The Hollywood Legends Collection is valued at more than $10 million and is now up for sale. The proceeds from the sale will benefit two charities, The Giving Back Fund and Americana Dance Theatre.
Bette Davis called the collection “a sumptuous treat…a glorious collection…so vast and so very complete.” Joan Crawford found it to be a “totally impressive collection of movie treasures…Thank God someone had the sense to save all these wonderful memories.”
The Hollywood Legends Collection is a one of the world’s largest private collections of American cinematic history from the infancy of the silent film era to the modern age. For three decades, former costume professional John LeBold http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895424/combined and his collection traveled to every continent of the world. The collection has been on display at several museums and venues in the U.S., and it has also been used to raise money for a variety of causes and charities. Take a look at this video clip to see some of the items in this one-of-a-kind collection.
This collection of Hollywood treasures includes pieces such as Vivien Leigh’s green velvet “drapery dress” from Gone With The Wind, Judy Garland’s blue checkered pinafore and white blouse from The Wizard of Oz, Marilyn Monroe’s gold lamé gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Humphrey Bogart’s blue pinstripe lucky suit from The Maltese Falcon, Bob Hope’s cream and gold wool jacket from Road to Morocco and Yul Brynner’s red brocade slippers from The King and I.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can view a portion of the collection on exhibit at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. For those of you who aren’t local, check out the pictures below for a taste, and visit www.HollywoodLegendsCollection.org.