“TCM Presents … There’s No Place Like Hollywood” Bonham’s Auction 2014

Bonhams Auction “TCM Presents … There’s No Place Like Hollywood”

I was so excited to be able to stop by the Bonhams TCM auction yesterday, and although I didn’t participate in any of the bidding, I was able to view all of the one-of-a-kind classic collectibles on display and, witness, first-hand, all of the bidding. I was also fortunate enough to be there when the iconic Casablanca piano went up for bids — which, much to my surprise, started at an opening bid of 1.6 million dollars (wow), and (not to my surprise) eventually sold for 2.9 million, after which, adding the auction premium charge of $513,000, totaled out at $3,413,000.

That said, I’d like to share some pictures of the spectacular items sold yesterday at Bonhams, in no particular order… (please note all prices include premium charges)…

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Bonhams TCM Auction 2014The Auction

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Burt Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of OzBurt Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz sold for $3,077,000

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Dorothy 'test' dress and pinafore from The Wizard of OzDorothy ‘test’ dress and pinafore from The Wizard of Oz sold for $245,000

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Judy Garland evening gown from Easter ParadeJudy Garland evening gown from Easter Parade sold for $11,875

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Grace Kelly cocktail dress from MogamboGrace Kelly cocktail dress from Mogambo sold for $16,250

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Barbra Streisand dress from The Way We WereBarbra Streisand dress from The Way We Were sold for $8,750

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Barbra Streisand costume made for Yentl Barbra Streisand costume made for Yentl sold for $2,250

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A pair of Laurel and Hardy suitsA pair of Laurel and Hardy suits sold for $5,000

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A Lou Costello beige suit from Lost in a Harem AND a blue suit from A&C in HollywoodA Lou Costello beige suit from Lost in a Harem sold for $750 AND a blue suit from A&C in Hollywood sold for $1,187

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Casablanca pianoThe Casablanca Piano on which Sam plays “As Time Goes By” sold for $3,413,000

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production-made "Transit Papers" from CasablancaThe production-made “Transit Papers” from Casablanca sold for $118,750

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A casino chip from CasablancaA casino chip from Casablanca sold for $3,125

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As Time Goes By Sheet MusicSheet Music to “As Time Goes By” sold for $687

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TCM Bonhams auction, scripts, lobby card posters and moreVarious scripts, lobby card posters and more…..

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–Annmarie Gatti from Classic Movie Hub

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4 Responses to “TCM Presents … There’s No Place Like Hollywood” Bonham’s Auction 2014

  1. Dorothy Winnett says:

    So cool, thanks so much for sharing, last year I didn’t know about Classic Movie Hub & I could not get any information on last year’s sale . Thanks again Classic Movie Hub, your “GREAT “

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      You are so nice, thank you! And I do really appreciate ALL of your support on CMH’s various social media sites 🙂 Hope you have a fab Thanksgiving…

  2. Dorothy Winnett says:

    I’m trying to find out what the chair from Maltese Falcon sold for last year. Do you know? I was told the Falcon sold for $4 million. If you have any photos or info on last year’s auction I would love it.

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