Julien's Auctions Announces Property From the Estate of Robert Evans

A spectacular auction of nearly 600 items.

By: Oct. 15, 2020
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Julien's Auctions Announces Property From the Estate of Robert Evans

A spectacular auction of nearly 600 items from the dazzling life and singular career of the legendary American film producer and studio executive, Robert Evans, who produced some of American cinema's finest achievements and championed a new generation of commercial and artistic filmmaking from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Sidney Lumet, Roman Polanski, John Schlesinger and more in Hollywood.

The Hollywood titan's fine/decorative art, classic car, household items, film scripts, memorabilia and awards from Evans' most iconic film productions, Chinatown, The Godfather, The Godfather II, Love Story, Rosemary's Baby, Serpico, True Grit, and more will be offered. Highlights include: his Hollywood Walk of Fame Plaque; his 1974 Golden Globe for Chinatown which won for "Best Motion Picture/Drama;" Evans' early draft annotated script of The Godfather that includes some interesting notes on casting with changed and deleted scenes; Evans' third draft Chinatown script signed by the Academy Award winning film's screenplay writer Robert Towne; a telegram containing a heated exchange between Evans and director Francis Ford Coppola concerning The Godfather; Evans' brass "name" that hung on his Paramount Studios' office door; a group of never before seen black and white photographic contact sheets of behind-the-scenes images on the set of Chinatown depicting the cast including Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston and director Roman Polanski; Evan's three large Rolodexes from the 1980s-1990s containing dozens of the producer's Hollywood friends and business contacts including Wes Anderson, Army Archerd, Warren Beatty, Candice Bergen, Jacqueline Bissett, Peter Bogdanovich, Faye Dunaway Mia Farrow, Jack Nicholson, Mario Puzo, Rob Reiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liz Smith, Aaron Spelling and Elizabeth Taylor to name just a few; Evans' signature wardrobe of cashmere sweaters, silk ties, vests, bolo ties and Oliver Peoples tinted eyeglasses; his fine art collection including works by Bernard Buffet, Helmut Newton and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon; as well as his 1995 Jaguar XJS 2+2 convertible, furniture and dÈcor from his Beverly Hills Mansion and more.

Julien's Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien's Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien's Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world.

Julien's Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner and many more. In 2016, Julien's Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world's most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien's Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson's white glove, which sold for $480,000 MAKING IT the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien's Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain's "MTV Unplugged" 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million MAKING IT the world's most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. Based in Los Angeles, Julien's Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien's Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.