Golden Globe Auction
Though Hollywood award shows can run long and droll, there are those moments in television history, particularly in Golden Globes television history, that make the whole 5 hour show worthwhile — like the time The Rat Pack stormed the stage in 1964, Sinatra, Martin and Davis, Jr. each with cigars and whiskey in hand, becoming the self-proclaimed hosts for the evening. Decadence hit a crescendo at the Globes last year, when the chefs over at the Beverly Hilton made a dessert sprinkled with 23-carat edible gold flakes. Celebrities dined on their carrots, ahem, carats of gold. As 2013 will celebrate the Golden Globes’ 70th Anniversary, let’s hope the perpetual crowd-heckler Ricky Gervais demands they sprinkle the cupcakes with diamonds.
Golden Globe Auction
And though we haven’t experienced edible gold flakes on our dessert, yet, we did have a Golden Globe auction this summer of four awards, won by screen greats like Barbara Stanwyck and Rosalind Russell.
In July we had a 1984 Golden Globe auction from legend Barbara Stanwyck for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Mary Carson in ”The Thorn Birds.”
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This marks the only Golden Globe in the legendary actress’ 60+ year career. And impressively, the Globe sold for $30,768. (Click on Globe or link to see details.)
We also had a 1974 Golden Globe auction for the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, “I Feel Love” for the 1974 film, ”Benji,” which sold for $23,115.60.
The song, ”I Feel Love,” also known as ”Benji’s Theme,” was written by Euel Box and was recorded by country music star Charlie Rich. Song aside, few can forget the cute face of Benji, the lovable stray dog of the 1970s.
A third Golden Globe auction happened and this blank sold for $6,082.80. Though it’s previous owner is unknown, as the engraved plaque has been removed from the marble pedestal, it maintains the classic design of the globe encircled with a strip of motion picture film, of course plated in 24 karat gold.
And finally, we had a 1961 Rosalind Russell for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in the film, ”A Majority of One,” Golden Globe auction which sold for $40,953.60.
Her 1977 autobiography Life Is a Banquet sums up her sentiments about her role in the film version of the play: When Jack Warner at Warner Bros. asked Rosalind Russell to star in the film version, Russell was shocked. “You’ve been drinking,” she told Warner. “What would I be doing playing this Jewish lady from Brooklyn? I’m a little Irish girl from Waterbury, Connecticut. Use Gertrude Berg, it’s her part,” she said.
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