For all of you die hard classic movie fans out there who haven't heard yet, for the last few days Turner Classic Movies has been advertising the upcoming auction from Bonhams called "What Dreams Are Made Of" which is a world wide event that TCM will be curating in New York and online November 25.
This auction is a very special one because it is free and open to the public and will be selling off a multitude of actual costumes, posters, props, scripts, etc that were used on a few little 'ol movies you might have heard of before such as...."The Maltese Falcon", "A Day at the Races", "Swing Time", and even "The Lady Eve".
What I love about this auction is that this is not one for just the super rich but for any and every movie lover out there as many items that will be auctioned are not too expensive, allowing everyone the chance to own a piece of movie history. Folks, this is as close as you are ever going to get to the stars of yesteryear! Many of the costumes you will see were actually worn by the leading stars, the scripts are signed or were handled by the director or actors, and then there are a ton of little unique items that you would never find reproductions of because they were used exclusively on set or for a particular production for studio personnel only.
So if you have been saving up your pennies this year to get some great Christmas gifts or have been contemplating what you would like, here are some of the items up for auction:
Signed Edith Head Sketch for "The Birds & The Bees"
Revised Draft for "Citizen Kane"
James Cagney's Sterling Silver Dresser Set
And many more!
The preview period for all of the items started yesterday and goes until the 25th and all proceeds from the auction will be used towards film preservation and restoration for many of the classic films we all love!
I'm definitely excited about this auction and will be on the lookout for some goodies myself. I hope every item finds a great new home with all of the winners knowing that their purchases will be going to such a needed and worthy cause.
For highlights of the featured items that will be up for auction, check out the press release here. For more information on how the auction will work or to register for bids, check out the Bonhams website and get ready for some serious drooling to be had!