, 1982, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The photo of Cyd Charisse wearing this gown is from the Getty Images collection with the date, the event and listed as Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin (her husband).   Cyd changed into a different gown to perform onstage during that event's tribute to co-star Gene Kelly.  This gown is meant to be worn off the shoulders (as you see Cyd wearing it), but alas... my mannequin has no arms, so this is as far off I can photograph.  The gown is lined in black silk at the bodice, but the rest of the gown (sleeves and skirt) are only lined in a second layer of sheer black chiffon, so a slip is likely needed.  Love the attached and original black wide satin waistband sash belt... to tie as you wish.  Measures:  up to 36" bust, up to 27" waist, up to 42" hips, 60" long from shoulder to hem. Very shiny.  Perfect to make heads turn!! 

$ 1,875.  SOLD on LAYAWAY 

Approx. - SIZE 6
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AUTHENTIC - CYD CHARISSE Worn!


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# 7663 - c. 1980's ESTEVEZ White Silk Jersey Gown Worn by Cyd Charisse!  As of yet, I haven't found a photo of Ms. Charisse wearing this gown, but it's likely to exist somewhere.  Cyd seemed to love Estevez and had quite a few of his gowns in her closet. As you know if you know vintage, finding a white gown in great condition is rare!!  Usually the white is dull, or dirty, or fully stained.  This is in great condition with just a few very minor dirt around the hem, but hard to find anything else to point out!  Nice twist at the front is the design and a great, sort of unexpected "v" at the back waistline.  Dolman long sleeves with padded shoulders.  Slit at the front.  Back zipper.  Zippers on sleeves. One of those step-in gowns that just zip up and you are dressed and ready to go... just add a few diamonds! :)  There is some stretch, so will fit a 6/8.  If I find photos of Cyd in the gown, the price may go up... so....   

$ 965.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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AUTHENTIC - BARBRA STREISAND
CECIL BEATON Designed Gown

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#4343 - c. 1970 Extremely Rare CECIL BEATON Designed Gown and Shawl for "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" Purchased from the Collection of BARBRA STREISAND! The Paramount movie was released in 1970, starring Barbra Streisand with costumes designed by the legendary Cecil Beaton. This gown, along with some others, was cut from the final film to the great dismay of Mr. Beaton.  "Cecil Beaton expressed disappointment that some of his exquisite gowns were cut from the final film. “Now I see the film and see the appalling waste due to the fact that no one had prepared a proper script,” he wrote in his diaries. “One whole ballroom sequence with B.S. in dark red satin, and all the others in specious stoned velvets, has been cut. B.S’s best dress cut, many scenes cut, and the laying down of cobbles in Lansdowne Crescent (Brighton) and the hedges especially built, all unnecessary, all cut. If Alan Lerner had delivered a carefully considered script, many hundreds of thousands of dollars would have been saved … It may be said that I was well paid for the job and that is all I should worry about. But that isn’t the whole story. I really sweated to see that things were perfect, and that is the only way I can work. But if another job arrives along that I don’t really believe in, will I remember the lesson of On a Clear Day? I rather doubt it.”One has to assume that Cecile Beaton was talking about THIS gown as "B.S's Best Dress" as this is the one Cecil decided to photograph! Deep red silk velvet full length empire style gown with train, having attached nude silk under dress, featuring seven oval shaped cutouts revealing underdress, edged with gold bugle beading and decorative gold metallic thread flowers. "Paramount" label with handwritten notation "Barbra Streisand". The gown is accompanied by a matching long velvet shawl, ends featuring large, full double tassels. Snap hook and eye closures. Built in bra label reads "Saks Fifth Avenue". The photos of Barbra wearing this gown were taken by Cecil Beaton! A postcard of the photo accompanies this gown, as well as the COA. Very Good Condition with occasional loose threading, a few tiny holes at lower front. Cape is Excellent condition. Measures: 33/34" bust (A cup bra), up to 32" waist, 58" long from shoulder to hem, 110" x 22" long scarf with 7" tassles. NOTE: the Cecil Beaton Audrey Hepburn ascot gown from "My Fair Lady" sold recently for $3.4 million! Oh, and Barbra Streisand's Superman T-shirt (yes folks... a T-shirt!) sold for $6,000, her "Owl and the Pussycat" outfit sold for $15,600, and her signature sailor top sold for $28,800!! At another auction at Christie's in May, 2007, a two-piece orange gown from "Funny Girl" sold for $33,600! Also Listed in the Museum and Barbra Streisand Categories.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

NOTE: Cecil Beaton's original sketch of another of Barbra's "On a Clear Day" outfits sold at auction for $3,500! And that's just the sketch!  Previously on loan for display at the The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles

SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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AUTHENTIC - JOAN COLLINS
Worn on TV Show "DYNASTY"

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#6600 - c. 1980's JOAN COLLINS Worn on DYNASTY!  NOLAN MILLER COUTURE Taupe Beaded Gown with Beaded Belt! Directly from an auction of many Nolan Miller's best entertainment items.  Oh yeah, baby! One of the best Nolan Miller gowns... ever!  So sexy!!  Including that long front leg slit at front and that fabulous draped beaded low back!! Comes with original beaded belt that I totally forgot to photograph (so I added some lousy photos with the belt), but I like it without just as well, if not better, so... hey.   Excellent condition with the exception of an area of beading that was re-done with slightly different beads (see photos).  Not all that noticeable unless inspecting... and certainly you can re-bead again if you care.  This is a totally collectable gown from the original Dynasty series - you'll just have to watch the series to find the gown!! Measures: 36" bust, 25" waist, up to 36" hips, 57" long from shoulder to hem.  Side zipper.    

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Approx. - SIZE 4, small 6
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AUTHENTIC -"MAD MEN"
Worn by January Jones/Betty Draper


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# 7590 - c. 1960's PAT SANDLER for Highlight Dress Worn by JANUARY JONES as BETTY DRAPER for "MAD MEN" (Season 4) TV Guide Cover and Advertising Campaign!   YES... this is THE dress worn by January Jones in the advertisement you see - AND the front cover of TV Guide (July 19 - August 1, 2010 - the original TV Guide comes with the dress!)  The dress has been altered to fit January's tiny body, and that's the beauty of this dress, not a drawback.   It was taken in at the back zipper and hemmed up - with a bit of tailoring under the arms.   The detailing of the seaming on this dress is superb (though hard to see in all the black and gold floral puffy metallic brocade, but I've taken a few close-up photos so hopefully you can see some of it.  Wide "Audrey" boatneck collar at front and low "u" at the back.  Incredibly tight wiggle skirt (January didn't need to do a lot of walking for this photo), and as you can see, you need nothing other than a pair of gold shoes and a killer look on your face to wear this dress!  It pops right off the page.  The costumers are the BEST on this show, so they scour vintage clothing stores to find EXACTLY what they want.  This was one.  It was rented from a costume shop for the shoot and returned to them, and I purchased for YOU from them.  HOW could I RESIST?????   I'm a total fan of the show, and love January's portrayal of Betty.  Having stood near January Jones back in 2010 myself, I know just how tiny she is ... and this dress measures:  32" bust, 24" waist, up to 36" hips (there is a bit of give in the fabric, but you want to be a size 00 or 0).  Comes with TV Guide and COA from Antiquedress.com Excellent condition (tailored). There is VERY little memorabilia from Mad Men available! NEW LISTING! Also  Listed in the 1930-Today Category.  

$ 1,845.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 00
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AUTHENTIC - Katharine Cornell
Worn in Romeo and Juliet - 1934

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# 7607 - 1934 KATHARINE CORNELL Broadway Worn in Romeo & Juliet with Basil Rathbone from the Schellhase collection!  In December, 1934, Burns Mantle called Cornell "the greatest Juliet of her time. The New York Post review read:  "It is not often in our lifetime that we are privileged to enjoy the pleasant sensation of feeling that the present and the future have met for a few triumphant hours... last night as we sat spellbound. Miss Cornell's Juliet is luscious and charming. It finds her at her mellowest and most glamorous. It burns with the intensity Miss Cornell brings to all her acting. It moves gracefully and lightly; it is endlessly haunting in its pictorial qualities."   The New York Sun read that Cornell played Juliet as "an eager child, rushing toward love with arms stretched out." And from the New York Times: "...Miss Cornell has hung another jewel on the cheek of the theater’s nights… on the high plane of modern magnificence… In these circumstances all a reviewer can say is “Bravo!”  If you see the 1943 movie "Stage Door Canteen" (or watch the clip on YouTube), you will see just a small glimpse of Ms. Cornell speaking a few lines from the play.  OH, and this was the production in which Orson Welles made his Broadway debut!  So, now on to the gown.  The red velvet gown was worn onstage, and in many of the production photos.  This gown was sent to Dorothea Fleck, aunt of Mrs. Schellhase, owner of popular restaurant, and friend of Ms. Cornell's.  All the appropriate COA information comes with the gown to confirm it's origin.  There are no labels in the gown.  The velvet gown (now crushed) has distinctive tiny gathered nude material at neckline.  Originally there was puffs of material in the sleeves and cuffs, but those are long gone.  Otherwise, it's in remarkable condition, with just some darkening around the train, and perhaps a few stitches needed around the waistline to bring back to original design as seen in the photos.   It's unfortunate that the photos are all B&W, but nevertheless, this IS the gown as worn!  Comes with a lace hanky (though not sure how that was used).  A WONDERFUL piece of Theater History!  Worn in the Martin Beck Theater.  Comes with an original  signed photo of Ms. Cornell in this gown.  

$ 2,850.  SOLD on LAYAWAY 

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
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AUTHENTIC - BARBRA STREISAND
Owned and Worn at 1968 Oscars

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#7265 - c. 1968 BARBRA STREISAND Worn at the OscarsThis is the ACTUAL AUTHENTIC (and likely one-of-a-kind) gown worn by Barbra Streisand on April 10, 1968 at the Oscars Academy Awards Ceremony, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.  Ms. Streisand presented the Oscar award for Best Song.  American singer and actor Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990) posed with Barbra as he accepted the Oscar on behalf of Leslie Bricusse, who received the award for the song 'Talk to The Animals' from the film, 'Doctor Doolittle.'   I'm not sure who the designer was... there is no label as it was custom made, but I have to assume it was Arnold Scaasi as Barbra wore many of his pieces and this has that Scaasi look. It's a black velvet horizontal stripes on netting with rhinestones of various sizes scattered all over. You can see that all the rhinestones are placed exactly where they are in the photos of Barbra's dress.... which is just an additional confirmation that this is "the" dress.  There is also an attached numbered tag... presumed from an old auction. The dress is sheer, and has a nude lining attached underneath.  The gown is quite structured, and as you can see... quite low cut at the bustline and underarms.   Measures:  32" bust, up to 27" waist, up to 37" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem.   Excellent condition with just a pulling of the dress away from the zipper at the back waist... a simple fix!  Inside you can see a light "B. Streis" hand-written on the upper back lining.   Also Listed in the Museum and Barbra Streisand Categories.

$ 25,000.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
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#6848 - c. 1964 RUDI GERNREICH Design for Westwood Knitting Mills Black Wool Knit and Button Front Bathing Suit!  Same Style as worn by Ann-Margret in "VIVA LAS VEGAS"!  NOTE:  This is NOT WORN by Ann-Margret!!    This is the same suit as worn by Ann-Margret, but it as opposed to most of the items on this page, this was NOT worn by her.  I just want to make that clear... but for those of you who want to dress like you are Ann Margret, now you can! :)  And it's an important piece of fashion history anyway as a Rudi Gernreich wool bathing suit.   Excellent condition.  As you can see, it's labeled a size 14, but that's an OLD 14... so probably more like a 6/8/10.  Shown on a size 4 mannequin.   Check out the additional photos to see bigger photos of Ann-Margret in it.   Also Listed in the 1920-Today Category.

$ 865. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6 - 8/10
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AUTHENTIC - CHER Worn

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#7553 - c. 1992 RITMO di PERLA, Made in Italy Body Hugging Dress with Petal Appliques on Bust and Sheer Net Overlay, Worn by CHERI This dress came to me from the same person as most of the Cher pieces you will see available on this website.  He had a huge collection, and made all the right connections in the 1990s to acquire these pieces!  This dress was worn by Cher for a publicity shoot in 1992 and was used in a few publications.  One of the is "Cher Exposed" magazine from Winter 2000 which is a tribute to Cher's life, with loads of great photos from her childhood on.  This dress can be see on page 19.  NOTE:  the dress appears to be more yellow in the photos, but they were photoshopped... as you can see from the photos, the lighting was quite bright and this dress can easily be photoshopped to a lighter yellow with ease.  But it IS the same dress Cher wore.  Guaranteed.  The dress is in Excellent condition... has an internal bra, and is extremely tight (bandage) like a Herve Leger fit!  The mannequin is a size 2 and she was squeezed into it!  But it will fit up to a size 2/4... just helps if you have a body a bit softer than my mannequin!  The straps can be twisted to look thinner (as worn by Cher), or untwisted to look wider.   The only difference you'll see in the photos is there is one petal on the right breast that was more tucked in when Cher wore it.  It tucks right in... I just didn't spot that until now, or I would have photographed it exactly the same as worn. Will come with the magazine and a COA from Antiquedress.com.   Also Listed in the Cher Category.  

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Approx. - SIZE 0-4
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AUTHENTIC - CHER's DRESS
Worn on TV Show - Bob Mackie

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#7547 - c. 1970's CHER's Black Panne Velvet Dress with Plunging Neckline of Netting and Rhinestones by BOB MACKIE / ELIZABETH COURTNEY Along with Black Feather Boa and Original Rhinestoned Sandals!  I'm still searching for photos of Cher in this dress, but this came to me from a very reputable source, along with other Cher and "Sonny and Cher" worn items - some WITH photos of her in them!  This is a panne velvet dress with a plunging neckline and backline(!) of black netting studded with brilliant large rhinestones.  Very tight around the hemline so there's a major slit up the back.  The sleeves are all netting and very long so they "pool" at the bottom (may need a snap on each).  The black feather boa (I'm told) may have been sewn around the hemline to create a feather bottom dress, though I can't confirm that.  The shoes are from Fredricks of Hollywood and were custom rhinestoned to match the dress by Ret Turner (Sonny's costumer on the Sonny and Cher show).  The shoes have "EC2" written at the bottom which is Elizabeth Courtney.  EC2 is their rental arm.  Bob Mackie was partners with both Elizabeth Courtney and Ray Aghayan.  Click on the photo at left to see a photo of Cher wearing a identically designed rhinestone on netting garment.  Obviously she couldn't have worn THAT on on her 1970s TV shows! :)  Yikes!!  Also Listed in the Cher Category. NEW LISTING! 

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Approx. - SIZE 2
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AUTHENTIC -"UGLY BETTY"
And As Seen on VANESSA WILLIAMS


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#7187 - c. 2010 Rhinestone and Crystal Encrusted Bra Worn by VANESSA WILLIAMS In "Ugly Betty" TV Show!  From Season 4 Episode "Million Dollar Smile"! Created by The Blonds - Philip and David Blond, New York!!  This is THE (only one was created!) rhinestone and crystal encrusted bra worn by Vanessa Williams in the ABC TV Show "Ugly Betty". The rhinestone bra was the focal point of the entire 4 year series run as (if you didn't watch it) Betty caught her braces on $1 million bra and the only way to disengage her without hurting the wildly expensive bra was to remove her braces!  As if Ugly Betty wasn't enough... even MORE exciting is that this bra was designed and created by Phillip and David Blond of The Blonds who have been creating spectacular designs since 2008, dressing the biggest A-list celebrities:  Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Rihanna, Debbie Harry, Pink, Dita von Teese, Adam Lambert, and on Carrie and Samantha in "Sex and the City 2."   I spoke to David Blond re: this Ugly Betty bra and was told that there created three size A cup rhinestone bras (as you see on the mannequin and the runway model), but only ONE of the fuller cup (size DD) which was worn by Vanessa (in a quick "dream" sequence). He then went on to tell me that the retail price for this bra would be $5,000 (!), with the smaller ones at about $2,500-$3,000 each. But this is a one-of-a-kind piece as it was ordered by the Ugly Betty prop department for use in production. This item was received from ABC and comes with an Official Studio Certificate of Authenticity. So.... if you want what all the A-listers are wearing... it's The Blonds! Near Mint condition. 

$ 2,500. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 34DD

AUTHENTIC -"UGLY BETTY"
And As Seen on VANESSA WILLIAMS


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#7276 - c. 2010 NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, Made in Italy Light Platinum Color "Snakeskin" Look Dress with Cutout Back! Last worn by VANESSA WILLIAMS In "Ugly Betty"!  Yup, Vanessa Williams... you know... the ex-Miss America!  This great dress even makes my dressform look sexy!   The material looks like a snakeskin or leather, but isn't. Love the back zipper that zips most all the way down, but then the bottom zips up for a small slit! This dress likely cost $2000+... and was selected for the ritzy Fashion Magazine editor character of "Ugly Betty"... so you KNOW it looks "rich".  Measures: 36/37" bust, up to 29" waist, up to 38" hips, 40" long from shoulder to hem. Fully lined. Excellent condition with one teeny tiny red dot (see photo).  Comes with the COA from "Ugly Betty"... AND you can view the dress as worn on the show via the YouTube clip below.  Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category. 

$ 895.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77oOWAzVT1o

AUTHENTIC - Fran Drescher / The Nanny

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#1813 - c. 1990's Light Blue Floral Tank Dress and Matching Coat by Moshary. Television Memorabilia. Labeled as worn by Fran Drescher on the hit TV Show, The NANNY! This outfit was purchased in a lot of 5 outfits worn by Fran Drescher on her TV Program, "The Nanny". Each has an attached tag and came from a re-sale shop in Los Angeles. My parents and I were doing our homework for you - watching as many re-runs of The Nanny as possible - so that I can guarantee authenticity! So... I personally saw the coat of this outfit on the show.. It was in Episode 5.6 (year 5, show 6). Since the coat was worn by "Maggie" (the daughter) and she was huddling behind the other children, So they might have just gone back to wardrobe to grab a coat. So, you are guaranteed that this is from the show, but I would imagine that the entire outfit was worn by Fran Drescher on another episode, we just have to find it!! Meanwhile, it's a sweet little outfit. Padded shoulder coat, nicely tailored tank dress. Excellent condition. You must realize that the outfit is SHORT, as you would imagine from seeing the show. Wear it if you've got the nerve, but remember it's memorabilia!! 34/35" bust, up to 27" waist, up to 36" hips TOPS! Also listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 685. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6 (tiny hips please!)
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - CYD CHARISSE
Worn - From her Estate

 SOLD on LAYAWAY
# 7661- c. 1980's Black Silk Jacquard Dress (possibly Nolan Miller Couture) Owned by Cyd Charisse!   Oh shit.  This dress fits me like it was made for ME!!!  SOOOOO sexy at the bustline.... perfect cleavage created by the sweetheart neckline, fitted torso, and then wide gathered hipped skirt and massive balloon sleeves with bows!!!  As long as you understand the volume of the 1980's dresses, this is FANTASTIC on!  Black silk jacquard.  There is no label, however, this was purchased at auction and there is a Nolan Miller Couture tag photographed in the lot, so it's possible that is correct.... and if you know Nolan Miller Couture, you will agree that it's very likely correct!  Fully lined in black silk.  Back zipper.  So.... now for the bad news.... there is some fading along the shoulder line from years of hanging on hanger.  So if you wear at night, no one will know.  If you want it perfect, you may have to figure on re-dying... as it's all black, shouldn't be too much of a problem.   From the estate of movie legend actress and dancer, Cyd Charisse.   If you don't buy this, I may have to keep it for myself.  I look DAMN GOOD in it!!!  Measures:  34/35" bust, up to 27" waist, full hips, 40" long from shoulder to hem.  

$ 785.   SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - CHARLES BOYER
Brocade Vest Worn On-Screen
in the Movie
"GASLIGHT"


SOLD  
#5925 - c. 1944 CHARLES BOYER MGM Wardrobe Floral Satin Brocade Vest  worn in Movie "GASLIGHT" Charles Boyer Vest! Since there are no production numbers written inside this piece, only the MGM Wardrobe stamp ,we have to go on the sighting of this vest in the movie "Gaslight".  I watched the movie and found the vest in the scene where he agrees to take Paula to the concert, and changes out of his smoking jacket exposing this vest, front and back, and proceeds to unbutton it... so you can clearly see the 7 buttons.  You can tell from the placement of the flowers on this vest, that it's the same on-screen. Too bad the movie is in B&W or this would be so much easier to identify.  "Chas. Boyer" is written in ink directly on the vest lining.  There is a "38" which I have to presume is the size, and in addition, there is another hand written inked "Jack Dodds" written also on the lining at the bottom.  Now Jack Dodds was only in 4 movies (according to IMDb), so you may see this vest in any of these additional movies, "Kismet", "The Band Wagon", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" or "Party Girl".  Luckily Mr. Dodds' movies are "A" movies as well! :)   This vest is gorgeous.  Floral orange and golden yellow brocade on a blushing beige satin.  The buttons are fabulous as well... with a cut steel (I assume) to sparkle in the light (one lower button was replaced.... the others are all still there... Mr. Boyer probably had to do this scene a few times and loosened the button).  And as Charles Boyer's character, Gregory Anton, was obsessed with jewels, it seems certainly appropriate that his buttons would sparkle! :) FYI, Charles Boyer's burgundy velvet smoking jacket sold for $7,995 at the Debbie Reynolds auction in June, 2011. The condition is very good, though the very edges of the bottom are worn (see photos).   

$ 1,500. SOLD  Approx. - SIZE 38 Mens


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#7360 - c. 2001 ESCADA Hot Pink Satin "Matador" Jacket with Black Beading! NOTE:  This is NOT necessarily the exact jacket worn by Raquel Welch! There is NO COA.  Wanna look like Raquel Welch? I can't imagine anyone answering that question with a "no", but since I'm not a plastic surgeon, I can't help you with that... but  I CAN help you DRESS like Raquel Welch!  Ms. Welch borrowed (yes, borrowed!!! Damn it would be nice to be a Star!) this jacket directly from Escada in June 2001 to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Imagen Latino Media Image Awards in Beverly Hills.  This may or may not be the actual jacket she wore.  I have no provenance on it.  But I doubt there were many produced, and I'm sure it was quite expensive if Raquel wouldn't buy it.   Unique hot pink satin jacket covered with black beading and fringe beading in Spanish "Matador" style. Eye-catching... to say the least!  This jacket is in Excellent condition with just a few beads fringe lines missing.  Nothing jarring (and I fixed two of them for you already... easy to do with a beading needle). Measures:  33/34" bust.  Shown on a 35" bust mannequin, so you can see how it will look on you if you are 35" bust.  Raquel wore it VERY open at the front, so obviously you can wear it like her if you have a larger bust.  Just make sure it's all in front, and you don't have a wide back. There are no closures.  Fully lined. Ole! :)  

$ 895.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6 (depending how open you want to wear it)
(check measurements above)

CHER / BOB MACKIE
Gown Worn to the Golden Globes
in 2010!

 SOLD
#7191 - c. 2010 CHER's One-of-a-Kind Black Velvet Gown Designed by BOB MACKIE Worn to the 2010 Golden Globe Awards! Comes with HANDWRITTEN NOTE on CHER'S PERSONAL NOTE CARD as COA!  Exquisite and unbelievably special gown designed specifically for Cher by the iconic Bob Mackie to wear at the Golden Globe Awards.  Cher says this is "one of her favorites"! Think Morticia Adams!  It is a full length black velvet evening gown with blush silk open illusion panel at chest with black lace overlay accented with jet crystals. The front is designed to simulate a laced corset and is accented with jet stone buttons surrounded by rhinestones. This long sleeve full length gown terminates in a short train. Cher wore this gown as she walked the red carpet and appeared on stage with Christina Aguilera at the 67th annual Golden Globe awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California on January 17, 2010. Cher wore a yellow, red and blue ribbon signifying support for the people of Haiti to the Golden Globes and this pin is still attached to the dress. Cher and Aguilera presented the award for Best Original song to Ryan Bingham for his work on Crazy Heart.  In addition to the gown, Cher has included a special handwritten note, on her personal note card, to insure the authenticity of the gown.  Note:  Another black outfit (the "Rock & Roll" Mackie costume... with very little material!) from the Cher auction in 2006 sold for $60,000! Measures: 34/35" bust, 27-29" waist (stretches), 60" long from shoulder to hem in front, 74" long in back.  NOTE:  LONG TORSO on the gown!!  Also Listed in Cher Category.

$ 25,000.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 6

NOLAN MILLER Costume

SOLD on LAYAWAY
#3800 - c. 1980's NOLAN MILLER Showgirl Sequin "Flame" Gown and Long Cape Costume!  Ah, if only I knew which star wore this fabulous showgirl gown with cape.  So incredibly sexy!  On first look you'd expect it to be a Bob Mackie as it has the same nude netting and strategically placed sequins so often associated with Mackie. You can see the Bob Mackie sketch design for Tina Turner that is the inspiration for this gown with red cape with flame design around the hemline.  Even though Mackie inspired... Nolan Miller is no slouch! :) He dressed the most glamorous women in movie and television history, including: Elizabeth Taylor, Ann-Margaret, Sophia Loren, Susan Hayward, Loretta Young, Anne Francis, Natalie Wood, Eva Gabor, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Barbara Stanwyck, and in addition the original "Charlie's Angels", "Green Acres", "Hart to Hart" series and, of course, Mr. Miller is best known for his expensive and wonderful costumes for Joan Collins and Linda Evans "Dynasty". Comes with a COA from Nolan Miller.  

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 0-4
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - CLARK GABLE
Worn in "Idiot's Delight" Movie


SOLD
#7288 - c. 1939 CLARK GABLE's Black Wool Tailcoat Jacket Worn in "Idiot's Delight"!  The Only Movie Mr. Gable Sang and Danced in ... at he Highpoint of His Career... the Same Year as "Gone With The Wind"!  There is a reason Judy Garland sang "You Made Me Love You" to a photo of Clark Gable in "Broadway Melody of 1938"... Because he was Hollywood's biggest male star in the late 1930s!  He portrayed Rhett Butler in "GWTW" by popular demand! This black wool tailcoat jacket is in great shape, and purchased from the MGM Studio auction in the 70's. The proper MGM label is attached inside which reads "Metro Goldwyn Mayer, CL Gable" and has the number 1056-4554.  #1054 is the MGM production number of the movie "Idiot's Delight", and as you can see from this photo, the jacket is obviously correctly labeled! Mr. Gable wore this very jacket while performing the tune "By the Light of the Silvery Moon." If you go to Youtube, and search for "Clark Gable & Chorus", you will see this clip! (This is the only film in which he performed a dance number. He spent 6 weeks rehearsing the steps. Because of his fear of messing it up during a take, the set was closed during the filming of this sequence!) The jacket is also the correct size for Clark Gable.  Though there are no size labels, Clark Gable wore a 42 jacket (found on other costumes of his) and was listed at 6'1" tall.  As you can see, jackets were worn a bit tighter than today, so this is how it will fit you if you wear a 42L jacket. The condition is Excellent for a historic costume piece of over 70 years old!!  Not an issue from the outside, but the back of the inner collar has been glued down. I'm told it was received that way from MGM studios, probably by wardrobe. No moth holes or tears except for one small tear on the seam of the collar (which I have provided pictures of), easily mended... though I like to sell these memorabilia pieces as I find them. This jacket is definitely a very rare and unique item. This item is guaranteed to be 100% authentic.

$ 5,850.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 42L mens
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - ALAN LADD
Suit Worn On-Screen in the Movie
"IRON MISTRESS"


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#5928 - c. 1952 ALAN LADD Screen Worn Bone Colored "Linen" Suit Worn in Movie "IRON MISTRESS"!  Alan Ladd Suit! FOR THOSE OF YOU WAITING FOR ALL THE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, THEY ARE NOW UP!  INCLUDING THE PHOTOS OF THE LABELS!  So cool when a movie item is SO easily identifiable, as is this suit jacket with the unique "w" lapels!!  Beside the lapels, the most interesting thing about this suit is the unbelievably tiny waist on the pants... barely 30" and 29" instep!!! My god he was tiny!  I read that it is presumed that Mr. Ladd was 5'6" tall, but they also wrote "he could have even been shorter".  This suit came to me from the same museum as the James Cagney suit and Errol Flynn jacket, etc. Both the jacket and the pants have the same Warner Bros. tag with handwritten date of 3/31/52, Production: 780, Name: Alan Ladd, and then there is a number of 5988 and "2 pc. suit" and then the number 1825.  The jacket has the classic design elements of the 19th Century with the waist seam, wide "cuff seams" on the sleeves, and double buttons at the back. The pants have a metal zipper on the side (to give a sleek fit) and stirrup elastic at the pants bottom.  I have the word "linen" in quotes as it looks like linen, but feels like a man-made fabric.  Excellent condition.  Fully lined jacket.  

$ 2,250. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 36 - Men's suit size

 

AUTHENTIC - GEORGE SANDERS
Warner Bros. Stamps - Worn in
"LLOYDS OF LONDON"

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#5911 - c. 1936 GEORGE SANDERS Screen Worn Shocking Satin Frock Coat (or Jacket) with Rhinestone Buttons Worn in Movie "LLOYDS OF LONDON" Damn I love this one!!!   My favorite of the bunch other than the Cagney!  Direct to this website from Museum Deaccession!!  As good as anything you might have missed in the Debbie Reynolds' recent auction when Marilyn Monroe's "Subway" white dress sold for a mere $5.4 million! :)  From "Lloyds of London"... with great photos of Mr. Sanders wearing this jacket (sorry, these are just jpgs, I don't have the lobby card).  I was researching and found the New York Times review of the premier in 1936! Check it out:  http://goo.gl/TdlHz Here's some additional info that you might be interested in from my "source":  "Notice how it has the United label as well as the Warner Bros. stamps. That's because WB bought out United Costumers in the mid 40's and acquired all of their stock, putting it into their own wardrobe dept. So it's interesting that a costume from a 20th Century Fox movie would have WB stamps in it. And 20th C. Fox had United costume for this movie, even though they typically used Western Costume."  Crazy!  That goodness I surround myself with smarty-pants people.  I like to think I'm one as well! :)   This frock coat isn't in pristine condition, but still remarkable.. even still having all the original rhinestone buttons!  There is wear at the cuffs, edges of neck, and a bit on the shoulders (see photos).  But MY GOD... what a color!!!  How sad the movie was B&W!   The next item up will be a frock coat labeled C. Aubrey Smith.  I don't know from what movie, but ironically he was also in Lloyds of London! :)

$ 2,500. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE ?


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# 7230 - c. 1946 RUTH DONNELLY Dress Worn in "Cross Your Heart"!  Designed by EDITH HEAD OK, so you may not know Ruth Donnelly, but you certainly know Edith Head!  Ruth Donnelly was quite well-known in the 1930's - 1950's and played with many a top film star.  This costume was worn in the 1946 Paramount film "Cross My Heart" also starring Betty Hutton. A lovely color green (the color of the season 2013!) crepe.  Wonderful detailing, especially that half double "belt" with pleating!  Check it out in the close-up photos. Excellent condition and comes with the original Paramount Studios costume tag sewn into the dress.  I've watched the movie, and the dress is worn with two dress clips (right where you'd expect at the neckline sides).  Sadly the picture is B&W, but you can definitely see that this is the same dress.   Even if you don't care about Ruth Donnelly or Edith Head or Paramount... this is still a great 1940s dress!  

$ 645.  SOLD 

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC - WORN by
AUDREY LANDERS on

"AM Los Angeles" TV Show

SOLD on LAYAWAY
#7299 - c. 1982 JERAN White Beaded Grecian Toga Gown!  Worn by Audrey Landers in 1982 on AM Los Angeles TV Program!  Well, I got a few Jeran beaded gowns coming up soon, but I gotta say, this is the most special of the bunch.  A few of the gowns had the original price tags still attached, so I know for sure that they cost $3,000 - $4,000.  And since this is the best of those, this was likely originally at least $5,000!  And again, this was back in 1982.  Using the inflation calculator (yes, just Google search that and see for yourself!), that means that this would cost over $11,000 today!  And then to top it off, it's got the "celebrity" connection. Comes with the photo of Audrey in the gown on the AM Los Angeles set, along with the autographs of Randy McLaughlin and Jerry Skeels.  I just Googled searched more info, and seems a fashion sketch (just the SKETCH!) signed by these two guys (of Jeran Designs) is priced at $1,999!  Seems they formed Jeran Designs in 1982, so this gown is one of their first! In 1983 they designed a dress for Joan Collins for the cover of Playboy and that's when their gowns became coveted by the starlets! This gown is in Excellent condition! Actually wraps around your body like a true toga, so no closures are seen!! Huge snaps at the shoulder.  As you seen, the edge is trimmed in gold beading in the classic Grecian design.  God, if you've got a party at a museum, or toga party, or Roman toga wedding.... where are you EVER gonna find anything this spectacular again??  

$ 5,250. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 2-6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - LUCILLE BALL
Worn On-Screen in the Movie
"VALLEY OF THE SUN"


SOLD on LAYAWAY
#5973 - c. 1942 LUCILLE BALL Screen Worn Gray Wool Suit Worn in Movie "VALLEY OF THE SUN"! Yup, a rare early Lucille Ball movie worn 2-piece suit.   The label is written in both the jacket and the skirt, and reads "Ball's Double" which just means that there were more than one of these outfits produced for the movie.  Usually happens if a piece is worn in more than just one scene... but it does NOT mean that it was worn by a stand-in or double for Lucy.  Measures:  up to 37" bust, up to 29" waist, 44" long from waist to hem skirt.  Condition is quite good for an old wool suit!  There are a few small moth holes, and one larger hole (not all the way through) that I show in photo.  There is a bag of lace cuffs that were likely the original lace at the cuffs.  The lace currently on the suit is newer, but looks really nice, so I'm selling as you see it.  As you can see from the photos, Lucy wore this suit with a puffy sleeve shirt under... and a bonnet (wish I had those as well, but we're just lucky to have this survive all these years!!!).  NEW LISTING! 

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - RAQUEL WELCH
Worn by Raquel to the Oscars in 1978!

SOLD
#7253 - c. 1978 RAQUEL WELCH Royal Blue Sequined Catsuit by LORIS AZZARO Worn to the 1978 Oscar Awards! The story behind the Raquel catsuit is that Raquel had to really squeeze into the outfit and it was so tight that she had to lay down in the limo on the way to the Academy Awards show because she was afraid that if she sat in it she would split the seams open!  Now that's a story! :)  And from the photos, it certainly seems to be true.  Sold back in 1999 at the world renowned Christie's auction house at their exciting "Unforgettable Fashions of the Oscars" auction.  I was lucky enough to recently acquire this piece as well as the Scaasi gown worn by Mitzi Gaynor (see below).  Sorry to all my customers that this sold as fast as it did, but who can resist posting these gorgeous photos of Raquel!


 

SOLD

AUTHENTIC - BARBRA STREISAND
Owned and Worn to Event

SOLD

 

#4339 - c. 1984 RAY AGHAYAN Custom Gown Gold Lame, Beaded and Sequined Purchased from the Collection of BARBRA STREISAND! As couture as you can get! A one-of-a-kind gown, designed from scratch upon request! Barbra loved a particular Gustav Klimt painting entitled "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (c.1907) and asked designer Aghayan (previous mentor and co-collaborator with a young Bob Mackie) to copy the dress in the painting for her. This heavily adorned gold full-length evening gown features a unique neckline with short cap sleeves in addition to two shoulder straps. The dress has four 47" long panels which hang over the gold lame underdress. Each panel hangs from the gown's empire waist and gradually widen from 10" to 14" at the base. The gown is covered in elaborate beading and sequins, and does indeed fully evoke the Klimt painting! Barbra wore this dress in 1984 when she was presented with the Scopus Laureate Award. Aghayan label. Exquisite gown! Excellent condition. (Note, tight sleeves do not allow for much arm movement.) Comes with COA. Measures: 35" bust (with bust pads), 30/31" underbust, 58" long from shoulder to hem, 9" train, NOTE: Barbra Streisand's Superman T-shirt (yes folks... a T-shirt!) sold for $6,000, her "Owl and the Pussycat" outfit sold for $15,600, and her signature sailor top sold for $28,800!! At another auction at Christie's in May, 2007, a two-piece orange gown from "Funny Girl" sold for $33,600!

SOLD

Previously on loan for display at the:
The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above

AUTHENTIC - ANGELINA JOLIE
Movie Worn Bathing Suit

SOLD
#6977 - c. 1997 ANGELINA JOLIE Screen Worn Gold Halter Bathing Suit from "Playing God"!  So what's an Angelina Jolie movie worn costume worth???   In November 14, 2010 Angelina Jolie's leather pants and stained tan sweatshirt from her Academy Award winning performance in "Girl Interrupted" sold for $6,871.00  from Heritage Auctions!!!!  Yup, $ 6,800+!  So granted, this bathing suit isn't from her award winning role, but it was WORN by her with (I'm sure) nothing under, so....  which is more exciting to own????? :)  Simple, basic halter bathing suit with low "v" neckline.  Comes complete with the tags as you see... worn in Scenes 53-55.   Sorry I don't have the hat, but hey perhaps you can find that at some point! :)   The condition is Excellent... except for the bra that is attached inside (to give Angelina whatever support she might need).  The bra has deteriorated over time, so it's "tacky" and will need to be removed to make sure it doesn't affect the suit.  I'm keeping as I found this suit for now so you will get it as it came to me from the auction. 

$ 985. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 2/4
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC - ANN MARGRET
Nolan Miller Couture Stage Worn
in 1991 at Radio City Music Hall!

SOLD
#7354 - c. 1991 ANN MARGRET Incredible Stage Worn Red Velvet and Red Satin Rhinestoned Grand Entrance Trained "Robe" by NOLAN MILLER COUTURE!  Lined in Silver Lame! Designed and Worn for her 1991 Radio City Music Hall Performance!  This is the ACTUAL AUTHENTIC (and likely one-of-a-kind) entrance "showgirl" robe worn by the legendary Ann Margret on stage.  This piece weighs an amazing (yes, I can use that word for this!) 13 POUNDS!  You gotta look at all the photos (click on photo at left).  This thing is FANTASTIC!  Measures:  60" long from shoulder to hem in front, 120" long from shoulder to hem in back (with additional rhinestoned tassel at the very tip of the train (which is worn held as you see).  Excellent condition (with just two repairs found from heels stepping on train/hem (see photos)... you won't notice unless inspecting.  The massive collar is held up with a metal rod up the back!  Yup!  You think it's easy being a showgirl???? :)  I contacted Nolan Miller's company to discuss this piece.  There was only one made, and the design was based on an Erte painting (so they nicknamed it "the Erte").  Also Listed in the Museum Category.

SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)

 

 

 

AUTHENTIC - ERIC WINTERLING
Stage Worn Gown

SOLD

#7354 - c. 2002 ERIC WINTERLING Fantastic Heavy Canvas Stage Worn Gown!  I can't stand cheap, poorly made pieces, so when I find unique and wonderful custom made costumes with couture level skill, my heart skips a beat... or two. I have to say I'm mildly addicted to these fabulously made and designed costumes.  Perhaps it's because they can evoke so many different eras.  And perhaps it's because I wish I could time travel and this is the closest I'm gonna get.  Anyway, this gown came to me and I had to research and track down more info on it.. so... I contacted Eric Winterling, Inc. (the costume shop that created the costumes for Broadway's "Wicked" and "Wonderland", etc.) and they were sweet enough to forward me photos of this gown in production at their 2002 shop!!  The gown was designed by Marina Draghici (Tony Award winner for "Fela") for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" for the character Rosalind in the 2002 National Tour by The Acting Company.  The gown is, indeed, a one of a kind.  The dress was
worn for the wedding scene at the end of the play by the actress Jessica Bates (who I also contacted to complete the research on this gown!). As she wrote to me, "I believe that the costume designer's original intent in making all the costumes out of
canvas was that we were to look like living works of art, like paintings that had come to life. I felt extremely honored to wear such an incredibly crafted garment! It still blows my mind when I think about how difficult it must have been for them to sew all those pleats into the canvas! Say hi to the dress for me!"  NOTE:  the gown is extremely heavy!!!!  Back zipper.  Faux corset bodice is attached to the skirt. The color is what you'd expect from canvas... canvas colored.  The bodice is beautifully stenciled with pink and bits of "fairy dust".  A WORK OF ART!  

$ 1,245. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 0/2
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC - LARAINE DAY
Screen Used - "Woman on Pier 13"

SOLD
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#5459 - c. 1949 Champagne Colored Satin Gown with Polkadot Silk Scarf Movie Worn by LARAINE DAY in "The Woman on Pier 13" or "I Married A Communist"!   This piece is likely more important for the film than for the star who wore it!  Love the write-up of this film on the TCM website:  "Propaganda masquerading as popular entertainment has rarely fooled the ticket-buying public, but when Howard Hughes assumed control of RKO studios in 1948, he was already a well-known eccentric with a paranoid fear of communist infiltrators in the industry. He immediately fired almost three-fourths of the RKO work force and had the remaining staff members investigated for their political affiliations. The most notorious Hughes concoction was The Woman on Pier 13 (WP13) (1949) which was originally released as I Married a Communist.  Howard Hughes took a special interest in WP13 allegedly using the film as a loyalty test for his employees. If any writer, director or actor who was assigned to work on it refused, they would be fired. When the film was finally released in its re-edited form it was a certified box office bomb, ending up with a deficit of $650,000 in relation to its costs. Today, The Woman on Pier 13 is a fascinating and highly entertaining example of anti-communist agitprop. In form and style, The Woman on Pier 13 looks like a standard B-movie thriller with the shadowy texture and atmospheric lighting synonymous with the film noir visual aesthetics that RKO is known for."   So, here's this champagne colored satin gown with button front, original matching belt, double peplum, cuffed 3/4 sleeves and original polkadot silk scarf!  The gown is in fair condition with a few spots, and fabric shredding mostly on shoulders and sleeves, and the scarf is in poor condition.  But the rest of the gown is solid and looks great for display.   Measures: 33" bust, 23" waist, 59" long from shoulder to hem in front, 64" long in back.

SOLD


copyright 2005 Jay Parrino

AUTHENTIC - IRENE DUNNE
Screen Used -"The Age of Innocence"

SOLD
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#5460 - c. 1934 Navy Wool and Cut Velvet Trained Tailored Bustle Gown in 1870's Style Movie Worn by IRENE DUNNE in "The Age Of Innocence"!   Designed by Walter PlunkettFor those of you too young to know... well before Michelle Pfeiffer starred as Countess Ellen Olenska in the 1993 version of "The Age of Innocence", Irene Dunne portrayed the same role in the 1934 RKO Studios movie with the same title from the 1920/21 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by famed Edith Wharton. Two screen captures are below of Irene wearing this gown.  The off-white lace edging is hard to see in my photos, but it's all there at collar and cuffs. The gown itself is a lightweight navy wool with lovely gold edged black cut velvet at the front, cuffs, and pockets of gown.  The back creates a lovely bustle with flower and bow with black tassels as well. The gold buttons are fabulous on front of the gown, and the training in back is certainly elegant. The gown is labeled inside with numbers only, but the construction, materials and history all guarantee this to be authentic to the film. Shown in photos over a bustle cage and petticoat (not included).  The condition is quite excellent, though there is a small patch at front hipline on the velvet (not sure why, but it's there), and a bit of darkening on one gold rope at front, and minor fading of fabric first seen under photography lights.  Extreme minor moth holes for a movie gown of this age. Designed by Walter Plunkett.... you know... of "Gone with the Wind" fame! 

SOLD

 

AUTHENTIC - GINGER ROGERS
Screen Used - "The Traveling Saleswoman"

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#5458 - c. 1950 Raspberry Wool 2-piece Tailored Suit in 1898 Style Movie Worn by GINGER ROGERS in "The First Traveling Saleswoman"!  Designed by Edward Stevenson!  This was Ginger Rogers' last movie for the studio in which she was a star, RKO.   A (quote) "mild comedy starring Ginger Rogers as a corset shop owner who goes broke and becomes a traveling saleslady in 1897 (though I think it's 1898) Texas. But because she owes money she ends up selling barbed wire. Very strange premise but a decent cast and a few good lines here and there save this one.  Rogers' modeling assistant is none other than Carol Channing."  This piece is in extraordinary condition in the finest quality raspberry colored wool.  Fabulous cut of the skirt gores especially at back.  Trimmed in matching deeper raspberry velvet at cuffs, collar and waist. A delightful costume from a Hollywood star, from a less than stellar movie I'm afraid.  I haven't seen it myself, but I'm told this piece is indeed onscreen in the movie.  Both pieces are beautifully and originally tagged with "G. Rogers" and the production numbers and "1898" era. This piece hasn't seen the light of day in about 40 years... tucked away in a personal collection. The color, condition, and superior fabrics are what is so special about this piece!  I only wish I had a "dancing" Ginger Rogers gown!   Love the fact that the "Traveling" is spelled differently on the two posters I'm showing in the additional photos! Wild! :)

SOLD

AUTHENTIC -  JULIE ANDREWS
Worn on "The Julie Andrews Hour"

SOLD
#7262 - December 6, 1972 JULIE ANDREW Gown with Western Costume Co. Label!  Worn on her ABC-TV Show "The Julie Andrews Hour" While Singing "IF" Designed by Jack Bear! WoW!  Yup, a gown special enough to be worn by a Princess with that most flattering sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, and fantastically tailored skirt where the pattern is stitched in perfection!  This gown was worn by Julie Andrews on her ABC TV show, "The Julie Andrews Hour". I have a DVD of the show she wore it on (December 6, 1972) while singing "IF" (you'd know the song as sung by Bread). I thought the costume designer was her ex-husband, Tony Walton, but I've been corrected... it was Jack Bear who, at the 25th Annual Emmy Awards, won the Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design for this show.  The show swept the Emmys that year, winning in 6 other categories including Outstanding Variety Musical Series (beating out Carol Burnett and Sonny & Cher!).  The gown is a wide vertical striped brown, black and deep platinum floral brocade, that then switches to a watered silk floral design!  The watered silk stripes are seen when the skirt is in movement (I've brought them out a bit so you can see them), otherwise, if the dress is steamed perfectly, you only see the brocade!  Masterful design!!!  Measures: 35/36" bust, 25/26" waist, 59.5" long from shoulder to hem, 16" from shoulder to waist. Back zipper.  Excellent, near mint condition!  

$ 4,250. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - KAREN GRASSLE
"Little House on the Prairie" Worn

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#5461 - c. 1876 REPRODUCTION 2-piece Ivory Rayon Brocade Bustle Gown with Ostrich Feather Trimmed Hat. Worn on "Little House on the Prairie" by KAREN GRASSLE!  My website groupies (yes, you know who you are!) know that I rarely sell reproduction anything, but this is a highly prized costume piece from NBC-TV's "Little House on the Prairie".  But this 2-piece bustle gown with hat came to me from a collector of movie memorabilia (some lovely pieces including a Ginger Rogers and an Irene Dunne screen-worn outfits).  I was told this was a wedding gown worn on the show, but thanks to Katrina Casey of www.edelweisspatterns.com who is a LHOTP lifelong fan, I now have photos and all the correct info!  Thanks Katrina!!  This gown was worn by Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls during the 2nd season from the episode, "At the End of the Rainbow", in which Laura has a dream that her family is wealthy and they all wear entirely white luxurious outfits.  Excellent condition with just extremely minor (hardly seen) rusting here and there... only seen when thoroughly inspecting. The hat will just need a bit of shoe polish... it's a stiff hat which isn't great off the head, but look fabulous when worn on the piled high hair!  Has a velvet ribbon and colored rhinestone ornament as well as the ostrich feathers.   The gown has lace at yoke and lower sleeves (I stuffed them with some netting for fullness, and display with bustle underpinnings which doesn't come with the gown).  With easy gathering, the front over-apron can be worn bustled up all the way, or half-way, or down (I show all the choices in the photos, but as you can see it was wore on the TV show all the way down). Measures: 33/34" bust, 25" waist (could increase to 26"), 40" long from waist to hem in front,  45" long in back, 13" neck.   

$ 1,245.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 2/ small waisted 4
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - ROBIN WILLIAMS worn

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#3565 - c. 1998 Tony Award Winner JOHN DAVID RIDGE Electric Blue 3-piece Suit worn by ROBIN WILLIAMS in "What Dreams May Come"! Designed and custom-made for Robin Williams' "hero" outfit for "What Dreams May Come" movie. Three piece bright electric blue duster length jacket (with bright red lining), blue vest, and blue pants with a wonderful boxed button design and suspenders. The Robin Williams and John David Ridge labels as sewn inside the jacket and pants. As my ex-boyfriend used to say, "Each of us are the stars of our own movie!". So true! So, your life might as well be in bright technicolor!!

$ 945. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 40 approx.
(measurements to come!)

AUTHENTIC - Halle Berry
Worn in "Monsters Ball"

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#3261 - Memorabilia Investment! HALSTON Cotton Pink Short Robe and Burgundy Terry Long Robe worn by HALLE BERRY in the Final Scenes of her Historic OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCE as Leticia Musgrove in "Monsters Ball"! Halle Berry said it in her acceptance speech... in the entire 74 year history of the Academy Awards, Halle was the FIRST African-American Actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress. These are the actual two robes worn in the final Award Winning scenes of the movie! Guaranteed Authentic as both come with a Certificate of Authenticity and purchased from Lions Gate Entertainment. A historic investment. A must have for any Oscar collection - as you likely know, the sky is the limit on the best memorabilia pieces. Wizard of Oz Ruby Shoes sell for over $600,000! And there are more than one pair out there! Since "Monsters Ball" was shot quickly, and on a shoestring budget, my understanding is that these are "one of a kind".

$ 950. each or $ 1,500. for both - SOLD

Approx. - SIZE Small (Pink), Medium (Burgundy)
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC -"Little Women"
KATHARINE HEPBURN Shoes

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#6974 - c. 1933 KATHARINE HEPBURN Pink Satin High Top Ballet Slippers Worn in the Movie "Little Women"! Encased with Plaque in Plexiglass Box!  I always seek to sell celebrity / memorabilia items with photographs of the items as worn in on screen, however it's nearly impossible to find photos of shoes worn under long period gowns.  So I have to rather use circumstantial information to confirm authenticity.  I've read that Katharine Hepburn wore a size 8.5 shoe (and indeed these are approximately that size).  I also show (thanks Judy!) another photo of Ms. Hepburn wearing similar, though dark, high-top, open-front shoes in the 1937 movie "Quality Street" (see additional photos).  And seeing the gown Katharine wore in "Little Women", these look to be the perfect shoe for that gown.  These encased and plaqued shoes came from the same place as easily confirmed Hollywood pieces, so I have no reason to believe these are anything but genuine.  The condition of the case is Excellent. The shoes themselves are in Fair/Poor condition, but SO rare, it shouldn't bother you!  I find these shoes have a special aura about them... I'm awed by them  Can't explain it (as I'm more an Audrey Hepburn rather than Katharine Hepburn fan), yet, these just have a magic... enough to give me goosebumps!  That is VERY rare for me!!! From Sotheby's Hepburn estate auction in 2004:  NOTE:  Katharine Hepburn's wedding gown sold for $27,000.  A pair of personal wardrobe boots sold for $1,560.  A copy of "Little Women" signed by Katharine Hepburn sold for $10,800.  A lot of two hats sold for $3,600. Three simple black caps sold for $3,800 and a ring from "The Lion in Winter" sold for 14,400. 

$ 3,500. SOLD

AUTHENTIC -
LEONA HELMSLEY's SHRUG

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# 6596A - c. 1984 Sheer White Lace and Auroraborealis Sequined Evening Shrug with Huge Feather Sleeves from the Estate of Hotelier LEONA HELMSLEY!  I purchased a few of the "over-the-top" gowns from the legendary Leona Helmsley - "Queen of the Mean" as she was known.  With her wealth of over $5 Billion Dollars... she was one of the richest women in the world in the 1980's!  Most of her gowns were custom made for her “by Julia,” the personal, full-time seamstress who designed on dress forms in a separate wing of Helmsley’s opulent living quarters! As you will see, “She obviously was the epitome of a rich socialite, wanting to stand out in a sea of black."   SO.... Yup.... I had the original feathered hem gown that went with this shrug and had purchased this at the same auction, but I lost this shrug for a few years.  It just resurfaced!  AND I have just found the original Helmsley Palace Ad with Leona wearing this piece!! The ad was from 1984, so it's absolutely a dated piece.  NOTE:  I am showing a photo of the gown I had already sold (just so you can see it), and I photographed this shrug over another gown, but this is ONLY for the feather cuffed shrug.  Excellent condition.  And WHAT a WOW factor!!!     $ 585.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE small


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#3657 - Original LIZA MINNELLI's Custom Made Stage Tuxedo Tails Jacket by BARBARA MATERA! "Miss Minnelli" Written on Tag! Just Discovered Photo of Tux worn during "Victor/Victoria" on Broadway! Barbara Matera (1929-2001) made many of Liza Minnelli's costumes, as well as many others in a career spanning five decades making costumes. Most recently her costumes were seen on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Lion King, and 42nd Street. Highlights of her career include Broadway's A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, Victor/Victoria, Dreamgirls, and her film credits include The Great Gatsby, The Wiz, Moonstruck, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and 101 Dalmations. This jacket is a classic tuxedo jacket with tails with satin buttons and wide lapels and white hanky. Designed with extra width at back for easy movement and invisible closure at front. Worn by Liza Minnelli on stage. Excellent condition.

$ 1,450. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 8
(check measurements above)

 

AUTHENTIC -
WHITNEY HOUSTON's Dress

SOLD

 

#6853 - c. Spring 2009 CARMEN MARC VALVO Dress worn by Whitney Houston for the Cover Shoot of her 2009 Album "I Look To You" and Used for her First Single "Million Dollar Bill" off that Album!   I'm sure you've all hear by now that Whitney Houston is BACK!  And in celebration of that, I have purchased a new Whitney dress for you!!!  Worn by Whitney for the cover photoshoot for her 2009 album.  Frankly I can't believe she didn't choose this photo of the album cover, as I think it's SO much more flattering (and looks more like her) than the photo she did choose, but I think the answer is in the fact that there were too many comparing the look to Mariah Carey's cover of her "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel".  SO....  Anyway, I have "THE" dress! :)   I'm sure you will see others who claim they have "the" dress, but this came directly from Carmen Marc Valvo and Whitney through a recent auction.  The auction valued this dress at $3,500 so who am I to argue with them??  FYI, Mr. Valvo's cocktail dresses usually retail for $1,300 - $1,800 and his 2009 fall collection will include $2,400 dresses. So the dress alone is worth money... but certainly it's the Whitney cache that makes this dress truly "priceless"!!!  Excellent condition. Size 2.  Meticulously crafted in black patent and lace!!  The dress comes with a signed photo of Whitney. Also Listed in the Whitney Houston Category.

$ 2,500. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 2
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - BROOKE SHIELDS Worn

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#4574 - c. 1983 BOB MACKIE, Worn by Brooke Shields for Cosmopolitan Cover Red and Black Bugle Bead Gown on Black Netting with Matching Dramatic and Opulent Fox Fur Trimmed Diva Jacket! From Bob Mackie's private collection of gowns purchased from the Sotheby's auction. As far as I am concerned, this was the most amazing piece at the auction! OK.. there were about 3 others that I also loved, but none nearly as opulent!! The gown and jacket are in Excellent condition and look incredible on! The red beading on the black netting gives an interesting coloration, with the detail pattern of the gown appearing more pronounced in certain lighting conditions. VERY high slight in the skirt shows almost all your leg when you move. Closes at back with hook between the back straps. Couture construction makes every body look it's best. The jacket is KILLER!!! Massive dolman sleeves and drapy back all trimmed in wide black fox fur around high collar, cuffs, and around entire edge. Fully beaded in all red beads and weighs a ton!Measures: 34/35" bust, 25" waist, up to 37" hips. The finest early Bob Mackie pieces are coveted by museums. Here's your chance to own the best of the best from Hollywood's fashion icon and masterful designer! So fabulous that even Bob Mackie couldn't part with it for over 20+ years! Sharon Stone's Mackie beaded gown from "Casino" sold at auction for $13,200 - just the gown! Compared to that.. this is a steal! Also listed in Museum Category and 1930-Today Category.

$ 13,500. SOLD

Approx. - Size 4/6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC-"Terms of Endearment"
SHIRLEY MacLAINE's Outfit

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#6970 - c. 1983 SHIRLEY MacLAINE 3-piece Outfit Worn in her OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCE as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment"! A great piece for an Oscar memorabilia collection! I have 3 additional Oscar winning, and one Oscar nominated outfit for sale below, so you can start your collection right here!  ;0  Guaranteed Authentic as it come with both the original tags from the Nov. 19, 2001 prestigious Christie's Auction House, as well as hang tags and Certificate of Authenticity from StarWares. Oh, not to mention the screen photos of Shirley MacLaine wearing this outfit in the movie!!  A historic investment. As you likely know, the sky is the limit on the best memorabilia pieces, and certainly Oscar winning performances are the best!  3-piece outfit of blouse with sheer puffy sleeves, high neck and lace trim, silk print skirt and polkadot stiff belt. Labeled size 12, but remember, this was 1983 when sizes were different.  The skirt has a 28" waist, 29" long from waist to hem, so I'd call it more like a size 8 today.  Near mint condition!

$ 1,750. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - CLARK GABLE
Screen Worn Vest with Tags !

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#3709 - Dated June 26, 1941 ORIGINAL CLARK GABLE Screen Worn Vest - Dated and Labeled!! GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC.  I wish I could tell you exactly which movie this is from, but I don't have access to the MGM production numbering system.  I'm sure if you looked up #5808, that would identify the movie for sure.  Could be "Honky Tonk", which would be the correct timing, but can't confirm that.  It's definitely from some movie.  Eddie Schmidt costume label was often found in Clark Gable wardrobe pieces.  And additionally, this vest has the MGM stamp inside.. along with "42" (size I assume), and "Change #3".  A wonderful piece of Hollywood history for your collection!!   The vest is a soft gray with black trim at the cutouts.  Back is silk.  There is damage to the upper back silk (see photos) and one small sewed mothhole (see photos).  Otherwise just the usual wear from age and use. FYI,  the Clark Gable vest from "The Misfits" sold at auction for $3,600, but that vest had NO studio or costume tags or Gable name inside... just the COA from his assistant and the match with the screen worn movie vest.  For those of you who want rare CLARK GABLE Memorabilia....    

$ 2,500.  SOLD 

NOLAN MILLER for
NEW YORK CITY BALLET!

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#3957 - c. 1980's NOLAN MILLER COUTURE Ballerina Costume for the New York City Ballet Production of Swan Lake! I've had this in my private collection for a few years.  I just thought it was such a special piece, but it's time to allow others to see it, and allow her to find a new good home.  As couture as you can get, it is likely one of a kind... unless there were a few exactly the same used for the Swan Lake production as back ups... or perhaps this was the back up gown as it's in great condition! The only issue is a bit of dusty dirt at hemline at back.   The bodice is dripping with faux pearls, rhinestones and clear sequins on a nude lining.  The bodice cups are split and nude netting inserted which disappeared on stage. Same nude netting on upper back so it appears lower than it is when worn on stage.  Heavy zipper allows for quick changes backstage.  Measures:  27" long from mid bust top to hem in front, 19" from natural waist to hem in front, 51" from waist to hem in back. I have no more words... the dress is just what every little girl dreams about!  

$ 1,250. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 2
(check measurements above)

"Funny Girl" Movie Hat from the
 Debbie Reynold's Collection


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http://barbra-archives.com/films/funny_girl_movie_cut4.html

 

#3966 - c. 1968 Huge Off-White Ostrich Feather Hat from the DEBBIE REYNOLDS' Hollywood Motion Picture Collection from the Set of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Barbra Streisand! This flamboyant hat is from the 1968 film FUNNY GIRL, starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice. The wide-brimmed hat was worn by a background showgirl in the extravagant Follies 'Bride' dance number (if you look in the back oval mirrors you will see the huge feathered hats.. this hat looks to be the 3rd from the right). Oh, and for you movie history buffs... the bride number "His Love Makes You Beautiful" was pared down for the final cut as stated on the Barbra Archives website (use link at left to see!).  This off-white ostrich feather hat is a HUGE 24" across!! A flat top decorated with masses of off-white ostrich feathers and large clear sequins. The top of the hat is flat with a fitted headpiece on the underside. Attached is an 8-foot tulle scarf with clear sequins.  This costume is from the collection of Debbie Reynolds and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Ms. Reynolds and Darren Julien for Sothebys.  A great hat on its own... but along with the Barbra Streisand / Funny Girl provenance... it's even better!! 

$ 1,200. SOLD

AUTHENTIC - NATALIE WOOD
Owned and Worn

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#6139 - c. 1971 CAROLINE EAVIS and ANNA CROSBY-BROWN (Of  Eavis & Brown) Dusty Rose Suede Jumper Previously Owned by Natalie Wood! Sold at Miss Selfridge, London!  Eavis & Brown of London (as they are now known) seemed an overnight sensation (to us in America) when they designed Heather Mills' wedding gown for her marriage to Paul McCartney.  Said to cost over $35,000, there was certainly a lot of hoopla surrounding it!  But this leather and suede appliqued dusty rose pig suede jumper proves it takes decades to become "an overnight sensation"!  Cornflower blue, fuschia and eggplant colored leathers appliqued with and pink, rose, tan and gray colored suede on a dusty rose suede base. Fully lined in acetate.  Excellent condition. This jumper comes with a signed COA from Zsa-Zsa's Closet, Glendale, CA that is was owned by the fabulous Natalie Wood! I have no absolute documentation, ie. no photos of Natalie in this, so it's not absolutely guaranteed, but it's a damn good bet!  Natalie's style, her size, the right era, and here's the best piece of trivia... Natalie's actress sister, Lana Wood, was cast in a minor role in "Diamonds are Forever" filming in London in 1971!  So... I'm assuming Natalie went to visit her sister there and did a little shopping!  :)  I'd be willing to stake my reputation that this is indeed a Natalie Wood owned piece. So it is a museum piece of London's fashion history as well as Hollywood memorabilia piece! Measures: open bust, 24" waist, 35/36" hips, 24-27" long from waist to hem. Natalie Wood items are scarce! Also listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 2,895. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 0/2
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - BARBRA STREISAND
Dress Worn in "Funny Lady" and 
Designed by BOB MACKIE!


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#5673 - c. 1975 BARBRA STREISAND Screen Worn "Little Eva" Dress and Matching Bloomers from "FUNNY LADY" Designed by BOB MACKIE and RAY AGHAYAN!  Nominated for OSCAR for Best Costume Design (beat out by "Barry Lyndon" that year)! This crazy Bob Mackie (it's more a Mackie dress than a Aghayan dress, so I'm figuring this was all Mackie... and similar to the Carol Channing hoop outfit by Bob Mackie I have available on this website!) dress of pink hearts and hoop skirt with matching bloomers (no wings) under was worn by Barbra Streisand in the "Funny Lady" movie (for just a short time) in a scene with Ben Vereen entitled "So Long Honey Lamb".  A longer version of this scene was filmed (I have some of those photos shown in the additional photos), and the B&W large photo was part of the press kit for the film. The full song can also be heard in full on the soundtrack album. ALSO the dress is prominently shown hanging in Fanny Brice's dressing room at a particularly dramatic moment in the movie during her first reunion with Nicky Arnstein (Omar Sharif).  Screen worn robes from this movie sold for $2,750 and $3,000 at auction in 2004... and her wacky "The Owl And The Pussycat" Costume sold for $15,600 at that same auction... so obviously the wackier the better!! :)   Item was in the hands of a Aspen Colorado estate, then to an Antique Dealer (who didn't know anything about it other than it was worn by Barbra Streisand in something... and then on to the current owner.  Thanks to Lou, the incredible Streisand historian, this dress has again been matched to its movie heritage.  I hope the next buyer makes SURE to keep the COA information with the dress! EXCELLENT condition.   Pantaloons are attached! :) Dress is in NEAR MINT condition and has the "TBS" written inside (I've seen this before on Streisand items). Tiny spots found here and there (see photos) are barely worth a mention.  There are underarms shields attached, so this was to be worn by Barbra, not just the dress hung in the dressing room). Measures: up to 40" bust, 50" long from shoulder to hem. Hoop is still perfect!!!

$ 3,500.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC -"Woman of the Year"
LAUREN BACALL's Broadway Gown

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#5174 - c. 1981 LAUREN BACALL's  Tony Award Winning (Best Actress in a Musical) Performance in "WOMAN OF THE YEAR"!  Fully Beaded Gown Designed by the Famous Theoni V. Aldredge!  Oh my!  What an incredible find!  New to the Market!!  Direct from the owner who got this from her friend Max Hager, who worked in the industry for 40+ years. He worked on Woman of the Year on Broadway, and Miss Bacall requested that he join her on the road for another year, which he did. Afterward, Miss Bacall gave these gowns to him. I say "gowns" because there are TWO!  One with the Miss Bacall label, the other was the understudy's (or back-up) gown.  Exactly the same, even the same size, but the understudy (or back-up) gown is in better condition, and is not lined (and has no opening at the top of the zipper at back - see photos - probably created for Ms. Bacall for comfort). The Bacall labeled gown also has a heavier metal zipper.  This "Bacall" gown is being sold with two separate beaded sleeves.  The understudy (back-up) gown will be sold with the long swatch of beaded material (which might have been used to cover the zipper at back - worn like a scarf.  Not sure about that).  Measures:  34-35" bust, up to 27" waist, up to 38" hips, 60" long from shoulder to hem.  Condition for the Bacall labeled gown is Fair/Good as there are beads missing that will need re-beading and likely more that will need reinforcing. There is a large tear under one arm, and a bit of pulling at zipper.  The understudy (back-up) gown is in better condition of Good/Very Good, but has a few small holes at mid bust that will need lining/repair (see photos) and extreme minor pulling at the zipper.  There are beads missing on this gown as well, but extras will come with it. An easy re-beading as they are in a straight line!  Simple ...   So... this is an historic gown for two, er three, I mean FOUR reasons.... from LAUREN BACALL (living Hollywood legend!!), worn for a TONY AWARD WINNING performance, designed by THEONI V. ALDREDGE (famous costumer!), and created by BARBARA MATERA (the top costume builder who built many of Bob Mackie's creations!). NEW LISTING!  

$ 4,500. for the Bacall labeled gown - SOLD
$ 2,000. for the understudy/back-up gown - SOLD

 Video of Ms. BACALL in gown in Women of the Year
 (fast forward to to second half to see the whole gown):

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uivs33_i0Rc

AUTHENTIC -
LEONA HELMSLEY's GOWN


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#6589 - c. 1980's Gold Lace and Sequin Halter Gown with Matching Evening Coat from the Estate of Hotelier LEONA HELMSLEY!!  I purchased a few of the "over-the-top" gowns from the legionary Leona Helmsley - "Queen of the Mean" as she was known.  With her wealth of over $5 Billion Dollars... she was one of the richest women in the world in the 1980's!  The gown is labeled “by Julia,” the personal, full-time seamstress who designed on dress forms in a separate wing of Helmsley’s opulent living quarters! Ah, that's the life, eh?? :)  As you will see, “She obviously was the epitome of a rich socialite, wanting to stand out in a sea of black." As is this, many of the gowns were fitted halter bodices and full skirts. This one is especially special of gold lame lace covered with gold sequins.  AND comes with the matching evening Coat!  Near mint condition for both pieces.  Measures: 33/34" bust, 25/26" waist, 37/38" hips, 44" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 1,885. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)


SOLD

Youtube.com has clips of Julie Andrews
wearing this cloak on Sept. 13, 1972 from the
first episode of the "Julie Andrews' Hour
"
variety show~

#4653 - c. September 13, 1923 JULIE ANDREWS Worn Ivory Wool and Gold Lame Embroidered Cloak with Hood! Worn on the FIRST episode of her multi Emmy Award Winning "Julie Andrews' Hour" Variety Show singing "If Ever I Should Leave You" from the Broadway show "Camelot"! I researched to try to find out when and where Julie Andrews wore this cloak. Since the cloak looked to be "medieval" in style, I thought perhaps she wore it as Guenevere in Broadway's "Camelot".  But all photos from the Broadway show showed other cloaks.  So... I found nothing until I posted the question on the Julie Andrews Online website and within minutes "Christina" found the clip of Julie in the cloak singing "If Ever I Would Leave You" from Camelot - that's all I needed to find the rest of the information!  In the clip, aired on September 13th, 1972 during her FIRST episode of her variety show, she is wearing the underdress that I don't own, but it IS this cloak!  The cloak is in Fabulous condition (just a tiny bit of tarnish inside at hem, and probably some sequins missing but you'd have to search to find that).. and beautifully made!  Very heavy.  Exquisite gold lame (the kind they don't make anymore!) on an ivory wool weave fabric with diamond shaped detailing.  Extraordinary gold lame embroidery with sequins and beading border the cape at all edges, including the large gold lame lined hood. The gold lame dress shown under the cloak does NOT come with it,  and was NOT original to Julie Andrews ... rather it is an original 1920's gold bullion lace dress slightly redesigned that just looked nice under the cloak. The dress is available separately. Cloak measures 58" long in front shoulder to hem, 76" long in back. Excellent condition.

$ 2,250. SOLD

AUTHENTIC - "Gangs of NY" Wardrobe

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#4689 - c. 1860's Repro for the 2002 "Gangs of New York" Screen Worn by David Hemmings as Mr. Schermerhorn Plaid Velvet and Quilted Plush "At Home" or Smoking Jacket! Disclaimer:  I'm told it's screenworn, but I must tell you that I hated this movie, so I couldn't bear to watch it again to look for this smoking coat, so I'll leave it up to you.  Frankly I didn't care since I bought this particular piece for it's incredibly accurate antique look.  Most of the costumes from that movie were lower-class characters and therefore purposely dirty and worn.  NOT THIS PIECE!  As this was one of the few Upper Class characters. Worn by actor David Hemmings... perhaps best known for starring in the 1966 x rated movie, "Blow Up" with high fashion model Veruschka. Excellent condition and extremely elegant. Brown plaid velveteen with brown plush quilting at collar and long cuffs, with claret color rope trim and velvet cuff buttons. Frog closures at front. Measures: 44" long shoulder to hem, 25.5" long sleeves from outside shoulder seam to cuff. Fully lined. So... get him his slippers and pipe and play "Gentleman of the house"... you can be the French maid! :) Comes with COA from Miramax Films and prop company. 

$ 785.  SOLD

Approx. - MEN'S SIZE 40/42 R
(check measurements above)

AUTHENTIC - "13 Going on 30" Jacket!


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#4232 - c. 2004 "13 Going On 30" JENNIFER GARNER Worn Black Leather Jacket! It's almost worth gaining a few pounds so I can keep this jacket and wear it myself! Unfortunately, I'd also have to grow a few inches taller, and that is less likely to happen. So.. for all you size 8, 5'6" or better gals... if you don't love this jacket, I will start to wonder about you! The softest, thinnest, finest quality lamb leather.  Weighs almost nothing!!  Like a second skin! Like "butter!" :)   Beautifully fitted at the wide waistband, neckline and cuffs is a unique criss-cross leather "mesh". Front silver zipper with leather tab at bottom and top. Zip down for sexy look. Zip up for high-fashion look. Jennifer Garner has an amazing following! And, I confess, I love her myself! NOTE: Jennifer Garner's Versace dress from this movie went for $4,000+, her eye mask sold for $1,000 (!!!) and one pink nighty sold for $1,600! As far as I'm concerned, this is the best piece of the bunch! Comes with COA. Measures: 35" bust, 30" waist, 25" long arms from shoulder (that's much too long for me at 5'2"). Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 1,750.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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AUTHENTIC Oil Painting of Mary Pickford!

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#3801 - c. 1910-1920 Oil Painting Portrait of MARY PICKFORD by HENRY CLIVE! Originally purchased by Charlene Tilton from the 1981 Mary Pickford Estate Sale!! I do not specialize in artwork. However, when an item of this quality and beauty is within my grasp, it's impossible NOT to purchase!! I purchased the painting from Sotheby's and comes with the verbal provenance from this prestigious auction house... that Charlene Tilton (famous from her TV role on the popular "Dallas" saga series) purchased the portrait from the Mary Pickford estate sale. This beautifully painted original oil portrait by Henry Clive of a young Mary Pickford holding purple flowers. The dark background and dress set off the luminous skin and long reddish blonde hair (which helps to date the portrait to pre-1921 when her hair was this length).

The large 22 x 30 in. canvas is on a wooden stretcher and framed in wood with a green velvet liner and an overall size of 26 1¦2 in. x 32 1¦2 in. The wooden frame is likely not original... as it's not much. I would certainly consider re-framing. The painting is in Excellent condition, with slight scrape at the bottom of the picture (white thin scrapes... hard to know if original to the painting or scrapes!). A once in a lifetime chance to own an original early oil painting of "America's Sweetheart" which may have hung at the equally famous "Pickfair" home of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

$ 15,000. SOLD

AUTHENTIC -  HEATHER TOM
"The Young and the Restless"

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#7189 - c. 1999 DOLCE & GABBANA, Made in Italy Floral Silk Dress with Matching Strappy Silk Sandals as worn by HEATHER TOM on "The Young and the Restless"  Not only does this a gorgeous silk dress have the matching printed silk sandals, but it also has the TV provenance. This dress and sandals were worn by Heather Tom of "Young and the Restless" for an episode (when she was on a date with Gary), as well as on the cover of Emmy Magazine. Her autograph is on that magazine as well.  The dress would likely have been $1500+ new, and the matching silk sandals at least $400+, and this is without the special provenance. Came from a silent auction in 2000 of a Y&R Fan Club Event. Comes with that catalog and invitation.  This was one of the highest priced item in the catalog. This dress has an attached black A-cup padded bra (which can be padded even more as it has "pockets") sewn in by the costume people on the soap opera to be worn as you see with the black straps showing.  Looks quite nice don't you think? Sandals are in perfect condition worn twice. The dress also worn only twice is perfect except that damn Heather somehow got a bit of dirt near the bottom of the dress (see photo of hemline and look up from there).  It's light, but it's there getting nearly totally lost in the print.  Oh, the only other thing to say is that this is one of the tightest hemlines!! VERY wiggle walk!  Don't try to step up on a bus.  Or get a seamstress to open a vent at the back seam.  I believe this dress is from the 1999 collection.   Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category. 

$ 845. SOLD  

Approx. - Dress SIZE 0/2                Shoes - SIZE 7 1/2 (7.5)
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#4716 - c. 2006 - From Bravo's TV's "PROJECT RUNWAY" Show! THE Actual Runway, One-of-a-Kind Dress Designed and Created by Project Runway's Season 2 Winner, Chloe! FINAL COLLECTION! Here's your ONLY chance to buy THE Electric Blue Dress you saw coming down the runway on Bravo's hit show "Project Runway". Designed by Season 2 winner, Chloe... This dress stopped me dead in my tracks. Not only is the brilliant shiny silk shantung electric color intensely lovely... but the shape, tailoring and seaming are masterful... oh, and then come "the back"!!!!! Completely open! Sexy as all get-out! Evokes a violin shape (Ok.. maybe not to you.. but to me!). Feels amazing on as it's lined in glorious feeling silk! Materials are superb! If my hips were smaller, I would keep this in a heartbeat! Measures: NOTE: INVESTMENT PIECE! Imagine owning Calvin Klein's first collection piece.. or Donna Karan, or Ralph Lauren... or any top designer! Who knows what future value this dress may have if Chloe "makes it big"! There are very hard to see minor dark spots (only seen in the certain light due to the deep blue color). Measures: 33" bust - A/B cups only!, 25" waist, 35" hips (tops!), 39" long from shoulder to hem. 

$ 1,245. SOLD

Approx. - Size 2/4 (small hips / small cup size)
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#6071 - c. 1980's VALENTINO COUTURE Coral Linen Dress Previously Owned by Her Majesty Queen Noor of JordanValentino dressed Jordan's Queen Alia in the 1970s, and when Queen Noor followed in 1978, Valentino was also selected to design for her. Top of the line Valentino Couture, this is a simple linen day dress in apricot, with linen bands of gray light blue, light green and yellow. Slight blouson styling. Hand finished zipper at back.  Her name (as you see) is sewn inside the dress seam nearly hidden under the sewn in underarm pads (perhaps she was going to camp and the King had her name sewn in? - Just kidding!  That's what my Mom used to do when we went to camp! :) The dress looks to be in Mint condition.  Dress like a Queen! Really!!!   Measures: 36" bust, 27" waist, up to 41" hips, 26.5" long from waist to hem. (42" long from shoulder to hem).  

$ 1,285. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 8
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#5619 - c. 1930's "Adrian?" Hollywood Coral Crepe Gown with Beaded Straps!  NOTE:  From the Same Museum Collection as the Katherine Hepburn "Adam's Rib" gown!!  Alrighty then.... you need to pay attention!  Here's the scoop.  First off, this gown doesn't have any labels.  Secondly, it's not in perfect condition as there are dirty areas on the lower skirt as well as a few minor holes that get lost in the folds.... AND on inspection, beads have been replaced near one underarm which are different from the original beads.  Now... with all that said... this coral crepe gown with beaded shoulder straps and twisted gathered bodice was deaccessioned from the same small Oklahoma museum as the Authenticated and labeled Kate Hepburn gown (I sold and currently being displayed at the new Katharine Hepburn museum in her home town of Old Saybrook, CT) worn in "Adam's Rib", designed by Walter Plunkett.  These two gowns were donated to the museum by a golden-era MGM seamstress who had all sorts of items from the studios.  This gown was said to be "movie worn", but sadly I have not documentation.  However the metal side zipper does help to confirm it was a costume gown.  I just have a feeling it is an Adrian designed gown.  For fun, I paired the gown with a fabulously matching turquoise and coral beaded bolero - I purchased this bolero from the Hollywood dealer who also had the Barrymore cape (also on this website), so it's certainly possible the bolero was also a Hollywood designer piece!  They just went together so beautifully.... so I photographed them together.  But they will be sold separately.  The bolero is in excellent condition. Price for this gown would be much higher if I could confirm who wore it, when and where. Measures:  33-35" bust, up to 27" waist, bias hips, 61" long from shoulder to hem.  Bolero best for 33" bust. 

$ 1,250.  SOLD on LAYAWAY  (gown only)

$   945.   ORDER  (beaded bolero only)

Approx. - SIZE 2-6
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# 7293 - c. 1950's/1960's MAINBOCHER Ivory Silk Coat!  From the Estate of Actress Edie Adams!  RARE New York Label!  This coat came from the estate of sexy Muriel Cigar Spokeswoman and Actress, Edie Adams.  There is little to confirm that other than from the COA from Heritage Auction from whence it came.  Oh... and MAINBOCHER?  From the Modern Fashion Encyclopedia:  In 1937, when the Duchess of Windsor purchased her wedding gown and trousseau, it was designed by Mainbocher.  From the start, Mainbocher specialized in simple, conservative, elegant, and extremely expensive fashions, the luxury of cut, materials, and workmanship that could only be recognized by those in the know. As the years progressed, Mainbocher continued to design exclusively on a made-to-order basis, refusing to license his name. By the 1950s and 1960s, old guard Mainbocher customers enjoyed wearing impeccably made classic coats and suits of wool in the midst of nouveau-riche ostentation.  The typical ladylike daytime Mainbocher look was accessorized with a choker of several strands of real pearls, white gloves, and plain pumps with matching handbag.  The integrity of luxurious fabrics, intricate cut, quality workmanship and materials, elegance and classicism, were cherished and worn for years by Mainbocher's upper crust customers.  And now you can be one! :)  Condition is surprisingly Excellent (rare for such a light color!), however I found two hardly seen dirt on one sleeve and one dark tiny spot on the collar (see photos)... but really terrific!!!! I like it better than the Mainbocher 1950/60's coats in the Metropolitan Museum of Art -  http://goo.gl/1lL7m  / http://goo.gl/FhTw8  / http://goo.gl/izvyY ! The collar can be worn up or down (check out the hand stitching under the collar!), love the pocket flaps up above the bust, double breasted.  Up to 44" bust, up to 47" waist, up to 52" hips. 41" long from shoulder to hem.  It's a "swing" style, so looks great worn large. .

$ 765. SOLD on LAYAWAY 

Approx. - SIZE:  8-12
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AUTHENTIC - BARBRA STREISAND
Owned and Worn

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#4340 - c. Spring 1966 Collection CHRISTIAN DIOR, PARIS Couture and Numbered Dress Owned by BARBRA STREISAND! Yup... Barbra Streisand loves vintage clothing! And this dress was purchased from her recent auction. Amazingly... I have the VOGUE magazine from March 15, 1966 with Barbra on the cover. The article?? "Barbra Streisand at the Paris Collections"! SO.. not only was this dress Barbra's... but we have strong proof (since the dates match perfectly)... that she bought the dress in 1966 during her photo shoot for Vogue!!!! So it's been in her collection since then. Imagine all the times she admired this dress... and now you can own it! Black stiff lace babydoll style with scalloped neckline, short sleeves and hemline. The entire two-tied lace skirt is finely knife-pleated. Black satin ribbon and bow at the slight empire waist. And, as you can see... sheer yoke and sleeves. Metal zipper at back. Excellent condition in everything but the fact that Barbra did not store the dress properly (amazingly!!!) and there is some mildew on the lining and satin ribbon. "Bad Barbra"!! Still with a bit of cleaning, it's nearly perfect! And a COUTURE dress with AMAZING history and PROVENANCE! Measures: 34" bust, 28" underbust, up to 38" hips, 37" long from shoulder to hem. Also Listed in the Museum Section.

$ 2,750. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 6/8
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AUTHENTIC - "SEABISCUIT" Movie Silks

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#4308 - c. 2003 Original Movie Jockey Silks or Racing Silks from "Seabiscuit" starring Toby Maguire!  Well, let's see.... Seabiscuit's saddle sold at auction for $215,000!  You can get a piece of Seabiscuit's history for a lot less.  Or at least from the wonderful 2003 movie version, as I have three HISTORICALLY ACCURATE to 1938 sets of jockey silks.  As it states in the Seabiscuit movie production notes: "All the specialty clothing in the film for the lead actors and particularly all of the custom silks adorning the jockeys were painstakingly created." This set is a brilliant turquoise blue and blush pink satin shirt with matching riding overcap and off-white silk twill riding pants.  You would have to be a real jockey's size to wear this as it's tiny, but makes a great display!!! Looks unworn, so it was likely used as a back-up outfit, or on-screen hanging in the tackroom. 

$ 395. SOLD

 
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