Calling all Burt Reynolds fans! Julien’s Auctions is excited to highlight the life and career of Burt Reynolds in 2019! Hundreds of items are due to hit the auction block on June 15th and 16th and fans can bid either in person, or online so nobody misses out! Highlights include personal film scripts, Burt’s last 2 passports, multiple awards and many of his signature cowboy boots.
Interestingly, it seems that Burt Reynolds, a movie icon in his own right, was somewhat of a fan of our very own movie icon Marilyn! Several of the items up for auction include artwork and books on Monroe from his very own private collection. Reynolds owned the 2012 book “Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes-Letters” which tells us that his interest in Marilyn was more than just a casual one, as the book showcases personal handwritten letters, scraps of paper, poetry and general musings from Marilyn that go deeper than your average biography, or photo book on her life.
Reynolds was clearly no stranger to having a passion for beautiul blondes, he once was married to Loni Anderson, who portrayed one of Marilyn’s biggest competitors, Jayne Mansfield, in “The Jayne Mansfield Story.”
Here we take a look at all the Monroe items up for sale from Burt Reynolds personal collection:
Lot 421 of 871: MARILYN MONROE NEON LIGHT-UP PERSONALITY POSTER
A black and white image of the icon with neon tubing emanating from her Chanel N° 5 perfume bottle that lights up when the piece is plugged in; on display in the star’s home billiards room at his Tequesta, Florida house.
Lot 422 of 871: MARILYN MONROE LIMITED EDITION PRINT
An artist’s rendition of the icon with a smaller image of her in the upper right corner, signed (illegibly) in silver paint pen in the lower left corner and numbered “1/60;” linen-backed; with a ‘Burt Reynolds Productions Inc.’ blindstamp in lower right corner; on display in the star’s billiards room at his Tequesta, Florida house.
Lot 423 of 871: BURT REYNOLDS MARILYN MONROE BIOGRAPHIES
A group of six; mostly hardcovers, by authors including (in alphabetical order) Janice Anderson, Stanley Buchthal, Roger Kahn, Norman Mailer, Randall Riese, and Penny Stallings; all with a ‘Burt Reynolds’ blind stamp on the front free end page; all from the star’s home library at his Tequesta, Florida house.
Lot 424 of 871: MARILYN MONROE PERSONALITY POSTER
A 1980s-era artist’s rendition of the star printed on high-gloss paper, rolled; with a ‘Burt Reynolds Productions Inc.’ blindstamp in lower right corner; on display in the star’s billiards room at his Tequesta, Florida house.
Lot 425 of 871: MARILYN MONROE PERSONALITY POSTERS
A set of two; both featuring black and white images of the icon, rolled; both with a ‘Burt Reynolds Productions Inc.’ blindstamp in lower right corners; both on display in the star’s billiards room at his Tequesta, Florida house
For all other lots and the link to bid online, head here: https://www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/info/id/305