NateDSanders.com Elizabeth Taylor Costume Auction Nets Great Results
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Elizabeth Taylor Costume Auction
At NateDSanders.com, we have had many great Elizabeth Taylor items before, but the most talked about are the few costumes we had in our Elizabeth Taylor costume auction. Keep in mind that more important Elizabeth Taylor costumes can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Here are some of the results:
Elizabeth Taylor screen-worn gown from the 1977 film, ”A Little Night Music,” based on the successful 1973 Sondheim musical. Directed by Harold Prince, the film starred Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg. Taylor played Desiree Armfeldt, a famous actress who tries to seduce a newly married former fling in Austria circa 1900. Custom-made for Elizabeth Taylor by renowned designer Florence Kotz for costumer Barbara Matera, gown has original ”Barbara Matera LTD, New York” tag sewn to inseam with ”Ms. Taylor” printed on it in typescript. Gown is lilac with a teal chiffon overlay and art nouveau-style floral patterns embroidered at bottom. Costume also includes a boned bodice and ruffled sleeves with attached satin belt. Measures 15” shoulder to shoulder and 57” inches in length, with a train. Dress is delicate where bodice is attached to skirt, else near fine condition overall. From the estate of Elizabeth Taylor and with Christie’s provenance. A great item from our Elizabeth Taylor costume auction. Sold for $6,083.
Crew-signed copy of ”Giant” by Edna Ferber, published by Pocket Books: New York: 1953. Paperback is signed upon the front pastedown and fly-leaf by the stars of the film: ”James Dean”, ”Elizabeth Taylor”, ”Rock Hudson”, ”Jane Withers”, ”Mercedes McCambridge” and by the director ”George Stevens” and special effects designer ”Harold Webb”. Webb, Withers and McCambridge add a dedication in their hand. James Dean may have signed twice as ”James” appears again above Rock Hudson’s signature. Book runs 389pp. and measures 4.25” x 6.25”, housed in a chocolate leather case with gilt lettering. First leaf is absent. Handwritten note and prior owner’s sticker on rear pastedown. Creasing to covers and surface loss to rear cover. Very good condition. Sold for $5,625.
Elizabeth Taylor wardrobe from the 1953 MGM film, ”The Girl Who Had Everything”. Elegant navy blue silk sleeveless dress was procured by costume designer Helen Rose for Elizabeth Taylor, who starred opposite Fernando Lamas as an attorney’s daughter who falls for one of her father’s roguish clients. Dress features a nipped-in waist and hemline that hits below the knee. A label sewn inside reads ”Elizabeth Taylor”. Measures 11.5” across the waist. Some lightening to fabric at center, else near fine. Originally acquired from the famous MGM Archives Sale, held in 1970 to free up space on the studio lot that had been occupied by the thousands of costumes and props used in MGM pictures over the years. Sold for $1,172.