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Audrey Hepburn's 'Funny Face' hat and Gloria Swanson's fox boa among the loot at Julian's Auctions summer sale

April 18, 2011 | 10:54 am

Audrey-hepburn-funny-face-hat-scarf Julien’s Auctions, the entertainment and celebrity memorabilia auction house, will host its summer auction May 7-8 at its Beverly Hills gallery featuring a clutch of fashion accessories and ephemera from some of the silver screen's most legendary ladies.  

The glamorous haul includes costumes, personal correspondence, photographs and a Chrysler Town & Country station wagon owned by Lucille Ball; Marlene Dietrich's personal and family photographs, correspondence to her husband (along with cables from her many lovers — all culled from her husband, Rudolf Sieber's, estate); and a fox boa and Louis Vuitton steamer trunk belonging to Gloria Swanson.

The two-day auction will also include a black cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, which is expected to sell for $20,000 to $30,000, and the scarf-topped yellow hat Audrey Hepburn wore in "Funny Face," expected to fetch between $2,000 and $3,000.

Starting Monday Julien's will have the auction items up for display at its gallery (9665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 150, Beverly Hills) through May 7, viewable Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration is required to bid in the live auction and can be done either in person at the exhibitions and auction, or by visiting the Julien's Auctions website or calling (310) 836-1818 before the sale.

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face," wearing the hat that will be up for auction at Julien's. Credit: Julien's Auctions