Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Preview -- Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and More
A Bill Belew costume design for the jumpsuit Elvis Presley wore on his 68 Special. Modeled on a denim suit of the type Elvis often wore, this was the first of Elviss trademark jumpsuits, which Belew would design for him until Elviss death in 1977. This sketch is ink, marker and applied sequins on paper, matted and framed. Inscribed at the right, Romano / make shirt in / black cordovan leather / follow jean suit / as pattern. / Line suit in black / silk, / Saddle stitch in silk thread.
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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