Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Preview -- Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and More
Original pair of tablets from the movie The Ten Commandments. This pair is carved from red Mr. Sinai granite, used for publicity photographs and reference for the prop department. Director and producer Cecil B. DeMilles dedication to historical authenticity was legendary, and he charged Henry Noerdlinger to spend two years researching the appropriate sets, costumes, and props for the film. The size of the tables was based on the six handbreadths dimensions given in ancient descriptions; the writing on the tablets is in an early Canaanite script used in the 13th century B.C.
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Bonhams announced its May 5th Entertainment Memorabilia auction featuring property from the Estate of Milton Berle, selections from the Estate of Larry Hagman, animation art, and items relating to Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack and Marilyn Monroe among other gems of Hollywood. Here is preview of some of the items going for auction. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
Published on May 3, 2013